EcoNews Report: Moving toward Zero Waste

Zero Waste is a goal and a plan. Locally, Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) takes on challenges in progressing toward a Zero Waste future. Alec Howard, ZWH board member, discusses the Zero Waste Action Plan Draft, peddle powered composting, and how to live a zero waste lifestyle. Hosted by Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator for the Northcoast Environmental Center and Director of Humboldt Surfrider.

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According to Dr. Victoria Sweet, “In the last 20 years, in the interest of efficiency, the time doctors spend with patients has been cut down to the bone."  

In God’s Hotel: a Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine Victoria Sweet raises fundamental questions about the current practice of medicine based on her observations and work for twenty years at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco, the last almshouse in this country.

 

Chronologically Gifted: Anne Karpf on Aging while Female

Feb 23, 2017
London Metropolitan University

Anne Karpf is the first guest on the topic that Ashton Applewhite dubbed "aging while female."  Anne is a writer, sociologist, and award-winning journalist who teaches at London Metropolitan University and has written a number of books including How to Age.  She advises us to challenge ageist language because otherwise we internalize it.  She notes, "That's the most pernicious form of ageism - the one you impose upon yourself."

EcoNews Report: Moving toward Zero Waste

Feb 23, 2017

  Zero Waste is a goal and a plan. Locally, Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) takes on challenges in progressing toward a Zero Waste future. Alec Howard, ZWH board member, discusses the Zero Waste Action Plan Draft, peddle powered composting, and how to live a zero waste lifestyle. Hosted by Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator for the Northcoast Environmental Center and Director of Humboldt Surfrider. 


The Pacific marten and the fisher play important roles in the ecological health of forests. These two mammals are highlighted in this segment of Sound Ecology. Local Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski wrote this segment.

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HSU E-Learning and Extended Education

California grows and bottles 90% of the wine the U.S. drinks, and Humboldt County's wine industry has grown in the last two decades. HSU's Office of E-Learning and Extended Education begins its second semester of the Wine Studies Certificate Program February 25th.

The Allen's hummingbird is among the first migratory birds to return to our region this time of year. Naturalist Ken Burton highlights this special bird -- and shares some unexpected details about who joins them on their migratory journey.

  https://soundcloud.com/sound_ecology

Between the World and Me is College of the Redwoods' 2017 Book of the Year, and it's being celebrated by San Francisco-based installation artist Mary March. The installation, titled Between the Lines includes themes of identity, scales and tapestry. Between The Lines is at the CR Library through Friday, and March will give an artist talk on Thursday at 6pm at the CR Performing Arts theater.


Thinking With Your Heart

Feb 21, 2017
Making Headway Facebook Page

Jeffrey Smoller  from Making Headway Recovery Program Center stopped by the KHSU Magazine Show to talk with host Brian Curtis.  Smoller explains the connection between the heart and the brain and how emotions can actually determine one's thought process. 

18th Annual River Otter Citizen Science Project

Feb 20, 2017
Talia Rose

  Humboldt State University's River Otter Citizen Science Project is a network that is interested in describing the demography of otters on the coats, wetlands, and watersheds in Humboldt and Del Norte counties. Since 1999, citizens and researchers have collected the records and assessed statuses of otter sightings.

The project is run by Professor Jeff Black and students of HSU's Wildlife Department. One of their main goals is to increase public outreach, and obtain more information for how many otters there are. HSU Wildlife Senior Sheri Harte and Chelsea Stewart-Fusek are involved as research assistants, and stopped by the studio to talk more in depth about the project with Danielle Orr.  

Next on Thursday Night Talk: Women on the March

Feb 19, 2017

"I owe a lot to this community," says Julie Fulkerson. After the worldwide Women's March, many have asked themselves, "How do I get involved in politics? Is now the right time? How scary can it be?"  Next, on Thursday Night Talk Brenda Starr speaks with former county supervisor, mayor, musician and former host of TNT, Julie Fulkerson, about ways to stay politically active. Tune in and join the conversation February 23 beginning at 7. 

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From NPR

Consider this your semi-regular reminder that, well, space is pretty neat.

If you're in the southern hemisphere and you happen to look up Sunday morning — or, for everyone else, if you happen to have Internet access — you may have the chance to see an annular solar eclipse. Unlike a total solar eclipse, this one will leave just a sliver of sunlight shining at the rim of the moon's shadow as passes between Earth and the sun.

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Most comics have a look and style all their own: Captain America, throwing punches so dynamic, you can almost feel them land. The fanciful lines of the classic serial Little Nemo, in which the most everyday people and objects just barely obey the laws of physics. Or the stripped-down goth-scapes of Mike Mignola’s “Hellboy.” But every once in a while, you run across a comic whose visual style offers a little bit of everything.

When Lucille Horn was born in 1920, the odds of her managing to live out the year were long. A premature infant, Horn was just 2 pounds — small enough to be held in her father's hand. Her twin had died at birth, and at that point it looked for all the world as if she would soon, too.

Instead, with the help of an enterprising doctor and a rather odd sideshow at New York's Coney Island, Horn would go on to live another 96 years. She died on Feb. 11, according to Hungerford & Clark Funeral Home, nearly a century after nearly every expert told her parents she would.

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