Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 9:50 a.m. / Activism
KHUM's 19th Stop the Violence, Start the Healing campaign will begin November 4th and continue for three weeks. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9--9:30 in the morning we will be having one-on-one conversations with experts. Then on Friday mornings we will have our two-hour panel discussions from 8--10, with our third week culminating with our annual community Healing Breakfast at the lovely Eureka Woman's Club. This year we have selected topics in response to both national issues and community needs. Week 1 we will talk about "The Culture of Aggression." Week two will be about "Sexualized Violence in Humboldt County." An our third and final week will focus on "Youth Who are Vulnerable and the People Who Can Help Them"
Our first week will be dealing with "The Culture of Aggression," a topic that has been in the news with this year's NFL domestic violence scandals as the tip of the iceberg. We find ourselves examining the role of violence in our daily lives, institutions, and even our language. Every once in a while something private, hidden and ugly is shown in the light of day and the world takes notice. This gives us the opportunity to have an important discussion about how we can change "The Culture of Aggression." The NFL is trying to have this very discussion and has just put out this very powerful message.
Chas Lewis / Yesterday @ 10:27 p.m. /
Mike Dronkers / Yesterday @ 11:55 a.m. / Deep Web
You ever find yourself way off the beaten path in the Humboldt backcountry, thinking "I'm totally going to find a body here"? Relax. Most times, you don't find a body.
This time on Deep Web, we revisit the Humboldt section of reddit, where redditor/bigfoot enthusiast 'snowhorse 420' compiled a sobering list of corpse discoveries and other morbidities.Go deep on those links, via /u/snowhorse420:
- Oct. 15, 2014: Human Remains Eaten by Bear in Southern Humboldt
- Oct. 18, 2014: Suspicious Death Being Investigated; Decomposed Body Found Near Garberville
- Aug. 13, 2014: Law Enforcement at Cuneo Creek Today Researching Human Remains Found This Weekend
- July 13, 2014: Skeletal Remains Found in River Near Burr Valley Road
- April 7, 2014: Burnt Human Remains Discovered in Cabin Near Bridgeville
- Aug. 2, 2014: Human Remains Found by Petrolia Fire Department Last Night
- Dec. 17, 2013: Humboldt County Coroner IDs Remains of Garret Rodriguez
- June 18, 2014: SUV Containing Deceased Driver Pulled Out of Freshwater Lagoon, Accident Thought To Have Occurred Over a Year Ago
- July 11, 2013: Answer to Whereabouts of Missing Eureka Man May Lie with Skeletal Remains Found July 9th off of 299
- Sept. 25, 2013: Skeletal Remains Found Today in Leggett Creekbed
- Oct. 31, 2012: Skeleton in Sneakers Excavated on Halloween Day
- December 20, 2011: Boys Find Human Skull in Arcata
- June 18, 2009: Grave Matters: A brief history of the desecration of Native American cemeteries in Humboldt County
- 02/20/2008: Deputy Coroner: Skull, remains may be identified soon
- 09/19/2008: Former HSU professor hints about wife's death (submitted by u/bookchaser)
- 1998: He was arrested after he walked into the Humboldt County Sherrif Department in Eureka, California in November 1998 with a woman's severed breast in his pocket. He confessed to having killed four women, and is thought to have killed others.
- 1860: The Indian Island Massacre: An Investigation Of The Events Th at Precipitated The Wiyot Murders
This manifest is probably incomplete, so add your own links in the comment section.
And also, what does it all mean? Doesn't this seem like a lot of skeletons? (And hey, commenters: consider that the deceased may have family members reading this.)
Lastly, if you like seeing local reenactors explain who populates our local cemeteries and how they got there, check this link from Archive.org [h/t the_arcatan].
Next time on Deep Web: the worst bargains on Humboldt Craigslist. Send your example[s] of delusionally optimistic sellers to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Oct. 29 @ 11:07 a.m. /
According to the Mad River Union, Jen Kalt's nomination for a McKinleyville community advisory group was withdrawn after "grumblings from conservative individuals" to Supervisor Ryan Sundberg.
Kalt, of Humboldt Baykeeper and a regular guest on KHUM's Coastal Currents, was thought to be too polarizing.
Mad River Union:
Kalt’s opponents, Sundberg said, might cause problems by attending McKMAC meetings and working to undermine the committee. Or, he said, “they can do things behind the scenes.”
Speaking on KHUM earlier today about her burning quest for vengeance, Kalt seethed:
"I'm not mad at all. I'm grateful Craig Tucker's gonna do it, he'll do a great job. I think it's great that Ryan is looking to listen to people from a wide range of community interests."
Then Kalt didn't slam the phone down angrily.
"It's not about him or me, it's about the committee doing a good job for the community as a whole."
Larry Trask / Tuesday, Oct. 28 @ 11:31 a.m. / Cocktail
Tonight during The Cocktail Hour (6pm), we'll be featuring the Hunter's Cocktail, a whisky-based drink to warm you on these chill autumn evenings.
1 1/2 ounces whiskey
1/2 ounce cherry brandy
- Maraschino cherry for garnish
That's it! Couldn't be more simple. Pour the whiskey into a rocks glass, pour the brandy, give it a stir, garnish with Maraschino cherry. Done.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 28 @ 8:58 a.m. / Trails
Cliff and Emily talk with Ben Kageyama, Senior Civil Engineer for the City of Ukiah. Last time we spoke back in 2013 their rail with trail project was just an concept, now it is under construction. Ukiah also deals with the NCRA so we can learn a lot as we move forward with the rail with trail Bay Trail project.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 9:44 a.m. / Entertainment
This morning I spoke with local personality Don Brown who is taking part once again in Grave Matters & Untimely Departures. This will take place this Sunday from 2pm till 6pm at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery on Rohnerville Rd. Tours leave every 10 minutes. Don and other actors will recreate and bring back to life some local folks who passed into great beyond in some of the most unusual ways.