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Amy Goodman and Juan González host a rolling roundtable discussion across the country as they cover results from the presidential election to congressional and state races as well as ballot initiatives. 

As results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with KHSU hosts, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races. KHSU will also share local results on air and here at 

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As polls close nationally and locally, KHSU and NPR will provide updates on today's election. Humboldt County election returns will be found here, Del Norte County results, complete with a ballot room video feed, will be here, and Curry County results should appear here
If you need a quick refresher on today's ballot, use KHSU's Voter Information Guide

You can find breaking political NPR stories here and tonight Democracy Now! will provide special video coverage.

Need to know where to vote? Unsure of what's on the ballot?

KHSU compiled a few links to help get you to your polling place, as well as some links that could help inform your decision.

Then tune in election night for special KHSU election coverage.

The Voter's Edge guide, endorsed by League of Women Voters, is simple and fast. Just enter your ZIP code. 


Today on Ethnic Excursions, Halimah the Dreamah welcomed Kingfoot and their "world cowboy" aesthetic to the studio. KingFoot plays all original Modern Americana. 

They perform at Redwood Curtain Brewery on Friday at 8pm.

  • Kevin Johnson on Bass
  • Jimmy Foot on Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin and Accordion
  • Joe King on Guitar and Ukulele

Linda Stansberry and a panel of guests discuss suffrage, about how women are perceived as leaders, about whether Trump's personal life has bearing on his policy.

Stansberry is joined by Arcata city councilmember Sofia Pereira, Diana Berliner of Humboldt County Democrats and consultant Louisa Rogers.

(Representatives from  Humboldt Republican Women did not respond to TNT outreach.) 

Del Norte County Sheriffs Dept.

In this edition of North Coast Update, Susan Andrews covers:

  • An investigation into Wednesday's shooting in downtown Crescent City, in which Trenton Andrews is accused of trying to run over a man with his car, leading to another man allegedly shooting at Andrews' car
  • Local candidate for a for Supervisorial and School Board Trustee seats
  • A Brookings fundraiser for Haitian medical care and emergency relief

What is the role of "the media" in presidential elections? Can the media actually rig elections?  Tonight

on Thursday Night Talk, host Brenda Starr talks with HSU Journalism professor Marcy Burstiner about the role of media in politics, especially in this political season. Tune in and call in October 20 beginning at 7.

Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:20 a.m. on October 20 during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008. 

KHSU will help you participate by airing simulated earthquake audio and message to "Drop, Cover and Hold On" at 10:20 a.m. Thursday the 20th.

Professor Emeritus Lori Dengler spoke on the KHSU Homepage about the ShakeOut and our area's large role in earthquake and tsunami preparedness.

KHSU will broadcast the final presidential debate as Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

 NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate.

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We hear you. And we hear the occasional glitch, too! Thanks for helping us spot the problem, which we've taken steps to correct.

If you have any problems with the stream buffering, stuttering, or stopping altogether, let us know! You'd be doing us a great favor.

"It was like feast and famine," distinguished artist George Blake (Hupa-Yurok) tells Wendy Butler on Artwaves. His early years weren't easy, but today Blake will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, to be conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University.

Blake was nominated for his role in the resurgence of Native California traditional cultural life since the 1970s.

His work has been exhibited widely nationally and internationally and is in the collections of major institutions, like the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum at UC Berkeley. 

The League of Women Voters of Humboldt County, KEET-TV, and KHSU present a live call in-forum with candidates running for the Arcata City Council.

With relatively little news coverage of the Arcata City Council race, this is an opportunity to get to know the candidates.

Call in your questions to 445-0811 beginning at 6:45 p.m or e-mail your questions to by 4:00 p.m today.

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.

U.C. Cooperative Extension

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: