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.

 

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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How do we conserve our valuable land and water resources? New York Times best-selling author Miriam Horn continues her look at conservation in America through the livelihood of five American families, and author Robert Glennon tells us what we can do about America's water crisis. This week join Nancy for conversations with two authors who wrote books about land and water conservation.

In her latest book, New York Times best-selling author Miriam Horn looks at conservation in America through the livelihood of five American families. She works for the Environmental Defense Fund and will be in Chico this Friday, March 2nd at the Sierra Nevada Brewery. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman: Conservation Heroes of the American Heartland.

Sport is unscripted drama. Author Carson Medley spent a year observing the Chico State basketball team and its inspirational coach, and has now written a book about that season. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Through the Red Door: The Eternal Season of Coach Clink and the Division II Chico State Wildcats.

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Nancy asked various community members to share their love stories old and new. This week join Nancy for these stories, plus humorist Eric Miller drops by to tell us how he needs help with Valentine's Day.

What does it mean to be wise? Retired Butte College administrator Peggy Jennings-Severe explored this question with three generations of her family. They share their advice for leading a meaningful and honorable life. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of Life Talks: Wisdoms.

You may think that cults are bizarre groups that only strange people inhabit, but sociologist Janja Lalich says that by studying cults we can learn about our place in the world. This week join Nancy for a conversation with a cult survivor about her book, Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over.

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Award-winning investigative journalist Mary Roach writes humorously about weird science. In her latest book she examines the curious science of humans at war. She will be in Laxson Auditorium on the Chico State Campus on February 5th. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the best-selling New York Times author of Grunt.

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