Lynn Elliott

December 15th, 2010

Show #147   Recorded 12/09/10    Air date 12/24/10

The Story of Another Child's Christmas in Wales

Chico State University English professor Lynn Elliott recalls Christmas in his native Wales.  He writes of Christmas caroling with friends and spending Christmas Day with eccentric members of his extended family.

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Robert Burton

November 28th, 2010

Show #144   Recorded 11/24/10   Air date  12/3/10 

Hops and Dreams:  The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Chico State University English professor Rob Burton researched the story of 2 microbrewers who started brewing beer in Chico in November 1980, and became a company of nearly 500 employees which wins awards for its energy efficiency as well as the quality of its beer.    Owner Ken Grossman continues to head the company.

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Nancy Leek

November 11th, 2010

Show #145  recorded 11/11/10   Air date 12/10/10

John Bidwell: The Adventurous LIfe of a California Pioneer

Librarian Nancy Leek tells the story of Chico founding father John Bidwell from the time he was a young boy through his life as a political figure in California history.

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Ronald Petty

August 6th, 2010

Show #146     Recorded 7/30/10  Air date 12/17/10

War Star Rising!  The Legend of Toucan Moon

A trip to Belize inspired Orland writer Ron Petty to research ancient Mayan culture and language and write this story of a young girl named Toucan Moon.

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