Thursday Night Talk: My Lai, 50 Years On

Apr 10, 2018
Vets for Peace, Rob Hepburn

Brenda Starr discusses the true cost of war with guests Rob Hepburn,  former Marine and member of Veterans for Peace Humboldt Bay Chapter 56, and artist Mac MacDevitt who designed the interactive exhibit recalling the My Lai Massacre, in Viet Nam 50 years ago.     

Irene Young

Sandra Butler posted  the following words in More and Less—Older mothers with more time yet less contact with middle-aged daughters in Psychology Today:

Thursday Night Talk: Is California Too Big?

Sep 26, 2017

California Red, Blue and Green? No, not cannabis strains - but the idea of the Golden State becoming three separate states. There is a push to carve up our state. Would you vote for this in 20 with guests HSU political scientist Kevin Lyle Murray, HSU political-cultural geographer Matthew Derrick, and former County Supervisor Mark Lovelace discussing the ungovernable state of California. 

Thursday Night Talk: Redefining Democrats

Aug 22, 2017

California Democrats are scrambling to redefine what it means to be a progressive. There are challenges within the state party. Fireworks are flying. 

Joan Trumpauer Mulholland grew up in Virginia in the 1950s and witnessed the injustice of segregation firsthand. As a teenager, she joined the Civil Rights Movement, attending demonstrations and sit-ins. Because of her passionate belief in the cause, she was involved in several important and historically significant events. 

For over 30 years, Dr. Meg Lowman –Canopy Meg, has designed hot-air balloons and walkways for treetop exploration to solve mysteries in the world’s forests, especially insect pests and ecosystem health. Meg is affectionately called the mother of canopy research as one of the first scientists to explore this eighth continent. 

 Set in North Carolina during the turbulent Civil Rights Era, The Ada Decades is a lesbian feminist historical novel spanning 70 years with 11 interconnected stories about the life of Ada Jane Shook. Author Paula Martinac calls her new book a historical novel-in-stories which chronicles the life of a school librarian who encounters segregation, the paradox of religion and her true love, Camillia Lively, during the Pre-Stonewall south.

Thursday Night Talk: Preventing Sexual Violence

Apr 25, 2017

Brenda Starr is joined by members of the North Coast Rape Crisis Team, HSU Womyn's Centre and The Check It Program, to discuss Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment, Awareness & Prevention in the age of Trump.

Bringing home a new baby means change for everyone, and parenting books tend to tell parents how to help siblings adjust – but – What does it look like from their point of view?

Author Elizabeth Rusch talks to Brenda Starr about getting this new relationship off on the right foot. 

Eleanor Roosevelt was a reluctant president’s wife. A.P. journalist Lorena Hickok helped her by becoming a confidante, supporter and amorous partner. Author Susan Quinn talks about her research, going through hundreds of pictures and stories and thousands of love letters. She portrays a juicy tale of a long lasting relationship for the ages.