Lorna Bryant

Office Manager, KHSU Magazine Host, Thursday Night Talk Host

707-826-4807

Lorna has been involved in public radio for a decade. She was general manager at KRFH prior to her work with KHSU.  Lorna runs KHSU's office for her day job - and exchanges the desk for the mic as L Boogie, setting the mood for your late night rendezvous spinning R&B slow jams.

Lorna received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Humboldt State University, with an emphasis on Broadcast News and Music Arts.

Ways to Connect

HSU's Prof. Julia Alderson is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Outstanding Service Award as part of the HSU Distinguished Faculty Awards series. According the HSU Academic Affairs website, the award is given to, "a member of the HSU faculty for a record of superlative service to the university and/or community."

Professor Alderson, who teaches courses in Art History will encorporate the work of conceptual artist, Adrian Piper. Piper's documentary, Funk Lessons, collides art with funk with dance. 

Professor Alderson will do the same in her lecture September 5th in Humboldt State's Kate Buchanon Room from 5 - 7 pm. Find more information here.

The public is invited to attend KHSU's Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 166 (see map below), on the campus of Humboldt State University. 

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input regarding any aspect of KHSU's programming and operations. Meetings are held monthly and always open to the public. For more information, please contact KHSU at 707-826-4807. 

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Netflix recently premiered, "The Bleeding Edge". The documentary explores the multi-billion dollar medical device industry and what happens when they harm patients instead of help them.

Local resident, Tamara Meyers, who is featured in the documentary, stopped by the KHSU Magazine to talk about the documentary and the industry.


Balzac’s Old Goriot paints an astonishingly detailed and living portrait of life at the fringe of Paris society in the early 19th century.  The very human characters are prone to all sorts of folly, and as in life, comedy and tragedy both make an appearance. Father Goriot has given all to his daughters, but they still want more; young, penniless law student Rastignac would dearly love to make his mark on Paris Society, and the criminal-in-disguise Vautrin tries to hatch a plot to escape the Continent. Join Mary and Solomon for a tour of this wonderful French classic.

July KHSU CAB Meeting

Jul 20, 2018

The public is invited to attend KHSU's Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 166 (see map below), on the campus of Humboldt State University. 

On the July 19, 2018 Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat, Lorna Bryant's  guest was Jessica Brenda Pérez Mendoza – a Latina scholar making an impact on Humboldt County. They’ll discuss the significance and impact of Latinas in professional fields in this small community.

Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat - tune in at 7 pm PST, streaming at KHSU.org.


The public is invited to attend KHSU's Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSS) 166 (see map below), on the campus of Humboldt State University. The room change was made to accommodate the anticipated attendance of concerned KHSU volunteers and community members.

Shakespeare’s Richard II explores the changing nature of kingship in England, and contrasts the poetic but ineffectual Richard with the Machiavellian Bolingbroke, who deposes him to become Henry IV.  Join Solomon and Mary for some beautiful Shakespearian poetry about the downfall of a king.


Mary Harper and Solomon Everta of the Northcoast Book Discussion Group discuss a Chinese classic, Monkey’s Journey to the West - demons, dragons, Buddha, fantastic superpowers, and a band of very flawed but likable characters making a truly heroic journey.


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Acclaimed human resources, financial, and resilience expert and Audacity Firm founder Charles Hunt shares incredible stories of resiliency, determination, and success from his journey. 

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion student assistant, Christian Boyd, and Charles Hunt joined the KHSU Magazine to chat about Hunt's upcoming talk about finding resiliency after trauma.

Learn more about Charles Hunt from his TEDx Charlotte talk here:

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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.  


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In the wee hours of the morning on April 15, 2017, Humboldt State University student David Josiah Lawson was murdered at an off-campus party. Hours later Courtney Wagner, a Sacramento State University student, received a call from her friend, another HSU student, who told her about the murder. After searching her local news outlets, to no avail, Courtney decided to cover the story herself for a senior project.

Nearly a year later, with the case still unsolved, Courtney Wagner  spoke with KHSU's Lorna Bryant to discuss her interest in the murder investigation and the documentary project.

Classics Now host Mary Harper discussed the clever and dark tales of Reynard the Fox. Fake news isn’t a new phenomenon.  Reynard the Fox was spreading lies with aplomb back in the “beast epics” of Medieval Europe, and everybody fell for them time and time again.  The sly trickster fox was so ubiquitous that the French changed their word for fox to renard. 


Lorna Bryant hosted Thursday Night Talk: The Race Beat for discussion on  women in positions of power and leadership. Guests include two women in leadership roles at Humboldt State University - Christine Mata, Associate Dean of Students and Dr. Cheryl L. Johnson, Executive Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As women of color, we will discuss how sexism, feminism, ageism and racism may intersect or collide while holding leadership positions.


In his Histories, Herodotus doesn't just describe the war between Persia and Athens, he paints a vast canvas of the cultures and tribes across the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states, how they evolved, and what brought them into conflict.  Join Mary and Solomon for a fascinating look at the ancient world of this entertaining work.


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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.


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?


Lorna Bryant

The 19th Annual Campus & Community Dialogue on Race (CDOR), " is an annual event at Humboldt State University that invites students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community members to present and attend programs that relate to racial justice and its intersections with all forms of oppression and resistance." This year's Dialogue continues through November 3, 2017.

Humboldt State University students Kelly Cave, Ava Mark and Matilda Bunchongchitr discuss the remaining events in addition to the upcoming International Cultural Festival and Diwali Prakash.

For more information about HSU's MultiCultural Center, click here or call 707-826-3364.


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: 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.

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Arcata House Partnership is hosting  The Gleaned Chef Competition. This event will help spotlight Hunger Awareness Month and Humboldt Local Food Month in September.

According to Food for People's website, the Local Food Resources Program has accessed and harvested donations of more than 84,000 lbs of fresh local produce from farms, orchards, ranches, and community members’ backyard gardens. The food for the competition will be gleaned from local markets and farms. 

Teams or solo cooks, professionals, or amateurs of any age are eligible to enter by gathering sponsors to support Arcata House Partnership. This event is a fundraiser for Arcata House Partnership and will help continue to provide services to the homeless and low income people in Humboldt County.  For entry information, go to the Arcata House Partnership website or visit their office at 1005 Eleventh St in Arcata. All entries and sponsorships are due by September 18, 2017. For more information, please call (707) 822-4528.  

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. 

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. 


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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." 

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Diversity training speaker Jessica Pettitt stopped by the KHSU studios to talk about her newly released book, Good Enough Now. Jessica uses humor to ease individuals "down the path to understanding they are good enough to make the changes they seek."

Jessica Pettitt will host a book signing Friday, July 14, 2017 at Northtown Books in Arcata. Learn more here. She will also be at the  Eureka Main Library for the Afternoon with The Author Series Saturday, July 15, 2017. More information can be found here. Both events will be streamed live on the web. Get more information about Jessica Pettitt and her work at GoodEnoughNow.com.


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.

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International recording artist and vocal improvisation teacher Rhiannon is lending her talent to the Zero to Fierce Festival being held in Arcata. Rhiannon spoke with KHSU Magazine's Lorna Bryant ahead of her Friday night performance at The Arcata Playhouse. 

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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Mary and Solomon, from the Northcoast Book Discussion Group discuss The Wasps by Aristophanes.


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