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More than a thousand people participated in a mass wedding banquet in Taiwan on Saturday to celebrate the island becoming the first place in Asia to legally recognize same-sex unions.

The event included a wedding ceremony for about 20 couples. Couples walked down a red carpet at the wedding banquet, surrounded by jubilant supporters. Supporters gathered around the venue, camping out on picnic blankets to watch the ceremony and stage performances.

Polls close today in the European Union Parliamentary Elections. Early results may signal whether nationalist or pro-EU candidates will take a majority of the parliament.

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Humboldt County Office of Education

The Klamath-Trinity Joint Unified School District may have approved its latest 2019-2020 budget—also known as the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP)—but the struggles for more community engagement and district transparency with the funding remain. On Wednesday, tribal communities, parents with children in the district, and the ACLU plan to meet in Hoopa to discuss more options toward fixing major problems within the district.

Executive Director Kristina Kunkel says that NorCal PTAC is just one of many such centers across the United States. Its mission is to provide assistsance to small businesses, businesses run by women and businesses run by veterans in obtaining government contracts for goods or services.  The NorCal office serves the geographical region from the Del Norte County south to Santa Clara and east to Shasta, Trinity and Siskyou Counties.  Most services it provides are done remotely, except for live workshops.  There are two upcoming workshops, one in Eureka and one Crescent City, both on April 4.  The workshops are free of charge.  For more information visit their website

Salina Rain's Cosmic Calendar March 25-31, 2019

Mar 24, 2019

Jasmin Segura / Humboldt Baykeeper

My guest is Jasmin Segura, Baykeeper’s Bay Tours Coordinator since 2014, discussing the upcoming tour season, which will begin with an Earth Day paddle and cleanup on Indian Island with the Wiyot Tribe and Coast Seafoods Company. Most of our Humboldt Bay tours are private charter tours aboard the Madaket, and are coordinated with various partner organizations to provide opportunities for underserved groups to get out on the water at no cost, with support from the California Coastal Conservancy.

19th Annual Humboldt Juggling Festival!!

Mar 22, 2019
Danielle Orr

The 19th Annual Humboldt Juggling Festival, which is happening March 22nd thru March 24th on the Humboldt State University campus in the West Gym, brings people of all ages in our community together with laughter, joy and physical wonder. Free Admission all weekend, workshops and performances, games and vendors!!

Prop-a-Ganda, the Fundraiser for the Festival takes place at the D Street Neighborhood Center, Doors open at 6.30 pm and the show is at 7 pm.  Tickets at the door, at Wildberries Marketplace and at the Festival Welcome Desk at the West Gym.  

The always entertaining theater arts master and author Trish the Dish, and juggler and entertainer Kevin Axtell, joined Danielle Orr in the KHSU Studios for the KHSU Magazine to juggle a few words around!! 

An exercise in 'Inner Strength'

Mar 21, 2019

The March 19 Artwaves is a conversation about an abstract concept "inner self" as explained by theatre performer as well as Dell'Arte faculty member and MFA program alum James Peck. 

Not only that, he is co-teaching a workshop this Saturday, March 23, 1-8 p.m. at Synapsis Nova in Eureka. This workshop is not a theatre workshop but it incorporates ideas that are not new to people who train in theatre performance. The workshop is titled "Inner Strength Training" and it is being taught by Peck, his brother Stephen Peck, a mental health and wellbeing trainer, and Sarah Peters, also a Dell'Arte MFA alum who has taught Theater of the Oppressed at Humboldt State University. James Peck tells Artwaves' Wendy Butler that this workshop will focus participants on recognizing "the relationship between needs, resources and the strategies we use every day to get those needs met." Needs, resources and strategies are common words for people studying theatre as well, he says. And, don't worry, he adds, the workshop is not intended as a group psychoanalysis session. More information and registration for this workshop can be found on Facebook

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It's been one week since the Humboldt County District Attorney announced that the Grand Jury would not indict anyone in the murder investigation of David Josiah Lawson. Charmaine Lawson, mother of David Josiah, was in Humboldt County last week to rally for her son's case, despite the outcome. 

Advocates for David Josiah Lawson attended this week's Arcata City Council meeting to express concern over what would happen next.

New Wind Turbines Near Scotia?

Mar 20, 2019
Terra Gen

If everything goes according to plan, Scotia residents may see wind turbines on Monument and Bear River Ridges by 2020. Kevin Martin of Terra Gen, the project's proponents, joins Tom Wheeler in the studio to talk about how the company hopes to avoid environmental impacts.

Live Your Language: "Where you are from..." in Yurok

Mar 20, 2019
Yurok Tribe

Live Your Language shares and celebrates the Native languages of northwestern California. This segment shares the Yurok way to share where you are from.

Sound Ecology: Bald Eagles

Mar 19, 2019
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A white-feathered head contrasting chocolate-brown wings and body, this large raptor is an impressive sight. Once endangered due to pesticides and hunting, Bald Eagles have thrived under conservation regulations. Naturalist Ken Burton shares some little know facts about this iconic bird species.