Trigger Warning: This is a deep, heavy, and honest episode that may not be suitable for everyone including dark themes, politics, and divergent life struggle. Please proceed intentionally and do your own thinking as required. If you don’t have the ability to listen with an open mind please don’t!
In this episode, Nicnac returns to unscripted formate to talk more about their fantasy of love, their admiration, and envy of Robert Evans and their not-so-pleasant feelings about their hometown. It somehow turns into the internets strangest personal ad mixed with a pledge drive. Yep Nicnac is definitely divergent as hell. Please support their work!
In this episode, Nicnac covers the history of Hellhole, Ca (Chico, CA) from the little they know about The Mechoopda Maidu to the days of The Bidwells, the agriculture migration, the segregation and sundown era, The Cold War and the town being discovered by Silicon Valley retirees as the nearby foothills burn and the creeks go dry. Nicnac sees what city planners and developers are doing. Namely trying to create a quaint clone of Scottsdale Arizona for the retirees. But, this planning approach ignores Chico State along with the unhappy tempest-tossed shelterless, welfare and working-class lifers stuck here for lack of an alternative.
Nicnac points out “you grew up in this hellhole too” and tries to settle for the value of simply reporting things as they are. Nicnac ends by pointing out the hypocrisy of The iPhone using Silicon Valley person. They were almost that person. They are glad that they’ve moved on but they remain unsure of how to deal with a demographic that thinks listening to NPR makes any sort of personal human crimes a nonissue. Moreover, they wonder why they keep caring so much about the fate of humanity when they clearly hate all humans.
In this episode Nicolas tries to puzzle through balancing their life. The topics range from balancing their personal finances to dealing with social security, holding a job and maintaining their political activism in a compromised environment. They also talk about The Just Cause Eviction Ordinance before the Chico City Council. If you are in support of A Just Cause Ordinance please show up tonight (1/7/2020) at 6pm for The Chico City Council Meeting to voice your support!
In this episode I detail a Chico City Council Meeting where landlords co-opted a discussion on Good Cause Evictions. I talk about how this event has effectively killed all the other policy ideas I’ve been working on up to this point and how this may impact my professional life.
In this episode I give an update on my lobbying efforts and the complicated political scene in Chico. I also talk about my KZFR Show The Big Idea and my efforts to make it better. I also talk about my affiliation with Chico DSA and attending a city council meeting with the group. Finally I finish off by giving an update on my personal life and the lack of dates that I’ve been on.
In this episode I talk about the search for bumper music for my new radio show The Big Idea. I also delve into local politics and the fact that I may end up working on passing a local ordinance. Finely I talk radio production and what I learned from doing the show.
One of the things involved with creating a radio show or podcast is augmenting the show with music. I can’t stress enough how important this element of production is. With that said, I have a new radio show: The Big Idea which needs bumper music. I am searching for someone who can write and record two songs for the show. I’ve scribbled out some potential lyrics below if anyone wants to help me out. Due to budget restrictions. I can’t offer to pay. However, this might be great exposure for songwriters looking to get their name out there.
In this episode I talk about my reaction to Hillary Clinton running again. I also talk about my hatred of neoliberalism. I also mention local politics and how Vice Mayor Brown surprised me with a vote after a progressive grassroots campaign. I harken back to my Occupy ambitions and what I would like to see on both the local and national level. I briefly mention some radio production stuff and how as a friend pointed out no one starts out a professional right out of the gate. It takes years of training and experience to get to the professional level. And, even after 12 years I may not be quite there yet. Lastly I mention The Justice for Desmond Campaign and how and why I didn’t call 911 when I was in a mental health crisis last week.
In this episode I interview Moses and Aramenta of The Chico Peace and Justice Center in Chico California. We talk about their Annual Dinner Fundraiser and what The Chico Peace And Justice Center does for activists of Butte County and the greater Chico area.