KHSU Magazine

KHSU's weekday newsmagazine. Highlighting north coast news, people, places, and events. Hosts include Danielle Orr, Claire Reynolds, Brian Curtis, Lorna Bryant, Jessica Eden and Katie Whiteside. 

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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.

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.

 

Find Yourself In The Club

Jul 31, 2018

In June 2018, the Big Lagoon Rancheria opened The Club, a full-service, family focused fitness club in McKinleyville.  Virgil Moorehead, a clinical psychologist at Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Jennifer Enos, the head strength and conditioning coach at The Club, talk about their philosophy of a holistic approach to physical and mental health.


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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.


Cutcha Risling Baldy on the Power of The Flower Dance

Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy is a writer, blogger and educator. Dr. Risling Baldy is Hupa, Yurok and Karuk and an enrolled member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in Northern California. She is a professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State. Dr. Risling Baldy's first book, We Are Dancing For You: Native Feminisms and the Revitalization of Women's Coming-Of-Age Ceremonies uses a framework of Native Feminisms to locate revitalization within a broad context of decolonizing praxis and considers how this renaissance of women's coming-of-age ceremonies confounds ethnographic depictions of Native women; challenges anthropological theories about menstruation, gender, and coming-of-age; and addresses gender inequality and gender violence within Native communities. 


 "We can all contribute to something greater than ourselves. Ceremony is bigger than the individuals and has its own spirit." Lyn Risling is a painter, illustrator, educator and author of the new book Coyote At The Big Time, which takes young readers to a Native California Big Time, with Coyote as their guide. Lyn Risling’s beautiful illustrations depict the diversity of traditions that continue to thrive throughout the state.


The Connection HPRC

Jun 22, 2018
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Mary Ellen Jerkavich, Director of the Humboldt Patient Resource Center joined Danielle Orr on the KHSU Magazine discuss Cannibis, patient care and The Connection HPRC, which opened in April 2018 in support of community events, free and paid classes, community education, and more!


What is the mental health prevention and early intervention impact of two culturally specific practices - the Stick Game and Flower Dance?

Virgil Moorehead from Two Feathers Native American Family Services and Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, professor of Native American Studies at Humboldt State are collaborating to study the impact of cultural practices and ceremony and to rethink Native American Mental Health.


Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose talks about her organization’s ongoing and new programs and events offered this summer. She also discusses the important part the club plays in the support and nurturance of youth in the community.

For more information and to get involved, visit bgcredwoods.org.


Arcata author Sharon Levy discusses her new book The Marsh Builders: The Fight for Clean Water, Wetlands, and Wildlife on the KHSU Magazine. Levy speaks about her interest in the topic as well as her research for it and why activism played an integral role in the creation of the Marsh.

Levy is scheduled to give a presentation Friday night at 7 p.m. at Arcata’s Northtown Books.


San Francisco's WRAP director, Paul Bodin describes what Mahayla Slackerelli calls an "initimate intertwining" of social justice and environmental justice, "You don’t have the environmental devastation. You don’t have Standing Rock. Solar energy doesn’t create those kinds of catastrophes in people’s lives and in Native people’s communities. They go hand in hand and that's why Environmental justice is a strong part of the Poor Peoples Campaign because we all need to be healthy. Poor and non-poor alike." Mahayla states, "We are all trying to work for a socially and environmentally sound system and solar is a big part of that."

Sometimes when people show up to the KHSU studio for completely separate interviews, they easily find common ground. Nezzie Wade of Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives and Paul Bodin, Director of WRAP- Western Regional Advocacy Project, author of the Homeless Bill of Rights, which is before state Legislatures in California, Colorado and Oregon fill us in on the  Poor People’s Campaign Rally for Housing, Social Services, and a Living Wage. Mahayla Slackerelli, Account Services Manager from the Redwood Coast Energy Authority worked with Nezzie and AHAA to develop ideas for lighting and heating systems for homeless people while a student at HSU. Those findings have since been included in a tiny house village proposal to the City of Arcata. Mahayla and colleagues are presenting a Net Energy Metering Workshop about RCEA's solar energy progams on Wednesday, June 13.

Mike Wilson On the Importance of Local Elections

Jun 4, 2018

Humboldt County District 3 Supervisor, Mike Wilson talks about why voting in local elections matters as well as some of the projects on the horizon for the Board of Supervisors. District 3 includes Arcata, Blue Lake, Manila, Freshwater and Kneeland. 


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The concept of race as we know it today is a fairly recent invention and has been used to exploit certain groups of people: Blacks, Native Americans, Mexican Americans and Asian Americans. That is the jumping off point in a continuing discussion on race hosted by Humboldt Area Foundation  (HAF) and the Equity Alliance for the North Coast.

Brittany Britton Explores Cross-Sections of Cultures

May 28, 2018

Hupa multi-media artist and College of the Redwoods Art History educator, Brittany Britton talks about how living in Hoopa influences her art and how she addresses cross-sections of  gender and cultural identity. 


Charlando Con La Raza!

May 25, 2018
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Scholars Brenda Perez and Yojana Miraya speak to Danielle Orr about Charlando Con La Raza and Naturaleza y Communidad both produced here in Arcata at the KHSU studios for Radio Bilinque, the nonprofit Latino radio network. Radio Bilinque is the only producer of national Spanish-language programming in the public radio system.  With the goal of serving the Latino community with innovative cultural and informational programming, they are fostering multicultural understanding within the larger community. 

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The Kinetic Grand Championship runs its 50th race Memorial Day weekend 2018.  The event's fun and fabulous Pageantry Competition will be on it's own day, Friday May 25th  from 6 to 10 p.m at the Arcata Community Center.

Kati Texas, 2008 Rutabaga Queen and Kinetic Universe member talks with David Reed about the reason for the additional day's events, places for spectators to see the racers and the "Invisable Ticket," 

Native women aged 25 - 55 are the station's target audience because "nothing gets started or stopped without them." KIDE FM Hoopa Tribal Radio Station Manager, Joe Orozco talks about the importance of Tribally owned and operated community radio in remote, rural areas and the ways in which Hupa culture is cultivated through the station. 

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.


Marlon Sherman discusses topics from treaty law, Tribal law and his philosophy of Cooperative Autonomy.  

Marlon Sherman is a Professor & Department Chair in the HSU Native American Studies Department, specializing in indigenous and tribal law, justice, peacemaking, governance, environment, resource use, culture, history and philosophy.

Jennifer Bell Discusses the Art and Science of Food

Apr 30, 2018

Master food preserver and KHSU's Food For Thought Host, Jennifer Bell talks about the benefits of learning to can local fruits and vegetables and of updating family recipes. She also reveals her secret technique in the care and feeding of a sourdough starter.


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