KSLG Interviews

Sabina, and Andre interview artists, community members, and beings from another dimension



• (Tuesday, March 7, 2023) Black Humboldt and Black Liberation Month

Sabina talks to Mo Harper - Desir, co-founder of Black Humboldt and discusses the importance of the organization in our community as they prepare to celebrate 5 years! Also discussed: Reframing Black History Month as Black Liberation Month and the importance of seeing the beauty of Blackness not only in the past but also the present and future.

• (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023) ARMACK Valentunes

Sabina interviews ARMACK music and their return to Valentunes for the community!

• (Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022) Sara Bareilles Comes Home!

Sabina talks to Eureka's favourite person Sara Bareilles and her homecoming concert set to happen this Sunday at Halvorsen Park!

• (Wednesday, July 6, 2022) Local Musician Conman Bolo!

Sabina talks to local muscian Conman Bolo about his recent album, the origin story of his musical career and more!

• (Wednesday, June 8, 2022) Jacki from Jacki & The Jollies

Sabina talks to Jacki of local band Jacki & The Jollies! Album names, Humboldt's music community and who is the official J&TJ mascot, Quincy or Flo!? Music from "Shelter In My Place" provided by Jacki & the Jollies

• (Wednesday, June 1, 2022) Dash from The California Poppies!

Sabina talks to Dash from local band The California Poppies about the release of their debut album "Wildflowers", the origins of the band and more!

• (Thursday, May 12, 2022) Marlon Wayans Microphone Fiend Tour

Sabina talks to actor-comedian Marlon Wayans about his upcoming microphone fiend tour at Blue Lake Casino on May 19th. Marlon discusses the intimacy of connecting with a crowd through comedy and why he doesn't do Chris Rock slap jokes.

• (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) Virtual Humboldt Juggling Festival

Sabina is joined by Trish "The Dish" to talk about the upcoming VIRTUAL Humboldt Juggling Festival! *The 2020 Humboldt Juggling Festival will be Friday, Saturday and SundayApril 10th, 11th and 12th, 2020 via Zoom* *The Humboldt Juggling Festival is an event of extraordinary feats of juggling, slight of hand, spinning, staff, poi, hooping, rings, whips, wands, clowning, clubs, diabolos, devil sticks, acrobatic yoga, unicycle, comedy, clowning, courage, kindness and cooperation!*

• (Friday, March 27, 2020) Allie Heemstra from Allie Illuminates

Allie Heemstra from Allie Illuminates talks to Sabina about the state of small business during the time of COVID-19 in Humboldt. Topics covered include how local business are adapting and moving online after closing their brick and mortar stores and the resources that the North Coast Small Business Development Center has to offer.

• (Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018) Merrill Garbus of Tune-Yards

Merrill Garbus of art-pop, indie pop band Tune-Yards speaks to Sabina about her upcoming lecture at Humboldt State University. AS Presents Merrill Garbus: Radical Thoughts in Multimedia Arts. In this interview, Merrill and Sabina discuss the presence of racism, appropriation and privilege in the music world. The lecture takes place Dec. 5th at 7p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at HSU. Go to centerarts.humboldt.edu for ticket information

• (Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018) Brooks Nielsen of The Growlers

Sabina talked briefly to Brooks Nielsen of psychedelic surf pop band The Growlers for the kickoff of their Beach Goth Tour and September 21st show at the Arcata Community Center! In the midst of their northbound journey to Arcata, we find out how the Beach Goth Festival started!

• (Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018) Mr. Humboldt 2018!

Sabina talks to winner Mr. Breakfast Daddy and recounts the sticky, waxy, jockstrappy display of absolute talent that graced the stage at the Arcata Theatre Lounge for the Mr. Humboldt pageant!

Randee Litten, an ER nurse with Saint Joseph's Hospital in Eureka, spent two weeks in Puerto Rico with the RN Response Network (National Nurses United) back in October. In this follow-up interview with Sabina and Nikki, she updates on what has happened since the October 20th interview on a national and local front. YOU CAN STILL HELP THE 3.4 AMERICAN CITIZENS THERE. To donate: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricanemarianurserelief

It's been 30 days since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but disaster relief has been "chaotic", and the situation "dire", according to Randee Litten, who has spent two weeks in Puerto Rico with RN Response Network (National Nurses United). With information scare or misleading about what exactly is going on, Nikki interviews this St. Joseph's emergency nurse to get to the truth of the challenges these 3.4 million American citizens face. Want to help? Donate now: https://www.gofundme.com/hurricanemarianurserelief.

Arcata Police Chief Tom Chapman came by the KSLG studio to talk about his "Not In Our Town" Letter. His letter addressed racism in our community and the denouncing of the White Supremacist movement. He and Sabina touch on a variety of subjects concerning prejudice and what it means to be a person of color in this community as well as how people can help in reporting racism when they see it. Chief Chapman also speaks about the Fair and Impartial police training set to take place this month. The training is an opportunity for the Arcata Police Department and surrounding law enforcement to come together and talk about racism while addressing concerns of possible bias policing.

• (Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017) Mike Craghead of Food Network's "Halloween Wars"

Nikki talked to local artist/carver extraordinaire Mike Craghead about being a part of Food Network's "Halloween Wars Season 7" , and how it feels to carve pumpkins in front of judges and cameras. Visit his website http://mikecraghead.com/ to view his work. ********************************** Halloween Wars Season 7 on Food Network: Jonathan Bennett hosts the new season, where six teams composed of a pumpkin carver, cake artist and sugar artist battle it out to create mind-blowing edible Halloween- themed displays. The creations are judged by renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and horror director and make-up effects master Todd Tucker, along with a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges (on the premiere is Shane West). One team will be eliminated after each episode. In the end, only one team will be declared Halloween Wars Champion and will walk away with a $50,000 grand prize. New episodes air Sundays at 9pm PST on the Food Network.

• (Monday, Sept. 25, 2017) On The Spot Comedy!

Dev, Carly and James join Sabina in the KSLG studio to talk about the season premier of their improv troupe's show On The Spot Comedy! Lots of giggles and tie-offs to be heard! Season 2 kicks off this Friday at the Arcata Theatre Lounge!

• (Monday, Aug. 21, 2017) Fran Comtois of Young The Giant

Nikki Leskinen on The Morning Show, got to talk to drummer and one of the founding members of Young the Giant, Francois "Fran" Comtois during the partial solar eclipse in Humboldt County. Fran and Nikki talked immigration, where the most intense Young The Giant Fans are, what song off the band's latest record "Home of the Strange" will get you laid, and Fran's secret food addiction. There's more coolness in store for you. Take a listen and visit www.youngthegiant.com/ to see where these down-to-earth dudes will be playing near you!

• (Wednesday, April 26, 2017) Finding Bigfoot Cast and Crew

On the Morning Show, Nikki interviewed Animal Planet's "Finding Bigfoot" cast member Bobo and producer Ryan who are in town in anticipation for the "Finding Bigfoot Festival", happening Saturday, April 29th at the Veterans park in Willow Creek. Thanks to sponsors Emerald Family Farms and the Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce for making this "squatchy" event possible. More details at http://findingbigfootfestival.com .

• (Tuesday, April 18, 2017) OH WONDER

Indie Pop duo OH WONDER is currently touring North America and are soon to be releasing their sophomore album "Ultralife", June 19th. The KSLG girls, Nikki and Sabina, caught up with Josephine and Anthony and asked them a few questions while simultaneously almost breaking up the band...not really!

• (Friday, Jan. 13, 2017) Frank Turner: The Punk Rock Troubador

Frank Turner comes to The Warfield in San Francisco Sunday Jan 29th with The Sleeping Souls, Arkells, Will Varley, and John K. Samson. He talked to Nikki about fighting for artistic integrity, memorable moments on his tour, why he ultimately decided to write "The Road Beneath Your Feet" , one of his weirdest tattoos, and what you can expect at his shows.

• (Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016) Sam Halliday of Two Door Cinema Club

Sabina Interviews Sam Halliday of Two Door Cinema Club and touches on important issues like the guys being a cover band of themselves and being promoted by three cats!

• (Monday, Oct. 31, 2016) John Fullerton

On the Morning Show, Nikki had a chance to talk to Eureka City Council candidate John Fullerton about beginnings, current issues with Eureka, and his favorite thing about Halloween. For more details on this candidate, visit his website http://fullertonforcouncil.com/ or find him on facebook @ John Fullerton.

• (Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016) Austin Allison

Austin Allison is currently running for Eureka City Council during this election year. On the Morning Show, he chatted with Nikki about his passions, what he loves about Eureka, and his ideas of how to make Eureka a better community. For more information on this candidate, you can visit his page at https://austinallison.nationbuilder.com/.

• (Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016) Kevin Barnes of Of Montreal

On The Morning Show, Nikki chatted with Kevin Barnes, frontman and mastermind of experimental indie group, Of Montreal. Kevin talks about positive messages, being a parent, and pushups. Of Montreal will be performing at HSU's Kate Buchanan Room Saturday October 22nd. Tickets are available at centerarts.humboldt.edu.

• (Monday, Oct. 17, 2016) George Clark of Deafheaven

HSU's Center Arts and KSLG are bringing some exciting artists up to Humboldt County. Sunday October 23rd, black-metal artists Deafheaven will be performing at the Kate Buchanan Room. Nikki got to chat with vocalist George Clark about identity, how to keep a screaming voice in tip-top shape, and pictimagery.

• (Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016) Interview With Bishop Briggs

Indie-Pop artist Bishop Briggs is brand new to the scene, and her single "River" is taking the world by storm. Get to know this enigmatic artist and learn about the craziest thing someone has said to her on the street.

• (Friday, Sept. 16, 2016) Los Bears in Studio

On the Morning Show, Nikki interviews Crescent City/Arcata indie rock/R&B band Los Bears. Get to know this local talent, and check out their new songs "Let Me Let You Down", and "Slow Jam". Find out how the lyrics "that booty can save the whale", came into fruition.

• (Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016) Sabina Interviews Jack From Seafret

Afternoons with Sabina has a special guest! Jack Sedman from the indie band Seafret joins KSLG to talk about the moment Seafret became a reality, working with charities, essentials for the road and much more!

• (Friday, Aug. 26, 2016) Firework Coworking Space: Mark Sullivan

On the morning show, Nikki talked shop with Mark Sullivan, a co-founder of a new business to Old Town Eureka: Firework- A Co-working Space. Mark explains the evolution of the work space, what millennials really want in a work environment, what his business has to offer professionals, but most importantly...ping-pong.

• (Friday, June 24, 2016) The Head and The Heart's Tyler Williams

On The Morning Show, Nikki talked to drummer Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart about their new album, Signs of Life, the weirdest place the band's ever performed, and why their new single "All We Ever Knew" is the perfect song to pick up on your playlist. Tune in to find out what object Tyler wants to turn into a percussive instrument! The Head and The Heart headline Saturday, June 25th at the Kate Wolf Music Festival in Laytonville, Ca.

Redwood National Park PR Jeff Denny chatted with Nikki about the history of the National Park Service, what Redwood National and State Parks have to offer, and about their exciting Centennial Celebration that is happening Sunday, June 26th in Orick.

Zac Carothers, bass player and co-founder extraordinaire of mainstream indie rockers Portugal. The Man spoke with Nikki on The Morning Show about his mom, this past year of touring, and what issues will epitomize the band's upcoming new album. (Also find out what his dream collaboration is). Find out and tune in!

Kelsey Conger stops into the studio to talk about the upcoming Centennial Celebration in the Redwoods on June 26th.

• (Wednesday, June 8, 2016) New Artist Spotlight: RIVVRS

On the morning show, Nikki interviewed up-and-coming indie-pop artist RIVVRS. Find out what RIVVRS secret talent is, his inspiration, and why he stands out in today's diverse music scene. (Also find out whether he would tolerate snakes or spiders).

Sabina talks to Bob and Cyndi Wainwright of the McKinleyville Lions Club about their Pints for Non-Profits event which will raise funds for the purchase of spot vision screening equipment. This equipment would help with the detection of irregularities in an individual's vision.

• (Friday, April 8, 2016) Roller Derby

In anticipation for their game April 9th against Stockton's Port City Rollers, roller derby ladies Evil and Mama Popper were back in the studio, this time with Nikki to share their victory over the Sis-Q Rollers, the progress of their junior team The Saplings, and explain what the Golden Booty Award is. You know you want to know what the "Golden Booty Award " is!

• (Friday, April 1, 2016) Comedian Ian Harris

A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever cutting edge comedy, Ian Harris' act has landed him coveted appearances on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, COMEDY CENTRAL, as well as his own hour TV special "CRITICAL & THINKING". In anticipation for his performance Saturday April 2 at the Arcata Playhouse, Ian chatted with Nikki about bigfoot, MMA, and demented ELMO.

• (Friday, March 18, 2016) Humboldt Roller Derby Saplings

A couple Humboldt Roller Derby Sapling came to the studio to talk with Kim: Wendy Witte aka "Natural Disaster," and Lauren Gagnon aka "Popper," accompanied by Popper's mom, appropriately named "Momma Popper." They discussed the confidence they've built within themselves since they joined HRD, talk about their favorite memories on the track, and share with Kim how HRD has helped them grow during some of the most crucial years of their adolesence. Their first bout of this season is Sunday, March 20 at Redwood Acres. The first whistle is at noon and the event is FREE.

• (Thursday, March 17, 2016) CommUnity PRIDE & Peace

Sasha Elizabeth and Ken Hamik came to the Slug Studio to talk with Kim about CommUnity PRIDE & Peace, a project with involves any and all community members who would like to help create solutions to issues and problems within our community, and beyond. Their first fundraising event is Friday, March 18, and will help bring funds into the project, so they can continue putting back into their community through events, clean ups, and much more. Find CommUnity PRIDE & Peace on Facebook and help be part of the solution! <3 :)

• (Wednesday, March 16, 2016) Humboldt Spay Neuter Network

Kim Hodges interviews Shannon Townsend, a volunteer for Humboldt Spay Neuter Network and Companion Animal Foundation. She discusses the upcoming spring "kitten season," which brings the need for more awareness about spaying and neutering your animals, especially cats, and discusses her local volunteer work in the local animal communities.

• (Friday, Feb. 5, 2016) Interview With Max Frost

Sabina and Nikki caught up with Indie-Pop sensation, Max Frost, currently on tour for his latest album, Intoxication. Find out what his secret addiction is, who gave him the best advice, on being a role model, and the weirdest gift he ever received. After you listen to this interview, you will learn A LOT about this KSLG-sensation!

• (Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015) Mr. Humboldt 2015 winner: Jeff Mason

Jeff Mason, who took the crown after winning the Mr. Humboldt 2015 competition, talks about competing in the male spoof pageant which had categories including swimwear, talent, formal wear, and more. Jeff tells Kim about how he got chosen as a contestant, what it was like to compete, and how awesome his mom, friends, and cows were. Oh, did we mention he milked a baby cow on stage? He talks about that, too.

This year at Bottlerock, Awolnation's mastermind Aaron Bruno fielded questions from the press. Find out how he passed Spanish class, whether or not he possess fainting goats, and also how his hit song "Sail" was created

• (Tuesday, June 16, 2015) Interview: Luis Dubuc aka "Mystery Skulls"

Luis Dubuc is an electronic artist, known as "Mystery Skulls". In this incredibly fun interview, he discusses his performance at Live 105's BFD in San Francisco, what a vacation destination would look like if it was based off his music, his sweet tattoos, and his guilty pleasure song. Stay tuned to find out what his favorite creature is!

In a laid-back press conference held Friday May 29th, 2015 at Napa's Bottlerock Festival, this friendly band from the heart of southern California talks influences, college degrees, their new album, what they can't live without on tour, and accidentally starting wildfires.

Nikki chats with Zach, the bass player of Portugal. The Man about his "friendship" with Sarah Palin, throwing sandwiches at fans, work on their 8th studio album, and their impending performance at the 2015 Napa Bottlerock Festival.

• (Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015) Interview With Anthony Spinnato of Animal Years

Nikki chats with drummer Anthony Spinnato of KSLg Concert Series headling band "Animal Years" on the Grammies, being a boss at a recording studio, what he thinks Humboldt looks like, and rumors of a new EP.

• (Friday, Jan. 16, 2015) Comedian Ty Barnett

Kim Hodges interviews Ty Barnett, comedian and actor from Los Angeles, who is coming up to perform at the Arcata Theatre Lounge on January 16, 2015, for the Divided Comedy Tour alongside Ian Harris, and feature act Travis Pinon.

• (Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014) Nik Bartunek: Picture Atlantic

Bay Area bandleader talks with Nikki about where his band is ACTUALLY from and whether or not he'd open for Coldplay again.