ChicoTalk is focused on local topics of interest for residents of Chico, Durham, Paradise and other nearby California communities. The format of the show is mainly interviews and roundtable discussions.
In our first season we take an in-depth exploration of the current state of homelessness in Chico Ca. We meet the service providers, community activists and law enforcement folks who are tackling this challenge head-on.
In the second season we meet some local entrepreneurs that own and operate stand-out businesses in the community. We learn how they got started, how they overcame adversity and what makes them tick!
In future seasons expect to meet your local politicians and learn about their policies - no quick sound bites here, just straight-forward conversations about local politics. Expect to also learn about Butte County’s coming cannabis industry and what to expect.
Local community conversations that matter - ChicoTalk is produced by AMP.build and Crush Restaurant. Learn more at http://chicocrush.com and https://amp.build or follow us on Instagram @chicotalkpodcast.
The Future of Education & Media - Susan Wiesinger
Susan Wiesinger is California State University Chico's Department Chair of Journalism and Public Relations. She joins us on this episode to discuss a number of topics ranging from the dramatic shift in how news is produced and distributed to the future of education.
Susan has been with Chico State's Department of Journalism & Public Relations since 2005, and its Department Chair since 2011.
Her academic research focuses on media; application and social impact of emerging technologies; corporate media ownership; and race, diversity and gender representations in the media.
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Human Stem Cell Innovator - John Aylworth - FACTORFIVE
In this episode, we meet with John Aylworth of Factor Five Skin Care. John grew up “as Chico local as it gets” with a background rooted in rich local family history. He received a major in business at CSU Chico where he developed a passion for...
Chico Pizza Legal Celestino Gencarelli - "Cel"
In this episode of ChicoTalk we sit down with Celestino Gencarelli, better known around Chico, Ca. as "Cel". We learn about Cel's origins and what prompted him to move to California. Later in the show we break down pizza making. Listen in as two...
Custom BMW Bike Builders - Chris and Rebecca Canterbury - Boxer Metal
Chris and Rebecca Canterbury manufacture and rebuild amazing BMW motorcycles as well as customizes unique and unusual automobiles. Chad and Jason talk with Chris about motorcycles, build projects, Chris's creative process and how Chico has evolved...
Eva Shepherd Nicoll - Executive Director, Chico Start
In this episode we are joined by co-host Jason Colabove, owner of Crush restaurant, to talk with Eva Shepherd Nicoll - Executive Director of Chico Start. Eva previously explored interesting careers around the world, including underwater...
What's Going On In Downtown Chico - Melanie Bassett, DCBA
Meet Melanie Bassett - Executive Director Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA). This CSU Chico alumni went to the big city and returned to Chico with a vision for promoting a vital downtown economy. The DCBA is, a nonprofit dedicated to...
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These have been great to listen too. One starts to realize that this is a complicated issue that will take a village to solve.
I would love to hear a medical professional from the local hospital interviewed as well.
It seems at times that the hospital becomes a long term shelter.
I hope that someone takes up the hosts offer and continues this conversation
This is the first ever in depth look at the issues of homelessness, crime and service providers in Chico. Thank you Chad, all participants and community members who are getting informed. No one is 100% right and no one is 100% wrong. It’s a conversation.