Jessica Eden

Producer, Program and Operations Coordinator

jeden@khsu.org

Jessica Eden is a producer and photographer who loves public radio and the talented volunteers that make KHSU such a great community station. In addition to her work with KHSU, she has produced content for public media in Alaska, the Pacific Islands, and Australian public broadcasting. Jessica has worked as a field biologist in rural regions of Alaska, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Her time on the airwaves on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs, as the "seabird lady" and "fish guts lady", was the most memorable and enjoyable radio ever.  Jessica received her M.A. in Environment and Community studies, with a focus on Environmental Radio - exploring the confluence of people and place.

Early in September, USGS detected an explosion in North Korea. How did they know it was an explosion and not an earthquake? Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the finer points of energy release that distinguish earthquakes from underground testing of bombs.


Mexico was the first country in the world to develop and implement an earthquake early warning system.

Within seconds of the recent 8.1 quake in southern Mexico, the temblor's location and magnitude were calculated and alerts were sent to neighboring communities.  Geologist Lori Dengler talks about the importance of this effective early warning system.


The goal of an evacuation is to get people out of harm's way...

It's hard to leave the comfort of our homes in an emergency. But when the call to evacuate comes, what will you do? Geologist Lori Dengler encourages heeding evacuation notices.


DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, is a program for students who were brought to this country as children–the Dreamers–who in most cases don’t know anywhere else as home.  HSU President Lisa Rossbacher is committed to all student success and says the university will continue doing all it can to help Dreamers succeed in school and become Humboldt alumni.  

This week's Food For Thought highlights Humboldt's upcoming Local Food Month.  Ivy North from the North Coast Growers' Association and Ann Anderson of Locally Delicious join Jennifer Bell to talk about healthy eating and taking the Eat Local Challenge.


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Do we learn from mistakes or simply dwell on having made mistakes?

California State University Presidents recently read the book, Mindset, by Carol S. Dweck.  As HSU's Dr. Rossbacher explains, the book focuses on fulfilling our potential and how each of us can choose a growth mindset or a fixed mindset.  


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We all know phony stories abound on social media. When it comes to geologic occurrences, Dr. Lori Dengler says be careful when fantastical stories catch your eye - fact check with trusted sources like USGS - and don't share unverified stories.


Geologist Lori Dengler discusses the rare total solar eclipse. Seismologists have long studied the moon and sun's influences on our planet and determine that this special alignment does not trigger earthquakes. Gravitationally speaking, the eclipse is nothing special.


Current digital networks and analytical techniques have vastly improved our understanding of earthquakes.  

Data is processed within minutes of a temblor... Geologist Lori Dengler reckons these initial estimates are "pretty darn good."


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On this segment of Shaky Ground, Geologist Lori Dengler takes on the word epicenter.

Depending on magnitude, the "dot on the map" may or may not be an accurate representation of the seismic waves of a given earthquake.


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On this episode of Campus Connections, HSU President Lisa Rossbacher highlights the upcoming solar eclipse. Dr. Rossbacher recalls experiencing this amazing event in years past -- and finds possibilities for optimism and hope.


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On your next road trip, Geologist Lori Dengler recommends taking in a little geology.  Uncover the geologic storyline wherever the road takes you.


Earthquakes occur on faults and fault ruptures many miles beneath the surface.  Dr. Lori Dengler says we needn't worry about storms and surface water affecting our seismic reality.


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HSU President Lisa Rossbacher remembers the tragedy of the Kent State student protest of 1970 -- and considers more recent protests on college campuses across the country.

Dr. Rossbacher concludes, "The right to dissent is fundamentally important."


Ah, the beloved albacore tuna...

Master Food Preservers Joyce Houston and Jennifer Bell share their appreciation for albacore tuna and continue their discussion on proper tuna canning technique.


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