Sarah Bohannon

Interim News Director

Sarah is one of the early birds of the NSPR team, hosting Morning Edition Monday through Wednesday. She grew up in the North State – in the small town of Biggs – before heading off to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Santa Cruz. After finishing her general education at Cabrillo College, Sarah attended Chico State. There she earned a degree in journalism and a minor in nutrition. During her time at the university, Sarah wrote for the college’s award-winning newspaper, the Orion. She also worked as both a news intern and the associate producer of the series “Reflections” at North State Public Radio. Sarah’s previous experience also includes two years working in multimedia at a local nonprofit, where she created educational materials about farming and nutrition. Along with being the station's interim news director, Sarah is the producer of the programs Cultivating Place, Up the Road and Common Ground for Common Good

No longer working and a part of what she calls the “movers and shakers” of society, Melissa Reid says she’s been putting a lot of her focus on plants.

“I’ve been doing a lot of gardening,” she says, laughing.

It’s obvious by her back porch.

This week on Cultivating Place we start off the new year with some thoughts on life and our gardens as feasts for the senses, with an eye toward life-long learning and encouraging our own senses of adventure - with purpose. Sarah Statham of Simply by Arrangement has a passion for bringing fine seasonal flowers (grown, arranged and photographed) to the North of England – and the world. She shares with us her thoughts on process, on resolutions and on enjoying at least a short season of rest if you can. Join us.

Erin Johnson

 


We head up the road this week to get outdoors during prime time for winter bird migration. And, in the process, participate—hands-on—in research that will help birds survive in these increasingly crazy days of climate change. It’s all about data—keeping track of how many birds of a particular species show up, where, and when, and then continuing to track those birds over time.

 

Courtesy of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.

Project Healing Waters-Shasta County is a free program provided to all wounded, injured or disabled veterans and active duty military personnel.  According to its website, PHW-Shasta County is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying education and other fly fishing events. Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is a national organization with chapters across the United States. For more information visit the Project Healing Waters - Shasta County website or Facebook page

Georgia O’Keeffe is known as the innovative mother of modernism in the art world. She was also a gardener. O’Keeffe's garden in Abiquiu, NM has always moved me as a visionary, gardener’s garden - one of those gardens of the mind, the hands, the heart and a place. To end 2017 with a flourish, exploring the nature of this human gardening impulse, and entering our own next turns on this great globe, we visit this visionary woman’s beloved garden. Join us.

Jan Arendtsz

We look to the center this week, California’s great Central Valley, where hundreds of thousands of waterfowl, shorebirds, and even songbirds stop to rest and eat on their way south for the winter. After summer’s breeding and chick-rearing season in and near the Arctic, migrants stream south via the continent’s Pacific Flyway, most becoming Californians for at least a short while. Which is why bird events such as January’s Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway are so immensely popular. How many people get to witness this great migration, year after year, up close and personal? Not many. What a privilege to be right here, year after year.

Photo courtesy of Cycle for Sjögren's

An annual charity ride that takes place in Chico, California dedicated to raising awareness, community support, education and research towards Sjögren's Syndrome. The event has a family-friendly 5-mile ride and a longer 30-mile ride for more advanced cyclists. Learn more at www.cycleforsjogrens.com.

This week on Cultivating Place, a lesson in garden history seen through the lens of holiday decorations and traditions from seasons past when we’re joined by Laura Viancor, head of horticulture at historic Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia. Join us for the greens and other festive things. Happy holidays.

Photo by J. Maughn

This week we head up the road to Elkhorn Slough, the primary “head” of Monterey Bay’s canyon, just offshore.

Shasta Library Foundation

The Shasta Library Foundation’s sole purpose is to support the Shasta Public Libraries in Anderson, Burney, and Redding. The foundation strives to transform Shasta County through the power of libraries, which it believes are at the heart of community, culture, education and democracy. The Shasta Library Foundation’s support for the Shasta Public Libraries enhances high-caliber programs that nurture literacy, the imagination, and lifelong learning.

For more information about the Shasta Literacy Program at the Redding Library or if you would like to participate as a tutor contact Kayla at 530-245-7237 or go to http://www.shastalibraries.org/literacy.

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