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Nancy's Bookshelf: Chico author Nancy Leek writes the true story and California journey of Alvin A. Coffey

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Chico author Nancy Leek's book "Alvin Coffey: The True Story of an African American Forty-Niner," tells the story of a man born into slavery who persevered ad created a new life in California for himself, his wife, his children, and his numerous descendants.

Also, The Washington Post’s Travis M. Andrews sets out on a journey through Jeff Goldblum's career in "Because He's Jeff Goldblum: The Movies, Memes, and Meaning of Hollywood's Most Enigmatic Actor."

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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.