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.

 

Throughout his life, Paradise author Garth Nielsen has participated in Native American ceremonies and talked to traditional elders. As an adult he was adopted by an Iroquois woman. His first book was a collection of essays about what he learned, and it described his personal discovery. After this first book, Odyssey of a Spiritual Nomad, he published a second collection of stories called Petroglyphs.

Palo Cedo author Steven Callan learned a love of nature from his game warden father, and Steve himself had a 30-year career as a wildlife protection officer for the California Department of Fish and Game conducting investigations that thwarted outlaws and saved wildlife. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of The Game Warden's Son.

Today's guests are husband/wife authors who share an interest in nature. Ornothologist Roger Lederer co-wrote Latin for Bird Lovers with his wife, retired English professor Carol Burr. Co-authors Roger and Helen Ekins collaborated on a trail guide to the flumes and trails of Paradise.

Retired political science professor Michelle Shover researched 19th century Butte County for her latest book. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of California Standoff: Miners, Indians and Farmers at War 1850-1865.

Award-winning author T.E. Watson draws ideas for his many children's books from his own imagination, but his book Going West is a true story told by a 12-year-old girl who made the journey to California in 1852. This week join Nancy for a conversation with prolific author T.E. Watson.

The commonly accepted solution to weight loss is to eat less and exercise more. Not so says weight loss coach and author Michelle Hastie. Her approach may sound too good to be true. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Have Your Cake and Be Happy, Too: A Joyful Approach to Weight Loss.

Special Forces soldier and CIA operative Roberto Cesar Montiel made history for 35 years. Author Jeremy Shonick researched the events of this man's life for a work of historical fiction about the rise of America's Special Forces. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Cesar's Wars.

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.

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