Cutcha Risling Baldy on the Power of The Flower Dance

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy , writer, blogger and educator. Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. She is a professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State. Dr. Risling Baldy's first book, We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-Of-Age Ceremonies uses a framework of Native Feminisms to locate revitalization within a broad context of decolonizing praxis and considers how this renaissance of women's coming-of-age ceremonies confounds ethnographic depictions of Native women; challenges anthropological theories about menstruation, gender, and coming-of-age; and addresses gender inequality and gender violence within Native communities.

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Salmon People in an Era of Ecological Colonialism

Jul 5, 2018
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“When we call ourselves salmon people, that’s very literal in our purpose to take care of salmon. So that means the river and the forest, and all of these other things that create salmon habitat. So if the salmon aren’t here, I think that’s a very cosmological violence – like striping identity, striping purpose.”

Scott Greacen, Conservation Director for Friends of the Eel River is joined by Kaitlin Reed, Yurok Tribal member and PhD candidate in Native American Studies at UC Davis. Katilin is studying Native American land and water rights, traditional ecological knowledge, and environmental conflict. Her dissertation research explores the impacts of marijuana cultivation on Yurok Tribal lands with a focus on tribal sovereignty and environmental justice.

Humboldt Cannabis Magazine

Danielle Orr talks with visiting scholar Brenda Perez about her doctoral research on the politics of the cannabis industry.

Brenda's research addresses sociopolitical intersections of the cannabis scene in Michoacan, Mexico and Humboldt County, California.


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Special reunion: Gobi Blank joins Pandemonium Jones for Mixed Messages. 

Join the musical journey... 

Like many of us, Cassandra Hesseltine was bewitched as a child by the magic she saw on the silver screen. Like fewer of us, Hesseltine has been spending her adult years working numerous jobs within the film industry. She currently heads the nonprofit Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission, serving as a sherpa and concierge to producers and directors who need a little North Coast magic to tell their stories.

In this Through The Eyes of Women episode, Hesseltine talks about the realities of her fantastical job, and what a film commission does for a community.


On this episode of Charlando, Assistant Professor César Abarca joins Xochitl, Brenda and Yojana for a discussion about culture, politics and social justice. Cesar is a community organizer, scholar-activist, and urban farmer. 

Point of Focus: Families Belong Together Rally

Jun 29, 2018
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Sarah Torres is an organizer with this Saturday's Families Belong Together Rally in Humboldt County. She says that the rally is to let immigrants know that they are supported within the community. Torres explains that people who argue that others are "illegal" and don't belong in the United States could benefit from having more empathy. 

KHSU talks with the North Coast Journal's Thadeous Greenson about a new policy by the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office. Jail inmates who are released sometimes don't have feasible options for returning home and that can land them back in jail if they're wandering the streets at night.

Northcoast Environmental Center

  13 Environmental stories in 30 minutes - that's the EcoNews Roundup!

On today’s EcoNews Report Roundup Larry Glass, NEC's Executive Director, and Bella Waters, NEC's Admin & Development Director, cover the following news stories:

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Danielle Orr shares her engaging discussion with Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe, about restorative justice and the Tribal Court system.

By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are beginning to take notice.


Goodbye Vinny

Jun 27, 2018
Photo: Katie Whiteside

Friends and family of Gregg "Vinny" DeVaney were gathered around him as he reached the end of a journey with brain cancer June 26th, 2018.

KHSU aired a special program this Wednesday, June 27th, in the former Fogou time slot, honoring DeVaney and his unique, beloved radio show.

Hosted by Gus Mozart, the program featured archived pieces from Fogou through the last 20 years.

Everyone at KHSU is thankful to have spent time on the planet with Gregg. His friends and colleagues were all touched by his life, his love and his spirit.

He is a generous, beloved soul.  
 


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Patients whose blood cancers have failed to respond to repeated rounds of chemotherapy may be candidates for a new type of gene therapy that could send their cancers into remission for years. But the two approved therapies, with price tags of hundreds of thousands of dollars, have roiled the insurance approval process, leading to delays and, in some cases, denials of coverage, clinicians and analysts say.

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