book review

A Brief History of the Richardson Family, Richardson Springs, Butte County

Published by the Association for Northern California Historical Research (ANCHR)

 

Guests Ron Womack and Josie Smith are two of the editors of this book about the owners of Richardson Springs. A third guest, Mike Boggs, is a descendant of the Richardson family. 

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Author Lisa Benaron M.D. kicks-off the hour by providing a detailed and informative look at Autism spectrum disorder. 

 

Our second guest, Journalist Ethan Watters, explains how America categorizes disorders, thereby defining mental illness and health.

 

About Lisa Benaron MD: The author of Autism, she is a graduate of Yale Medical School and is board certified in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. She is the medical director of Far Northern Regional Center, where she provides evaluations for individuals of all ages suspected of having an ASD. 

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On the anniversary of 9/11, Commentator Richard Parker has some thoughts about that event in US history.

 

In 2012 Chico Neurosurgeon Jeffrey Lobosky published It’s Enough to Make You Sick: The Failure of the American Health Care System and a Prescription for the Cure.   

 

Since then Dr. Lobosky has continued to research solutions and brings us an update.

Sherry Leonard

When retired professor Sherry Leonard was married to a mining engineer some years ago, they lived in northern Chile in the Atacama Desert.  Her novel, Atacama, is a fictionalized version of her experiences those five years.

Chico singer/songwriter Garrett Gray describes how he came to write the lyrics to the songs on his first album, “Five Winds”.

Author Lorna McLeod thought she was bad with money until she got a financial coach and learned to overcome financial challenges. She is now a financial coach herself and has written a book to help people stop stressing about money.

The title of a book is “Make Peace With Money: Redefine Your Relationship with Money, Master Your Personal Finances, and Discover True Wealth.”

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Lorna McLeod, PCC, is a coach and author who has personally faced and overcome numerous financial and money challenges.

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Can He Say That? is an edgy essay collection on subjects from murder to meditation, politics to punctuation. Anthony Peyton Porter’s column “From the Edge” appeared on the back page of the Chico News & Review.

Anthony Peyton Porter has ventured in other media including, Write On Radio!, Minnesota Public Radio, and Twin Cities Public Television. After his time in Minnesota, he came to Chico, California and joined KZFR.

Gayle Kimball, a former Chico State sociology professor, is the author of a dozen books, many of which explore groups underrepresented in research, such as youth. Other titles include  50/50 Parenting, 50/50 Marriage and How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce.


“Homeless Joy: an exposé in poetry” is a memoir by J. L. (Joy) Wright who grew up in foster care.  After graduating from college she lived in a tent, and even after finding a job, could not afford housing.  Another guest, Charles Withuhn, tells what Chico Homeless Action Team (CHAT) does for the homeless.

 

 

 


 

 

Sociology professor Tony Waters has written a second book about the influence of German sociologist Max Weber. His latest book is “Max Weber and the Modern Problem of Discipline.” Canadian author Troy Parfitt challenges the assumption that China will determine the course of the global economy. The title of his book is “Why China Will Never Rule the World.”

 

Photo used courtesy of Benjamin Vogt

Benjamin Vogt is a next generation student of the beloved conservationist and writer Aldo Leopold and a passionate nature and garden advocate himself. In his book “A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion For An Uncertain Future” he takes the essence of Leopold’s "A Land Ethic" and brings it home to our gardens in some surprising and sometimes challenging ways.