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Nancy's Bookshelf: From the actual Chapman mansion, author Michele Shover explains the origins of Chico‘s Chapmantown

The Chapman mansion is just off Park Avenue here in Chico, Calif.
Matt Fidler
The Chapman mansion is just off Park Avenue here in Chico, Calif.

Host Nancy Wiegman explores the history of the Chapmans with local author Michele Shover. Chico's Chapmans explores the lives of Chico's residents and their struggles.

Michele Shover is an emerita professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science at California State University, Chico. For four decades, she has published primary research-based articles in California History, California Territorial Quarterly, and The Californians on significant aspects of northern Butte County history.

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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.