BOOKS

What drove Alexander to conquer much of the known world?  Why did Pompey lack the will to overcome Caesar?  Solomon and Mary review biographies of famous Greeks and Romans from Plutarch’s Lives.


The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. Classics Now hosts Mary Harper and Solomon Everta discuss Pontellier's struggles.


New Political Thriller "The Blind Pool"

Sep 22, 2017
Amazon

Bay area and Northern California author, award winning feature writer and editor Paul McHugh speaks to Danielle Orr about his latest book. The Blind Pool is his third novel and sixth book which focuses on a rogue Russian oligarch, a crime empire run from prison and two US agents in over their heads. Poetry and documentary filmmaking are two of McHugh's other passions. It was a pleasure to have McHugh in the studio.


Katie Whiteside

Mary Harper and Solom Everta  of Classics Now discuss author August Strindberg's tragic/comic tale of the fisherman and farmers of the Swedish archipelago in the novel The People of Hemso. Surprisingly, there is more comedy than tragedy. 

HSU

Do we learn from mistakes or simply dwell on having made mistakes?

California State University Presidents recently read the book, Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck.  As HSU's Dr. Rossbacher explains, the book focuses on fulfilling our potential and how each of us can choose a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.  


Penguin Random House

Mary Harper and Solomon Everta from Classics Now discuss Charles Kingley’s The Water Babies- A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby where young Tom becomes a water baby and goes on a journey to learn about kindness.


Lorna Bryant/KHSU

Diversity training speaker Jessica Pettitt stopped by the KHSU studios to talk about her newly released book, Good Enough Now. Jessica uses humor to ease individuals "down the path to understanding they are good enough to make the changes they seek."

Jessica Pettitt will host a book signing Friday, July 14, 2017 at Northtown Books in Arcata. Learn more here. She will also be at the  Eureka Main Library for the Afternoon with The Author Series Saturday, July 15, 2017. More information can be found here. Both events will be streamed live on the web. Get more information about Jessica Pettitt and her work at GoodEnoughNow.com.


Katie Whiteside

Mary Harper and Solomon Everta from Classics Now discuss  Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Emile, or On Education, Rousseau’s classic on the philosophy and practice of education. Emile’s tutor attempts to show how a young person can be brought up to fulfill their innate natural goodness in a corrupt society.

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Mary Harper and Solomon Everta, of the Northcoast Book Discussion Group, examine Elizabeth Barrett Browning - her strict upbringing; growing up in Jamaica; hiding her marriage from her family. Mary reads passages from Sonnets from the Portuguese - poems written during Elizabeth Barrett Browning's courtship with Robert Browning. In fact, Barrett Browning waited three years after they'd married before sharing Sonnets from the Portuguese with Robert Browning.

Classics Now is a monthly feature regularly hosted by Mary Harper and Solomon Everta.Classics Now airs the third Thursday of each month during the KHSU Homepage at 1pm.

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.

Solomon Everta from the Northcoast Books Discussion Group takes an engaging look at Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Elective Affinities.  Classics Now is a monthly feature regularly hosted by Mary Harper and Solomon Everta.

Classics Now airs the third Thursday of each month during the KHSU Homepage at 1pm.