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'Today In 1968' Replays A Historic Year — On Twitter

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There's no question that 1968 was a pivotal year in civil rights history. In 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated as he stood on the balcony of a hotel in Memphis; the Fair Housing Act was passed; two U.S. athletes, Tommie Smith and John Carlos, took a stand and raised their fists in a monumental salute at the 1968 Summer Olympics; and Star Trek aired the first intergalactic and interracial on-screen kiss. All this, while the U.S. was embroiled in the Vietnam War.

A week after a gunman killed 17 people at a Florida high school, students who survived the attack are set to bring their #NeverAgain protest movement to the state Capitol to demand action on guns and mental health.

Last Wednesday's shooting has galvanized students at the high school, who have begun to turn their grief into a call for action. However, it is likely to be an uphill battle to get one of their key demands – an outright ban on assault-style weapons such as the AR-15 that was used by the alleged gunman.

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Activist, writer, and teacher Brenda Hillman's new collection has been nominated for a National Book Award. This work concludes a four-book series exploring earth, air, water, and fire.

Chico shaman Victoria Hunt studied metaphysics and earth spirituality for over 20 years and especially Celtic spirituality. She says when we simply take a walk in nature, we can travel into "Faery" and bring wisdom from that consciousness to help make things better for everyone on this planet. Her book describes elementals (earth, water, fire, and air spirits), gnomes, elves, sylphs, as well as the significance of solstice and equinox; and why we should leave some part of Bidwell Park wild.

Peace activist James Douglass tediously researched previously unreleased documents from the 1960s and came up with startling conclusions about the assassination of President John Kennedy.

Peggy Jennings-Severe is a student services administrator at Butte College who wrote her book to help people create more loving and meaningful relationships by providing questions and activities to expand and deepen conversation at family gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays.

This is a continuation of Zigrid Vidners's first book, "I Grew Up in Latvia." She was a refugee from her home country during the Second World War who escaped Stalin's troops by fleeing to Germany. After the war she had the opportunity to to go England to work in a hospital. A lot changed when she met a young Latvian man Ed Vidners.

This is an informational guide to some of the most well-known resting places in Paris like Pere Lachaise where Jim Morrison is buried, and the Paris catacombs. Color photographs illustrate the text, and a fold-out map of Pere Lachaise Cemetery is included in the back of the book.

This is the latest collection of poems by Joanne Allred, who formerly taught literature and writing at California State University, Chico. Her poems have appeared in the Chico News & Review as part of their Poetry 99 Project. She lives in Butte Creek Canyon, whose landscape often serves as backdrop and subject for her poems.

Mike Paull is a retired dentist who has created a fictional hero for his profession. Dr. Paull began flying in 1978 and draws on his experience as a pilot to write this mystery novel about an unlikely detective.

Chico author Glynda-Lee Hoffmann writes that the Book of Genesis is a coded text, and understanding the code allows us to see how we can become the extraordinary person we've always wanted to be.

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With our new series Since You Asked, we're turning to YOU. What have you always wondered about the North State? What questions do you have about this place we call home?

There’s still time to head up the road for a late-summer adventure. Plan a trip with help from this new map of California destinations featured by Kim Weir on her show Up the Road on NSPR.

On Cultivating Place, we speak with people passionate about plants, gardens, and natural history. We explore what gardens mean to us and how they speak to us.

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities.

Each week host Nancy Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Co-produced by Nolan Ford, Nancy's Bookshelf airs Fridays from 10 to 11 a.m.

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