Chas Lewis / Thursday, Aug. 28 @ 8:58 p.m. /
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Aug. 28 @ 12:45 p.m. / Community
Photo: Amy Bohner
Some curious KHUM listeners asked why water trucks were lined up at 7th and K in Arcata. PG & E's Brittany McKanney said it's because they're testing their natural gas lines.
"We're going to be filling the gas transmission lines up with water, and what that means is that we actually need to bring in the water for the test to take place. So those blue tanks are what we call 'baker tanks' and they're actually holding the water for us.
There are quite a few of them, because we will be testing the line at a much higher pressure than it would usually run."
McKanney said local governments have been notified, and that the testing will continue in our area for about a month. She asked that customers who smell natural gas call 1-800-PGE-5000.
Hear the full KHUM interview below.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Aug. 28 @ 9:25 a.m. / Business
Attention budding entrepreneurs, on Wednesday, September 3rd at the Wharfinger building at 5:30pm will be the Kick Off event for Humboldt Business Challenge. At the event you will learn about resources that are available to budding entrepreneurs, get information and win prizes to get your business off the ground. This morning I spoke with Rachel Callahan and Greg Seiler, of Humboldt Business Challenge to learn more. Check out their Facebook Page for more information.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Aug. 27 @ 4:37 p.m. / In Studio
If you went to Julliard you'd be this good, too.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Aug. 27 @ 11:37 a.m. / Coastal Currents
Eben Schwartz, Marine Debris Program Manager for the California Coastal Commission is our guest today to talk about the upcoming Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, Sept. 20.
From the North Coast Environmental Center:
Ever bought El Salvadorian food from some guys in a minivan? Been accused of swimming across a lake by the Burmese junta? Or read a book that happens to be Los Bagels-centric?
If so, you have at least one thing in common with Ozomatli, who were just on Upstage Live at the Van Duzer Theater.
Video will be coming in a few weeks, but here's the interview and performance.
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Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Aug. 26 @ 9:03 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I talk about the transportation funding that was just announced to go to the Humboldt Bay Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail and others including additional funding for more safe routes to school projects. Also Maureen McGarry talks about the R.S.V.P. program, volunteering and trail steward opportunities.