Mike Dronkers

Digital Communications Specialist

Mike Dronkers works part-time as KHSU's Digital Communications Specialist, handling web, multimedia, and social media.

Additionally, he produces My Favorite Lecture, volunteers as a host of In The Trees, and is an avowed dog person. 

He is a recipient of the national Edward R. Murrow radio documentary award, two Radio Advertising Production awards, two North Coast Journal "Best DJ" awards and several Lotto scratchers.

 

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Esch is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Arcata, California. His work features eclectic, molding bass-heavy hip-hop beats with experimental and ethereal synths. He was joined in the KHSU studio by DJ Marjo Lak.

Esch is appearing at "Cupids Arrow", a Deities & Divas Ball on Valentines Day, which will raise funds for Humboldt Wildlife Care Center and Bird Ally X

Russ Cole

 [UPDATE: Show posted below] 

KHSU listeners first heard young Russ Cole in the pre-dawn haze of Nov. 11 1976 as a studio guest. Few have a longer relationship with KHSU than Russ Cole, now known on-air as Gus Mozart. 

He celebrated his 40th anniversary of his own KHSU airshift on Monday's Music Box featuring vintage recordings (listen below) and songs from his first years on KHSU.  

My Favorite Lecture is back! We're proud to kick the season off with a talk about community-based innovation from author, engineer and educator Lonny Grafman. 

Join the "studio audience" for a taping at  Plaza Grill on Thursday, February 15th.  Lectures are an hour long, preceded by nosh from Arcata Main Street and followed by your questions. The recording airs on KHSU and is found wherever you  get your podcasts. 

Cannabis Buyer Beware

Dec 18, 2017

Testing that found 93 percent of samples collected by KNBC-TV from 15 dispensaries in four Southern California counties tested positive for pesticides.

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"I thought I'd work for the U.N. or something," says Postmodern Jukebox's Robyn Adele Anderson. She can sing in Russian and Spanish, and studied Political Science and Arabic in college. Anderson tells KHSU's Halimah The Dreamah that music "was kind of an accident." 

Pete Nichols

Bill Murray, whose show tonight in Eureka is entirely sold out, got a tour through our local redwoods. 

The Gold Rush might invoke images of happy-go-lucky miners panning for shiny nuggets, but author and historian Marlene Smith-Baranzini says not to expect a lighthearted western from Adams' new opera.

The Lumberjack looks at the bond among Humbodt State's veteran community.

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Violinist and Humboldt resident Jenny Scheinman is featured in a new NPR Tiny Desk concert alongside Ani DiFranco, Ivan Neville, and Terence Higgins.

Scheinman, whose Petrolia homestead was "the westernmost house in the continental United States," has performed with Lou Reed, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Bono, as well as numerous Humboldt county artists. 

Acclaimed documentarian, director and producer Sara Dosa will host screenings of An Inconvenient Sequel and The Last Season in Arcata this weekend. 

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What do the Eureka High Players do when renovations prevent them from building stage sets? They do an old-time radio drama, to be aired on KZZH-LP. "We decided it'd be fun to focus on storytelling rather than sets, costumes, and lights," director Nan Voss tells Wendy Butler. Voss used this as an opportunity "to get the atmosphere of a story across without all of the usual stuff we have to tell a story." 


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[KHSU is updating this post as the situation evolves.]

As of Wednesday, at least 22 fires are burning across northern California counties with little to no containment.

11:18 Weds: Air quality statement: "Smoke from fires to the south (Mendocino Lake Complex and from the Santa Rosa area fires) may continue to affect southern Humboldt County depending on proximity. The weather forecast is for winds to continue to push this smoke to the south over the weekend. Air quality in southern Humboldt is forecast to be “Good” to “Moderate” with the possibility for “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” in the late evening. "

Del Norte and Trinity Counties should see “Good” to “Moderate” air quality.        

The advocacy group Humboldt Alliance for Arts Education is relaunching Friday, as a response to ongoing factors on the statewide political horizon that affect arts education in schools. 

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On the Spot, Arcata's best/only improvisational comedy troupe readies itself for another season at the Arcata Theater Lounge. 

Through a series of games, On The Spot creates fresh, small-batch jokes live on stage based on audience cues.

The first show of On The Spot's season 2 is Friday, September 29th at the Arcata Theater Lounge (tickets).

The shows are kid-friendly in terms of both content and bedtimes: doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:00.


Update on smokey conditions and resources from KymKemp.com.

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