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.
Mike Dronkers / Friday, Oct. 17 @ 4:44 p.m. / Coastal Currents
A coalition of civilian volunteers and government agencies trekked into national forestland to clean up a few marijuana grow sites.
What they found was pretty bad.
Dan Eheresman of the NEC told Coastal Currents that one site alone left enough garbage to fill up a 40-yard dumpster.
Among the retrieved refuse:
- "miles" of black plastic irrigation piping
- 25 helicopter net loads of wast
- 29 lbs. of rodenticide
On the upside, Eheresman said they didn't find any of the "super toxic anticoagulent rodenticide" like D-Con this time out.
He also acknowledged the success that awareness campaigns like "Did Your Pot Kill A Hawk" have done to call attention to to the effects of these indiscriminate poisons.
Listen to Eheresman and Coastal Currents' Jen Savage below.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Oct. 17 @ 9:34 a.m. / Music
Longtime friend of KHUM, Jeff Jolly, stopped by the KHUM studios this morning. He dropped off a song from his forthcoming CD due to be released by early 2015. This new release will also debut their new name as they go from the Jeff Jolly band to The Jollyz. Jeff and his long time vocalist Desiree married about a year ago and have spent much of this year touring Europe. It was a lot of fun seeing Jeff again and listening to his new song "One Hit" which is also included with this interview.