THURSDAY NIGHT TALK

With extensive vineyards and wineries in Mendocino and Southern Oregon, what is the potential for more grape growing on the north coast?

On this week's Thursday Night Talk, Yana Valchovic's guests were Andrew Morris from the Briceland Vineyards and farm advisor Glenn McGourty from Mendocino County. 


Thursday Night Talk: Wildfire Resilience

Mar 5, 2018
Institute for Business and Home Safety

In the aftermath of last year's horrifically late fire season, forest managers Yana Valachovic and Dave Kahan talk with Eric Kirk about fire hardened homes and defensible space. Learn how to promote homestead wildfire resilience on the next Thursday Night Talk.

Thursday Night Talk: Diversity

Feb 21, 2018

Kevin Hoover of the Mad River Union talks with members of We Are Your Community, exploring the effort to build bridges between students of color and the local community. In addition, Kevin, will recap the Arcata Plaza-focused City Council meeting. 

We Are Your Community is a media campaign created by two HSU graduate students to share the stories of HSU African American students. This campaign's goal is to promote diversity and equity in our community.

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.

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.

Yana Valachovic

Learn about local foods, farm to school programs, and food preservation in this episode of TNT.  Guests include Erin Derden-Little the Humboldt County Farm to School Coordinator, Linda Prescott the Humboldt County Office of Education Nutrition Program Coordinator, Laura Chase the Eureka City Schools Director of Food Services, and Ilene Harris, a local Master Food Preserver


Thursday Night Talk: Locally Grown

Aug 17, 2017

On this Thursday Night Talk on KHSU, host Kevin Hoover of the Mad River Union will discuss the film, "Locally Grown, America's Food Revolution" with local food activist and Co-Executive Producer Suzanne Simpson, Humboldt State Associate Professor of Communication Dr. Joshua Frye, HSU Assistant Professor of Social Work Jen Maguire. 


On Thursday Night Talk, Bruce Pollard, comic book aficionado joins Eric to discuss the social, historical, and cultural significance of mainstream comic books from the 1960s to present.


Thursday Night Talk: Critical Thinking

May 10, 2017
Wikipedia

In this age of fake news, alternative facts, and political spin, learning and practicing critical thinking can be our best cognitive self-defense strategy. Co-hosts of KMUD's "Thinking Clearly," Julia Minton and Bob Froelich joined Eric Kirk on Thursday Night Talk.


Thursday Night Talk: Post-Soviet Russia

Apr 12, 2017
Woodrow Wilson International Center

Professor Matthew Derrick joins host Eric Kirk to examine the progression from the Cold War through the fall of the Soviet Union to Putin's Russia. "People want to talk to me more about that part of the world than ever now," says Derrick, whose research explores the era and geographic region that relate to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.  

"Not a fun place. Jail sucks," says James Faulk. "The orange jumpsuits are really uncomfortable and everything smells like cleaner, like bleach."

The former Times-Standard reporter (and current Lost Coast Outpost contributor) talks with fellow T-S veteran Neil Tarpey and Linda Stansberry about local journalism, addiction, and recovery.

What does a changing climate mean for North Coast fisherman and shellfish producers? 

Aquaculturalist Greg Dale, along with scientists Joe Tyburczy  and Erik Bjorkstedt (not pictured) discuss predicted impacts and mitigation.  

Listen below or download from iTunes.

 


Eric Kirk's Open Mic

Mar 24, 2017

From Humboldt's county's civil rights resolution to the Affordable Care Act, find out what happens when Eric Kirk opens the phones. 

Also, a former forest activist and marijuana grower makes his case in favor of Donald Trump.


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.

Centro del Pueblo

"How do our children get treated fairly in the schools, how do they not get suspended and expelled at disproportionate rates,  how are our families incorporated into our educational system ... I think that those are some of the challenges we face as a county as a region," says Renee Saucedo of Centro del Pueblo.


How do you know what to trust? On this episode of Thursday Night Talk, learn how to read the news. Host Linda Stansberry talks with Ryan Burns of Lost Coast Outpost and Dan Squier of KINS News about the difference between journalism and sensationalism, and how to encourage media literacy.


Did you know the second fastest-growing racial group in the U.S. are those who claim two or more races – when it was just 40 years ago laws prohibited interracial marriage. The Loving v. Virginia case is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court that overturned those laws. 


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