KHSU Magazine

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KHSU's weekday newsmagazine. Highlighting north coast news, people, places, and events. Hosts include Lorna Bryant, Brian Curtis, Danielle Orr, Claire Reynolds, and Katie Whiteside. 

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Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose talks about her organization’s ongoing and new programs and events offered this summer. She also discusses the important part the club plays in the support and nurturance of youth in the community.

For more information and to get involved, visit bgcredwoods.org.


Arcata author Sharon Levy discusses her new book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife on the KHSU Magazine. Levy speaks about her interest in the topic as well as her research for it and why activism played an integral role in the creation of the Marsh.

Levy is scheduled to give a presentation Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arcata’s Northtown Books.


San Francisco's WRAP director, Paul Bodin describes what Mahayla Slackerelli calls an "initimate intertwining" of social justice and environmental justice, "You don’t have the environmental devastation. You don’t have Standing Rock. Solar energy doesn’t create those kinds of catastrophes in people’s lives and in Native people’s communities. They go hand in hand and that's why Environmental justice is a strong part of the Poor Peoples Campaign because we all need to be healthy. Poor and non-poor alike." Mahayla states, "We are all trying to work for a socially and environmentally sound system and solar is a big part of that."

Sometimes when people show up to the KHSU studio for completely separate interviews, they easily find common ground. Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives and Paul Bodin, Director of WRAP- Western Regional Advocacy Project, author of the Homeless Bill of Rights, which is before state Legislatures in California, Colorado and Oregon fill us in on the  Poor People’s Campaign Rally for Housing, Social Services, and a Living Wage. Mahayla Slackerelli, Account Services Manager from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority worked with Nezzie and AHAA to develop ideas for lighting and heating systems for homeless people while a student at HSU. Those findings have since been included in a tiny house village proposal to the City of Arcata. Mahayla and colleagues are presenting a Net Energy Metering Workshop about RCEA's solar energy progams on Wednesday, June 13.

Mike Wilson On the Importance of Local Elections

Jun 4, 2018

Humboldt County District 3 Supervisor, Mike Wilson talks about why voting in local elections matters as well as some of the projects on the horizon for the Board of Supervisors. District 3 includes Arcata, Blue Lake, Manila, Freshwater and Kneeland. 


Catherine Wilkes Photography

The concept of race as we know it today is a fairly recent invention and has been used to exploit certain groups of people: Blacks, Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Asian Americans. That is the jumping off point in a continuing discussion on race hosted by Humboldt Area Foundation  (HAF) and the Equity Alliance for the North Coast.

Brittany Britton Explores Cross-Sections of Cultures

May 28, 2018

Hupa multi-media artist and College of the Redwoods Art History educator, Brittany Britton talks about how living in Hoopa influences her art and how she addresses cross-sections of  gender and cultural identity. 


Charlando Con La Raza!

May 25, 2018
Danielle Orr

Scholars Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya speak to Danielle Orr about Charlando Con La Raza and Naturaleza y Communidad both produced here in Arcata at the KHSU studios for Radio Bilinque, the nonprofit Latino radio network. Radio Bilinque is the only producer of national Spanish-language programming in the public radio system.  With the goal of serving the Latino community with innovative cultural and informational programming, they are fostering multicultural understanding within the larger community. 

Tina Kerrigan Photography/Stacey Wheeler

The Kinetic Grand Championship runs its 50th race Memorial Day weekend 2018.  The event's fun and fabulous Pageantry Competition will be on it's own day, Friday May 25th  from 6 to 10 p.m at the Arcata Community Center.

Kati Texas, 2008 Rutabaga Queen and Kinetic Universe member talks with David Reed about the reason for the additional day's events, places for spectators to see the racers and the "Invisable Ticket," 

Native women aged 25 - 55 are the station's target audience because "nothing gets started or stopped without them." KIDE FM Hoopa Tribal Radio Station Manager, Joe Orozco talks about the importance of Tribally owned and operated community radio in remote, rural areas and the ways in which Hupa culture is cultivated through the station. 

Shakespeare’s Richard II explores the changing nature of kingship in England, and contrasts the poetic but ineffectual Richard with the Machiavellian Bolingbroke, who deposes him to become Henry IV.  Join Solomon and Mary for some beautiful Shakespearian poetry about the downfall of a king.


Marlon Sherman discusses topics from treaty law, Tribal law and his philosophy of Cooperative Autonomy.  

Marlon Sherman is a Professor & Department Chair in the HSU Native American Studies Department, specializing in indigenous and tribal law, justice, peacemaking, governance, environment, resource use, culture, history and philosophy.

Jennifer Bell Discusses the Art and Science of Food

Apr 30, 2018

Master food preserver and KHSU's Food For Thought Host, Jennifer Bell talks about the benefits of learning to can local fruits and vegetables and of updating family recipes. She also reveals her secret technique in the care and feeding of a sourdough starter.


Women Facing Homelessness In Humboldt County

Apr 27, 2018
Arcata Playhouse/Facebook

The Arcata Playhouse presents A Woman's Place is in Her Home.

"You know there is mental illness and then there is mental injury. There is the trauma that makes people get PTSD and makes them have difficult and hard times in social situations," explains storyteller Ali Freedlund in her conversation with a homeless woman.

Dr. Frank Kanawha Lake tells KHSU that "reinstating traditional burning regimes today benefits not only the tribes and those ecosystems, but also the larger society and the public."  


Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods are hosting the North Coast Homelessness & Housing Insecurity Summit at CR’s main Eureka campus on April 25th. The daylong summit offers presentations about the scope of the homelessness and housing insecurity, local action, causes and contributing factors of homelessness, and how to expand empathy and awareness.


Mary Harper and Solomon Everta of the Northcoast Book Discussion Group discuss a Chinese classic, Monkey’s Journey to the West - demons, dragons, Buddha, fantastic superpowers, and a band of very flawed but likable characters making a truly heroic journey.


Mona Mazzotti - HSU

Acclaimed human resources, financial, and resilience expert and Audacity Firm founder Charles Hunt shares incredible stories of resiliency, determination, and success from his journey. 

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion student assistant, Christian Boyd, and Charles Hunt joined the KHSU Magazine to chat about Hunt's upcoming talk about finding resiliency after trauma.

Learn more about Charles Hunt from his TEDx Charlotte talk here:

KHSU Magazine: "Know Your Rights" Workshops At HSU

Apr 19, 2018

Civil Liberties Lawyer Lauren Regan with the Civil Liberties Defense Center will be presenting workshops at HSU, starting tonight. This training and education will take place over several days throughout Humboldt County.

Know Your Rights will take place from 6-8 p.m., tonight at HSU in Goodwin Forum.

Digital Security for Activists training will be held in Founders Hall room 166, Friday at noon. 

Know Your Rights for Undocumented Community will take place in Founders Hall room 118, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.


KHSU Magazine: Big Ideas At HSU

Apr 18, 2018
Katie Whiteside/KHSU

HSU’s 5th Annual IdeaFest is Thursday, April 19 at HSU’s Library from noon to 5 p.m. For one afternoon, more than 350 HSU students, staff, and faculty will present what they have been working on, the answers they’re seeking and what they’ve uncovered.

Kacie Flynn of HSU Sponsored Programs, HSU Graduate students Stephanie Byers-Castaneda and Sally Hang stopped by the KHSU Magazine to talk with Brian Curtis about IdeaFest.


The HSU Political Science Department is sponsoring a Voter Education Forum this Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in HSU's Founders Hall Room 118. Representatives from various political parties will answer questions on an array of issues related to the upcoming June primary and November general elections. HSU Politics Professor, Kevin Lyle Murray came by the KHSU Magazine to talk about the importance of civic engagement.


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