EcoNews Report

The EcoNews Report is the longest-running public affairs radio show on the North Coast, broadcast on KHSU on the Humboldt State University campus, airing Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. 

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90.5 FM Arcata-Eureka
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The EcoNews Report Archive:


2017  2016  2015  |  2014  |  2013   |   2012   |   2011



March 16, 2017 - Supporters of an east/west railway line are trying again to gain traction for their ideas. The project, however, would involve serious ecological and social costs. Larry Glass (Executive Director of the NEC, and SAFE representative) and Tom Wheeler (Executive Director of EPIC) discuss these issues and the proposed feasibility study for an east/west railroad connecting Tehama and Humboldt. The Trinity County Transportation Commission recently rejected a grant from CalTrans to study the proposed rail line.

March 9, 2017 - Our Children's Trust is bringing groundbreaking litigation on behalf of America's youth to force government action on climate change. Relying upon an ancient legal theory called the "public trust doctrine," Our Children's Trust is bringing cases across America alleging the government has an affirmative duty to protect the atmosphere. Tom Wheeler, Executive Director of EPIC, talks with Andrea Rogers, Senior Staff Attorney for Our Children's Trust, about the public trust doctrine and current youth-led litigation. 

March 2, 2017 - Humans like to think of landscapes—including our man-made structures—as immutable, unchanging backdrops to our lives. Now and then, however, we're reminded that even our greatest works are powerless against the forces of nature. Scott Greacen, Director of Friends of the Eel River, talks with Mikal Jakubal, long-time activist and filmmaker, about recent damage at the Oroville Dam and how those events shed light on broader questions about aging dams and flood-control infrastructure.

February 23, 2017 - Zero Waste is a goal and a plan. Locally, Zero Waste Humboldt (ZWH) takes on challenges in progressing toward a Zero Waste future. Alec Howard, ZWH board member, discusses the Zero Waste Action Plan Draft, pedal powered composting, and how to live a zero waste lifestyle. Hosted by Delia Bense-Kang, MPA Coordinator for the Northcoast Environmental Center and Director of Humboldt Surfrider. 

February 16, 2017 - Science is under attack in Washington, D.C. Here in Arcata, we value science, facts, and science-based evidence. Whether you value health and medicine, public safety in tsunami zones, or protecting endangered species, science is critical in developing public policy. Geologist and HSU Lecturer Jay Patton talks with Humboldt Baykeeper Director Jennifer Kalt about science, facts, how to recognize pseudoscience or “alt-facts,” and why science is a cornerstone of public policy.

February 9, 2017 - Tom Wheeler, Program and Legal Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), talks with Amaroq Weiss, West Coast Wolf Organizer for the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), about wolves in the west and the California Wolf Plan. 

February 2, 2017 - Scott Greacen, Director of Friends of the Eel River, talks with Darren Mierau, Regional Director of CalTrout, about the "incredible potential" for recovery of the Eel's salmon and steelhead fishery, and opportunities to change the river's course for the better.

January 26, 2017 - Rebroadcast of the February 26, 2015 EcoNews Report featuring Jennifer Kalt, Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, interviewing nuclear whistleblower Rob Rowen about his experiences and new book.

January 19, 2017 - Ken Burton interviews Chris West, Senior Wildlife Biologist with the Yurok Tribe, about the Tribe's work to reintroduce condors to the Redwood National Park region.

January 12, 2017 - Tom Wheeler of EPIC talks with Stassia Samuels, Plant Ecologist with Redwoods National and State Parks, about the problems the parks are having with English ivy and efforts to remove ivy. He also talks with Kim Tays and Stan Binney of the Humboldt No Ivy League about the work the League is doing to remove ivy and home ivy removal suggestions. 

January 5, 2017 - Scott Greacen, Director of Friends of the Eel River, interviews Craig Tucker, Natural Resource Policy Advocate for the Karuk Tribe, about the Klamath Dam removal process and dam removal in the west.



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