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Godwit Days Festival is this weekend!

Godwit Days is an annual festival celebrating spring bird migration in and around Humboldt Bay, an important stop on the Pacific Flyway for thousands of shorebirds, waterfowl, hawks, owls, songbirds. My guest is Godwit Days Media Liaison, Sue Leskiw.

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According to Centro del Pueblo's Facebook page, some sort of immigration enforcement is underway in the Humboldt Bay area. A call was received on the Humboldt RRN Hotline Wednesday morning that ICE is in our area. 

We will update this post when more information becomes available. 

Via Facebook: 

Comunicado URGENTE de la línea de atención telefónica. SI VES A LA MIGRA, REPORTA

Recibimos una llamada en la linea caliente esta mañana que ICE está en nuestra área.

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This week on Artwaves: Time for the 51st Humboldt International Film Festival Wednesday through Saturday at Arcata’s Minor Theatre, and festival co-directors/HSU students discuss it on Artwaves. 

Also, Dell’Arte 2nd year MFA students talk about their “Citizens of Nowhere,” an original tragedy they created and that’s on stage Thursday through Sunday at the Carlo Theatre, Blue Lake.


KHSU has obtained a copy of the civil claim filed Friday with the city of Arcata by civil rights attorney Shelley Mack. 

The claim asks for $500,000 damages for Charmaine Lawson in the death of her son, David Josiah Lawson, who was stabbed to death on April 15, 2017. 

Arcata police say the investigation is still active, but the claim filed Friday alleges the APD has failed to actively pursue the investigation. 

The city of Arcata issued a news release about the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation late Monday. KHSU had offered a one-hour interview to city officials to respond to KHSU's and the North Coast Journal's interviews with former FBI agent Tom Parker and Arcata civil rights attorney Shelley Mack.

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Over the Thanksgiving weekend in 2016, a few weeks after Trump was elected president, Krista Suh was pondering how she could register her discontent and make an impact at the Women’s March scheduled for January, 2017.  In a flash of inspiration, Krista launched the Pussyhat Project to knit pink cat-eared hats to wear at the Women’s March in Washington D.C.  The project went viral and thousands of hats were knitted and worn at demonstrations around the world.


In celebration of Earth Day... stories, songs and poems about our planet.

"I'm glad the sky is painted blue, and the earth is painted green, with such a lot of nice fresh air all sandwiched in between."  - anonymous


HSU President Lisa Rossbacher has issued a statement calling on Arcata city officials to ensure that justice is pursued in the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation.

Her call comes after two resignations last week.  First, a a former FBI special agent who was a consultant to the Arcata Police Department's investigation resigned. Hours later, the Arcata police chief resigned.  

The HSU Political Science Department is sponsoring a Voter Education Forum this Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in HSU's Founders Hall Room 118. Representatives from various political parties will answer questions on an array of issues related to the upcoming June primary and November general elections. HSU Politics Professor, Kevin Lyle Murray came by the KHSU Magazine to talk about the importance of civic engagement.


For National Poetry Month we honor local legends, poets Jerry Martien and Jim Dodge.

Longtime friends Martien and Dodge talked with host Michael Fennell about their many years living in Humboldt County, aging as artists, and will read from some of their works.

Tune in to Thursday Night Talk, April 19 at 7:00pm.

   

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Former FBI Special Agent Thomas Parker and local civil rights attorney Shelley Mack joined KHSU's Lorna Bryant of The Race Beat and The California Report's Polly Stryker in the KHSU studios this weekend to record their thoughts on the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation.  


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From NPR

John B. McLemore is probably best known as the charismatic, obsessive, antique-clock-repairing, hedge-maze-building, dog-loving, murder investigating, tattooed focus of S-Town, the hit podcast from 2017. But he was also was a composer, who remixed the music of an artist he never met.

The Rocky Mountains Have A Dust Problem

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A menace lurks beneath the snow high up in the southern Rocky Mountains: Dust. Lots and lots of dust.

This dust speeds up spring water runoff, causing intense melting and streams to peak weeks earlier than usual — which wrecks havoc throughout the alpine ecosystem. Water managers and fire forecasters alike are sounding the alarm about the consequences of less water flowing in streams and reservoirs.

At first glance the dust seems innocuous. How could something so simple undermine water infrastructure, stress wildlife and lengthen the wildfire season all at once?

Many images of Africa in Western media focus on war, famine or other crises that trouble the continent.

But Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh wants to help people understand that there's more to her country than what they typically see in the news.

Born in Ethiopia in 1974, Muluneh spent much of her childhood living in different countries — Yemen, England, Cyprus and Canada — before studying film at Howard University in Washington, D.C. She graduated in 2000 and then worked as a photojournalist for The Washington Post.

Liuba Grechen Shirley has a son who's almost two and a daughter who's almost four. And until recently, the stay-at-home mom and freelance consultant had her childcare routine down.

"The bulk of the child care during the day was up to me," she said. And when she had work to do, she'd get help with watching the kids — but it was free.

"My mother is a teacher. She comes home at 3:30 every afternoon, and she would watch my children from 3:30 on, and that's when I'd start consulting," Grechen Shirley said.

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