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Local vocalist Paula Jones and pianist Lettie Dyer joined host Lorna Bryant, in celebration of Black History Month, with a discussion about Black music - the significance of call and response; the hidden messages in songs during slavery; the progression of spirituals, to gospel, to jazz, to blues and more.

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Chronologically Gifted celebrates its fourth anniversary with a look back at some of our favorite interviews.  Anne Karpf is a British writer, award-winning journalist, sociologist, scholar, and teacher.  Her latest book is How to Age.  Anne spoke on the topic of aging while female.  She stated, "There is such a degree of age shame and age shaming that goes on in both countries (US and UK)...We have to challenge the language, protesting when people make ageist comments because we internalize that kind of language and turn it back on ourselves.  That's the most pernicious form of ageism: the one that you impose upon yourself."


Humboldt's Most Elusive Critter

Feb 8, 2018
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With less than 100 individuals left in California, the Humboldt marten is one of the state's most endangered species. While it once haunted the coastal forests from Oregon to Santa Cruz, the Humboldt marten is now restricted to a small patch of Six Rivers National Forest.

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There is an update from the City of Arcata on the case of David Josiah Lawson, a Humboldt State University student killed at a party in April 2017. 

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Research Ecologist Bill Zielinski celebrates the mountain beaver. This little known mammal is an important part of ecosystem health.

On this 50th anniversary year of the Fair Housing Act, host Eric Kirk discusses the act's successes, failures, and future with College of the Redwoods Professor Ryan Emenaker. 


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Communication is key.

This segment of Shaky Ground celebrates the good work of Radio Bio Bio during a massive Chilean earthquake. 


On this episode of the California Innocence Project, Guy Miles shares his story about a bad identification leading to wrongful conviction -- and 18 years in prison.


While still practicing law, Pamela Samuels Young began moonlighting as a mystery writer because of the absence of women and people of color depicted in the legal thrillers she so enjoyed reading.

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You know that we're rich in natural beauty, but it's another thing when the largest travel guide publisher in the world confirms it. 

High hopes for the cannabis industry in Humboldt County continue to expand since the passage of Proposition 64 in 2016. 

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Her murder triggered rioting in Pakistan and rippled the world-over, and on Saturday the man convicted in 7-year-old Zainab Ansari's death was sentenced to die four times over.

Mohammad Imran, a local man who knew Zainab's family, pleaded guilty to raping and killing the little girl, reports The Associated Press.

Her body was found on a trash heap on Jan. 9 in the city of Kasur near Lahore, four days after she was reported missing.

Prosecutors say Imran, 24, is a serial killer who has also admitted to killing several other children.

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In the brave new world of synthetic biology, scientists can now brew up viruses from scratch using the tools of DNA technology.

The latest such feat, published last month, involves horsepox, a cousin of the feared virus that causes smallpox in people. Critics charge that making horsepox in the lab has endangered the public by basically revealing the recipe for how any lab could manufacture smallpox to use as a bioweapon.

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