KHSU Staff

This week, Marimba music has echoed through the halls at Humboldt State, due to the International Katarzyna Myćka Marimba Academy. World-renown Marimba soloist Katarzyna Myćka and Marimba One founder Ron Samuels talk to Wendy Butler about the melodic percussion instrument. - used with permission

This week on Artwaves, learn about Raven Project's two-year collaboration with Dell'Arte. They'll present Checked In: A Queer Cabaret, featuring poetry, songs, and theatrical performances by queer youth at Synapsis during Arts Alive, June 3 at 7pm.

Also on this week's show, enjoy a preview of North Coast Open Studios. Artists across Humboldt will open up their creative spaces for a countywide celebration of process and place.

"We don't encourage microphone singing," says Humboldt Light Opera Company's Carol Ryder.  She and HLOC work to instill traditional musical theater skills in local youth. She's joined by  Caleb Weiss and Abby Hasting-Tharpe, two of nine Humboldt youth bound for New York City's Broadway Student Summit. Two benefit concerts (June 2 & 3, 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside) will benefit that trip.

Additionally, HLOC's KidCo is hosting summer camps soon. 

National Park Service

"So a professor, and environmentalist, and a fisherman walk into a bar... " That's how host Tom Wheeler opens this salmon-focused episode of the EcoNews Report.

"I  think what we've established here tonight is that we have vast hiking riches," says Kevin Hoover. 

On this week’s Thursday Night Talk, it’s all about trails and the people who create, maintain, and document them.

Today on Artwaves, Wendy Butler and guests discuss two local theater offerings: Dell'Arte's Thesis Festival and North Coast Rep's production of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic HMS Pinafore.

Amy Goodman spoke in Eureka on Sunday to a packed room.

John Montague - used with permission

Have you seen a rhino on 101? 

Matt Meyer of tells Tom Wheeler that he's not a cyclist. He is, however, a safari guide and conservationist who says that a rhino is poached once every 8 hours. 

He's towing  this sculpture by bike down the west coast, which he says is "home to some of the most intense illicit wildlife trade in the US."

In this episode, Wheeler drops a pop quiz on Meyer as they discuss the plight of the rhino. [Click for video]

Facebook, The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary  presents “Subjective Realities”, sculptural works by Benjamin Funke and students from College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University. The show, opening Friday for Arts Arcata, incorporates 3D design across a wide range of media. 

"We wanted the show to have a broad title, and we felt that subjective realities could be applied to each person's own viewpoint and still have room to play wth each person's viewpoint," Funke tells Wendy Butler. Funke is joined by Carissa Clark and Kody Barnes for this episode of Artwaves.

Lorna Bryant hosted a special Race Beat Radio town hall.

Local officials, Humboldt State representatives and spokesmen from the HSU organization, Brothers United, provided official statements related to the David Josiah Lawson murder case to quell fears, rumors and misinformation.


Wendy Butler talks with members of the Humboldt County Teen Court about their upcoming art show.

Also on the program,  Natalie Craig and Marceau Verdiere talk about their show at Black Faun gallery (pictured).

Democracy Now! is providing special live coverage of the Washington DC People’s Climate March from 7am-12pm on Saturday, April 29. 

*Click here Saturday morning.*

Amy Goodman will be in Eureka on May 14th.

Thomas Dunklin, used with permission

"It's about time scientists ... go on the offensive," Mike Manetas told EcoNews Report's Jen Kalt. Amid the speakers, marchers, and colorful signs, Kalt asked people why they marched for science. 

Redwood Curtain

"The title isn't just about his nickname. It's also about the third stage of life," says Christina Jioras.

Third, Redwood Curtain's 75th production, opens Thursday.  Jioras and Joey Lawrence talk to Wendy Butler about the show's production and undertones.



KHSU proudly presents Amy Goodman, live at the Sequoia Conference Center on May 14th. The Democracy Now! host is currently on her "The Media Is Not The Enemy Tour".

  • Sunday May 14, Noon - 2 pm
  • Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Ave, Eureka (view on Google Maps)

PROGRAMMING NOTE: KHSU will air special coverage of this weekend's March For Science from Democracy Now! and the California Report. 

Democracy Now's March For Science special coverage will air from 9am-11am Saturday morning. March for Science coverage resumes at 1pm with a California Report March For Science special.   This coverage is in place of regularly-scheduled programming. Next week, the EcoNews Report will bring coverage of the local edition of the March For Science (details below).

Charmaine Lawson, mother of HSU student David Josiah Lawson - along with family and friends - joined Lorna Bryant in the KHSU studios to talk about her son's life.

Through tears and laughter, the interview shared some of the beauty David Josiah Lawson offered in his young life.

Rob Fowler/Northcoast Environmental Center

"Birds have always been a gateway to being outdoors," Gary Friedrichsen says. "It's a very easy way to get involved with nature in general." He and Sue Leskiw discuss Godwit Days and the Third Annual Tim McKay Birdathon with Delia Bense-Kang.

The Humboldt State University family and extended community are heartbroken at the death of HSU student, David Josiah Lawson. A statement honoring Josiah was aired on KHSU. 

A celebration of life for David Josiah Lawson will be held on Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room.

 Have you seen the psychological/social thriller, "Get Out"?

Would you like to share your thoughts or movie experience on KHSU?

With guests Jill Larrabee, Patty Yancey and Malcolm Chanaiwa, Lorna Bryant hosted Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat on April 20.