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Do you know what your health risks are if you are working in the cannabiz? 

It's Giving Tuesday!

Nov 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday, the charitable alternative to Black Friday, asks you to give back to those groups working for a better community.  The North Coast is rich with non-profits working to improve the world, our community and the lives of our neighbors. KHSU called out to listeners to record their plea for their favorite charity, calling it "Charity Share." Here are all of the non-profits that your fellow listeners want you to know about:

As the U.S. prepares for Thanksgiving next week, many of us think of the image of happy 'Pilgrims and Indians' coming together for a big feast. But what about the rest of the story -- the historical facts versus the Mayflower myths?

This is a condensed version of a Thursday Night Talk program from November 16, 2017. 

Ari & Mia, "New England's Americana sister act," stopped by KHSU's Studio A to perform live. 

Ice Cream Social Friday

Nov 8, 2017

Join us for some ice cream at the KHSU Ice Cream Social on November 10th, at Jacoby's Storehouse in Arcata.  

The KHSU Community Advisory Board hosts this annual appreciation of our listeners with help from Arcata Scoop and the Jacoby's Storehouse.  

The event begins at 6 pm and ends when they run out of ice cream.

What’s your favorite north coast nonprofit? What do you see them doing for the community? 

KHSU presents Charity Share, and you're invited to give that group a fundraising shout-out.

Giving Tuesday, the charitable alternative to Black Friday, asks you to give back to those groups working for a better community. And our area has literally hundreds of them.

Los Ensemble Economique had a live set from the "rocking-est band throughout the land," Henderson Centaur.   

DJ Ratrace hosts the group's first live show. 

Due to some server maintenance, some listeners may experience difficulty listening to our web streams today.

We strive to minimize this type of maintenance downtime, which should be complete by about noon today. 

If you're looking for alternative ways to listen, locals can tune into KHSU, Radio Bilingue, and KHSU-BBC via terrestrial radio. 

Feel free to catch up on archived KHSU shows you missed here


This week on Artwaves,: preview The Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte, and Humboldt State's production of Avenue Q. Both shows open this week. 

“If we build this athletic program the right way we will get fantastic leaders coming out of our athletics program that will impact the rest of the campus,” said HSU Athletic Director Duncan Robins in an interview with KHSU’s General Manager Peter Fretwell. Football is in the spotlight as Robins discussed a few approaches to handling this deficit 

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The Sweetwater String Band, originally hailing from the eastern Sierras, stopped by Fogou to perform "cello-driven soulgrass" with guest host Pandemonium Jones. 

They perform tonight at Humbrews (tickets) at 9:00pm. 

Redwood Curtain Theater

This week on Artwaves, Clint Rebik, director of Redwood Curtain's Disenchanted (tickets), along with actors Julie Angles and Chelly Purnell talk about the theater's irreverent look at fairy tale princesses.

Also, HSU Art Department's Emily Cobb and Stephen Nachtigall discuss the Staff+Faculty Exhibition. Both will be giving talks about their work at the opening reception. Opening reception & artists’ talks on Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 pm.

 Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher released a statement today regarding the Trump Administration's decision to rescind the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals act, commonly known as DACA. 


Dear HSU Community,

We have a simple message today for Dreamers. Humboldt State University stands with you, and we care about you. We’re going to keep doing all we can to help you succeed in school and become Humboldt alumni.

  President Donald Trump will address the nation to provide an update on the path forward for the United States' engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia on Monday August 21st at 6:00 p.m.

 KHSU will offer live special coverage of this event on All Things Considered and will post the transcript below as it becomes available. Coverage will be hosted by Robert Siegel. Also joining the coverage: White House Reporter Geoff Bennett, Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman, Senior Washington Desk Editor Ron Elving, and International Correspondent, Diaa Hadid.

Live Blog: Eclipse 2017

Aug 21, 2017
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  It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with KHSU and NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse. KHSU-BBC will air special coverage today starting at 10am.


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HSU will host an eclipse viewing event on campus tomorrow between 9am and 12pm. Attendees can borrow solar glasses and view the event through a filtered telescope.  See below for more info.

Humboldt Permaculture Guild

Plants will make seeds to make more plants, says Marlon Gil from the Humboldt Permaculture Guild. But how do harvest your own seeds? Gil and Cindy Annotto, often seen at local farmers markets with Rock-n-Rose farms, invite you to a seed-saving and plant propagation workshop Sunday. 

Via the Facebook event page:

As the Yurok Tribe works to reacquire its land base, it's partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to advance ecological and cultural goals. Tim Hayden, the Yurok Tribe's Natural Resource Division Lead, and Jon Shulz of the Natural Resources Conservation Service talk to EPIC's Tom Wheeler about the tribe's conservation efforts. 

KHSU's Lorna Bryant, Peter Fretwell and Jessica Eden discuss the Voice of Diversity Initiative.

This program initiative will include oral history and storytelling about the experiences of the diverse residents of the North Coast, based on the belief that human stories build bridges.


We’ve heard the news, but we want to know what really happened.  That’s what Reveal is all about: finding out what’s going on behind the scenes, hidden from public view.

KHSU premieres the program Friday, August 4th at 7 p.m. Please listen and tell us what you think

Hosted by Al Letson and produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Reveal presents original work from CIR's team along with various partners.