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Nancy's Bookshelf: Joan Ryan

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Joan Ryan is an award-winning journalist and author. She was one of the very first female sports columnists in the country and has covered every major sporting event.

 

Her accolades include thirteen Associated Press Sports Editors Awards, the National Headliner Award, and the Women's Sports Foundation's Journalism Award by the San Francisco chapter of the National Organization for Women. 

 

Her latest book “Intangibles” places a primary focus on the concept of team chemistry in sports and whether it leads to winning.

 

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.