Kathleen Marshall

KHSU Magazine Host

KHSU Magazine Host

City of Arcata

Julie Neandar with the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department brings two topics to today's Magazine.  First she speaks briefly about Arcata's new REACH Building Code going into effect January 1, 2019. The code establishes guidelines for energy efficiency in new single-family and multi-family homes.  Next she describes the work of the newly established Plaza Improvement Task Force and the exciting way community member's can participate through the Plaza Improvement Survey available in both English and Spanish.  To complete the survey go to the City of Arcata Facebook page, or call 822-8184.


On this week's Through the Eyes of Women, Kathleen Marshall spoke with author Barbara Kingsolver.  Kingsolver says when she was little she was a storyteller, but thought growing up to be an author was like growing up to be a fairy; impossible.

Her newest novel, Unsheltered, was released on October 15, 2018.  It is the story of two families, one in 1875 and the other in 2016.  With alternating chapters between 1875 and 2016 Unsheltered is beautifully crafted.  The characters, including the real-life Darwin pen-pal and science writer, Mary Treat are rich and nuanced.  

To learn more about Barbara Kingsolver, go to :  www.kingsolver.com