Nolan Ford

Producer, Music Director, 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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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. 

Today’s guest is a rising star here in the North State. Based out of Sacramento, Jessica Malone has performed multiple times at the annual Bottle Rock Music Festival in Napa Valley, and is currently on a solo tour that will bring her through our broadcast region later this week. Jessica’s songwriting is often influenced by jazz and the blues, but she’ll tell you that she most closely identifies with the genre of folk. Jessica Malone’s latest album Miles Left To Walk will be available later this week and she’s scheduled to perform live here in Chico this Friday night. 

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The new Bethel AME Community Choir will be holding a special performance for Black History Month at Chico State. It will take place on Friday, February 24 at 3 p.m. in the University's Performing Arts Center, Room 144. The performance will take people through a journey of black sacred music including spirituals, gospels and contemporary pieces. The event is free. 

photo courtesy of Chico News & Review

Chico physician Kelley Otani sought to combine what he learned in his medical training with healing practices from other sources. The principles in his book, Paradox of Conscious Healing, have been clinically tested by his patients. Redding author Crystal Sage wrote Master Your Destiny after she discovered how to heal herself of chronic health problems.

The Baker Street Babes

We return once again to the most famous fictional address in the world - 221B Baker Street. We walk up the seventeen steps and we visit the many iterations of a certain consulting detective and his boswell. It's the world of Sherlock Holmes with The Baker Street Babes. We continue our conversation with Ashley Polasek and Amy Thomas.

On Valentine's Day our thoughts turn to love. Physician and author Dr. Kelley Otani explains the role of love in his book on conscious healing. This week Nancy explores Dr. Otani's journey to spiritual healing, plus a Valentine's Day story from humorist Eric Miller.

There are famous real life addresses that most of us know, like 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but there is also a fictional one that I bet you also know – 221B Baker Street. Walk up the seventeen steps with us now as we visit with the many iterations of a certain consulting detective and his Boswell – it’s time to talk about the world of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. John H. Watson, and the women who understand them. Meet The Baker Street Babes – it’s all new and all blue – just like a Carbuncle.

photo by Vincent Vanguard

Evin Wolverton is a singer/songwriter who first arrived in Chico about 10 years ago. Since then he has built a name for himself as one of the strongest creative forces in town, regularly appearing as a solo performer as well as a supporting musician for notable acts such as Pat Hull and the Uncle Dad’s Art Collective. Evin has also inspired many aspiring poets in the area by curating the online community known as the “1 Day Poem Club.”  

Paradise author Stephen Arrington was a codefendant in a cocaine conspiracy trial with car designer John DeLorean. For years, Steve was on a waiting list for a presidential pardon, which was finally granted just before President Obama left office. Stephen tells us the story of how he went from convict to crusader, which was even covered by NBC News.

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