KHUM, Radio Without the Rules / Yesterday @ 8:31 a.m. / I Want To Help
Mike Dronkers / Monday, May 20 @ 8:39 a.m. /
Join KHUM for Humboldt's 2013 kinetic sculpture cace, The Kinetic Grand Championship. Coverage starts at 10am (Pacific). And you can help our team give this race the coverage it deserves!
As always, KHUM 104.7 and KHUM.com will be your download depot for all things Kinetica.
We'll have reporters in the field, analysis from the anchor chair, and some new twists and tricks fresh for 2013.
You can help by emailing your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. If needed also include how your name is pronounced.
Check KHUM.com often for pictures, videos and glory. We'll be updating it constantly throughout the race.
KHUM goes Kinetic, starting Saturday morning.
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, May 21 @ 8:50 p.m. / LoCO Out Loud
It's episode two in our anon comments section poetry slam. LoCO Out Loud features comments from this piece about the Arkley Center's indefinite closure.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, May 21 @ 1:24 p.m. / Cocktail
Tonight during The Cocktail Hour (6pm) we'll be enjoying the uber-classic cocktail, the Manhattan and celebrating the life and works of Ring Lardner.
A short-story writer, a playwright, and a sports columnist, Ring Lardner was a man of many talents. He was also a world-class drinking having set a personal best by drinking without break for sixty straight hours in one session at New York's Friar's Club. In celebration of Mr. Lardner, we'll be enjoying his favorite cocktail, the Manhattan.
Essentially a whiskey martini, the Manhattan was invented, appropriately enough, at the Manhattan Club in New York in 1874. Some Manhattan drinkers will tell you it's not a Manhattan if it's not made with Rye. However, many a Manhattan have been made with Canadian whiskey and if that's the way you roll, there's no judgement. Me, I like to make mine with the best bourbon I can afford. This is one of the few times I will condone the use of the maraschino cherry. Frightening though the maraschino may be, it is, I'm afraid, de rigueur for a proper Manhattan
2 oz. rye, bourbon or Candian whiskey
1 oz. Italian (sweet) vermouth
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Pour whiskey, vermouth and bitters into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, May 21 @ 9:21 a.m. / Activism
Cliff and Emily talke with Melanie Williams of "Bikes There" and Melanie Bettenhausen, outreach director for the North Coast Co-Op. The concept of Bike Friendly Business Districts and their impact on the local economy. The City of Long Beach is cited and as a successful example and the Co-Op as a local case study.
Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, May 19 @ 9:33 a.m. / Event
Last night we all enjoyed a GLORIOUS Rutabaga Ball at Arcata's Portuguese Hall. History was made on several counts. First off, the contestant of controversy (henceforth only referred to by his "real" name) John Post was a no show, therefore a good time was had by all! Nonetheless, Her royal Imperial Empress (Denise Ryles) read her proclamation stripping him of both all titles (no longer a princess) and his moniker of "BerryPicker." You can listen below.
Our legitimate contestants for Rutabaga Queen were all spectacular, and we (Cliff & Amy) were happy not be be in the position to judge the winner. Both "Nawdy" and "Tootie Rolls" did a wonderful job with a great deal of crowd support of all. Ultimately, Lady Luck was crowned Queen. (It just shows that coming and doing an interview on KHUM on Larry's show the day before the ball IS a good idea!) Cliff spoke to the Queen just after the coronation and the interview is below.
Once the judges had made their decision, we called the contestants up to the stage along with Queen Sohotshe Burns. Traditionally the reining Rutabaga Queen crowns her successor. Once the crown was presented to the person we thought was Queen Sohotshe, the real queen came hobbling out from back stage. She had been tied up so that the impostor could take the crown! The real queen confronted her doppelganger who said, "I am not your evil twin sister, I am your father!" A fitting way to end her rein considering Queen Sohotshe is an international soap opera star.
For more glorious photos, click here.