Judy Collins: Ready for Humboldt

Judy Collins is coming to Humboldt County on September 30th. She'll be performing with longtime friend Stephen Stills in the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts . Danielle Orr caught up with Judy via phone to discuss music, art and learning to celebrate and laugh everyday.

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North Coast Journal

This week on the KHSU Magazine, KHSU's Natalya Estrada talks with the North Coast Journal's Jennifer Fumiko Cahill about the extensive and surprising results of the Best of Humboldt competition published in this week's issue. 

Looking Back: Cattle

Aug 9, 2018
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Tom Cairns highlights some local Northwest history.

This segment focuses on initial livestock herding in the region and the impacts upon Native communities and the landscape.

Local labor and political activist Allen McCloskey joined Eric Kirk to discuss the current state of Humboldt County politics as we move into the fall election season on the August 9th Episode of Thursday Night Talk on KHSU. Listen below: 

This episode of Charlando focuses on community empowerment.

Charlando hosts and guests share a wide ranging discussion: From recognizing small business opportunities for the Latinx community to honoring strength and building resilience in local Native communities.

Colonization, Revitalization and Coming of Age

Aug 7, 2018

"The empowerment of women empowers the whole community." Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy discusses the impact of colonialism on Native women and the coming of age ceremonies for young women which impact the entire community.

Eureka to Further Review Needle Exchange Program

Aug 7, 2018
North Coast Journal

The Eureka City Council will further discuss the future of a controversial needle exchange program under the Humboldt Area Center for Harm Reduction, known also as HACHR. The North Coast Journal’s Thadeous Greenson spoke with KHSU last week about how this program impacts Eureka resdients. They also published an article on what happened at a previous city council meeting where council members discussed the fate of HACHR. 

On August 25th, the Wiyot Tribe will host Wiyot Day to provide an opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate Wiyot Culture and to honor elders and veterans. The event is held at Table Bluff Reservation in Loleta and features dance and cultural demonstrations, a Stick Game, Card Game Tournament, live music, games for kids and a community dinner. Wiyot Tribal Chair, Ted Hernandez, talks about the significance of the event for the Tribe and community.


Cal Fire Mendocino Unit

**Update Wednesday 6:50 PM: Fire has grown to 300,086 acres  with 47% containment. 116 residences have been destroyed.

**Update Tuesday morning: Numbers released today reveal that the Mendocino Complex fires have grown to 290,692 acres and containment has increased to 34 percent. 

**Update: Cal Fire reports that both the Ranch and River Fires have collectively become the largest wildfire recorded in California as the fires burned 283,800 acres by Monday night. It remains at 30 percent containment. 

Cal Fire's Charlie Blankenheim said firefighters mad some progress and were able to open up Highway 20 and Highway 29 on Monday. Blankenheim said there was more progress on some parts of the River Fire. 

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Jennifer Bell continues her discussion about traditional basketry with Lena Hurd.

Jen and Lena talk about maintaining healthy ecological connections and the importance of continuing to share local Native tradition with youth.

Project Linus, Humboldt County Local Chapter!

Aug 3, 2018
Danielle Orr

Nancy Corral wanted to do something special. She found how she could reach out to children who are seriously ill, or have been traumatised-by providing new and handmade blankets for them. As Coordinator of the Humboldt County Local Chapter Project Linus, she speaks on the KHSU Magazine with Danielle Orr. Project Linus is a non-profit organization with a two-fold mission, also providing a service opportunity for community members for the benefit of children in need.



From NPR

Malaysian police have arrested the country's ex-prime minister, Najib Razak, who is now facing at least 21 charges related to more than $620 million in state money that wound up in his personal bank accounts.

Najib, 65, faces a variety of money-laundering charges, in addition to several charges of bribery and criminal breach of trust that were filed in July. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

A former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford tells NPR that she does not know if an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place as she first suggested on social media.

"That it happened or not, I have no idea," Cristina King Miranda told NPR's Nina Totenberg. "I can't say that it did or didn't."

That's different from what Miranda wrote Wednesday in a now-deleted Facebook post that stated definitively, "The incident DID happen, many of us heard about it in school."

Coverage of the fires raging through California this summer is hard for anyone to watch, but it's especially difficult for the Cates family.

"My wife can't even watch the news — it singes us to the core," says Chris Cates, a retired cardiologist whose family-owned Segassia Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., known for its rich cabernet, was ravaged by fires about this time last year.