KHSU Staff

The California Grower's Association announced, via a press release, that it filed a lawsuit challenging the California Department of Food and Agriculture's decision to allow unlimited stacking of cultivation licenses for cannabis farmers. 

The full press release from the California Grower's Association  is below: 

Women's March on Eureka Facebook.

According to a press release, the Women's March on Eureka is planned for Saturday, January 20, 2018. The event is set to start out with a rally at 1 p.m. and the march will being at 2 p.m. All events are taking place in Eureka at the C Street Plaza. 

In a statement, organizers for the Women's March on Eureka say they believe women's rights are human rights and also listed the importance of inclusivity within the community. 

Peter Fretwell

KHSU's Lorna Bryant was presented with a Staff Recognition award at Humboldt State's Spring Welcome ceremony for her work and dedication to, not only the campus community, but the community-at-large.

Humboldt State President Dr. Lisa Rossbacher read from Lorna's nomination for the award:

Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell talks about delighting your everyday meals with Louise Zueleger from Louise's Gourmet Seasoned Finishing Salts.

The California Innocence Project (CIP) is a law school clinical program at California Western School of Law dedicated to releasing wrongfully convicted inmates. Students and staff attorneys have secured the release of many innocent people who otherwise may have spent the rest of their lives in prison.   Justin Brooks, co-founder of the California Innocence Project, discusses the origins of this effort to free unjustly incarcerated people. 

Tune in at 1pm on New Year's Day for Capitol Steps.

FBI Director Christopher Wray is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing. He is likely to face questions about the Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Support KHSU Right Now!

Dec 6, 2017

KHSU urges you to make your pledge right now. In under two minutes, you can make a difference for diverse public radio on the north coast! 

You're supporting your community broadcasters as well as your favorite national reporters and storytellers. 


In a turn of events, Humboldt State University President Lisa Rossbacher announced on Tuesday that the HSU Lumberjacks will continue their football program. For weeks it was uncertain whether or not Rossbacher would decide to keep the intercollegiate football team. The team, according to Rossbacher, had outpouring support from alumni and community donors and she said she was impressed by the passionate group of boosters who led a fund drive to sustain the program.

On her last day as an educator at Humboldt State, Dr. Melinda Myers discusses sexual harassment, abuse, as well as women claiming power and strength. 

Flashback: Summer 1979

Nov 30, 2017

Then student-run KHSU runs it's first summer schedule of the '70s.

That summer, the station operated just 6 hours a day, from 6 p.m to midnight -- a mix of Rock, Classical and Jazz shows through the week with an early electronic music show "Computer Corner" on Sunday night. The station also broadcast Humboldt Crabs games and Arcata City Council meetings.

Artist and deejay Kenn Hunt drew the psychedelic cover art shown here. Hunt created many of KHSU's program covers and posters, defining the look for the station in the late '70s. 

A notification sent from Humboldt State University's Police Department describes the incident which took place Wednesday evening, in an email sent to students, staff and faculty:

University Police are alerting the campus community about a sexual battery that took place at about 8:55 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29.

A female was grabbed by a suspect she did not know near Science A. She screamed, pushed him away, and he ran off.

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Do you know what your health risks are if you are working in the cannabiz? 

It's Giving Tuesday!

Nov 27, 2017

Giving Tuesday, the charitable alternative to Black Friday, asks you to give back to those groups working for a better community.  The North Coast is rich with non-profits working to improve the world, our community and the lives of our neighbors. KHSU called out to listeners to record their plea for their favorite charity, calling it "Charity Share." Here are all of the non-profits that your fellow listeners want you to know about:

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?

This is a condensed version of a Thursday Night Talk program from November 16, 2017. 

Ari & Mia, "New England's Americana sister act," stopped by KHSU's Studio A to perform live. 

Ice Cream Social Friday

Nov 8, 2017

Join us for some ice cream at the KHSU Ice Cream Social on November 10th, at Jacoby's Storehouse in Arcata.  

The KHSU Community Advisory Board hosts this annual appreciation of our listeners with help from Arcata Scoop and the Jacoby's Storehouse.  

The event begins at 6 pm and ends when they run out of ice cream.

What’s your favorite north coast nonprofit? What do you see them doing for the community? 

KHSU presents Charity Share, and you're invited to give that group a fundraising shout-out.

Giving Tuesday, the charitable alternative to Black Friday, asks you to give back to those groups working for a better community. And our area has literally hundreds of them.

Los Ensemble Economique had a live set from the "rocking-est band throughout the land," Henderson Centaur.   

DJ Ratrace hosts the group's first live show. 

Due to some server maintenance, some listeners may experience difficulty listening to our web streams today.

We strive to minimize this type of maintenance downtime, which should be complete by about noon today. 

If you're looking for alternative ways to listen, locals can tune into KHSU, Radio Bilingue, and KHSU-BBC via terrestrial radio. 

Feel free to catch up on archived KHSU shows you missed here


This week on Artwaves,: preview The Macabre Cabaret at Dell'Arte, and Humboldt State's production of Avenue Q. Both shows open this week. 

“If we build this athletic program the right way we will get fantastic leaders coming out of our athletics program that will impact the rest of the campus,” said HSU Athletic Director Duncan Robins in an interview with KHSU’s General Manager Peter Fretwell. Football is in the spotlight as Robins discussed a few approaches to handling this deficit 

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The Sweetwater String Band, originally hailing from the eastern Sierras, stopped by Fogou to perform "cello-driven soulgrass" with guest host Pandemonium Jones. 

They perform tonight at Humbrews (tickets) at 9:00pm. 

Redwood Curtain Theater

This week on Artwaves, Clint Rebik, director of Redwood Curtain's Disenchanted (tickets), along with actors Julie Angles and Chelly Purnell talk about the theater's irreverent look at fairy tale princesses.

Also, HSU Art Department's Emily Cobb and Stephen Nachtigall discuss the Staff+Faculty Exhibition. Both will be giving talks about their work at the opening reception. Opening reception & artists’ talks on Thursday, September 14, 4:30-6:30 pm.

 Humboldt State President Lisa Rossbacher released a statement today regarding the Trump Administration's decision to rescind the Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals act, commonly known as DACA. 


Dear HSU Community,

We have a simple message today for Dreamers. Humboldt State University stands with you, and we care about you. We’re going to keep doing all we can to help you succeed in school and become Humboldt alumni.

  President Donald Trump will address the nation to provide an update on the path forward for the United States' engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia on Monday August 21st at 6:00 p.m.

 KHSU will offer live special coverage of this event on All Things Considered and will post the transcript below as it becomes available. Coverage will be hosted by Robert Siegel. Also joining the coverage: White House Reporter Geoff Bennett, Pentagon Correspondent Tom Bowman, Senior Washington Desk Editor Ron Elving, and International Correspondent, Diaa Hadid.

Live Blog: Eclipse 2017

Aug 21, 2017
Romeo Durscher/NASA

  It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with KHSU and NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse. KHSU-BBC will air special coverage today starting at 10am.


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HSU will host an eclipse viewing event on campus tomorrow between 9am and 12pm. Attendees can borrow solar glasses and view the event through a filtered telescope.  See below for more info.

Humboldt Permaculture Guild

Plants will make seeds to make more plants, says Marlon Gil from the Humboldt Permaculture Guild. But how do harvest your own seeds? Gil and Cindy Annotto, often seen at local farmers markets with Rock-n-Rose farms, invite you to a seed-saving and plant propagation workshop Sunday. 

Via the Facebook event page:

As the Yurok Tribe works to reacquire its land base, it's partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to advance ecological and cultural goals. Tim Hayden, the Yurok Tribe's Natural Resource Division Lead, and Jon Shulz of the Natural Resources Conservation Service talk to EPIC's Tom Wheeler about the tribe's conservation efforts.