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Chico author Jan Condon writes books introducing children to the existence of gut flora. Paradise author David Lemmo wrote and illustrated a book of Frankenstein stories. This weekend he will be participating in the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at the San Diego Comic Fest. This week join Nancy for conversations with two authors of children's books.

The featured speaker at this year's fundraiser for the Jesus Center is best-selling author Paul Young. Their Spring Luncheon takes place April 21. This week join Nancy for a conversation with Paul Young about The Shack, his novel that is a metaphor for the house we build inside ourselves.

Chico State Spanish professor Denise Minor's first book was about being a language teacher. In a new book, she shares the challenges of raising a child with special needs. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of No Screaming Jelly Beans: Trying to Pursue A Career While Raising A Son With Autism.

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.

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