Nancy Wiegman

Host, Nancy's Bookshelf

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.

For seven years she acted and danced in productions such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, The Real Inspector Hound, Biloxi Blues, and Steel Magnolias.

In 1999, Nancy was named Outstanding Woman of Chico and received a Maggie Award in 2002.

She directs the yoga program at Chico Sports Club and has been teaching yoga there since 1994.

She became a classical announcer at KCHO in 1990 and often hosted the hourlong call-in show "I-5 LIVE!" on North State Public Radio, occasionally Weekend Showcase, and started Nancy's Bookshelf in July of 2007 after producing a series of four-minutes spots called "Health Desk," which aired during All Things Considered.

Nancy is also a certified pilgrim, having walked sections of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France many times beginning in 2005.

 

Motivational speaker Noah Johnson has created programs in youth centers and juvenile detention centers to inspire and motivate young men to overcome adversity and thrive. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Boys VS Men: The Definition Of A Man. Also on the show, we talk with author Terry Richardson about his book, This Is How We Do It.

When America's pioneers headed west, the women of a wagon train had to provide food. How did pioneers in the old west do that? North State writer Gail Jenner looked into this question for her latest book. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies: The Old West Baking Book.

Grass Valley author J. Jaye Gold says that the circumstances we find ourselves in have all the components we need for learning. This week join nancy for a conversation with the author of Justin Time: Autobiographical Stories from an American Spiritual Master.

When former grant writer Mary K. Jensen traveled the world with her husband Rudy, he had a rule for every situation. She has written these down in a memoir, Rudy's Rules for Travel: Life Lessons from Around the Globe. This week join Nancy for a conversation about how a marriage of opposites survived world travel.

Chico author Jan Condon writes books introducing children to the existence of gut flora. Paradise author David Lemmo wrote and illustrated a book of Frankenstein stories. This weekend he will be participating in the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the San Diego Comic Fest. This week join Nancy for conversations with two authors of children's books.

The featured speaker at this year's fundraiser for the Jesus Center is best-selling author Paul Young. Their Spring Luncheon takes place April 21. This week join Nancy for a conversation with Paul Young about The Shack, his novel that is a metaphor for the house we build inside ourselves.

Chico State Spanish professor Denise Minor's first book was about being a language teacher. In a new book, she shares the challenges of raising a child with special needs. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of No Screaming Jelly Beans: Trying to Pursue A Career While Raising A Son With Autism.

This is a good time of year for enjoying California's mountain flowers. Photographer Ken DeCamp has compiled a field guide with over 700 color images of wildflowers in the Trinity Alps. Plus, in another guide book, we get to know the wildflowers of Table Mountain near Oroville. This week join Nancy for a conversation about flowering plants of Northern California.

In his new book, Mere Science and Christian Faith, theologian Greg Cootsona argues against the idea that science and faith are inherently antagonistic. This week join Nancy for a conversation with a former pastor and author about bridging the divide between science and faith.

Death is an aspect of being human that is a taboo subject in our culture. In her latest book, Nevada City teacher and therapist Patt Lind-Kyle has advice for preparing for this inevitable transition. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Embracing the End of Life: A Journey Into Dying & Awakening.

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