VIDEO: Thursday Night Talk - Music and Talk

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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My Favorite Lecture is back! We're proud to kick the season off with a talk about community-based innovation from author, engineer and educator Lonny Grafman. 

Join the "studio audience" for a taping at  Plaza Grill on Thursday, February 15th.  Lectures are an hour long, preceded by nosh from Arcata Main Street and followed by your questions. The recording airs on KHSU and is found wherever you  get your podcasts. 

The NAACP of Eureka is hosting film screenings, a Stay Woke Essay Contest and a Black History Book Drive. Tina Sampay and Jill Larabee came by the KHSU studio to tell us about their month of activities to commemorate Black History in the U.S.

Intrigue around The Bachelor, ABC's long-running dating reality show, usually centers on rendered roses and resentful rivals, but one contestant on the current season made headlines this week for different reasons.

Rebekah Martinez, 22, has been seen weekly on television screens since Jan. 1, when the season debuted, and yet had also simultaneously been registered as a missing person in California's Humboldt County. That is until astute viewers and the local newspaper helped set the record straight on Thursday.

First-year students at Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre’s final performance of Viva Commedia! is tonight, Feb. 3, at 8 p.m. in the Dell’Arte Carlo Theatre. These popular performances are all pay-what-you-can, with reservations highly encouraged. To purchase tickets or get more information, phone 707-668-5663, or visit Hear the Jan. 30 Artwaves interview with these talented students in our KHSU Archives.

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A memo alleging that the FBI abused its surveillance authority became public on Friday after a push by House Republicans.

The Charlando crew discusses current news topics, ecological frameworks and the legacy of renowned Chilean poet and physicist, Nicanor Parra.

Ecologia y apropriacion cultural:

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Chronologically Gifted celebrates its fourth anniversary with a look back at some of our favorite interviews.  First up is author Victor Lodato who talked about his cross-generational friendship with a woman named Austin.

His piece When Your Greatest Romance Is a Friendship appeared in the New York Times and describes how he met Austin when he was in his 40s, and she was in her 80s.  He wrote, "Friendship, like its flashier cousin, love, can be wildly chemical and, like love, can happen in an instant."  Victor is a playwright, poet, and novelist.  He has published two novels:  Mathilda Savitch - which the New York Times called "a Salingeresque wonder of a first novel" - and Edgar and Lucy which Lynn Freed called "a wonder, beginning to end." 

The Importance of Baseline and Cumulative Effects

Feb 1, 2018
Safe Alternatives for our Forest Environment

"This is where we get to the idea of cumulative effects - how do we ensure that the watershed remains capable of supporting salmon and steelhead and other species that we need and frankly have an obligation to."

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The so-called Super Blue Blood Moon, the first since 1866, put on a stellar show above Humboldt County this morning. 


President Trump delivered one of the longest State of the Union speeches in history.

Clocking in at one hour and 20 minutes, it was the third longest, behind two from President Bill Clinton in 2000 and 1995.

If you missed the speech, we promise to catch you up in far less time than that (so, you're welcome).

Here are eight key moments and themes:

1. Not much new policy


From NPR

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.