Living With Wildfire: Are You Prepared?

Recent catastrophic fires driven by hot, dry winds destroyed nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in Northern California. More than 40 people died and many are still missing, and thousands are homeless and/or jobless. Across California and the West, many communities are more vulnerable than we realize, given the buildup of fuels over the past hundred years. Even damp coastal redwood forests have seen major wildfires, as evidenced by the massive fire scars on ancient trees.

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On this week's Through The Eyes Of Women, Dr. Corinne Frugoni talks with Victoria Sweet about her new book, "Slow Medicine". 

Over the years that Victoria has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than their patients, and costs keep soaring. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time - time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment.


Due to some server maintenance, some listeners may experience difficulty listening to our web streams today.

We strive to minimize this type of maintenance downtime, which should be complete by about noon today. 

If you're looking for alternative ways to listen, locals can tune into KHSU, Radio Bilingue, and KHSU-BBC via terrestrial radio. 

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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.


The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 1": Recognize your hazards.


Travel challenges abound for Humboldt County residents, typically ranging from airplanes and fog to copious amounts of rain and subsequent landslides. 

HSU President Rossbacher's recent jaunt down to the CSU Chancellor's office turned into the epic journey many of us easily recognize.


Courtesy of Andrew Bird

Musician, Andrew Bird is known for his eclectic style of music which ranges from classic violin, early jazz, country blues, Gypsy and of course--whistling.

His newest album is number two out of a four part series called Echolocations. Bird will be performing some of his songs from Echolocations: Rivers at Humboldt State University on October 23, 2017 at the Van Duzer Theatre. 

KHSU spoke with Bird about his unique sound and what brings him back to the redwoods this year. 

Living With Wildfire: Are You Prepared?

Oct 19, 2017

Recent catastrophic fires driven by hot, dry winds destroyed nearly 6,000 homes and businesses in Northern California. More than 40 people died and many are still missing, and thousands are homeless and/or jobless.

Across California and the West, many communities are more vulnerable than we realize, given the buildup of fuels over the past hundred years. Even damp coastal redwood forests have seen major wildfires, as evidenced by the massive fire scars on ancient trees.

Chronologically Gifted: Kathleen Doty on Solitude

Oct 19, 2017
Humboldt State University

"Solitude.  I think that’s one of the major food groups in my life."  Dr. Kathleen Doty provides a personal perspective on what solitude means to her.  Kathleen is a Professor in the English Department at HSU with an impressive list of publications and research in the areas of linguistic analysis of literature, language of the Salem witchcraft trials, and stylistics.  She's also an introvert who works to balance her need for solitude with her enjoyment of an active social life.   


Geologist Lori Dengler encourages all of us to take part in the Great California ShakeOut Drill, an annual event to practice what to do when you feel an earthquake.

Click here for details on the ShakeOut and more emergency preparedness information.


Dell'Arte

This week on Artwaves,: preview The Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte, and Humboldt State's production of Avenue Q. Both shows open this week. 


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From NPR

On July 17, 2014, an unarmed black man named Eric Garner died on Staten Island, N.Y., after police officers threw him to the ground and put him in a choke hold. Garner's last words, as recorded on a cellphone video, were: "I can't breathe." He repeated the phrase 11 times.

A military judge is pressing prosecutors on whether Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can receive a fair trial after comments made by President Trump.

At a sentencing hearing Monday, Army Col. Jeffrey Nance spent the better part of an hour on the subject, reports NPR's Greg Myre, following a renewed motion by the defense to dismiss because of comments by Trump that could constitute "undue command influence" on the court-martial.

Harassment In Salem | Planting Sagebrush | Vancouver Port Race | Homeless Privacy

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Oregon Senator Sara Gelser joins us to talk about her experience with sexual harassment at the state capitol. And we talk to Gordon Friedman, reporter with The Oregonian/Oregonlive.com about Oregon Senator Jeff Kruse, and the removal  his committee assignments by Senate President Peter Courtney.

Former Fox News star Megyn Kelly delivered a blistering rebuke to disgraced former Fox host Bill O'Reilly on Monday. She said that despite his claims that there were no complaints about his behavior, she had personally spoken with network heads about O'Reilly's history of sexual harassment and his public treatment of women who step forward about workplace abuse.

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