Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods Executive Director Monica Rose talks about her organization’s ongoing and new programs and events offered this summer. She also discusses the important part the club plays in the support and nurturance of youth in the community.

For more information and to get involved, visit

Kuniko Yamamoto

"Japanese stories and Japanese tales are very simple. To make it entertaining we have to have stunts and puppets and costumes," explains Japanese storyteller Kuniko Yamamoto  during her interview about her performance on the KHSU Magazine. Yamamoto's performance, Magical Mask, Mime and Music of Japan is the first in the 2018 Arcata Playhouse Family Fun Series which begins on Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m.

A Hand Through The Smoke is a film exploring the human face of the nuclear weapons industry through inter-generational conversation. The film brings young adults to this international conversation by introducing youth activists to mentors and peacemaking experts from diverse backgrounds --- scientists, activists, policy advisors, and people displaced by testing and mining. 

Emmy award winning lighting director Edmond Deraedt spoke with KHSU's Lorna Bryant about the film and the fundraising campaign designed to assist in completing the project. They have a Facebook page for updates and info.

The advocacy group Humboldt Alliance for Arts Education is relaunching Friday, as a response to ongoing factors on the statewide political horizon that affect arts education in schools. 


On this episode of North Coast Update, Susan Andrews reports that True North Organizing Network and the Klamath Local Organizing Committee brought together community leaders to address the lack of recreational opportunities for Klamath youth. 

Katie Whiteside

"Hip Hop is a culture of people coming together. Hip Hop is rooted in peace, love and unity and having fun,"says  Khafre Jay, founder of Hip Hop for Change

Annika Mauro

The Arcata Arts Institute will present FLOW this Saturday at the Arcata Theater Lounge. This fashion showcase is the culminating event for Arcata Arts Institute’s fashion design students and will include 80 students modeling these very special clothing designs on the runway.

"We don't encourage microphone singing," says Humboldt Light Opera Company's Carol Ryder.  She and HLOC work to instill traditional musical theater skills in local youth. She's joined by  Caleb Weiss and Abby Hasting-Tharpe, two of nine Humboldt youth bound for New York City's Broadway Student Summit. Two benefit concerts (June 2 & 3, 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside) will benefit that trip.

Additionally, HLOC's KidCo is hosting summer camps soon. 

Teen Court Program for Humboldt Youth

Mar 22, 2017

KHSU Magazine host Claire Reynolds talks with Director Sasha Marini about the Teen Court diversion program that has been around for 16 years. Teen Court is an afterschool service learning program administered by teens for teens that choose to have their cases heard by their peers.

Jury training for new teen volunteers is taking place on Thursday, March 30th at the Boys and Girls Club in Eureka.  

Our Children's Trust

  Essential natural resources, such as clean air and water, are held in trust by sovereign governments on behalf of its citizens. Youth around the country and around the world are taking the fight for a stable climate future to the courts using groundbreaking litigation and the Public Trust Doctrine.  Andrea Rogers, Senior Staff Attorney with  Our Children's Trust, and Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), discuss what it means for resources to be in the "public trust", climate change, and why youth are fighting for their futures. 

Katie Whiteside

Artistic Director for the Humboldt Music Academy Gregg Moore and family members Ben, Joshua and Eli Smith talk with Brian Curtis on the KHSU Magazine. Registration for the Spring semester  takes place Saturday Feb. 18 from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. in the foyer of the Fulkerson Recital Hall.  Classes start Saturday, March 11.  

Redwood Cycle Fest

The Redwood Cycle Fest is happening this Saturday and Sunday at Mill Creek Watershed-Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.  This is part of the celebration of the National Parks Centennial and Bike Your Park Day. There will be activities for all ages. Co-organizer Adam Spencer talks with KHSU.

Hospice of Humboldt

The Hospice Grief Support Group for Teens is a safe and supportive environment where they can share with their peers and participate in activities that will be focused on healing and honoring loved ones lost. Hospice of Humboldt is offering an eight week Grief Support Group for Teens beginning September 21. Kelsey Sluss talks with KHSU.

Katie Whiteside

Humboldt County Probation Chief Bill Damiano and Chairperson of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Commission Caterina Kein discuss the difference between Juvenile Hall and the Regional Facility.

Amy Leon and Humboldt Arts Council

The Morris Graves Museum of Art offers more to its patrons beyond exhibits in the different galleries.Program Manager with the Humboldt Arts Council  Janine Murphy talks with KHSU about many of the exciting events taking place at the museum this fall including yoga, music, the 22nd Annual Junque Arte Competition and Exhibit and the Celebration of the Arts Gala on  and more. 

Friends of the Dunes

Friends of the Dunes presents Wine by the Sea on Saturday, September 24 from 3-6 p.m. The funds raised at this event will help provide free outdoor education for local schools and much more at the Humboldt Coastal Nature Center. Staff member and Fund Development Director Beth Frink is our guest.

The film Screenagers addresses how growing up in the digital age is affecting families and our educational system. Homepage host Katie Whiteside talks with Dawn Watkins about the film screenings coming up at the Mind's Eye coffee shop in Ferndale and the Arcata Theater Lounge.

Two Screenings:

  • Mind's Eye: July 29  at 7 pm
  • Arcata Theater Lounge: July 30 at 7pm   

What Exactly Is Humboldt County Teen Court?

Jun 6, 2016

What's it like to be a teenager in Humboldt County? 

Many struggle with drugs and violence and become caught up in the court system. In order to redirect their lives, some are referred to a court of their peers: Teen Court

Next on Thursday Night Talk, we meet some of the people involved in this restorative justice program.

And we'd like to hear your thoughts, too. Tune in and call in June 9 beginning at 7.