Seeking action and resolution with art, performance

Listen to the Tuesday, Oct. 9 Artwaves for continued coverage of the premier Against the Wind Festival , created by local volunteers to draw attention to the danger of nuclear proliferation as well as raise money for the multiple-year voyage of the Golden Rule "peace boat." The festival will be held this Sunday, Oct. 14 through Sunday, Oct. 21. Wendy Butler speaks with John Heckel who directs the festival's centerpiece, the 1959 play "Which Way the Wind?" with performances Oct. 19-21 at Arcata Playhouse. Also on the Oct. 9 Artwaves is an interview with Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy, who speaks about the Sing Our Rivers Red traveling earring exhibition at the HSU Goudi’ni Gallery. SORR’s events seek to “bring awareness to the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women and colonial gender-based violence” across North America. There are also connected events occurring with this exhibit including a Sewing Circle tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 2 p.m. and a Gallery Talk this Friday, Oct. 12 at noon. Phone the gallery office at (707) 826-3629, email or for more information.

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Measure K Advocates Dispute 'Sanctuary Law' Costs

Sep 26, 2018
Natalya Estrada


On Wednesday afternoon, a faithful coalition stood near the steps of the Humboldt County Courthouse to support, defend and define what it means to be part of a Sanctuary Initiative for all immigrants. The group of congregation leaders was then joined by Centro del Pueblo and other advocates for Measure K--the official Humboldt County Sanctuary Initiative.

  In real time, have the hashtagged movements #TimesUp, #Me Too, #WhyIdidntReport and #WeBelieveSurvivors just shine spotlights on powerful men? Or do they begin to uproot the core of patriarchy & sexism? This time on Thursday Night Talk join Brenda Starr and her guests Julie Fulkerson, Wisahgec Cutcha Baldy, Terry Uyeki and Sue Hilton as they discuss and judge those questions on KHSU.










Union Members Picket St. Joseph After Staff Firings

Sep 25, 2018
Natalya Estrada

More than a hundred people attended a picket rally at the front of the main entrance to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka. Previously, the same members of the National Union of Healthcare Workers and the California Nurses Association staged a protest on what they call a "staffing crisis" happening at both Providence hospitals in Humboldt County. Several days after the initial protest this month, 35 staff members were laid off.

Lorna Bryant / KHSU

Charmaine Lawson, mother of slain HSU student, David Josiah 'DJ' Lawson, stopped by The Place Sunday, September 23rd for a chat with KHSU's Lorna Bryant/L Boogie. Lawson has traveled to Humboldt County nearly every month since the tragic death of her beloved DJ. Although Ms. Lawson was in town for the monthly vigil on September 15th, she returned just a week later to meet with Senator Mike  McGuire to ask for his assistance in her son's ongoing murder investigation.

In her time in the KHSU studio, several family members called in to express their support of  the Lawson family and KHSU for continuing to keep the name of DJ Lawson alive.


"I think their professional lives would surprise you," says Elisabeth Harrington of her choral colleagues. "It's really wonderful to learn about our choirmates."

"Choir geeks!" adds Anna Gaines.

Gaines and Harrington are the co-directors of A Company Of Voices, a chamber choir that comes with a steep learning curve.

If a book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its reasoning, refute it. But for God's sake, let us freely hear both sides if we choose.--Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US president, architect, and author (1743-1826)


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. 

Ah, Paris!  In an age of absinthe and decadence, the poets Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine had a tempestuous relationship, and wrote some pretty amazing poetry.  Join Solomon Everta and Mary Harper for some lovely, delirious verse.

The Northcoast Book Discussion Group is currently reading The Steppe, by Anton Chekhov. Read along to be prepared for next month's conversation October 18th. 

Artist's Rendering / Cherae Heights Casino

The Trinidad Rancheria is planning a 100-room, 6-story hotel adjacent to the Cherae Heights Casino on Scenic Drive near Trinidad. My guests, Richard Johnson and Dave Hankin, are co-chairs for the Humboldt Alliance for Responsible Planning, a group recently formed to foster community involvement in proposed land developments that could have significant impact on quality of life and the environment. HARP’s concerns about the hotel include water supply, wastewater, impacts to birds, light pollution, traffic, and are calling for more transparency and public involvement. They will hold a public informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trinidad Town Hall.

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


From NPR

President Trump warned at his rally in Pennsylvania on Wednesday night that if his party loses in November's midterm elections, the "radical Democrat mob" will take away everything he's achieved since his election, while encouraging crime and socialism.

It was an echo of a tweet he sent over the weekend and used again at a rally in Iowa on Tuesday — giving rise to a line that Republicans have been quick to seize upon as they try to sustain a newly-enthused GOP base in the wake of the divisive confirmation battle for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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