Geraldine Goldberg

Geraldine, formerly a KHSU staff member, is currently the volunteer producer of Thursday Night Talk, as well as a member of KHSU's Community Advisory Board

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Eric Kirk hosts a discussion of opioid use in Humboldt County, as well as concerns surrounding a recent New York Times article that spotlights local addiction issues. Guests include Brandie Wilson of Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction and Dr. Bill Hunter of Open Door Community Health Centers.Subscribe to the Thursday Night Talk podcast. 

"A poet's first job is to pay attention," says Jim Dodge. 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 read from some of their works.


Are guns in schools a good idea?

A teacher, a school superintendent, a school resource officer, and a retired FBI agent talked with host Eric Kirk about keeping students safe. 


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. 


This week on Thursday Night Talk, we break down the cost of cannabis and how the recreational use of cannabis changes everything, for growers, for dispensaries and for you, the consumer. Host Brenda Starr is joined by:

  •  Mariellen Jurkovich
  • Chris Oss
  • Natalynne DeLapp
  • Mike Wilson

 

Photo: Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

What does it mean to believe in God, and what does it mean to be a person of faith in a society which resists the very concept?  Reverend Bryan Jessup of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship joins Eric Kirk to discuss faith in 21st century America.


Join host Sharon Fennell on the next Thursday Night Talk, ON THE Line with her special guest, you! Sharon will continue last month's discussion on sexual harassment by asking you to call in with solutions, ideas, and mandates on where we go from here. 

Shaun Walker

It was almost 40 degrees on a Wednesday night.  In the woods above Stafford, California an unknown activist from Arkansas hoisted the last of her supplies up into an ancient redwood under an almost-full moon. 

738 days later, Julia "Butterfly" Hill descended as an environmental icon. 


On Thursday Night Talk, Bruce Pollard, comic book aficionado joins Eric to discuss the social, historical, and cultural significance of mainstream comic books from the 1960s to present.


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.


You've got opinions. TNT has veteran campaign reporter Chuck Rogers. What's your take on Trump's first few weeks? 

Eric Kirk and Chuck Rogers discuss Executive Orders, Judicial nominees, and more. 


Linda Stansberry

Have you ever thought about creating a living around your passions? Linda Stansberry interviews the founder of a non-profit, a freelancer and an aspiring small business owner about the challenges and rewards of striking out on one's own.


"Big corporate owners really dominate our politics," says coal-country antipoverty activist Nic Smith told KHSU. "People in Appalachia have know that for a long time."

So why did so many rural working class voters sit out the election or vote for Donald Trump? Smith and Eric Kirk discuss the problem of classism in the American progressive movements. 

John Locher/AP, courtesy NPR

Nearly 100 years after the 19th Amendment gave U.S. Women the right to vote, Hillary Clinton has made history and now hopes to become President. 

Join host Brenda Starr on the next Thursday Night Talk where she and special guests will discuss the questions: "what took so long?" and discuss "how does this take women, the USA and the world forward?"  We'd like to hear your thoughts. Tune in and call in June 16 beginning at 7 pm.