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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Rios to Rivers Connects Youth From Klamath and Patagonia

Jul 25, 2017

Ríos to Rivers has a new exchange between young people of the Klamath River Basin and the Río Baker in Patagonia, Chile.  Through cultural exchange and place-based experiences, young people are educated and empowered to become the next generation of river stewards. 

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Arcata Branch Library’s Susan Parsons, has introduced some innovative programs to encourage reading for the whole family during the summer months and beyond - what she calls, "multigenerational programming." 

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Diversity training speaker Jessica Pettitt stopped by the KHSU studios to talk about her newly released book, Good Enough Now. Jessica uses humor to ease individuals "down the path to understanding they are good enough to make the changes they seek."

Jessica Pettitt will host a book signing Friday, July 14, 2017 at Northtown Books in Arcata. Learn more here. She will also be at the  Eureka Main Library for the Afternoon with The Author Series Saturday, July 15, 2017. More information can be found here. Both events will be streamed live on the web. Get more information about Jessica Pettitt and her work at

Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival

Jul 7, 2017

Ian Scarfe, Founder and Director of the Trinity Alps Chamber Music Festival speaks to Danielle Orr on the KHSU Magazine about the seventh annual summer concert series this year at the Morris Graves Museum of Art. Featured music this year will be an exciting combination of classical and romantic masterpieces, as well as brilliant contemporary works.

Katie Whiteside

The Humboldt Folklife Society presents its 39th  Annual Music  Festival with a kick-off beginning Saturday, July 8th at the Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake. This year's festival will be taking place daily through Saturday, July 15th at Dell'Arte as part of the Mad River Festival. Patrick Cleary and April Amelung talk with KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis about all of the events.

Sanctuary Forest Program Directors, Tosha McKee and Galen Daugherty discuss their Van Arken Watershed Conservation Project and the plans for purchasing the Van Arken watershed, the third largest tributary to the Mattole headwaters. The public is also invited to an Exploring the Sanctuary Forest Hike in the Van Arken watershed this Sunday morning, July 9 at 10 a.m.



On this episode of North Coast Update, Susan Andrews reports that True North Organizing Network and the Klamath Local Organizing Committee brought together community leaders to address the lack of recreational opportunities for Klamath youth. 

Katie Whiteside

Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Complicated Animals blend Indie pop seamlessly with Brazilian Bossa Nova. Their perfectly paced tempos, and sweet vocals in English and Portuguese, is a perfect marriage of North and South American cultures. They will be performing at a house concert tonight in Arcata.

Courageous Resistance is holding Single Payer Healthcare for All Town Hall meetings to discuss SB562 The Healthy California Act on Sunday, June 25th. Meetings are at 2:00 pm at Campbell Creek Connection at 13th and Union in Arcata, and at 5:30 pm at Grace Good Shepherd Church at 1450 Hiller Rd. in Mckinleyville.

Run, Serve, Lead! An Introduction to Civic Engagement

Jun 6, 2017

"Whether it's running for office or volunteering on a campaign or just learning more about how local government works, there're ways for everybody to get involved," says organizer Tamara McFarland.

Humboldt Permaculture Guild Lecture Series

Jun 5, 2017

  The 2017 Humboldt Permaculture Guild Summer Lecture Series kicks off on June 11 with an Introduction To Permaculture Design lecture and tour with Marlon Gil of Fogwood Designs and the Humboldt Permaculture Guild.

April Joyce

Adult Day Health Care of Mad River provides therapeutic and recreational services for the elderly, medically at-risk adults, and those who are dependent on others for care.  April Joyce, RN and Administrator of ADHC and Physical Therapist Brian Julian talk with Brian Curtis on the KHSU Magazine Show about the different services offered.

Zerowaste Humboldt's website

On the KHSU Magazine Maggie Gainer of Zero Waste Humboldt and Eddie Blakeslee of Los Bagels discuss the new California Bag Law, and how local businesses can reduce waste by using Zero Waste practices. Blakeslee explains how the methods he has implemented at Los Bagels have cut waste cost by half. 

 Acclaimed clawhammer banjo player, Dan Walsh came by the KHSU studio during his UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand tour in support of his fourth solo album Verging on the Perpendicular.

KHSU Magazine: Mental Health Awareness Month

May 12, 2017

Mental health needs don't always mean serious mental illness; it might be depression or anxiety, addiction or any number of issues which can disrupt daily life and activities. 

Patty Ravitz, LMFT and President of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists spoke to Danielle Orr during the KHSU Magazine. 

On May 5th and 6th, the North Coast People’s Alliance is presenting Steve Early, author of Refinery Town: Big OIl, Big Money and Remaking of an American City. Early will offer tips and insights on ways that everyday people working together can reclaim their government, inspired by the Richmond Progressive Alliance, which kicked Chevron out of the driver’s seat in the East Bay city of Richmond.

  With HSU graduation coming up next week, preparations for the annual HSU Donation Dash are underway to collect and recycle would-be trash as hundreds of students moving out of campus residence halls donate tons of household items, and office and school supplies to local nonprofits.

KHSU Magazine: Grid Alternatives

Apr 21, 2017

Grid Alternatives Outreach Coordinator Justin Fricker spoke to Danielle Orr during the KHSU Magazine about the new Installation Basics Training Program (IBT). The program is a competency-based certificate program designed to develop the skills that are most relevant to entry-level solar installation and related employment. to learn more. Grid Alternatives provides solar electric systems for qualifying homeowners.

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.

Godwit Days Spring Migration Festival

Apr 17, 2017

Godwit Days, Humboldt County’s Spring Migration Bird Festival takes place April 19-25, offering more than 95 field trips, boat tours and workshops at various locations and lectures, information booths, art shows and more at the Arcata Community center. Godwit Days board member, David Price, gives us the rundown of events on the KHSU Magazine.