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What do the 100 most beloved books  say about who we are? "The Great American Read " is a new PBS series that answers that question and more. PBS North Coast (KEET) kicks off the eight-part series with a sneak preview in the Eureka Theater on September 11th starting at 6 pm.

Look, we don’t want to spoil the ending to the first book in the new Superheroes Club series. We’ll just say that it’s about some kids who manage to perform deeds that are both legitimately heroic, and attainable for the kids reading about them. Ta-da! 

In this conversation, Sherak talks about developing the Superheroes Club and sharing them with her three children and ten grandchildren.


  A trip to Southern Italy in order to solve a mystery of murder involving her great-great-grandmother Vita becomes an account of passion, family, food, and forgiveness for Helene. She captures perfectly the “simultaneous beauty and sadness” of Matera — the instep in the boot of Italy — its midday heat (like “stepping into a pizza oven”), its brutalizing poverty and superstition, its stark, if accidental, symbolism.On her way to the Crypt of the Original Sin, she pauses at the cave dwellings where the poorest of the poor once lived.

 Set in North Carolina during the turbulent Civil Rights Era, The Ada Decades is a lesbian feminist historical novel spanning 70 years with 11 interconnected stories about the life of Ada Jane Shook. Author Paula Martinac calls her new book a historical novel-in-stories which chronicles the life of a school librarian who encounters segregation, the paradox of religion and her true love, Camillia Lively, during the Pre-Stonewall south.

Thursday Night Talk: Showing Up for Racial Justice

May 1, 2017
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How can white people in Humboldt County be better allies to people of color? Linda Stansberry, and guests Kim Bergel, Eureka City Council; Erin Powers Taylor, True North; Meridith Oram, Showing Up for Racial Justice; and for fifteen minutes by phone, Paul Kivel, who wrote "Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Social Justice."Learn about accountability, privilege and those cringe-worthy but oh so necessary conversations.

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KHSU proudly presents Amy Goodman, live at the Sequoia Conference Center on May 14th. The Democracy Now! host is currently on her "The Media Is Not The Enemy Tour".

  • Sunday May 14, Noon - 2 pm
  • Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka (view on Google Maps)

Bringing home a new baby means change for everyone, and parenting books tend to tell parents how to help siblings adjust – but – What does it look like from their point of view?

Author Elizabeth Rusch talks to Brenda Starr about getting this new relationship off on the right foot. 

Prostitution and the "Wild West"

Mar 20, 2017

Historian Jan Mackell Collins has written several books plus literally thousands of articles on the history of the West, with a special attention for the women and prostitutes that helped shape the modern America we know.

In books like  “The Wild Women of Prescott Arizona,” and “The Lost Ghost Towns of Teller County (Colorado),”  Jan MacKell Collins busts the technicolor movie image of the loud and proud town prostitute bustling about town saloons. Most of these women had a difficult job that was dangerous and stigmatized.


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  Her life was a dramatic roller-coaster of triumphant highs and devastating lows: the suicide of her husband, her feud with Johnny Carson, her estrangement from her daughter, her many plastic surgeries, her ferocious ambition and her massive insecurities. But Rivers’ career was also hugely significant in American cultural history, breaking down barriers for her gender and pushing the boundaries of truth-telling for women in public life.

"There's a whole psychic readjustment to being on this earth without that parent being alive," Alexandra Kennedy, author of Losing a Parent - Passage to a New Way of Living. "Grief has its own wisdom and it'll take us where we need to go to heal."

Kennedy talks to Chronologically Gifted about how losing a parent later in life is different than losing a parent in your 20s or 30s. 


Michael Kauffmann

Local Author and owner of Back Country Press, Michael Kauffmann, stops by KHSU to talk about getting outside during the winter and taking a hike in Humboldt County. 


Katie Whiteside

 Wendy Crisp Lestina has been called a born brinkswoman. She's been a magazine editor, newspaper columnist, speaker, and is a great cook. Crisp Lastina's latest book, A BIT OF EARTH is a compilation of her weekly columns in the Ferndale Enterprise. A columnist for 15 years, her stories share her hard  and happy times with readers. 

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Mary Harper and Solomon Everta, of the Northcoast Book Discussion Group, review Dubliners, James Joyce's collection of stories capturing Irish middle class life at the turn of the last century.

Mary and Solomon will also pay tribute to Lance Hardie.  Lance, along with Joe Duroux and Dick Stull co-founded the Northcoast Book Discussion Group in 1993. The Classics Now radio program soon followed in 1994.


This week Wendy Butler talks with Michael Warr, Poetry Editor for the book "Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin" (W.W. Norton & Company).

 Warr is also an award-winning poet and Deputy Director of San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora. "This book is as much a call to action as it is a call to embrace the relevance and humanity of its creative content," he writes in his essay at the start of this book.

 Authors Susan J.P. O’Hara and Alex Service have just published their book, Mills of Humboldt County, capturing a time and place in Humboldt County that is slowly dissolving. 

The book is full of  images and stories from  lumber mills of the late 1800's and early 1900s, when Humboldt County was at the forefront of the massive redwood logging industry.