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On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, Chico author Dan Irving recounts the history of this war in his book Heart of the Poppy: From War to Amor.

 

About Dan Irving:

 

Dan Irving is a sixth-generation San Franciscan. He graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. It is Dan's hope that the publication of 'Heart of the Poppy' will inspire more groups and young people to get out of their comfort zone, travel to a third world country, and provide needed services while having the adventure of a lifetime. 

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Composer and long-time vegan Will Tuttle wrote The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony.  Redding author and adventurer Joel Stratte-McClure drops by to wish his mother happy 100th birthday, and Camp Fire survivor Bill Hartley was featured in Douglas Keister’s book People, Places, and Pieces of Paradise. 

For more than 10 years, award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Naomi Klein has documented the movement of the climate crisis from future threat to burning emergency. She makes the case for a green new deal in her book, On Fire.

Medical doctor and clown Patch Adams integrated laughter and creativity into healing. He wrote about our health care system in his book, Gesundheit!.

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The first guest, Randy Crawford, who lives in a straw bale house in Chico, describes the benefits of living in a straw bale house.

 

Author John Sweringen compiled a guide to building straw bale houses, Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction. Joining John is workshop presenter Jenna Yu.

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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.

Butte College Anthropology instructor Mike Findlay is a scholar who has contributed to research in Asian-American culture and Mesoamerican Studies. He is the author of “A Survey of Language and Culture: Linguistic Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Communication,” which includes a chapter on taboo words.

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Joe Wills served as spokesman for Chico State University as director of Public Affairs from 1997 until he retired in 2016.

 

He now is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has written a story collection.

 

“Fables That Found Me: Tales of Torment and Healing from Soul (or Some Other Place)” is a collection of stories that blends magical realism with the experiences of obsession, loss, and renewal.

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Prolific photographer-writer Douglas Keister more typically photographs and writes about cemeteries, but has also written novels, and now a memoir. 

 

In Heart-Land: Growing Up in the Middle of Everything, Keister looks back at his childhood growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the middle child, in the middle of the century, in the middle of the country.

 

Also featured in this show, another Nebraska native, “Gorgeous George”, is the subject of a commentary by Richard Parker. 

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Shelli Renée Joye received a degree in Electrical Engineering, then pursued a contemplative practice with a Buddhist meditation master.

She moved to Shingletown from San Francisco to live in a quiet natural setting and write a dissertation.  

 

Among the seven books that she has published is a new book, Developing Supersensible Perception.   

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In his book Smart & Solo: The blueprint for efficient and enjoyable solo travel, Randell Green provides a guide for solo travelers. He provides insights and tips on how to plan your next adventure, how to maximize transportation and lodging, and how to follow his “emerald rule“ when traveling.  

 

About Randell Carlton Green:

 

As a dual citizen of the United Kingdom & United States, Randell Carlton Green has always had a deep admiration for exploring new cultures. He is a Ravenclaw, fish & chips aficionado, and right now is somewhere anxiously planning his next excursion. When not adding new passport stamps, he resides in Arizona in the United States.

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