Nolan Ford

Music Director, Producer, Midday Host

Nolan Ford is the Music Director for North State Public Radio. After graduating with a Media Arts degree from Chico State University in 2004, he accepted a part-time position with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. The job's flexible scheduling presented Nolan with the opportunity to travel and perform music all across the West Coast with his first rock band, the secret stolen. A love of the arts bloomed into an obsession. Following five glorious years with SNBC, Nolan returned to CSUC and received a mathematics teaching credential in 2009. After several years of teaching middle and high school math, he accepted a position as Managing Editor for Chico arts/entertainment weekly, The SynthesisCurrently, Nolan can be heard on-air as the local midday host for NSPR, and also produces several programs for the station including Blue Dot, Nancy's Bookshelf, and Songs From Studio C. In his spare time, Nolan continues to travel and perform with various musical projects.

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Today we're joined by Massachusetts songwriter, Heather Maloney. Heather’s music first arrived at the NSPR doorstep in the form of an EP titled “Woodstock” that she recorded accompanied by the folk band, Darlingside. The album features a beautiful cover of the classic Joni Mitchell song, and showcases Heather’s impressive talent as a vocal artist. In addition to this collaboration album, Heather also has a flourishing solo career with three recordings behind her including her latest release, Making Me Break.

Janet Turner Print Museum board member Mike Halldorson has written a memoir recounting his experiences in the Navy during the Vietnam war. This week join Nancy Wiegman for a conversation with this author and artist about his book Navy Daze: Coming Of Age In The 1960s Aboard A Navy Destroyer.

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“Okay, Houston, we’ve had a problem here…” Those words have become part of our pop cultural history. Just like, “Houston, Tranquility Base here…the Eagle has landed.” During the halcyon days of Project Apollo in the late 1960s and early 70s, Houston was a call sign that referred to the Mission Operations Control Room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. We will talk to Houston ourselves, though not the one you might be thinking of…Rick Houston is the author of Go Flight! An inside look at the history and culture of the legendary space center. It’s all new and all blue with a little red and white thrown in for good measure.

Redding author Dan Greaney has a new novel, The Worst Generation. This week join host Nancy Wiegman for a fictional daughter's recounting of a childhood she is thankful for. But, as an adult, she also sees the economic and environmental plundering she couldn't see as a child.

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A red dwarf star with seven Earth sized planets? Sound like science fiction? No, it is the Trappist-1 system recently discovered – and it rocked the science world because these are rocky worlds – maybe like Earth! Find out what we know and how we know it on this week’s show.

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Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra was formed in Santa Cruz in 2012. Since then the folk/blues band has been continuously touring across the nation and beyond, including annual trips to perform throughout Europe. Marty O’Reilly is currently on tour in the UK, but will return to perform within our broadcast region later this year. 

Professors Bill Rich and Tony Waters were contracted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to evaluate vocational education in California prisons. They published their results in a frank, funny, disturbing, and personal account of attempts to educate state prisoners.

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A dam holding back billions of gallons of water fails and hundreds of lives are lost in the deluge that follows in California. No, it is not a hypothetical "what if?" scenario for the Oroville Dam. It really happened, in Southern California in 1928. Find out the lessons learned and lingering questions about the deadliest man-made disaster of the 20th Century. We speak with the author of Floodpath, Jon Wilkman.

Nancy's Bookshelf: Gloria Steinem

Feb 24, 2017
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This year's community "book in common" is My Life On The Road by feminist icon Gloria Steinem, who will be in Chico's Laxson Auditorium on March 1st. On this week's show, joined by NSPR General Manager Beth Lamberson, Nancy talks with Gloria Steinem about traveling and listening.

The Mount Shasta Trail Association promotes hiking in the Mount Shasta region of northern California. The organization builds trails, advocates for more access to trails and trail protection, and works to conserve the natural beauty of the area. 

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