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Dr. Rossbacher highlights the demographics of the more than 1,300 first- year students entering Humboldt State this fall. The 8.600+ students at HSU are a reflection of the changing demographics of our region and our state.

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Actor and writer Gene Wilder, who brought his signature manic energy to films such as The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and the role that forever ensconced him in the collective memory of a generation of children, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died. He was 83.

Wilder died early Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn., of complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement from his nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman.

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Jennifer Bell is joined by Lee Ann Moore and her father, Don Duclo, from Oceanside Jams  for a discussion on the sustainable harvest of local berries for delicious preserves.

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Today Halimah the Dreamah celebrates Ethnic Excursion's 25th Anniversary.  She tells KHSU listeners:

"Little did I know in August of 1991 I'd still be spinning discs and playing music from our incredible world. Tune in at 3 pm and call me at 707-826-4805 or 1-800-640-5911!"

I'm still lovin' it!"

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"I talk very rapidly which is an issue I have because there are so many topics I want to get to."  CenterArts presents comedian Kathy Griffin on Saturday, August 27th  to John Van Duzer Theater beginning at 7 p.m.   

Griffin is a two time Emmy and Grammy award winning comedian and author who is currently on her 80 city nationwide tour "Like a Boss." She talked on the Wednesday Homepage.


This week Wendy Butler talks with Michael Warr, Poetry Editor for the book "Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin" (W.W. Norton & Company).

 Warr is also an award-winning poet and Deputy Director of San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora. "This book is as much a call to action as it is a call to embrace the relevance and humanity of its creative content," he writes in his essay at the start of this book.

Should fish-eaters be worried about eating ling cod? Humboldt Baykeeper is about to begin a study of mercury in certain Humboldt fish populations. Meanwhile, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is advising citizens in the Montery Bay area that certain local fish populations contain high levels of mercury and PCBs.

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. 


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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.

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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. 

Food For Thought

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

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From NPR

Residents of Hawaii are keeping a close eye on two hurricanes in the Pacific, Madeline and Lester.

And astronauts have been watching the storms, too — from a different angle.

On Tuesday, the International Space Station caught a spectacular view of both storms, as well as a powerful hurricane in the Atlantic.

The strongest storm in the video is Gaston, currently passing through the open ocean far from land. It's a Category 3 storm, with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

Chicago's police superintendent is moving to fire five officers who were involved in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald in 2014 — one who pulled the trigger, and four who are accused of giving false statements about what happened.

McDonald, who was black, was shot 16 times by officer Jason Van Dyke. Other officers said that McDonald had lunged at police before he was shot. But dashcam footage of the incident — released under a court order — contradicted their testimony.

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