Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, May 14 @ 10:19 a.m. /
Join us on Sunday, May 19th from 11a-2p when we will be broadcasting a local band takeover of the airwaves at 104.3 & 104.7 KHUM Radio without the Rules!
For those guests living outside of Humboldt, you can join the party by streaming online at www.khum.com.
Folks in Humboldt are invited to join us at the Redwood Curtain Brewery or tune into 104.7FM where we will be broadcasting live performances by quite the eclectic local line-up.
In celebration of your achievement and of the responsibility we all have to make the world a better place, take a listen to the only speech you'll ever want to hear twice.
In a commencement address at CalTech, Krulwich makes the case that reasoned thought doesn't sell itself.
You're lucky enough to have found both the time and money to further your education, and now you can share the wealth. In doing so, Krulwich argues, your delivery matters. A lot. Think of all the liars, writers, TV and radio shows, and second-rate raconteurs you're competing for attention with. The trick is to understand how the importance of your work is mainly limited by how good you can tell its story. Don't talk about science, tell them a story.
Congratulations again, and good luck.
Chas Lewis / Thursday, May 16 @ 10:27 p.m. / Music
Tonight on The South Side, it's a birthday tribute to the great Taj Mahal.
His forty-plus year career has found him integrating musical traditions from around the world, and tonight you'll hear blues & soul music tracks from the man born Henry Saint Clair Fredericks on this day.
"Even at the end of forty years, in many ways my music is just getting started."
Check out The South Side each Friday night for down home blues and hip shakin' soul music, from classic tracks to new releases.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, May 15 @ 3:02 p.m. / Ocean
In today's episode, Vanessa Vasquez of Humboldt Baykeeper wants you to take what is rightfully yours: a free boat ride on the long, blue watery road that is Humboldt Bay.
Unlike Sea World, this is as real as it gets. Learn about the history, ecology, and wildlife of the bay.
Also, it's free.
So picture yourself doing five knots, wind whipping at your coat, while learning about the majestic bay we love so much.
Make your reservations by calling Vanessa at 268-8897.
"These classic tours continue aboard our 25-foot Boston Whaler that fits about five participants for each hour-long adventure. Children of all ages will enjoy learning about local history and ecology with knowledgeable volunteer docents. These free boat tours are a great way to spend a morning with family or friends, not to mention the best opportunity to see first-hand the waves and wildlife that make this place special."
PS - Vasquez also denies that Humboldt Baykeeper killed Blues By The Bay.
Buried in the middle of yesterday's Humboldt County Board of Supervisor's meeting was an item exploring an electricity tax that might resemble Measure I, Arcata's so-called "Grower Tax." This would presumably apply to the county's unincorporated areas.
The board formed a subcommittee to explore a potential tax on residences using unusually high amounts of electricity.
If passed by voters, this would likely have some effect on the county's many bedroom growers.
The city of Arcata's Environmental Services deputy director Karen gave a presentation (watch it here) on how Arcata put Measure I together.
Arcata's law imposes a electricity users tax rate of 45 percent on residential customers whose residential usage exceeds 600 percent of established baseline allowances. She said that it was the intent of the tax to drive a residence's excessive electric consumption down to normal levels.
Hank Sims from the Lost Coast Outpost joined the conversation live on KHUM.
Would growers use generators to bypass the tax? Would that be different than if they bypassed it with rooftop solar? If put on a countywide ballot, would it pass?
Let us know what you think.
Caroline Titus, Editor and Publisher of the Ferndale Enterprise, Ferndale's finest weekly, will stop by the Awkward Pause radio show this afternoon to give us a sneak peak at tomorrow's headlines. It's a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred look at some of the goings on in Ferndale and the larger Eel River Valley. Join us this afternoon, won't you?
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 14 @ 9:39 a.m. / Activism
Cliff and Emily talk with Shannon Tracey and Caelie Quinn about the upcoming 5th Annual Climate Ride. The ride goes from Fortuna to San Francisco, starts May 19th and concludes on May 23rd. About 160 riders of varying experience will make the trek to San Francisco in order raise funds and call attention to sustainable climate friendly transportation options. More info at climateride.org.