Should fish-eaters be worried about their ling cod? Humboldt Baykeeper is about to begin a study of mercury in certain Humboldt fish populations. 

Fred Evenson of the Ecological Rights Foundation and Econews host/executive director of Humboldt Baykeeper Jen Kalt discussed mercury in fish in Monterey's Elkhorn Slough, where a fish advisory was recently issued to protect human health. 


Dr. Rossbacher highlights Clara Bingham's book, "Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul" and the author's first-person reflection of the period between August 1969 and September 1970. Bingham creates a musical playlist for each chapter to reflect the time period and the activism of that era.

Photo: David Hale Smith (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Is it true that there are no bad pets, only bad pet owners? Linda Stansberry interviews a panel of animal experts about dog etiquette, feral cat colonies, euthanasia rates, the lack of pet-friendly lodging and how many pets are too many. Tune in and call in beginning at 7 August 25th.

Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell continues her discussion on the harvest of fresh sea veggies with naturalist Allison Poklemba.

Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell discusses the future of sustainable agriculture and young farmers with local educator and farmer, Alissa Sarvinski.

Marina Cheney

Joe Kitchen has a newly remodeled home...thanks to a community that rallied behind him following a tragic loss.

Read Redheaded Blackbelt's full story here.


  Who says sports, race and politics don't mix well? 

On the next Thursday Night Talk, Doc Stull and Brenda Starr examine sports, as seen through the lens of race, politics and protests throughout our history.

Doc and Starr will discuss the long history of mingling social justice and society in sports... from Jesse Owens to Jackie Robinson to Jim Brown to Muhammad Ali - from John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics to current NBA players speaking out at the recent ESPYS. 

Dell’Arte International MFA graduate, actor and teacher Zuzka Sabata will present her original one-woman play about 19th century historical figure Olive Oatman at six different venues across Humboldt County August 18-28.

Sabata says her play explores the life of a woman who lived in two seemingly opposing cultures. During her Artwaves interview she talks about why she was interested in catalyzing a community dialog about this individual and this subject matter.


President Rossbacher highlights what new students who will be living on campus should pack before arriving this fall.

 Comedy, music and madness featuring FCC-approved live stand-up by local and distant comedians!

Also, get the latest updates from the upcoming Savage Henry Independent Times Comedy Festival, plus tons of old and new jokes from around the comedy world! 

Tune in Tuesday August 23, 10 p.m. to midnight on Los Ensemble Economique with DJ Ratrace at KHSU 90.5 FM or stream online here.


From NPR

The nation's first "soda tax" on sugar-sweetened beverages, which went into effect in Berkeley, Calif., last year, appears to be working.

According to a new study, consumption of sugary drinks — at least in some neighborhoods — is down by a whopping 20 percent.

A series of medical images published Tuesday offer the most complete picture, so far, of how the Zika virus can damage the brain of a fetus.

"The images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see," says Dr. Deborah Levine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who contributed to the study. "Zika is such a severe infection [in fetuses]. Most doctors will have never seen brains like this before."

The Clinton Foundation is working now to "spin off" or "find partners" for many of its programs, including all international activities and programs funded by foreign and corporate donors, the head of the Clinton Foundation told NPR's Peter Overby. The "unraveling," which would be an attempt to prevent conflicts, would go into effect if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

Author Lawrence Wright was a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, which meant he was required to do two years of what was called "alternative service." He ended up in Egypt, teaching at the American University in Cairo. And it was there that the man from Texas started his obsession with the Middle East.

Since then, Wright has written a lot about the region and about terrorism as a staff writer for The New Yorker. Now, he has compiled his many New Yorker essays into a new book called The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.