Hannie J. Voyles

March 30th, 2012

Show #202     Recorded 3/9/12     Aired 3/30/12

Storming the Tulips

Former Butte College teacher Hannie Voyles grew up in Amsterdam and her memories of being a school girl in World War II are included among those of other students at the Montessori school they attended.  She translated and revised this collection of stories of hardship and survival under Nazi occupation.


Linda Mobilio-Keeling and Terri Lhuillier & Joanne Brady

March 23rd, 2012

Show #201   Recorded 3/2/12   Aired 3/23/12

Feeling Safe with Officer Frank by Linda Mobilio-Keeling

Officer David Frank Mobilio of the Red Bluff Police Department was killed in the line of duty and his widow Linda Mobilio wrote a book for children about what police officers actually do to serve and protect.

The Unstoppable Eagles: The True Story of Patriot and Liberty                                             by Terri Lhuillier and Joanne Brady

Sisters Terri Lhuillier and Joanne Brady tell the story of a pair of Redding bald eagles that were watched by people all over the world via  webcam.  Joanne's daughter Sarah Brady illustrated the book, which includes facts about animals in a section called "critter chatter".


Rob Davidson

March 10th, 2012

Show #200     Recorded 2/17/12    Aired 3/9/12

The Farther Shore

This is RobDavidson's second collection of short stories.  Some of the eight stories are set in Chico, with a novella set on a Carribbean Island.   The author was in the Carribbean when he served in the Peace Corps.   The novella "Criminals" won the 2009 Camber Press Fiction Award.       The collection is published by Bear Star Press in Cohasset.   Professor Davidson is the keynote speak for an upcoming writing conference at Butte College and Amy Antongiovanni is one of the organizers of the conference.


Albin Bills & Samantha Mackey

March 2nd, 2012

Show #199      Recorded 2/24/12      Air date 3/2/12

Wildflowers of Table Mountain: A Naturalist's Guide

When he taught biology at Butte College, Albin Bills led field trips to Table Mountain, near Oroville, California.  He teamed up with botanist Samantha Mackey to write this guide to the wildflowers and waterfalls of this special place.  Their newly revised edition includes color photographs, most taken by Albin Bills, but also retains the line drawings of master baker and self-taught botanical illustrator Larry Jansen.


Ethan Watters

April 23rd, 2010

Show #106    Recorded 02/12/10     Air Date 02/20/10    and 03/16/12

Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche

Chico native Ethan Watters presents evidence that America exports its ideas of mental illness to other countries.





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