Lisa Feldkamp / The Nature Conservancy

This week's Looking Back shares some little known local history of turkey herding. Tom Cairns provides another snapshot of our northcoast past.

Looking Back: Cattle

Aug 9, 2018
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Tom Cairns highlights some local Northwest history.

This segment focuses on initial livestock herding in the region and the impacts upon Native communities and the landscape.

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. 

 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.

Food For Thought

Historian Jerry Rohde continues his discussion with Jennifer Bell about Humboldt County's locavore scene "back in the day"...