Healthcare Finance




Some hospital patients are leaving Humboldt County because St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka can’t treat them.


At a press conference last week, Humboldt County Health Officer Ian Hoffman explained, “The capacity is still there to take care of people in our county, the problem is those beds need staff. Many have retired due to the stress of this pandemic, so the pool of nurses are way down locally and nationally.” 

Why Is The North Coast So Seismically Active?

Sep 1, 2021
Bon Traveler

If you’ve lived in the North Coast region for very long, you’re probably aware that you live in earthquake country. But have you ever wondered why this area is so seismically active? In this news report, the Host of Blue Dot, Dave Schlom has more on seismic activity in the region. 

Looking Back: Gabriel Rains

Jan 4, 2019

Gabriel Rains was the commanding officer of Fort Humboldt from 1856 through 1860. 

On this segment of Looking Back, Tom Cairns delves into some of Gabriel Rains' background and his connection to Humboldt County.

Thursday Night Talk: Sanctuary County

Dec 14, 2018

On the latest Thursday Night Talk, Renee Saucedo and Elizabeth Phillips joined Eric Kirk to discuss the recently passed Humboldt County Sanctuary Ordinance and what the vote means for the County's future. Thursday Night Talk airs every Thursday at 7pm only on KHSU. 

  Sharonne Blanck, Interim President of the Eureka, California unit of the NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) talks with Kathleen Marshall about bias of people in power - from store clerks to police to Humboldt State University administration in Humboldt County. If you live in Humboldt County, Sharonne invites you to join the Euereka NAACP.  In addition to its Legal Redress Committee, there is also a group examining white fragility, and social activities for expanding your cultural competency and expand the boundries of your community.

Looking Back: Turkey Herding

Oct 8, 2018
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.

With extensive vineyards and wineries in Mendocino and Southern Oregon, what is the potential for more grape growing on the north coast?

On this week's Thursday Night Talk, Yana Valchovic's guests were Andrew Morris from the Briceland Vineyards and farm advisor Glenn McGourty from Mendocino County. 

Saying a "heroin scourge" is "afflicting the region," The New York Times has just published a feature piece on Humboldt County that notes:

"A sharp rise in heroin use has created intense fear among community members and public health officials in Humboldt County, even while California as a whole has one of the lowest overall opioid-related death rates in the country. In Humboldt County, opioid-related overdose rates are five times higher than in the rest of the state."

Food For Thought: The Northcoast's Local Food Guide

Jan 29, 2018

On this latest installment of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell talks with Ann Anderson from Locally Delicious. The second edition of  The Local Food Guide, covering Humboldt and Del Norte counties, is coming to a newstand near you.

On this episode of Charlando, Brenda welcomes her phone guests for discussion on soccer, immigration and a sanctuary law for Humboldt County.

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Food For Thought: Buttered Coffee?

Jan 12, 2018
Food For Thought

Jennifer Bell and Daniel Draskinis continue their  discussion about the culinary - and health - potential of ghee.

Food For Thought: Gold Nugget Ghee

Jan 9, 2018
Food For Thought

On the latest episode of Food For Thought, Jennifer Bell talks about incorporating ghee into one's diet with Daniel Draskinis from Gold Nugget Ghee.

Shaky Ground: Remembering the '92 Quake

Apr 25, 2017

25 years later, HSU Professor Lori Dengler discusses Humboldt's 1992 earthquake.

A rememberance will be held at the Warfinger Building in Eureka on April 29 at 6pm.

Honoring Mother Earth the Humboldt Way

Apr 9, 2017

Founder and executive director of Humboldt Green Week, Stephen Gieder stopped by the studio to visit KHSU Magazine host Brian Curtis. From what started out as a community gathering, has grown into a long week of exciting events in honor of the cannabis holiday 4/20 and Earth Day. 

This year marks the 11th year of Humboldt Green Week kicking off with their first event on April 14th, 2017 and their last event on April 23rd, 2017. Humboldt Green Week showcases local businesses, supports non profits, and celebrates the passion for gardening, the arts, and live music.  For more information, you can log onto or

Meet the Young Ambassadors of Humboldt County

Mar 28, 2017

Claire Reynolds talks with students Zoe and Luan who have just returned from the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York. The Montessori Model United Nations program offers students the opportunity to attend a two-day conference at the United Nations Headquarters where student delegates collaborate, debate, and negotiate with each other on global issues. Fundraising begins with trivia this weekend on Saturday April 1st, at the D Street Neighborhood Center in Arcata. More information at

Sex Trafficking, Live Theater, and Wonderland

Mar 27, 2017
Robi Arce, via

Brian Curtis talks with Erin Johnston and Kate Tobie of the play Jane Doe in Wonderland.  Alice in Wonderland is the vehicle to show how a victim gets lured into sex trafficking, as well as the brainwashing tactics used to abuse victims. This new play was created in partnership with the Humboldt County anti-sex trafficking organization Game Over

Eric Kirk's Open Mic

Mar 24, 2017

From Humboldt's county's civil rights resolution to the Affordable Care Act, find out what happens when Eric Kirk opens the phones. 

Also, a former forest activist and marijuana grower makes his case in favor of Donald Trump.

A Sustainable Future with Alexandre Family Farm

Mar 13, 2017

Stephanie Alexandre from Alexandre Family Farm joined Jennifer Bell to discuss sustainable organic farming practices, nutritional education and environmental stewardship.


 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.