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Arcata City Council Votes to Remove McKinley Statue

On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people surrounded the bronze statue of former U.S. president William McKinley.

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Joseph Rand is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and conducts analysis on renewable energy. He is giving a talk tonight titled "Do Wind turbines make good neighbors? Results from a nationwide survey", beginning at 5:30 in HSU's Founders Hall room 118. This is part of the  Sustainable Futures Series presented by the Schatz Energy Research Center, the Environment & Community Graduate Program, and the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at Humboldt State. Rand discusses wind turbines and the concern of the public regarding this as an energy source.

 


This week’s Artwaves is an interview with new California Arts Council Director Anne Bown-Crawford. She discusses her commitment to arts in education which includes her longtime tenure as Director of the Arcata Arts Institute and Innovation Design Institute as well as founder of the Create CA Leadership Council. Go to Ways To Listen and look for the Feb. 20 Artwaves program in our Archives.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Captain Paul Watson has been a lifelong activist and passionate defender of the oceans.  He was a founding member and director of Greenpeace until he left in 1977 to found the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society He serves as its president and executive director.  Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization that uses direct action to “expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.”  


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Will Humboldt be the site of the West Coast’s first offshore wind energy project? Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s Executive Director Matthew Marshall discusses the agency’s proposal for 10-15 floating wind turbines 20-30 miles west of Humboldt Bay. The project is in the early stages and will require numerous studies to examine potential impacts to whales and other marine mammals, seabirds, fish and commercial fishing, and scenic views. 


Tera Spohr from Mad River Brewery and Jen McFerrin from Six Rivers Brewery stop by the KHSU studio to talk about the local chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a organization for women in the craft beer industry.  "Women have a more complex palate so women are moving into sensory panels and quality control in some areas of brewing," explains Spohr of the expanding roles for women in a male dominated industry. Pink Boots brings women together to share their knowledge and skills. 

The local chapter of the Pink Boots Society is taking part on the Pink Boots "Collaboration Brew Day" in March, coinciding with International Women's Day.


CalTrans

Humboldt County officials have issued a snow and ice advisory:

>Road conditions for Feb. 22

The following road closures are in effect:

  1. Meridian Road @ m.p. 0.75
  2. Bair Road

 

The following roads are opened with conditions:

Arcata City Council Votes to Remove McKinley Statue

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On Wednesday evening, hundreds of people surrounded the bronze statue of former U.S. president William McKinley.

Thursday Night Talk: Diversity

Feb 21, 2018

Next on Thursday Night Talk, Kevin Hoover of the Mad River Union talks with members of "We Are Your Community," exploring the effort to build bridges between students of color and the local community. In addition Kevin, will re-cap the previous night's Arcata Plaza-focused City Council meeting. Tune in February 22 at 7. 

(We Are Your Community is a media campaign created by two HSU graduate students to share the stories of HSU African American students. This campaign's goal is to promote diversity and equity in our community.) 

Dr. Alexandra Service and Susan O'Hara's book, The Mills of Humboldt County 1910 - 1945, reveals the transition from the "red gold" rush through the depression and two world wars and the Timber Strike of 1935.


The  HSU Department of Social Work in partnership with Two Feathers Native American Family Services & HSU Native American Studies, Child Development and Psychology Departments present Indigenous Knowledge: Community, Well-Being and Healing to rethink mental health services in Native Amercian communities.


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It would begin to sink in, she said, when she gets her medal in tonight's ceremony in Pyeongchang.

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By Thursday afternoon, that video had nearly 3,500 views — not bad for a Twitter account with fewer than 5,600 followers.

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