Katie Whiteside

Program Director & Operations Director, KHSU Magazine Producer



Ways to Connect

Kuniko Yamamoto

"Japanese stories and Japanese tales are very simple. To make it entertaining we have to have stunts and puppets and costumes," explains Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto  during her interview about her performance on the KHSU Magazine. Yamamoto's performance, Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan is the first in the 2018 Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series which begins on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

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"As an anthropologist, service means seeing the whole world as your backyard," says Dr. Jennifer Cavalari. "You see this kind of faulty distribution of resources." Calivari says service is one way to remedy this imbalance. The HSU alumna is co-founder and director of Sustainable Empowerment Leadership Organization, an international non-profit that collaborates with community members in Honduras to create sustainable initiatives for local challenges.

Cavalari spoke with KHSU's Brian Curtis about the different opportunities for students and community members to learn about anthropology in action, global medicine and how folks can participate in international service in Honduras.

HSU’s Department of Anthropology presents a talk by Cavalari on Monday, March 19 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Kate Buchanan Room.


Joseph Rand is a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and conducts analysis on renewable energy.

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Tera Spohr from Mad River Brewery and Jen McFerrin from Six Rivers Brewery stop by the KHSU studio to talk about the local chapter of the Pink Boots Society, a organization for women in the craft beer industry.  "Women have a more complex palate so women are moving into sensory panels and quality control in some areas of brewing," explains Spohr of the expanding roles for women in a male dominated industry. Pink Boots brings women together to share their knowledge and skills. 

The local chapter of the Pink Boots Society is taking part on the Pink Boots "Collaboration Brew Day" in March, coinciding with International Women's Day.

What drove Alexander to conquer much of the known world?  Why did Pompey lack the will to overcome Caesar?  Solomon and Mary review biographies of famous Greeks and Romans from Plutarch’s Lives.

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"It wasn't until filming that I realized how large and wild the Eel River Watershed is," explains documentary filmmaker Shane Anderson on the KHSU Magazine. Anderson spoke with KHSU host Brian Curtis about using film as a tool to having an impact on conservation issues on the Eel River.  "A River's Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along California's Mighty Eel River" will be screened Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Eureka Theater.

Two volunteers who have devoted much time, energy, enthusiasm and a love of music to KHSU listeners are retiring at the end of 2017.  Felicia Oldfather from Classical Corner on Monday mornings and Gregg “Vinny” DeVaney from Fogou on Wednesday afternoons are hanging up their headphones and moving on to do other things with their time.  

“We want to know if people support on-site consumption of cannabis and whether they want to see that in the downtown Arcata area,” explains Jeanette Todd of Arcata Main Street. Todd and Brian Curtis discuss a survey Arcata Main Street is distributing to businesses on the Arcata Plaza to determine if recreational cannabis shops will be welcomed on the Plaza. 

California State Water Board is holding a workshop  in Eureka  today at 10 a.m.in the Adorni Center for those involved in cannabis cultivation. Daniel Schultz, Environmental Program Manager in the Cannabis Section,  spoke with Brian Curtis on the KHSU Magazine about various new regulations that will begin on January 1, 2018. The workshop is free and all are encouraged to attend.

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Today we learned of the loss of Humboldt State student Erin Henry. We want to express our deepest sympathies to her family, friends, colleagues, and the faculty and staff who knew her. We ask you to keep her loved ones in your thoughts and comfort each other during this time.

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The Eureka Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are partying with a purpose this Saturday. “This year, we’re focusing on the theme Getting to Zero. What that means is, we want zero new infections, zero deaths from HIV related illnesses, and zero discrimination,” explains Sister Mary Poppin Bottoms.

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“The more we help and get people employed - that’s when people realize, 'Oh, this is a really high quality employee with really great skills. I just have to get past all those apprehensions and preconceived ideas of people with disabilities and look for the things they can do instead of the things I think they can’t do,'" says James Forbes, Field Service Counselor with the Humboldt County Department of Rehabilitation

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On Tuesday, October 31, 7am to 10am, at the front steps of the Humboldt County Court House, Centro del Pueblo and its supporters will create an impressive, public "altar" to symbolize the need for the County to pass its own Sanctuary Law.  Brenda Perez and Xochitl Cabrera talk with KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis about the importance of the county supervisors to pass this ordinance. 

The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. Classics Now hosts Mary Harper and Solomon Everta discuss Pontellier's struggles.

We're sad to announce the passing of jazz host Dave Hamlin. He shared his knowledge of music of the 1920’s through 1950’s with co-host DJ Ruffabilly during Wednesday evening's The Treehouse Swing

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Mary Harper and Solom Everta  of Classics Now discuss author August Strindberg's tragic/comic tale of the fisherman and farmers of the Swedish archipelago in the novel The People of Hemso. Surprisingly, there is more comedy than tragedy. 

A black woman and a white woman meet at a racism training class in Humboldt County and they question the presentation. “We were prompted by Josiah Lawson’s tragic murder,” says Zera Starchild about creating an alternative to what they had experienced at the workshop. Jill Larrabee and Starchild designed a discussion titled the Heart of the Matter: Authentic Conversation on Racism which is taking place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside.

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“I became more and more aware that adults with intellectual disabilities are very vulnerable to this type of crime (sex trafficking) and we need to be proactive in preventing it,” says Rene Quintana, Director of Rural Human Services Inc./Supported Living Services in Crescent City.

Quintana will attend a roundtable in Washington DC to discuss Human Trafficking and issues affecting disenfranchised populations in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.

Paula Poundstone

“Apparently bacteria jump on board right away,” says comedian, writer and podcast host Paula Poundstone in a conversation with Magazine Host, Claire Reynolds.  She is referring  to a segment in her book “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happinessand some of the  experiments she just had do try outCenterArts is presenting Paula Poundstone on Saturday at HSU’s Van Duzer Theater.

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Mary Harper and Solomon Everta from Classics Now discuss Charles Kingley’s The Water Babies- A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby where young Tom becomes a water baby and goes on a journey to learn about kindness.