Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ 10:13 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I talked with Tony Dang of California Walks about the goal and mission of the organization to create safe, healthy, walkable communities in California, how CalWalks works with local affiliates and partners, the 2025 Strategic Framework for Increasing Walkability in CA, a summary of their recent Best Foot Forward Summit and some upcoming Community Pedestrian Safety Trainings that CalWalks will be leading in Humboldt County. Check out their 10 Year Strategy.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Feb. 20 @ 9:33 a.m. / Sports
This morning I spoke with Chealousy and Mutha Thump Her, 2 teammates with Humboldt Roller Derby. They will be taking on the "She-Vil Dead" in a doubleheader tomorrow evening at Redwood Acres fairgrounds. Doors open at 5pm, first bout is at 6pm. The second bout is at 7:30. Both of this athletes have been with Humboldt Roller Derby for around 5 years. Both have recovered from some pretty bad injuries. They explained that this is not the old roller derby from the 60s where they were scripted entertainment. This is athletic league play. Tickets are still available.
Chas Lewis / Friday, Feb. 20 @ 6:52 a.m. / Music
Tonight on The South Side, a generous helping of tunes from the late Boston piano magician, David Maxwell along with the usual mix of great blues, soul and R & B. Send requests to studio @ khum.com
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Feb. 19 @ 9:31 a.m. / Upstage Live
It's your next episode of Upstage Live featuring one of KHUM's all-time favorite people - Brett Dennen. He's known for his work with youth, and for the first time, Upstage Live proudly welcomed local schoolkids into the audience.
Dennen talked about:
- taking youth into the woods for the first time,
- seeing fairies,
- where his strangest gig ever was (hint: it was in Humboldt).
Listen or download below.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Feb. 18 @ 12:02 p.m. / Coastal Currents
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Feb. 17 @ 5:16 p.m. / In Studio
Austin songwriters Jon Dee Graham and Mike June stopped by for some music and poorly-conceived interview questions. Graham, whose voice is alternately described as "ductape on a Stradivarius" and "a very expensive chainsaw", was the subject of a documentary titled "Jon Dee Graham: Swept Away."
Mike June, effectively gentrified out of New Jersey's Bergen county, has lived in Austin for the last seven years. His songs explore Americana, justice, and are seared with the same urgency that fellow Garden Staters Bruce Springsteen and Ted Leo are known for.
We talked about about the value of Texas cred, Kid Rock, and destroying lawn ornaments in a runaway vehicle designed for paraplegic use.
And if that's not enough, Graham got Henry the golden retriever to balance a dog toy on his head.
They perform tonight at the Palm Lounge in Eureka. 8pm, $5.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 17 @ 9:34 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I talk about progress on local trail projects such as the Bay Trail and Arcata's progress on phase one of the northern part. Also Emily was just in Ukiah and got a first hand look at their new Rail With Trail Project pictured to the right.