Jessica Eden

Producer, Program and Operations Coordinator

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.

Jennifer Bell talks with Jim Hughes about using quality local food as the foundation to achieve the best dining experience at Brick and Fire in Eureka.

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 2": Make an earthquake or disaster plan.

Here's A Story: Emeley

Oct 27, 2017

Identity, sense of place and community. Emeley shares a story.


Identity, sense of place and community. Michael M. shares some of his story.

Live Your Language Alliance

In many ways, language expresses worldview.

Leo Canez introduces us to the meaning and useage of 'Ayekwee' (Oyekwee) in the Yurok language.

On this week's Through The Eyes Of Women, Dr. Corinne Frugoni talks with Victoria Sweet about her new book, "Slow Medicine". 

Over the years that Victoria has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than their patients, and costs keep soaring. Yet the remedy that economists and policy makers continue to miss is also miraculously simple. Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time - time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right diagnosis and the right treatment.

The California Earthquake Alliance has developed seven steps for earthquake safety. 

Geologist Lori Dengler emphasizes "step 1": Recognize your hazards.

Travel challenges abound for Humboldt County residents, typically ranging from airplanes and fog to copious amounts of rain and subsequent landslides. 

HSU President Rossbacher's recent jaunt down to the CSU Chancellor's office turned into the epic journey many of us easily recognize.

Geologist Lori Dengler encourages all of us to take part in the Great California ShakeOut Drill, an annual event to practice what to do when you feel an earthquake.

Click here for details on the ShakeOut and more emergency preparedness information.

Much of Humboldt County's thirst is quenched by the Mad River. And, despite its relatively small size, the Mad River provides vital habitat for a surprising diversity of species. Fisheries Biologist Katherine Osborn shares this week's Sound Ecology audio postcard.

On this week's Campus Connections, Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the power and dynamism of classroom learning.  She shares her experience attending an introductory Spanish class at HSU.

Mike Baird

On this segment of Sound Ecology, Ornithologist Mark Colwell features one of our dynamic coastal residents, the western snowy plover.

Geologist Lori Dengler discusses notification systems for hazards and emergencies...

Beyond television and radio, alerts can be sent to you via phone or email. Dr. Dengler encourages signing up to be notified!

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has been very busy this year. Lori Dengler discusses disaster declarations and some of the financial considerations for recovery following a catastrophic event.

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.


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.