Live Broadcast and Town Hall: The Trump Presidency

KHSU's Thursday Night Talk hosts a live, town hall-style event on the eve of the presidential inauguration.

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Black Violin, the classically trained string instrumentalist duo, will bring their melding of hip hop, bluegrass, rock and baroque music to Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theater January 25, 2017. Black Violin is comprised of Kev Marcus on violin and Wil B. on viola. KHSU's Lorna Bryant spoke with Kev Marcus ahead of Black Violin's upcoming performance.

More information about Black Violin's Van Duzer Theater performance at Humboldt State University can be found here.


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"Returning the California condor to the Pacific Northwest is part of the Yurok Tribe’s obligation to heal the world," says the Tribe's website.

Since 2003, the Yurok Tribe has endeavored to bring one of California's most iconic birds back to the North Coast. 


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Northcoast Preparatory Academy students Cairo Aguilar, Rachel Post and Mattea Denney stop by KHSU to talk about their Junior/Senior show Wilde Ghosts & Coward Spirits, a spooky musical comedy, featuring song and dance, unique costumes and rollicking humor. Director Gretha Omey Stenger adapted the story of a wealthy American family that buys an English estate only to discover how Old World superstitions become a modern-day nuisance. Performances are at HSU's Gist Hall, Jan. 19-21, 7 pm, matinees Jan. 21 and 22, 2 pm.


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HSU President Lisa Rossbacher discusses a recent study completed by Instructor Lonny Grafman and his engineering students. They examined the relative environmental and economic benefits of using mason jars in place of plastic and paper cups. 

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  KHSU's Thursday Night Talk hosts a live, town hall-style event on the eve of the presidential inauguration. 

"Big corporate owners really dominate our politics," says coal-country antipoverty activist Nic Smith told KHSU. "People in Appalachia have know that for a long time."

So why did so many rural working class voters sit out the election or vote for Donald Trump? Smith and Eric Kirk discuss the problem of classism in the American progressive movements. 

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  In this encore episode, we commemorate Ruth Mountaingrove, one of the Founding Mothers of Through The Eyes of Women. With Ruth’s recent passing at the well lived age of 93, her contributions to Through The Eyes Of Women, KHSU, the Arts & Activists communities, and life itself will be celebrated with several shows.

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"You never see anything else growing within an English Ivy patch," says ecologist Stassia Samuels. She helps eradicate the invasive species, which impacts wildlife up and down the food chain. "The Spotted Owl is dependant upon rodents who live on the forest floor ... and when you have ivy crowding that out - they can't see them." 


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 Dick LaForge and Jeannine Kaprielian stopped by the KHSU studio to talk about bees. 

"When you go into a happy thriving hive in the Spring, the smells and the sounds - they just make you feel really good," explains  beekeeper Jeannine Kaprielian.

HSU's Extended Education is offering Practical Beekeeping beginning February 13 to May 1, 2017. 


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The rains have raised local river flows across KHSU's listening area. Stay up to date on weather conditions from the National Weather Service's Eureka office.  CalTrans reports that CA-211 into Ferndale is currently closed. According to NWS's Advanced Hydrological Prediction office, local river levels are expected to fall after this morning's crest. 

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The U.S. Department of Education has withdrawn a proposal that could have fundamentally changed the flow of federal dollars to schools that serve low-income students.

On a chilly winter morning, dozens of truck driver trainees file into a classroom at the headquarters of Prime Inc., a trucking company based in Springfield, Mo.

At the front is Siphiwe Baleka, an energetic former swimming champion in his mid-40s. He delivers grim news about trucker health to the new recruits.

"If you haven't started to think about this, you need to start right now," Baleka says. "You are about to enter the most unhealthy occupation in America."

In a tense hearing Thursday morning, the new administration's Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin faced scrutiny from Democratic senators concerned about him profiting handsomely off homeowners who lost their homes during the housing crisis.

Editor's Note: Roxane Gay will be reading at Powell’s City of Books at 7:30pm

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