Thursday Night Talk

Thursday Night Talk is a local talk show featuring a rotating panel of hosts.

Local attorney and amateur political pundit Eric Kirk focuses on issues of local to global importance in politics, religion, culture, and science, with an emphasis on cross-ideological dialogue and the constant reexamination of the credos and dogmas which govern each of us.

Long time radio activist Brenda Starr brings her free spirit, wit, and humor to TNT. Exploring politics, community and the games people play, she awaits your calls during a segment called Flash where you the listener share your likes & dislikes of the week! Brenda is also a co-host of KHSU's "Through The Eyes Of Women."

Lorna Bryant is TNT's 'Race Beat' correspondent, covering issues of equality, equity, and justice.

Yana Valachovic likes to explore issue surrounding agriculture, forestry, natural resources management, and bring opportunities for community engagement in these topics. 

Sharon Fennell brings On The Line to Thursday Night Talk, exploring social justice issues on the first Thursday of the month. 

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VIDEO: Thursday Night Talk - Music and Talk

Feb 15, 2018

On this 50th anniversary year of the Fair Housing Act, host Eric Kirk discusses the act's successes, failures, and future with College of the Redwoods Professor Ryan Emenaker. 


Thursday Night Talk: An Hour with Scott Budnick

Jan 29, 2018
Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Host Sharon Fennell spends the hour with Hollywood movie producer and Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) founder, Scott Budnick. Tune in for Scott's amazing story.


This week on Thursday Night Talk, we break down the cost of cannabis and how the recreational use of cannabis changes everything, for growers, for dispensaries and for you, the consumer. Host Brenda Starr is joined by:

  •  Mariellen Jurkovich
  • Chris Oss
  • Natalynne DeLapp
  • Mike Wilson

 

Photo: Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

What does it mean to believe in God, and what does it mean to be a person of faith in a society which resists the very concept?  Reverend Bryan Jessup of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship joins Eric Kirk to discuss faith in 21st century America.


Join host Sharon Fennell on the next Thursday Night Talk, ON THE Line with her special guest, you! Sharon will continue last month's discussion on sexual harassment by asking you to call in with solutions, ideas, and mandates on where we go from here. 

Thursday Night Talk: Year-in-Review

Dec 26, 2017

2017...oh, that was the year that was! On Thursday Night Talk, Brenda Starr hosts the hosts of Thursday Night Talk to discuss their shows, topics, and guests from 2017 and sneak peek our public affairs program for the new year. 


KQED's John Sepulvado joined Lorna Bryant for a discussion about recent reporting from the streets of Humboldt County.

KQED's California Report spent time in KHSU's studios and reported on the North Coast scene. Were we offended? Who gets to air 'our' dirty laundry?

Here are clips of the KQED stories:


Thursday Night Talk: Politics with Chuck and Eric

Dec 12, 2017

Chuck Rogers joins Eric Kirk to discuss the Alabama election results, Senator Gillibrand's call for the President's resignation, the growing Republican calls to fire Robert Mueller, whether the December fires will impact climate change politics, and other political issues of the day.

On her last day as an educator at Humboldt State, Dr. Melinda Myers discusses sexual harassment, abuse, as well as women claiming power and strength. 

The loss of oak woodlands to native conifer encroachment is a major conservation concern in California, resulting in associated losses of wildlife habitat, traditional uses, biodiversity, and other ecosystem services. These concerns – compounded by development pressures, evolving understanding of fire’s role in California landscapes, and health threats like sudden oak death – have drawn increasing attention in recent years, and oak woodland conservation and restoration efforts have gained momentum.

As the U.S. prepares for Thanksgiving next week, many of us think of the image of happy 'Pilgrims and Indians' coming together for a big feast. But what about the rest of the story -- the historical facts versus the Mayflower myths?

This is a condensed version of a Thursday Night Talk program from November 16, 2017. 

As the U.S. prepares for Thanksgiving next week, many of us think of the image of happy 'Pilgrims and Indians' coming together for a big feast. But what about the rest of the story -- the historical facts versus the Mayflower myths?


Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat presents a special program in honor of  Humboldt State University's 24th Annual Indigenous Peoples' Week. The Indigenous Voices Forum offered a discussion about Christopher Columbus, the Doctrine of Discovery and Indigenous Peoples Rights. HSU professor, Cutcha Risling Baldy and KHSU's Lorna Bryant hosted the forum held in HSU's Kate Buchanan Room Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Panelists included professors Marlon Sherman and Kayla Begay of Humboldt State's Native American Studies Department; Tia Oros Peters and Chris Peters of Seventh Generation Fund of Indigenous Peoples, Inc.; and Cynthia Boshell, former HSU lecturer. 

Click here for more information about Indigenous Peoples Week events.

Thursday Night Talk: Is California Too Big?

Sep 26, 2017
KHSU

California Red, Blue and Green? No, not cannabis strains - but the idea of the Golden State becoming three separate states. There is a push to carve up our state. Would you vote for this in 20 with guests HSU political scientist Kevin Lyle Murray, HSU political-cultural geographer Matthew Derrick, and former County Supervisor Mark Lovelace discussing the ungovernable state of California. 

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