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The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County, KEET-TV and KHSU present a live call-in forum with Austin Allison and John Fullerton.

They are running for Eureka City Council, Ward 4.

This is an opportunity to call in your questions to 445-0811 beginning at 6:45 p.m .

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence squared off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, annotated the debate.

Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors. 


The Vice Presidential debate between Indiana Governor Mike Pence and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine will air live on KHSU Tuesday at 6pm. will feature live fact-checking from NPR's news team during the debate.

New KHSU T-Shirt

Oct 1, 2016

KHSU has a new T-shirt featuring local artist Maureen McGarry. The painting featured is "College Cove, Winter Light".

It can be yours as a thank you gift with your donation of $10 a month or $120.

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Has the glass ceiling been broken? On this week's Thursday Night Talk, host Yana Valachovic, speaks with women in firefighting and explores women's experiences in other male-dominated professions.
Tune in Thursday September 29th at 7 p.m.


Dr. Rossbacher shares her experience of visiting Humboldt State's Library Brain Booth - where research and relaxation intersect. The Library Brain Booth allows visitors to utilize the biofeedback station, relaxation and contemplation station or virtual reality station. The  effects of mindfulness, attention, and contemplation  are measured through the various activities.

 Learn more about the HSU Library Brain booth here

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On this week's North Coast Update, Lupe Gutierrez and Susan Andrews report on a new grant to be used by the Yurok Tribe to preserve the Yurok language.

The money will be used to teach the language, as well as training Yurok speakers to educate others. 

Also on this week's North Coast Update:

What motivates political protest? One researcher attended the RNC and another attended the DNC. On the next Thursday Night Talk, they swap notes, share their findings, and take your questions. 

Brenda Starr is joined by Dr. Amber Gaffney and two students who surveyed demonstrators at both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions this summer. Populism, Collective Action, Identity Politics and more starting at 7 September 22. Your calls are welcome.

Katie Whiteside

Jazz great Kamasi Washington stopped by the KHSU studios on his way to Friday's performance at the Van Duzer Theater at Humboldt State University. Washington talks about connecting with the redwoods, his influences from Coltrane to Snoop to Stravinsky and the L.A. jazz legacy and how it connects to his music today.


KHSU will broadcast political debates on the following dates:

  • Monday, Sept. 26 Presidential Debate
  • Tuesday, October 4th Vice Presidential Debate
  • Sunday, Oct. 9th Presidential Debate
  • Wednesday, October 19th Presidential Debate, adaptation from original work of Craig Froehle

Is Humboldt County ready to embrace its changing demographic? Is Humboldt County a place of cultural and racial equity? 

Join host Lorna Bryant as she and her guests Dwayne Marsh (Center for Social Inclusion’s Government Alliance on Race and Equity); Darren Arquero (UC Berkeley and Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society); and Humboldt State University student Malcolm Chanaiwa discuss 'creating a place where we all belong'."

In addition to a wide-ranging discussion about diversity on the north coast, Chanaiwa discussed the local reaction to the 'Sit With Kaepernick' protest, which he helped organize. 


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This week in Del Norte County news, Susan Andrews, Jan Moorehouse, and Lupe Gutierrez report on a solidarity protest alongside US 101 in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota.

Thanks to an early outpouring of online donations support, KHSU finished our fall fundraiser 2 days early! This allowed KHSU to jump back into regular programming ahead of schedule.

Jan Moorehouse and Susan Andrews report on news from Del Norte County.

  • Del Norte is looking over the border at how Brookings may tax its three marijuana dispensaries.
  • Del Norte High School football team celebrates a win over Yreka.
  • Coastal Conservancy funding is in place to create a coastal access overlook point at Howe drive. 
  • Local "Find Your Park" efforts provided various recreational opportunities.

   What's it like to be a homeless mother in Humboldt County?

Next on Thursday Night Talk, Linda Stansberry talks to the people most affected by a county-wide shortage of affordable housing: single mothers.

Tune in and call in September 8 beginning at 7.