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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Colin Fiske

What does it mean to design a public space for people over cars? Colin Fiske of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation Priorities discusses the key principles of transportation planning and how the Arcata Plaza could be redesigned to encourage safe and fun use.

For more on this subject and to read the Coalition's proposal for the plaza, visit transportationpriorities.org


California WaterBlog

On this week's Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell continues the discussion about traditional Tribal foods with Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd.

From baynuts and seaweed to the abundance in the rivers, Lena shares the harvest from Yurok Country.


Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose talks about her organization’s ongoing and new programs and events offered this summer. She also discusses the important part the club plays in the support and nurturance of youth in the community.

For more information and to get involved, visit bgcredwoods.org.


Arcata author Sharon Levy discusses her new book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife on the KHSU Magazine. Levy speaks about her interest in the topic as well as her research for it and why activism played an integral role in the creation of the Marsh.

Levy is scheduled to give a presentation Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arcata’s Northtown Books.


The North Coast Journal has obtained a copy of Kyle Zoellner's lawsuit against the city of Arcata. Zoellner claims Arcata police violated his civil rights and falsified reports in the homicide case against him.

North Coast Journal

KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Thadeous Greenson on the close race for 5th District Supervisor--last check they were separated by only 33 votes--and how ballots are counted.

She also speaks with the North Coast Journal's Jenifer Fumiko Cahill on talking with community member Wendy Chan about her life growing up in China before moving to the United States, and how those experiences reflect in her cooking classes. 

Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus in Humboldt

Jun 13, 2018

 

The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services reported in a press release that a crow tested positve for West Nile Virus. The virus is typically spread by mosquitoes. A total of 15 birds statewide have tested positive this year, according to the California Department of Public Health. While the virus prevelance in Humboldt County is lower due to our lower climates and temperatures, residents should still follow safety measures, especially if they plan to travel to other regions of the state. 

San Francisco's WRAP director, Paul Bodin describes what Mahayla Slackerelli calls an "initimate intertwining" of social justice and environmental justice, "You don’t have the environmental devastation. You don’t have Standing Rock. Solar energy doesn’t create those kinds of catastrophes in people’s lives and in Native people’s communities. They go hand in hand and that's why Environmental justice is a strong part of the Poor Peoples Campaign because we all need to be healthy. Poor and non-poor alike." Mahayla states, "We are all trying to work for a socially and environmentally sound system and solar is a big part of that."

Sometimes when people show up to the KHSU studio for completely separate interviews, they easily find common ground. Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives and Paul Bodin, Director of WRAP- Western Regional Advocacy Project, author of the Homeless Bill of Rights, which is before state Legislatures in California, Colorado and Oregon fill us in on the  Poor People’s Campaign Rally for Housing, Social Services, and a Living Wage. Mahayla Slackerelli, Account Services Manager from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority worked with Nezzie and AHAA to develop ideas for lighting and heating systems for homeless people while a student at HSU. Those findings have since been included in a tiny house village proposal to the City of Arcata. Mahayla and colleagues are presenting a Net Energy Metering Workshop about RCEA's solar energy progams on Wednesday, June 13.

Batteries Save the Day

Jun 11, 2018

Sterling, MA needed power at night. Instead of building a new power plant, they installed a giant battery to store daytime solar energy for nighttime use.  Oxnard, CA fought off a dirty power plant by proving that it was cheaper to store solar energy.  Utility scale batteries are knocking power plants off the drawing board in communities around the country. 

Yurok Tribe

Food For Thought continues to highlight traditional Native foods. 

Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd joins Jennifer Bell to talk about harvesting and preparing acorns for acorn mush. 


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