Jessica Eden

Producer, Content Director

jessica.eden@humboldt.edu

Jessica Eden is a producer and photographer who loves public radio and the talented volunteers that make KHSU such a great community station. In addition to her work with KHSU, she has produced content for public media in Alaska, the Pacific Islands, and Australian public broadcasting. Jessica has worked as a field biologist in rural regions of Alaska, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. Her time on the airwaves on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs, as the "seabird lady" and "fish guts lady", was the most memorable and enjoyable radio ever.  Jessica received her M.A. in Environment and Community studies, with a focus on Environmental Radio - exploring the confluence of people and place.

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On this episode of Looking Back, Tom Cairns exposes the muderous past of a number of well-known white settlers in northern California - with particular focus on one of the most notorious, Benjamin Kelsey. 


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Jennifer Bell continues her discussion with Yadao Inong about traditional Native harvest of Lamprey "eel" along the Trinity and Klamath Rivers.


HA Foundation

Lindsie Bear is the new program director for the Native Cultures Fund at Humboldt Area Foundation. Lindsie and her family recently joined the north coast community from the bay area. She previously worked with HeyDay Press, an independent, nonprofit publisher that promotes awareness and celebration of California’s many cultures, landscapes, and boundary-breaking ideas. 

Lindsie spoke with Jessica Eden about her new role and the community strengthening work she's delighted to be a part of.


US FWS

Along the banks of the Trinity River, Jennifer Bell and Yadao Inong discuss traditional harvest of pacific lamprey, often referred to as eels. Yadao and Jennifer's conversation ranges from the cultural context of 'eel' harvest to delicious ways to eat these ecologically important river residents.


Centered on centuries upon centuries of community relationship with migrating caribou, this episode of Naturaleza y Comunidad highlights environment and community research in Fort Yukon, Alaska.


US Fish and Wildlife Service

On this segment of Looking Back, Tom Cairns discusses some regional California history with grizzly bears. 


Food For Thought ventured to Klamath, CA for the annual Salmon Festival.

Deliciousness wafting in the air, Jennifer Bell talked with members of the Gensaw family as they prepared Klamath River salmon for festivalgoers.


NY Times

New York Times writer Julia Moskin joins Corinne Frugoni to discuss the world of food writing and fine dining.   

Julia not only generates delicious recipes, but with intelligence and a sense of humor, she has written books and articles investigating the wide lexicon of food.  Her subjects have been diverse ranging from cookbook ghostwriting, the punk-vegan movement, procrastibaking, illegal trafficking in Girl Scout cookies on ebay, and the widespread practice of freezing fish for sushi.  Never one to avoid controversy, Julia was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for public service for reporting on workplace sexual harassment issues. 


Dream Riders

The Dream Riders are back again with another campaign! They are riding their bicycles from Seattle (WA) to San Diego (CA) for 37 days to advocate for a pathway to citizenship for all non-citizens in this country. This includes all 11 million undocumented immigrants and 35,000 intercountry adoptees. 

Brenda and Xochitl talk with one of the Dream Riders as they approach the California border.


Jessica Eden

Food For People!

The Charlando hosts visit Food For People's main site in Eureka. Carly, Juan and Anne give a tour of FFP's hub of operations and discuss the extensive services provided throughout the northcoast region.


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.


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.


Jessica Eden

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.


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A hopeful conversation to kick off Del Norte Dispatch.

Mike Thorton, community organizer working with True North Organizing Network, discusses some of the work taking place in Del Norte county. In collaboration with many community members, Mike is working to build a healthier, more resilient Del Norte region.


Linguist Susan Gehr shares a bit of Karuk language. "A'ama" means salmon. Susan provides cultural context and examples of the use of the Karuk word for salmon. 


Jessica Eden

On this week's Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell and Lena Hurd discuss the crafting of traditional baskets for use in cooking. Lena takes us through the process of harvesting materials, proper care for them and then the making and use of traditional cooking baskets.


Join the Charlando hosts for two engaging interviews about the immigrant experience. Marianne Pennekamp discusses immigration politics and human rights - and shares some of her experience as a young woman escaping Nazi influences in Europe. Then Paula from Centro Del Pueblo joins the conversation to share another perspective of the immigrant experience.


Cannabis Connections

Jul 18, 2018
Humboldt Cannabis Magazine

Danielle Orr continues her conversation with PhD candidate Brenda Perez about her research on the socio-political climate of the cannabis industry. Brenda and Danielle delve into the particulars of this dynamic and ever-changing industry, north and south of the border.


On this episode of Charlando, Marisol Ruiz, Associate Professor School of Education at HSU, joins the discussion to highlight research on bilingual education, effective teaching strategies and honoring language and culture.


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Rafael Cuevas Uribe joins Yojana Miraya to delve into the world of aquaponics. Rafael, assistant professor in HSU's fisheries department, talks about his passion for fish and the potential of aquaculture.

Humboldt Cannabis Magazine

Danielle Orr talks with visiting scholar Brenda Perez about her doctoral research on the politics of the cannabis industry.

Brenda's research addresses sociopolitical intersections of the cannabis scene in Michoacan, Mexico and Humboldt County, California.


Jessica Eden

Special reunion: Gobi Blank joins Pandemonium Jones for Mixed Messages. 

Join the musical journey... 

On this episode of Charlando, Assistant Professor César Abarca joins Xochitl, Brenda and Yojana for a discussion about culture, politics and social justice. Cesar is a community organizer, scholar-activist, and urban farmer. 

Jessica Eden

On this episode of Naturaleza y Comunidad, Yojana Miraya talks with Ryan Stanfield, a doctorate student from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Canada.  His research focuses on how trees transport waters and sugars throughout their system. The research is entitled, “The Phloem Sieve Tube as a Dynamic Carrier of Waters and Sugar of Plants.” 

Yojana and Ryan delve into the sociological importance the hard sciences and interdisciplenary approaches to learning.


PBS.org

Danielle Orr shares her engaging discussion with Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge of the Yurok Tribe, about restorative justice and the Tribal Court system.

By addressing the root causes of crime, they are modeling restorative systems that are working. Mainstream courts across the country are beginning to take notice.


California WaterBlog

On this week's Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell continues the discussion about traditional Tribal foods with Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd.

From baynuts and seaweed to the abundance in the rivers, Lena shares the harvest from Yurok Country.


Charlando Con La Raza takes on issues of the day - from politics to community challenges to hopes of peace. Join this dynamic discussion with Xochitl Cabrera, Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya.


Jose Luis Juarez Perez

On this segement of  Naturaleza y Comunidad, Yojana Miraya talks with Natasha O'Laughlin about her community health research in Oaxaca, Mexico.  


Yurok Tribe

Food For Thought continues to highlight traditional Native foods. 

Yurok basketweaver Lena Hurd joins Jennifer Bell to talk about harvesting and preparing acorns for acorn mush. 


Wiyot Tribe

Tending the Wild...

Adam Canter, botanist with the Table Bluff Natural Resouces Department joins Jennifer Bell for another discussion about the cultivation of traditional Wiyot foods and on-going restoration efforts. 


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