Through The Eyes of Women: Melanie DeMore's "Weapon of Mass Connection"

"You use the gifts that you've been given, in the place where you are," says Melanie DeMore . "For me, that's how you become an activist." DeMore, a founding member of Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir is giving a free concert at the Kate Buchanan Room Saturday at 7pm. DeMore talks to Lorna Bryant about 'leading with love', confronting fear, and musical pounding sticks.

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In the Tradition's Dan Chandler spoke with co-founder of the iconic El Teatro Campesino, Agustin Lira, and his musical collaborator Patricia Wells.

Dan, Agustin and Patricia discuss social justice activism, current and past - and the new album from the band Alma, Songs of Struggle & Hope


Teen Court Program for Humboldt Youth

Mar 22, 2017
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KHSU Magazine host Claire Reynolds talks with Director Sasha Marini about the Teen Court diversion program that has been around for 16 years. Teen Court is an afterschool service learning program administered by teens for teens that choose to have their cases heard by their peers.

Jury training for new teen volunteers is taking place on Thursday, March 30th at the Boys and Girls Club in Eureka.  

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Wendy Butler talks to cast and crew from Eureka High's production of Seussical and North Coast Repertory Theater's production of Richard III

NCRT's production of the Shakespeare classic opens March 23 and runs through April 13.

According to the North Coast Journal, EHS Players present "a well-crafted mish-mash of several of Dr. Seuss's most beloved stories." It opens Friday and runs through April 1st.


Teatro Pachuco Kicks Off the Playhouse Family Fun Series

Mar 21, 2017

The Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series kicks off it's 11th season of public and school performances of theater, storytelling, puppetry and more on March 24 & 25 with Teatro Pachuco. This Belgian troupe features clown and physical performer Rudi Galindo, of Los Payasos Mendigos, and Italian dancer/actress Lisa Da Boit. Their physical comedy, dance and silent film is described as one part Fellini, two parts Charlie Chaplin with a latin twist of acrobatic dexterity. More information at http://www.arcataplayhouse.org


Get up and get down...without leaving home.  Fader features Humboldt DJs spinning live sets on your computer or phone.  This Saturday (March 25) at 2 PM, DJ D'Vinity and DJ RunDat will rock Facebook Live.


Prostitution and the "Wild West"

Mar 20, 2017

Historian Jan Mackell Collins has written several books plus literally thousands of articles on the history of the West, with a special attention for the women and prostitutes that helped shape the modern America we know.

In books like  “The Wild Women of Prescott Arizona,” and “The Lost Ghost Towns of Teller County (Colorado),”  Jan MacKell Collins busts the technicolor movie image of the loud and proud town prostitute bustling about town saloons. Most of these women had a difficult job that was dangerous and stigmatized.


'ESPN Women's Hoops' tweeted a link to a Ferndale High School girls basketball video.  After participating in this year Handclap Hoopla Challenge, the team's coaching staff says they plan to to make the hype video an annual tradition.  


Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell and Stephanie Alexandre continue their conversation about sustainable farming practices, nutrition and the Alexandre Family Farm egg business.


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Legendary singer-songwiter Graham Nash is performing at the Van Duzer Theater, March 24th at 8pm. This Grammy award-winning musician is a two-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Graham Nash's passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, social and environmental justice. 

Russ Cole spoke with Graham Nash ahead of his Humboldt performance.


In honor of Women's History Month, host Lorna Bryant explores the role of women in activism and resistance with guests Sierra Leash, activist and humanitarian for Syrian refugees and Jill Larrabee, organizer of Show Up Humboldt.

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From NPR

Saying that Attorney General Jeff Sessions' threat to strip billions in federal grant money from so-called "sanctuary cities" is illegal and unconstitutional, the city of Seattle has sued President Trump and his administration, in a lawsuit that names Trump, Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.

Timmhotep Aku is an occasional NPR Music contributor and guest host for our +1 podcasts. This week he talks with writer, comedian and hip-hop lover Neal Brennan.

Comedy and hip-hop have a lot in common: Both are balms for the sting of the everyday struggle and both hold up a mirror to society's excesses, absurdities and injustices. These two worlds come together in the work of writer and comedian Neal Brennan.

Now and then, Alt.Latino offers programs that feature a single artist in conversation about life, art and anything else on their mind. But if we waited to speak with all of the artists who catch our attention one week at a time, it would take ... well, a long time.

So this week, we offer three shorter profiles of artists — some DJs, a musician and a pair of filmmakers — who are capturing Latino culture in three very distinct forms.

Editor's note: This is one of three segments in this week's episode of Alt.Latino. Listen to the full show.


Two years ago I got a crowdsourcing email from two guys making a movie about, of all things, the rich musical history of south Texas.

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