Lorna Bryant

Office Manager, KHSU Magazine Host, Thursday Night Talk Host


Lorna has been involved in public radio for a decade. She was general manager at KRFH prior to her work with KHSU.  Lorna runs KHSU's office for her day job - and exchanges the desk for the mic as L Boogie, setting the mood for your late night rendezvous spinning R&B slow jams.

Lorna received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis on Broadcast News and Music Arts.

Ways to Connect

In honor of Women's History Month, host Lorna Bryant explores the role of women in activism and resistance with guests Sierra Leash, activist and humanitarian for Syrian refugees and Jill Larrabee, organizer of Show Up Humboldt.


International recording artist and vocal improvisation teacher Rhiannon is lending her talent to the Zero to Fierce Festival being held in Arcata. Rhiannon spoke with KHSU Magazine's Lorna Bryant ahead of her Friday night performance at The Arcata Playhouse. 

Did you know the second fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. are those who claim two or more races – when it was just 40 years ago laws prohibited interracial marriage. The Loving v. Virginia case is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court that overturned those laws. 


Mary and Solomon, from the Northcoast Book Discussion Group discuss The Wasps by Aristophanes.

Black Violin Facebook Page

Black Violin, the classically trained string instrumentalist duo, will bring their melding of hip hop, bluegrass, rock and baroque music to Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theater January 25, 2017. Black Violin is comprised of Kev Marcus on violin and Wil B. on viola. KHSU's Lorna Bryant spoke with Kev Marcus ahead of Black Violin's upcoming performance.

More information about Black Violin's Van Duzer Theater performance at Humboldt State University can be found here.

  KHSU's Thursday Night Talk hosted a live, town hall-style event on the eve of the presidential inauguration. 


Have you ever wondered how small business owners bid on contracts with government entities? Kristina Kunkel, Program Director, the Northern California Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) shares information about an upcoming seminar designed to help you understand and navigate the process. The seminar takes place Thursday, January 12th at The Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center in Eureka. Registration is required. To register or learn more go to NorCalPTAC.org or call 707-826-3922.


Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the recent homecoming festivities at Humboldt State University and her conversations with the year's Golden Grads - HSU's Class of 1966.

She discusses how the Golden Grads' experiences are very much like those of HSU's students today - from being inspired by faculty members to creating lifelong connections with fellow classmates.

Humboldt State University / https://www2.humboldt.edu/events/2016/10/11/5927/

Hupa-Yurok artist George Blake received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, conferred by the California State University and Humboldt State University, on October 11, 2016.  Blake creates his art using wood, silver, bones and antlers.  He is recognized as one of the few living people skilled in the traditional art of dugout canoe building. A Yurok dugout canoe created by Blake is on display in the HSU Library. Other works of  Blake have been on display at the Smithsonian.

Blake was honored by HSU for his many contributions  in the world of art. George Blake's art will be on display through December 3, 2016 at Humboldt State University’s Goudi’ni Native American Arts Gallery.

  Campus Connections on Soundcloud

Tyler Boydstun / thelumberjack.org

Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the movement of athletes and spectators exercising their right to protest during sporting events, including at Humboldt State University. Students remained seated as the National Anthem was performed during HSU's first home football game this season. This action was a symbol of solidarity with San Francisco 49er, Colin Kaepernick, for his ongoing protest against inequalities in our nation. Players from the HSU volleyball team have joined in the silent protest in a recent home game.


Campus Connections on Soundcloud


Mary Harper and Solomon Everta, of the Northcoast Book Discussion Group, examine Elizabeth Barrett Browning - her strict upbringing; growing up in Jamaica; hiding her marriage from her family. Mary reads passages from Sonnets from the Portuguese - poems written during Elizabeth Barrett Browning's courtship with Robert Browning. In fact, Barrett Browning waited three years after they'd married before sharing Sonnets from the Portuguese with Robert Browning.

Classics Now is a monthly feature regularly hosted by Mary Harper and Solomon Everta.Classics Now airs the third Thursday of each month during the KHSU Homepage at 1pm.

Dr. Rossbacher reflects on how Humboldt County, Humboldt Bay and Humboldt State University got their name. Alexander von Humboldt biographer, Andrea Wulf, details him in the book, "The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World". Wulf will visit Humboldt State's Van Duzer Theatre October 24, 2016 for a lecture on Alexander von Humboldt's extraordinary life.



Dr. Rossbacher reflects on the connection between the Standing Rock Sioux pipeline protest in North Dakota and Humboldt State. Students have expressed the desire to show their support in person. One student, Conor Handley, is in Standing Rock and providing first-hand accounts of the protest via his Facebook. HSU students have signed petitions, sent letters and held a sunrise ceremony as a way to "stand with Standing Rock".




Humboldt State University was recently ranked number one in the country as the greatest small college for nature lovers. We are also on the list of the top 35 best outdoor schools in America, according to BestCollegeReviews.org. Dr. Rossbacher calls HSU to task  - to experience and enjoy the outdoors and earn the title of  “Outdoor National Champion” by logging the largest number of people and outdoor activities


From September 4th through October 15th, HSU students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to compete against 89 other colleges and universities in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge. Go outdoors - take a walk; take a hike; go skateboarding; go birding; restore a local trail; or search for 'virtual creatures' from an 'augmented reality'. Sign up online and log your activities using the Google or Apple App.

Now get out there and enjoy the outdoors!




Dr. Rossbacher highlights the demographics of the more than 1,300 first-year students entering Humboldt State this fall. The 8.600+ students at HSU are a reflection of the changing demographics of our region and our state.