Kathleen Marshall

KHSU Magazine Host

KHSU Magazine Host

  Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine is Emily Bernard’s latest book. It is illuminating in its vulnerability, its honesty - and  its frank examination of race and being female in our ever challenging society.   

Humboldt Stae University

Aldaron Laird has lived in Humboldt County since 1975. Graduating from Humboldt State University he went on to work on environmental conservation issues, including salmon habitat restoration, with various governmental agencies.  Now he is considered one of the leading experts on sea level rise, particularly how it will affect Humboldt County's bay and coastline.  Aldaron will be speaking on the topic on Thursday March 28 as a featured lecturer in the Sustainable Future Speaker Series sponsored by HSU's Environment and Community Department.  The lecture will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in Founder's Hall Rm. 118.  For more information about the Sustainable Future Speaker Series visit https://envcomm.humboldt.edu/spring-2019

Humboldt Mediation Services

Humboldt Mediation Services provides ordinary people, professionals and businesses with skill training to not only resolve active conflict but also to prevent conflict.  Peggy Pryor is General Manager of HMS and Bruce Chaiet is a volunteer mediator.  They discuss the vision and goals of HMS.  HMS is offering a conflict resolution workshop on Saturday April 6, 2019.  For more information contact HMS at www.humboldtmediationservices.org or call (707) 445-2505. 


Malia Matsumoto from SCRAP Humboldt speaks about the 6th annual Rebel Craft Rumble taking place on March 30, 2019 at the Arcata Playhouse.  Rebel Craft Rumble is an Iron Chef style event that emphasizes creative reuse of items that might otherwise find themselves in the traditional waste stream.  It is a wild and zany event, the proceeds of which support SCRAP Humboldt’s education programs, particularly their education programs for the SCRAP Summer and Day camps, along with it’s K – 12 programs in the schools and at their site at 101 H Street in Arcata.

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