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.
This Monday HBO will premiere "Private Violence," a multiple award winning documentary on Domestic Violence. It will show on Monday, October 20th at 9pm Pacific time.
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.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 9:34 a.m. / Politics
This morning I continued my One on One political interviews. Today I spoke with Kim Bergel, running for Eureka City Council 3rd Ward. She spoke of her top priorities which include an open political process with more public input, making the streets of Eureka safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and taking on the homeless problem. Kim gave her background and stated why she is running.
NOTE: For the record, despite numerous attempts on my part by email, phone and even Facebook, Mike Newman, Kim Bergel's opponent never responded to my invitation to come on the air.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 9:26 a.m. / Weather
This morning I had a conversation with National Weather Service office on Woodly Island about our rain totals. If you've been thinking we've had a lot of rain; you're right! Since September we are actually above normal for this time of year. We are however still considered to be in a drought. Ground water is still quite low, but if rainy conditions continue we could be getting into good shape soon. These wet conditions unfortunately are not being replicated in the rest of the state.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Oct. 22 @ 10:48 a.m. / Science
This morning I spoke with Professor Karen Rice from College of the Redwoods about the return of Science Night. During construction on campus the event had a 3 year hiatus, but this Friday, October 24th from 5pm till 9pm it is back for the 27th time. See demonstrations and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Oct. 22 @ 9:19 a.m. / Politics
This morning I had the opportunity to talk one on one with Natalie Arroyo who is running for Eureka City Council, 5th Ward. She spoke of her reasons for running, her top priorities and what differentiates her from her opponent.
For the record, Chet Albin, despite numerous attempts on my part to give him equal time has not as of this time, taken advantage of the opportunity.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 21 @ 9:07 a.m. / Traffic
Cliff and Emily talk with Linda Wilson from Eureka City Schools and Melanie Williams of BikeThere.com. Proper safety both in riding and driving past school busses is discussed along with bike and pedestrian safety for young students.