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Jessica Eden

Former FBI Special Agent Thomas Parker and local civil rights attorney Shelley Mack joined KHSU's Lorna Bryant of The Race Beat and The California Report's Polly Stryker in the KHSU studios this weekend to record their thoughts on the David Josiah Lawson homicide investigation.  


Thursday Night Talk: CA Dems

Feb 28, 2018

The 2018 California Democrats State Convention in San Diego last week gave delegates an opportunity to ratify candidate endorsements, endorse candidates for statewide office ... define the progressive agenda for America, and remain the Big Blue Beacon of Hope. 

VIDEO: Thursday Night Talk - Music and Talk

Feb 15, 2018

Local vocalist Paula Jones and pianist Lettie Dyer joined host Lorna Bryant, in celebration of Black History Month, with a discussion about Black music - the significance of call and response; the hidden messages in songs during slavery; the progression of spirituals, to gospel, to jazz, to blues and more.

Peter Fretwell

KHSU's Lorna Bryant was presented with a Staff Recognition award at Humboldt State's Spring Welcome ceremony for her work and dedication to, not only the campus community, but the community-at-large.

Humboldt State President Dr. Lisa Rossbacher read from Lorna's nomination for the award:

www.facebook.com/ahandthroughthesmoke/

A Hand Through The Smoke is a film exploring the human face of the nuclear weapons industry through inter-generational conversation. The film brings young adults to this international conversation by introducing youth activists to mentors and peacemaking experts from diverse backgrounds --- scientists, activists, policy advisors, and people displaced by testing and mining. 

Emmy award winning lighting director Edmond Deraedt spoke with KHSU's Lorna Bryant about the film and the fundraising campaign designed to assist in completing the project. They have a Facebook page for updates and info.


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:


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?


Jason Morales

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. Those are the words penned in 1965 by the seminal songwriting team of writer, Hal David and composer, Burt Bacharach. Dionne Warwick went on to record the tune in 1966. It has been covered by several notable artists - Johnny Mathis, The Staple Singers and Luther Vandross, to name a few.

Thursday Night Talk: HSU's Cultural Centers

Sep 21, 2017

On Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat, Lorna Bryant introduces us to HSU's Cultural Centers: Humboldt State University MultiCultural Center (Carlos Sanchez, coordinator), African-American Center for Academic Excellence (Kenya U. James Nunley, coordinator - not present), Latinx Center for Academic Excellence (Fernando Paz, coordinator and Victoria Navario, Student Community Liaison), Native American Center for Academic Excellence/ITEPP (Adrienne Colegrove Raymond, coordinator), and Asian Desi Pacific Island Collective (Roger Wang, adviser).


KHSU's Lorna Bryant, Peter Fretwell and Jessica Eden discuss the Voice of Diversity Initiative.

This program initiative will include oral history and storytelling about the experiences of the diverse residents of the North Coast, based on the belief that human stories build bridges.


Jessica Eden

Dr. Cheryl Johnson - the newly appointed executive director of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) at Humboldt State University, spoke with KHSU about her new job and the road ahead. 

KHSU's Lorna Bryant attended the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee for The Race Beat. Item 7 of the agenda states: "McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee to decide on future agenda item concerning allegations of racism in McKinleyville. The McMAC may or may not choose to place the item on a future agenda."  

On this episode of Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat host Lorna Bryant discussed cultural appropriation vs. cultural appreciation. The discussion centered around how it's defined and, once identified, how to move to cultural sensitivity and humility - by all people. 


Lorna Bryant / KHSU

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." 

 Have you seen the psychological/social thriller, "Get Out"?

Would you like to share your thoughts or movie experience on KHSU?

With guests Jill Larrabee, Patty Yancey and Malcolm Chanaiwa, Lorna Bryant hosted Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat on April 20.


"You use the gifts that you've been given, in the place where you are," says Melanie DeMore. "For me, that's how you become an activist." DeMore, a founding member of Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir is giving a free concert at the Kate Buchanan Room Saturday at 7pm.

DeMore talks to Lorna Bryant about 'leading with love', confronting fear, and musical pounding sticks. 


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.

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.


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