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Katie Whiteside

“The more we help and get people employed - that’s when people realize, 'Oh, this is a really high quality employee with really great skills. I just have to get past all those apprehensions and preconceived ideas of people with disabilities and look for the things they can do instead of the things I think they can’t do,'" says James Forbes, Field Service Counselor with the Humboldt County Department of Rehabilitation

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On Tuesday, October 31, 7am to 10am, at the front steps of the Humboldt County Court House, Centro del Pueblo and its supporters will create an impressive, public "altar" to symbolize the need for the County to pass its own Sanctuary Law.  Brenda Perez and Xochitl Cabrera talk with KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis about the importance of the county supervisors to pass this ordinance. 


The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and on the Louisiana Gulf coast at the end of the 19th century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle between her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South. It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women's issues without condescension. Classics Now hosts Mary Harper and Solomon Everta discuss Pontellier's struggles.


We're sad to announce the passing of jazz host Dave Hamlin. He shared his knowledge of music of the 1920’s through 1950’s with co-host DJ Ruffabilly during Wednesday evening's The Treehouse Swing

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Mary Harper and Solom Everta  of Classics Now discuss author August Strindberg's tragic/comic tale of the fisherman and farmers of the Swedish archipelago in the novel The People of Hemso. Surprisingly, there is more comedy than tragedy. 

A black woman and a white woman meet at a racism training class in Humboldt County and they question the presentation. “We were prompted by Josiah Lawson’s tragic murder,” says Zera Starchild about creating an alternative to what they had experienced at the workshop. Jill Larrabee and Starchild designed a discussion titled the Heart of the Matter: Authentic Conversation on Racism which is taking place on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside.


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“I became more and more aware that adults with intellectual disabilities are very vulnerable to this type of crime (sex trafficking) and we need to be proactive in preventing it,” says Rene Quintana, Director of Rural Human Services Inc./Supported Living Services in Crescent City.

Quintana will attend a roundtable in Washington DC to discuss Human Trafficking and issues affecting disenfranchised populations in Del Norte and Humboldt Counties.


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“Apparently bacteria jump on board right away,” says comedian, writer and podcast host Paula Poundstone in a conversation with Magazine Host, Claire Reynolds.  She is referring  to a segment in her book “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happinessand some of the  experiments she just had do try outCenterArts is presenting Paula Poundstone on Saturday at HSU’s Van Duzer Theater.


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Mary Harper and Solomon Everta from Classics Now discuss Charles Kingley’s The Water Babies- A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby where young Tom becomes a water baby and goes on a journey to learn about kindness.


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The Humboldt Folklife Society presents its 39th  Annual Music  Festival with a kick-off beginning Saturday, July 8th at the Mad River Brewery in Blue Lake. This year's festival will be taking place daily through Saturday, July 15th at Dell'Arte as part of the Mad River Festival. Patrick Cleary and April Amelung talk with KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis about all of the events.


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Complicated Animals is Brazilian American songstress Monica da Silva, and musician and producer, Chad Alger. Complicated Animals blend Indie pop seamlessly with Brazilian Bossa Nova. Their perfectly paced tempos, and sweet vocals in English and Portuguese, is a perfect marriage of North and South American cultures. They will be performing at a house concert tonight in Arcata.

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Mary Harper and Solomon Everta from Classics Now discuss  Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Emile, or On Education, Rousseau’s classic on the philosophy and practice of education. Emile’s tutor attempts to show how a young person can be brought up to fulfill their innate natural goodness in a corrupt society.

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"Hip Hop is a culture of people coming together. Hip Hop is rooted in peace, love and unity and having fun,"says  Khafre Jay, founder of Hip Hop for Change

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In an extraordinary hour entitled War and Place by Liner Notes, Tom Brokaw, and others discuss Memorials, Veterans, Vietnam, and Wars. Brokaw shares memories of his moving visits to Normandy and Pearl Harbor and how they changed his life. Writer Maxine Hong Kingston helps Veterans put their memories on paper with "healing and writing workshops." Distinguished novelist Robert Stone, discusses the cultural legacy of Vietnam.

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Adult Day Health Care of Mad River provides therapeutic and recreational services for the elderly, medically at-risk adults, and those who are dependent on others for care.  April Joyce, RN and Administrator of ADHC and Physical Therapist Brian Julian talk with Brian Curtis on the KHSU Magazine Show about the different services offered.


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The Arcata Arts Institute will present FLOW this Saturday at the Arcata Theater Lounge. This fashion showcase is the culminating event for Arcata Arts Institute’s fashion design students and will include 80 students modeling these very special clothing designs on the runway.


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On the KHSU Magazine Maggie Gainer of Zero Waste Humboldt and Eddie Blakeslee of Los Bagels discuss the new California Bag Law, and how local businesses can reduce waste by using Zero Waste practices. Blakeslee explains how the methods he has implemented at Los Bagels have cut waste cost by half. 


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The Healthy California Act, would create the Healthy California program to provide comprehensive universal single-payer health care coverage and a health care cost control system for the benefit of all residents of the state. Courageous Resistance of Humboldt and Health Care for All are holding public meetings to discuss SB 562. Dr. Corinne Frugoni and Nurse Pat Kanzler discussed the importance of this bill on the KHSU Magazine. 


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Congressman Jared Huffman stopped by KHSU to talk with Econews Report's Tom Wheeler of EPIC.

“The way it should work, there should be a constructive friction between the parties as we try to get things done and we listen to each other. When that system works we eventually find common ground and that’s not happening right now,” says Huffman during his interview. 


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"If you are 1 % dehydrated, you will have a decrease in cognition and you won't be able to think clearly or make good decisions," says Jeffrey Smoller with Making Headway Center for brain recovery. Smoller and Claire Reynolds talked about the importance of drinking water for proper brain function on the Monday Magazine.


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