Social Justice through Music and Theater

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 .

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Be in the studio audience for a recording of My Favorite Lecture this Thursday evening at Plaza Grill in Arcata.  

Social values and beliefs affect the questions we ask, and the ways in which we seek to answer them.  This effect is readily apparent as it relates to the study of sexuality.  Dr. Myers' lecture will explore how feminist approaches to science encourage us to remember that our experience, expectations, and motivations affect every level of our work.  The method in its purest form may be objective, but we have not demonstrated the ability to apply it to questions of human behavior without implicit bias.  

My Favorite Lecture is an interdisciplinary lecture series in which Humboldt State educators share some of their favorite material with a live community audience in downtown Arcata, California. A Taste of Arcata appetizer reception, courtesy of Arcata Main Street, precedes the lecture. 

HSU Department of Social Work

They are your neighbors and co-workers. They do business with you. Their children attend school with yours. They are undocumented immigrants and they have been the subject of election campaign hyperbole and large scale deportation efforts. And they and their allies are pushing back.  Next on Thursday Night Talk, Professor César G. Abarca of Centro del Pueblo joins Eric Kirk to discuss the activities of the Immigration Customs Enforcement on the North Coast and nationally and resistance to them. March 9 at 7. Your calls are welcome.

KHSU

For the next few days, KHSU-BBC may experience temporary audio dropouts due to a solar outage.

What's a solar outage? Each year when the sun passes behind the transmission satellite, that satellite's Earthbound downlink receiver is briefly unable to receive a satellite signal due to electromagnetic interference. 

Just like sunrise and sunset times, these solar outages are predictable. Northern California's solar outage window is March 3 - 6, at around 1:36 p.m.

How do you know what to trust? On this episode of Thursday Night Talk, learn how to read the news. Host Linda Stansberry talks with Ryan Burns of Lost Coast Outpost and Dan Squier of KINS News about the difference between journalism and sensationalism, and how to encourage media literacy.


Mikal Jakubal (used with permission)

Humans like to think of landscapes—including our man-made structures—as immutable, unchanging backdrops to our lives. Now and then, however, we're reminded that even our greatest works are powerless against the forces of nature. Scott Greacen, Director of Friends of the Eel River, talks with Mikal Jakubal, long-time activist and filmmaker, about recent damage at the Oroville Dam and how those events shed light on broader questions about aging dams and flood-control infrastructure.


By Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18511152

Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and is the author of multiple books including The Way We Never Were:  American Families and the Nostalgia Trap.  She provides a historical perspective on women and aging in Western culture.  As she notes, "Women carry a double burden of ageism."

This segment of Sound Ecology features Naturalist Ken Burton discussing two songbirds, the orange-crowned and Wilson's warbler.

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KHSU

What are we getting right when it comes to the science of climate change? What are we getting wrong? In this episode of My Favorite Lecture, Dr. Rich Boone takes you on a fact-based jaunt through one of today's most pressing issues. 

KHSU spoke with 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein. Dr. Stein will give a lecture about grassroots organizing on the Humboldt State University campus on March 8th. The lecture is free, but tickets are required.  Call: 707.826.3928

Lecture: Wednesday , March 8th, 7pm

HSU Kate Buchanan Room, Doors at 6pm

 


The MultiCultural Center presents the Social Justice Summit this week on the HSU campus. KHSU's Claire Reynolds spoke with MCC Coordinator Grecia Rojas about the upcoming events.

There will be a keynote presentation by Mother Tongue, workshops, film screenings and discussions. Summit organizers hope to broaden perspectives on social justice and global issues, inspire change through different art mediums and provide tools to create change. 

 For more info http://www2.humboldt.edu/summit/


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The Pentagon announced yesterday that it had killed a Pakistani terrorist leader with ties to al-Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.

In a statement, the Pentagon said that Qari Yasin was killed in a U.S. airstrike on March 19 in Afghanistan's Paktika Province. It said he was a "senior terrorist figure" and that he had plotted the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott hotel in Islamabad.

Reuters reports that Yasin was killed in a drone strike.

For a girl growing up on a one-lane dirt road in a Connecticut town, it seemed the only way to look was up.

But Nancy Miorelli was nearsighted, so although she spent most days outside until dinnertime, she couldn't see the birds flying above her head.

"So I guess that left things that were crawling on the ground," the 27-year-old entomologist says.

Yep, bugs. But poor eyesight isn't the reason she puts herself in what others might feel is nightmarish proximity to bugs these days.

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