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Nancy's Bookshelf: Anna Lenaker & Richard Parker #630


Anna Lenaker has a Master of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Brown University. She is an avid walker, reader, and coffee drinker. A resident of Northern California, she gives thanks daily for the love and support of her communities.

In her debut, Able to Be Otherwise, she contributes a compassionate and hopeful perspective to ongoing conversations about poverty, addiction, and climate change, born from her personal experience.

Anna shares reflections on her life’s most intimate moments, including witnessing her mom’s struggle with addiction, grieving over California’s most destructive wildfire and its impact on her community, and growing up poor before landing at Brown University.

Also, a commentary on “Garbage” by Richard Parker.

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.