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The ChicoTalk Podcast
97 minutes | a year ago
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. About Susan: 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.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
60 minutes | a year ago
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 health care. We learn about Factor Five, hear crazy stories about working surgery in the trauma center, his experience beta testing medical robotics in the field, and about the fascinating advancements of stem cell technology over the last 15 years for medical, and cosmetic health. --- https://factorfiveskin.com/ FACTORFIVE is committed to providing skincare products that contain only the most beneficial ingredients — starting with the most efficacious topical anti-aging component on the market: human stem cell growth factors.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
63 minutes | a year ago
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 of Chico's best chefs talk shop. There's cursing, laughing and more on this episode of ChicoTalk! Be sure to earmuff the kiddos for this one folks... you've been warned. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
89 minutes | a year ago
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 over 20 years he has lived here. We also did a surprise call out to Rebecca who handles all the marketing, photography and operations for the company. She also was nice enough to provide amazing images for this episode! Download now to hear their story! --- Boxer Metal is a husband & wife run custom BMW motorcycle & sidecar shop. We design & manufacture parts for BMW motorcycles for all years & models If you are traveling through Northern California and want to stop by and say Hi, text Chris at (001) 530-520-7856 on his cell or on WhatsApp to make sure we are available.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
100 minutes | a year ago
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 robotics, aviation, software/hardware networking, consumer electronics, and ended up in the Bay Area. Eva returned to Butte County from Bay Area two years ago to follow her passions in business development, and contract management. Chico Start is an economic planning corporation as well as a startup and technology incubator. Located in the municipal building in downtown Chico, this powerful organization provides coworking space, consultation, and is supporting displaced camp fire survivors. --- https://chicostart.com/ Chico Starts vision is To make Chico a community where problem solvers and innovators have what they need to thrive, in order to lead our business ecosystem to explosive success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
102 minutes | a year ago
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 enhancing and maintaining downtown Chico as a vital and thriving retail and cultural center. Beginning in Michigan, and growing up in Monterey, Melanie got her start as Executive Director of The Girl Scouts, and later supporting at risk youth. We learn about the history of the DCBA, how business has changed in downtown Chico, current challenges and solutions, and what's on the horizon for downtown Chico. --- The Downtown Chico Business Association (DCBA) actively leads and energizes downtown businesses in an effort to maintain Downtown Chico as the economic, civic and cultural heart of Chico. The Downtown Chico Business Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and maintaining Downtown Chico as a vital and thriving retail and cultural center. Our mission is to preserve and enhance the value and vitality of Downtown Chico. https://www.downtownchico.com/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
73 minutes | a year ago
Farmer's Brewing Co. Founder Bill Weller - Part 1
Bill’s story begins on a local family farm located in Princeton, Ca. Bill is a 5th generation farmer who decided to go in a totally new direction and create one of the largest commercial craft breweries in Northern California - Farmer’s Brewing Company. We talk with this local entrepreneur about life on the farm, and scaling a business by himself to a number of full-time employees. Farmer's Brewery now brews easy drinking, sessionable beers using grains grown on their farm. Our conversation “flows” from the evolution of his brewing techniques in back of a pickup truck, to how he expanded to open a new brewery. --- https://farmersbrewing.com/ Farmer’s Brewing Company was founded by Bill Weller, a fifth-generation farmer with a passion for brewing beer. Located in “sprawling” Princeton, CA, a population 407, the family farm has been in operation since the 1800s -currently producing rice, almonds, walnuts, and wheat. GPS-guided tractors have replaced the mule-driven machinery used to till the same soil a century ago, but much remains the same.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | a year ago
Chef and co-owner Jason Colabove - Crush Restaurant
In the first episode of season two we sit down with Jason Colabove, owner and manager of Crush Restaurant in Chico, CA. He relates his challenges, and rise to success within the local food scene, and shares his experience and observations in an ever-changing restaurant world. We hear Jason’s personal story of coming Chico, and choosing to dedicate his life to outstanding food, and fine dining experiences. We also learn what he does to stay on top of the market, keep workers motivated, and create a delicious and consistent menu. --- Crush Dining Room and Lounge, a restaurant beyond any local experience, offers a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. Specializing in Italian flavors mixed with fresh, local, ingredients creates a vibrant menu of dishes that embrace the energy and atmosphere of the restaurant. The atmosphere is contemporary and chic with soft lighting and an oversized lounge that makes each guest feel like part of the excitement. Market-fresh foods paired with a wine list with over 100 selections meets the most discriminating of palates. Come enjoy and treat yourself to an unforgettable dining experience. http://chicocrush.com/ This episode is presented by AMP.build, a software engineering and design agency based out of Chico, Ca. Learn more at https://amp.build.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
111 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. – Patrick Newman – Chico Friends on the Street – Part 6
Our exploration of homelessness in Chico Ca. continues with Patrick Newman of Chico Friends on the Street - located in Chico, Ca. The conversation covers a wide range of topics: civil rights, what it means to "feel safe", and Patrick's rationale for dispersing food in what many consider to be the heart of downtown - Chico's City Plaza. Patrick was named Chico New & Review's Local Hero in 2018. But not everyone considers him a local hero, in fact some think he's adding fuel to the fire. We decided to have him on the show to discuss his position in detail so that you could decide for yourself!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
70 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. - Chico Police Department - Commander Billy Aldridge - Part 5
Our ongoing coverage of homelessness in Chico California continues with Commander Billy Aldridge of the Chico Police Department. Commander Aldridge gives us an excellent overview of how Chico PD is currently organized around dealing with Quality of Life Crime in the area, some of the constraints that he and his officers face, and more. The mission of this Street Crimes “D” Unit is to impact the street level crime that affects the quality of life in our community. Robbery, burglary, gun and drug offenses, bike and other theft are all examples of the crime this team is tasked with addressing. The team is also focusing on keeping our public spaces safe.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. - Jesus Center - Laura Cootsona - Part 4
Our coverage of homelessness in Chico California continues - this time with Laura Cootsona, Executive Director of the Jesus Center located here in Chico, Ca. Jesus Center’s mission, “In response to the complexity of homelessness, hunger and poverty, we work with our community to restore those suffering from isolation to community integration.” Laura describes Jesus Center’s role in our community and how they work with other shelters in the area.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
97 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. - Safe Space - Angela McLaughlin - Part 3
Our exploration of homelessness in Chico Ca. continues with Angela McLaughlin Board President of Safe Space Winter Shelter in Chico, Ca. Angela sits down with us to discuss Safe Space’s role in our community and what her organization is doing to help manage homelessness issues in the area.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
120 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. - Chico First - Rob Berry - Part 2
In our second episode of the show we continue our exploration of the current homelessness crisis in Chico Ca. Our guest is Rob Berry - a lawyer and community activist that runs Chico First - a platform for coalition building and community participation on initiatives aimed at public safety and quality of life issues impacting the citizens of Chico, Ca. We dig deep and get a very good sense of what Rob and his fellow Chico First FB group members feel are the key issues impacting our community and approaches to solve them. Chico First’s charter is to make Chico a clean and safe place to live through through Unity of purpose, direct Action and ongoing Vigilance.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Homelessness in Chico, Ca. - Torres Shelter - Joy Amaro - Part 1
In this first episode of the show we begin an in depth exploration of the current homelessness challenge in Chico Ca. Our first guest is Joy Amaro - Executive Director of the Torres Shelter in Chico, California. Their mission, “Torres Community Shelter exists to move people forward in their lives. We do this through providing transformational services to people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. We do this through a proven formula of compassion + dignity + accountability.” For those new to how homelessness in Chico is being approached, this is a great primer episode that will prep you for the rest of the series.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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