David George Gordon, author of the new book, Heaven of the Half Shell, joins the show to discuss all things oysters. From indigenous cultivation to the oyster’s role in settling the West, the oyster has always been an integral part of local diets and has helped to shape our history. Now, climate change and invasive species put our oysters at risk. Come learn more about this lovely mollusk!

David will be in town for an oyster-filled weekend the second weekend in September The first event will be held Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. at Northtown Books and the second event (featuring oysters!) will be on Sunday, September 10th at 4 p.m. at Wrangletown Cider in Arcata.