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  "Money and morality, that's a timeless topic," says Jane Hill, director of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," showing at the Ferndale Rep and Arcata Playhouse.Also, Eureka Symphony presents Beethoven's best-known chamber works at the Eureka Woman's Club this Sunday.

"There's a whole psychic readjustment to being on this earth without that parent being alive," Alexandra Kennedy, author of Losing a Parent - Passage to a New Way of Living. "Grief has its own wisdom and it'll take us where we need to go to heal."

Kennedy talks to Chronologically Gifted about how losing a parent later in life is different than losing a parent in your 20s or 30s. 


 KHSU’s Thursday Night Talk hosted an emotional town hall-style event on the eve of the presidential inauguration at Humboldt State University’s Kate Buchanan Room.  

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"Returning the California condor to the Pacific Northwest is part of the YurokTribe’s obligation to heal the world," says the Tribe's website.

Since 2003, the Yurok Tribe has endeavored to bring one of California's most iconic birds back to the North Coast. 

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  In this encore episode, we commemorate Ruth Mountaingrove, one of the Founding Mothers of Through The Eyes of Women. With Ruth’s recent passing at the well lived age of 93, her contributions to Through The Eyes Of Women, KHSU, the Arts & Activists communities, and life itself will be celebrated with several shows.


Considering post-Brexit statements like "Older white people, please die!" and the political volatility of American healthcare, Chronologically Gifted talks to Ashton Applewhite, the author of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism about age in today's sociopolitical climate.

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"The dam removal requires a Clean Water Act permit, so these are hearings by the Water Board that will be considered when they write the permit for dam removal," says Craig Tucker with the Karuk Tribe.

Tucker discusses these upcoming dam removal hearings (Jan. 12 in Arcata) with host Scott Greacon.

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Susan Andrews, Lupe Gutierrez and Jan Moorehouse report on local snow, and what the crab strike means to Crescent City citizens, and more.

Kate Stull of the Humboldt Arts Council discusses the last year at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.

She talks to Wendy Butler about the museum's digital footprint, recent art-noise performances, and its outreach to local kids.  

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"The Seabird Protection Network is a multi-organization collaborative that works together to reduce human disturbance to seabirds," says Leisyka Parrot with the Bureau of Land Management. She and HSU Wildlife's Dan Barton talk to Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator at the NEC, about minimizing our impact on marine wildlife.

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center

Humboldt Steelhead Days

Jan 2, 2017

According to, "Many consider the North Coast of California to be the birthplace of salmonid fisheries restoration. Humboldt Steelhead Days’ primary purpose is to showcase and fundraise for this important work – and have some fun in the process!"


Mary Burke of CalTrout and Dana Stoltzman of Salmonid Restoration Federation discuss the months-long countywide celebration of winter steelhead and the coastal rivers that nourish them. 

SCRAP Humboldt

SCRAP’s Lexie Fischer talks about the thrill of producing a thoughtful, innovative gift by hand, and the hilarity of when crafting projects go wrong.

Lorna Bryant

From poetry to Pelican Bay, fans and family show an outpouring of love for Sista Soul's 36-year run on KHSU. 

"Peace and love, peace and health, fight the power." - Sista Soul

City of Arcata

According to a press release from the city of Arcata: 

The Arcata City Council elected Susan Ornelas mayor and Sofia Pereira vice mayor at a special noon meeting today, making this the first time in history two women have held the Arcata City Council’s top ceremonial positions.

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How does Humboldt Bay juggle its roles as a working waterfront, a recreational attraction, a cultural area, hunting ground, and wildlife habitat?

Outgoing Harbor Commissioner Mike Wilson talks to Jennifer Kalt, Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, about his time with the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District

The EcoNews Report is presented by the Northcoast Environmental Center.

"Alice is an 11 year-old girl who has recently moved to NorCal from a city," says Dell'Arte's Jenny Lamb. "And that's her adventure through the rabbit hole -  just meeting all these crazy Humboldt County-ish stereotypes."

Cast members from Dell'Arte's latest production talk to Wendy Butler about their northern Californian twist on Alice in Wonderland. 

 KHSU’s year-end fundraiser starts Wednesday and one of our 'thank you' gifts is really, really special!

"We think there are some issues with the decision ... that could be easily reversible under a Trump administration," says Pete Nichols of Waterkeeper Alliance.

Sista Soul Looks Back

Dec 7, 2016
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Since 1980, Sharon Fennell, better known as Sista Soul, has broadcast her Bronx sensibilities over KHSU's airwaves and through prison walls. Her final show airs Sunday, Dec. 18.

"I grew up in enormous privelege," activist Bill Ayers tells KHSU's Danielle Orr.  "I found myself awakening to a world in flames, a world out of balance, and I knew I wanted to be part of the solution." 

The noted dissident will talk about his new book, Demand the Impossible! A Radical Manifesto at Northtown Books on Friday

Trinidad painter Kathrin Burleson joins Wendy Butler to talk about The Creation Series, her watercolor exhibit.

Inspired by the book of Genesis, she says ancient texts are often "pulling on archetypes. So often, those things touch us in a way that's almost irrational."

Attorney and author Elizabeth Schwartz joins Emma Breacain to talk about the mysteries and surprises of marriage.

Elizabeth Schwartz is not calling for less attention to the perfect caterer and wedding band, but she is definitely calling for more consideration for our financial, legal, physical and emotional well being in her book “Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise.”

In this episode, Schwartz illuminates the possible pitfalls and surprises of the institution, recommends knowledge as power, and discusses her own marriage.


Carol Jacobson and Alexandra Gellner of the Eureka Symphony spoke with KHSU's Wendy Butler about 'The Snowman', one of the many acts in the Holiday Concert Dec. 2nd and 3rd at the Arkley Center, and the importance and benefits of having a musical education. 

Friends of the Eel River/

"We're looking at the symptoms of an abused Russian River watershed,  and then using the Eel River to mop it up," says David Keller of Friends of the Eel River. /

Lupe Guttierez reports on two hikers stranded in the Devil's Punchbowl near Gasquet after snow blocked their exit.  Susan Andrews reports on the Del Norte County community Thanksgiving Dinner, which packed the fairgrounds. Jan Moorehouse reports that the Dungeness Crab season will open on time.  

Race Beat: PEOTUS Trump

Nov 29, 2016

Host Lorna Bryant is joined by HSU undergrad Karla Sanchez, graduate student Carlos Sanchez, and Dr. Marisol Ruiz, assistant professor at HSU’s School of Education to talk about the personal and political implications of a Trump presidency. 


Nov 28, 2016

What's your favorite local non-profit? Could they use a little boost? 

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving, charity, and philanthropy. No matter what issue matters to you most, you can help make a difference.

If you can, give to KHSU this Giving Tuesday. 

Dan Jacobson, legislative director of Environment California tells EcoNews Report he's excited that the state will use less plastic.

"But I think more importantly, what it means is that there's going to be a change in consciousness."

Jacobson tells Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator at the NEC, that the plastic industry tried to confuse voters with Propostion 65. He remains optimistic about reduced energy use and pollution, and feels like California voted on the right side of history.

 The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents columbinus,” a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

 The Theatre, Film and Dance Department at Humboldt State University presents columbinus,” a play that looks at issues of alienation, hostility and social pressure in high schools and was inspired by the April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Director Troy Lescher and two actors discuss their theatrical response to one of America's most notorious shootings with Wendy Butler.