When

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 3:00 PM

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Redding Library 
1100 Parkview Ave
Redding, CA 96001
 

 
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Jean King 
Shasta Library Foundation 
530-246-0146 
info@shastalibraryfoundation.org 

Join the Shasta Library Foundation and North State Public Radio

In Conversation with local author

Joel Stratte-McClure and

NSPR's Nancy Wiegman

    

Join the Shasta Library Foundation and North State Public Radio (now back on the air in Redding!) for:

In Conversation with Joel Stratte-McClure and Nancy Wiegman

Saturday, March 2, 2019

3pm-5pm

Shasta Library Community Room

Light Refreshments to follow

Former journalist Joel Stratte-McClure lives in Redding but regularly travels to the Mediterranean. Twenty years ago, at age 50, he decided to walk around the Mediterranean Sea and explore the coast, countryside and regional cultures, as well as his own mind, with a copy of Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey. There, walking over 12,600 miles, he not only discovered a rich history but also gained new insights related to walking, hoboism, health, and alcoholism; as well as Buddhism and food, culture, mythology, and myriad other subjects. He has written a trilogy of books about these adventures.

  • The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean
  • The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Magic and Madness on the Mediterranean
  • The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Twenty Years Walking the Mediterranean

Stratte-McClure has been writing about his global trekking and hiking adventures since the 1970s. His articles have appeared in such places asTime magazine, The London TimesPeople Magazine. Joel’s family moved to Redding in 1954 and he went to Bonny View, Sequoia and Shasta High before attending Stanford University and the Columbia School of Journalism. He returned to Redding in 2009 to tell jokes to his aging mother who will be 100 years old in October — and plans to attend the March 2 event. You can find more about his adventures at http://followtheidiot.com. 

Nancy Wiegman is the long-time host of “Nancy’s Bookshelf” of North State Public Radio (WEDNESDAY AT 10 A.M. AND SUNAYS AT 8 P.M.). Each week host Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Nancy had a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990. She became a classical announcer at KCHO in 1990 and often hosted the hourlong call-in show "I-5 LIVE!" on North State Public Radio, occasionally Weekend Showcase, and started Nancy's Bookshelf in July of 2007 after producing a series of four-minutes spots called "Health Desk," which aired during All Things Considered. Nancy is also a certified pilgrim, having walked sections of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France many times beginning in 2005.

North State Public Radio: More than four months after being destroyed by the deadly Carr Fire, 88.9FM KFPR in Redding is back on the air. North State Public Radio’s Redding transmitter went off the air on July 27, when the wildfire burned the site on Shasta Bally Mountain where KFRP and other radio stations were housed. Translators in Burney, 91.9FM, and Dunsmuir, 92.3FM, who get their signal from the Redding tower are also now back on the air. Broadcasting news, music and entertainment from NPR and local hosts, North State Public Radio’s main transmitter in Chico was also damaged last summer and was operating on reduced power for several months. NSPR General Manager Phil Wilke said. “I want to thank our listeners in the Redding area for the patience and support. We want to let them know we’re back, and that we are ready to earn their time and support.” NSPR plans on doing some events in Redding as a thank-you to the community, he said. NSPR can be heard across Northern California on the following frequencies: KCHO 91.7 FM Chico, KFPR 88.9 FM Redding, 91.9 FM Burney, 89.7 FM Chester, 92.3 FM Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta, 100.9 FM Greenville, 99.7 FM Hayfork, 92.3 FM Oroville, 89.5 FM Weaverville and 98.3 FM Westwood. NSPR broadcasts online at https://www.mynspr.org.  

The Shasta Library Foundation provides critical support to the Shasta Public Library, resulting in free programs, resources, and services available to adults, children, and youth in Shasta County. Through fundraising, grant initiatives, and innovative programs, the Library Foundation strengthens the Shasta Public Library and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources. The foundation aims to provide a $4 million endowment to provide at least $200,000 each year to maintain and grow the library collection. For more information and to contribute, visit https://www.shastalibraryfoundation.org.  

The Shasta Library Foundation purpose is to enhance the services and resources of the Shasta Public Libraries today and for generations to come. The organization is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 68-0246035.

 


P.O. Box 993366
s Redding, CA 96099-3366 s 530.246.0146 info@shastalibraryfoundtion.org s www.shastalibraryfoundation.org


Join the Shasta Library Foundation and North State Public Radio (now back on the air in Redding!) on Saturday, March 2 (3-5pm) for a conversation between Nancy Weigman (host of NSPR’s “Nancy’s Bookshelf”) and Redding author Joel Stratte-McClure.

In Conversation with Joel Stratte-McClure and Nancy Weigman

Saturday, March 2, 2019

3pm-5pm

Shasta Library Community Room

Light Refreshments to follow.

Journalist Joel Stratte-McClure lives in Redding but regularly travels to the Mediterranean, and lived over 30 years in France. He has been writing about his global trekking and hiking adventures since the 1970s.  His articles on a variety of subjects have appeared in Time magazine, The London Times, People Magazine, and others. At age 50 he decided to walk around the Mediterranean Sea and explore the coast, countryside and regional cultures, as well as his own mind, with a copy of Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey. There he discovered a rich history but also gained new insights related to walking, hoboism, health, and alcoholism; as well as Buddhism and food.

He has written a trilogy about these adventures.

    The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean

    The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Magic and Madness on the Mediterranean

    The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Twenty Years Walking the Mediterranean

You can find more about his adventures at http://followtheidiot.com.

Joel previously discussed his adventures on “Nancy’s Bookshelf” in October 2018: https://www.mynspr.org/post/nancys-bookshelf-joel-stratte-mcclure#stream/0

Nancy Weigman is the long-time host of “Nancy’s Bookshelf” of North State Public Radio (WEDNESDAY AT 10 A.M. AND SUNAYS AT 8 P.M.). Each week host Wiegman talks to local, regional and national writers about their latest projects. Nancy had a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990. She became a classical announcer at KCHO in 1990 and often hosted the hourlong call-in show "I-5 LIVE!" on North State Public Radio, occasionally Weekend Showcase, and started Nancy's Bookshelf in July of 2007 after producing a series of four-minutes spots called "Health Desk," which aired during All Things Considered. Nancy is also a certified pilgrim, having walked sections of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain and France many times beginning in 2005.

North State Public Radio: More than four months after being destroyed by the deadly Carr Fire, 88.9FM KFPR in Redding is back on the air. North State Public Radio’s Redding transmitter went off the air on July 27, when the wildfire burned the site on Shasta Bally Mountain where KFRP and other radio stations were housed. Translators in Burney, 91.9FM, and Dunsmuir, 92.3FM, who get their signal from the Redding tower are also now back on the air. Broadcasting news, music and entertainment from NPR and local hosts, North State Public Radio’s main transmitter in Chico was also damaged last summer and was operating on reduced power for several months. “It’s been a challenging year for NSPR,” NSPR General Manager Phil Wilke said. “I want to thank our listeners in the Redding area for the patience and support. We want to let them know we’re back, and that we are ready to earn their time and support.” NSPR plans on doing some events in Redding as a thank-you to the community, he said. NSPR can be heard across Northern California on the following frequencies: KCHO 91.7 FM Chico, KFPR 88.9 FM Redding, 91.9 FM Burney, 89.7 FM Chester, 92.3 FM Dunsmuir and Mount Shasta, 100.9 FM Greenville, 99.7 FM Hayfork, 92.3 FM Oroville, 89.5 FM Weaverville and 98.3 FM Westwood. NSPR broadcasts online at https://www.mynspr.org.  

The Shasta Library Foundation provides critical support to the Shasta Public Library, resulting in free programs, resources, and services available to adults, children, and youth in Shasta County. Through fundraising, grant initiatives, and innovative programs, the Library Foundation strengthens the Shasta Public Library and promotes greater awareness of its valuable resources. The foundation aims to provide a $4 million endowment to provide at least $200,000 each year to maintain and grow the library collection. For more information and to contribute, visit https://www.shastalibraryfoundation.org.  

The Shasta Library Foundation purpose is to enhance the services and resources of the Shasta Public Libraries today and for generations to come. The organization is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID 68-0246035.


P.O. Box 993366
s Redding, CA 96099-3366 s 530.246.0146 info@shastalibraryfoundtion.org s www.shastalibraryfoundation.org