Nancy's Bookshelf

Part time TV weatherman Mike Graf writes adventures stories for kids filled with facts about plants and animals in our National Parks. This week join host Nancy Wiegman for an adventure in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with the fictional Parker family.

Author Wick Humble tells us how to restore the popular Datsun Z-Car. His mother Ida Grace Armor is a library volunteer and avid listener to North State Public Radio. This week join Nancy for a conversation with this Chico author and his mother who soon celebrates her 100th birthday.

This Saturday, award-winning author Amanda Eyre Ward will be at the spring benefit for the Jesus Center in Chico. Her novel about motherhood is called The Nearness of You. If you are a fan of Tarzan, you won't want to miss Paradise bookseller David Lemmo, author of Tarzan: Jungle King of Pop Culture.

Journalist and award-winning author Andrew Lam is a featured writer at the 6th annual WordSpring Creative Conference on the Butte College campus this Saturday. This week join Nancy for a conversation with Andrew Lam, author of Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora

by Ray Barnett

This week marks the birthday of naturalist John Muir. In his latest book, Earth Wisdom, Chico author Raymond Barnett writes that John Muir was also an accidental Taoist. Retired Professor Ray Barnett tells us how John Muir charts humanity's only future on a changing planet.

by Jonathan Balcome

Biologist Jonathan Balcome specializes in animal behavior and emotions. He will be at Chico State giving a free public lecture on April 24th. This week join Nancy for a conversation with the author of What A Fish Knows: The Inner Lives Of Our Underwater Cousins.

Jael Richardson

  

Butte College philosophy professor Dan Barnett has just celebrated 30 years of writing a book review column for the Chico Enterprise-Record. Later this month, Butte College will host a Creative Writing Conference featuring writers such as Jael Richardson, author of a memoir about her football player father. Join Nancy for a conversation with the author of The Stone Thrower and a look back at 30 years of writing book reviews.

War correspondent Ann Scott Tyson wrote a piece for the Washington Post about a U.S. Army Special Forces major named Jim Gant. She has now written a book about this charismatic and controversial commander who was on Osama bin Laden's hit list. This week join Nancy for a conversation with author Ann Scott, and her husband Major Jim Gant.

North State author Jim Barrett retired after 30 years in law enforcement and wrote a book, Ma Duncan, about Ventura County's "Trial of the Century" from 1959. In this episode we explore the shocking true story of the last female executed in the state of California.

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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