Judy Collins is coming to Humboldt County on September 30th. She'll be performing with longtime friend Stephen Stills in the Arkley Center for the Performing Arts.

Danielle Orr caught up with Judy via phone to discuss music, art and learning to celebrate and laugh everyday.

An activist mom, her activist son and a celebration for a passionate young man. 

Forest activists, community members, musicians and artists will gather at the Historic Eagle House in Old Town, Eureka on Sunday, September 16 for a 20th Anniversary Memorial for David “Gypsy” Chain.  The event is a fundraiser for a scholarship in memory of the young man who lost his life while trying to prevent illegal logging near Grizzly Creek in the Van Duzen River watershed. 

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Captain Paul Watson has been a lifelong activist and passionate defender of the oceans.  He was a founding member and director of Greenpeace until he left in 1977 to found the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society He serves as its president and executive director.  Sea Shepherd is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization that uses direct action to “expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.”  

Jessica Eden

On this weeks's Charlando Con La Raza, Xochitl and Brenda welcome student activist Melissa Vasquez. The Humboldt Hearts organization raised money for disaster relief in Mexico and Puerto Rico this past fall. Melissa shares her inspiration for community activism.

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Shaun Walker

It was almost 40 degrees on a Wednesday night.  In the woods above Stafford, California an unknown activist from Arkansas hoisted the last of her supplies up into an ancient redwood under an almost-full moon. 

738 days later, Julia "Butterfly" Hill descended as an environmental icon. 

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Perhaps you've noticed some of your friends urging you to call elected officials and let them hear your opinions on current affairs and actions by our government. 

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's founder, president, and executive director Captain Paul Watson's philosophy on activism is summed up by this comment:  "Each and every one of us has the ability to change the world for the better.  All we have to do is harness our own abilities and our talents to our passion, and with courage and imagination we can change the world." 

Chronologically Gifted: Blase Bonpane on Activism - Part II

Jul 13, 2017
Office of the Americas

Office of the Americas Director Blase Bonpane, a passionate lifelong advocate for peace and the planet, stated, "Our wars are not defensive.  They are aggressive, and they are thereby illegal internationally.  Our people have the right to oppose them, and real patriots would oppose them because they'd like to save the planet which is in danger.  The planet cannot be sustained with perpetual war. It can't take it.  The air can't take it.  The oceans can't take it."  In addition to his decades of work with OOA, Blase is an author, the host of the radio program World Focus which airs on Pacifica Radio station KPFK in Los Angeles, and a lifelong activist.   

Chronologically Gifted: Blase Bonpane on Activism

Jul 6, 2017
Office of the Americas

When asked about what has sustained him over his lifetime of activism, Blase Bonpane said, "The thing that saves you is like-minded people, the community of solidarity, children, grandchildren."  Blase is the director of Office of the Americas which is described as “a non-profit organization (founded in 1983 in Los Angeles) dedicated to furthering the cause of international justice and peace through broad based educational programs.”  He is an author, the host of the radio program "World Focus" which airs on Pacifica Radio station KPFK in Los Angeles, and a lifelong activist who has led investigative delegations and traveled extensively on peace missions, among many other activities.  

Chronologically Gifted: David Scheerer on Activism

Jun 29, 2017

In commenting about activism and his work in film at this stage of his life, professor and filmmaker David Scheerer said, "I not only have a sense of mastery of the medium to a degree - I'll never master it, but I'm better than I was 20 years ago, but I also have an understanding that I can tell these messages and be blunt and direct.  

Chronologically Gifted: Terry Uyeki and Activism

Jun 22, 2017

"If we can agree to disagree on some issues, we could actually have a broader human rights platform if we are willing to include people whose views may be a little different than ours."

 “Who Bombed Judy Bari?” directed and edited by Mary Liz Thomson and produced by Darryl Cherney covers the story of a particularly violent event that occurred on May 24, 1990 in Oakland, CA, in which a bomb exploded under the driver’s seat of the car which Bari was driving and in which Cherney was a passenger.

John Montague - used with permission

Have you seen a rhino on 101? 

Matt Meyer of tells Tom Wheeler that he's not a cyclist. He is, however, a safari guide and conservationist who says that a rhino is poached once every 8 hours. 

He's towing  this sculpture by bike down the west coast, which he says is "home to some of the most intense illicit wildlife trade in the US."

In this episode, Wheeler drops a pop quiz on Meyer as they discuss the plight of the rhino. [Click for video]

Thomas Dunklin, used with permission

"It's about time scientists ... go on the offensive," Mike Manetas told EcoNews Report's Jen Kalt. Amid the speakers, marchers, and colorful signs, Kalt asked people why they marched for science. 

Darren Speece, author of "Defending Giants," talks about his new book on the Redwood Wars with the director of EPIC, Environmental Protection Information Center.

Looking at the Redwood Wars, Speece offers lessons for the current environmental movement.

 Science has often been overlooked or dismissed in the political arena. Given the current climate in Washington, it is imperative that scientists and non-scientists alike fight for, and demand, that policies affecting the environment, health, and well-being of our society be science-based and supported with facts.

In the Tradition's Dan Chandler spoke with co-founder of the iconic El Teatro Campesino, Agustin Lira, and his musical collaborator Patricia Wells.

Dan, Agustin and Patricia discuss social justice activism, current and past - and the new album from the band Alma, Songs of Struggle & Hope

In honor of Women's History Month, host Lorna Bryant explores the role of women in activism and resistance with guests Sierra Leash, activist and humanitarian for Syrian refugees and Jill Larrabee, organizer of Show Up Humboldt.

"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

Should fish-eaters be worried about eating ling cod? HumboldtBaykeeper is about to begin a study of mercury in certain Humboldt fish populations. Meanwhile, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is advising citizens in the Montery Bay area that certain local fish populations contain high levels of mercury and PCBs.

Fred Evenson of the Ecological Rights Foundation and EcoNews Report host Jennifer Kalt (Director of Humboldt Baykeeper) discussed mercury in fish in Monterey's Elkhorn Slough, where a fish advisory was recently issued to protect human health. 


Dr. Rossbacher highlights Clara Bingham's book, "Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul" and the author's first-person reflection of the period between August 1969 and September 1970. Bingham creates a musical playlist for each chapter to reflect the time period and the activism of that era.

Lorna Bryant

CNN correspondent, Dream Corps president and environmental advocate Van Jones speaks with KHSU's Lorna Bryant. Jones presented a lecture at Humboldt State University Sunday, April 24th. 

Note: in the interview, Jones briefly mentions musician Prince, who passed away suddenly April 21st. This interview was recorded just 24 hours before the announcement of his death.