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Nancy's Bookshelf: J.R Henson, Jim Hasse & Amy Antongiovanni


J.R Henson is a fourth generation Paradise resident and survivor of the Camp Fire. He chats with Nancy about his third book, The Camp Fire: Dreams, Nightmares, Hopes.

His stories and poems take the reader through the reality and the notional idea of both the day of the 11-08-2018 Camp Fire, and the complexity of the weeks after by trying to find balance again in both states of mind. 

Also on today's show, Jim Hasse, the author of a short story ”Bella, the service dog” and Butte College English teacher Amy Antongiovanni reads two of her poems: “Painting the Graces” for local poet and author Salvador Casa and “The Seasons” Inspired by a painting by Lee Krasner, widow of Jackson Pollock

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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.