Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, July 18 @ 9:13 a.m. / Music
This Morning I spoke with Buddy Read and members of his band The Rip It Ups about the True Blues Root Series getting underway tonight at 8pm at Blue Lake Casino's Saphir Palace. Click on the graphic above for more info.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, July 17 @ 3:51 p.m. / In Studio
Clay Smith left Humboldt six years ago. Join his victorious, albeit brief, return to Blue Lake's Logger Bar this Saturday at 9ish. Expect new songs and old ones.
Smith gave a G-rated version of why he left, as well as an R-rated version. He also discussed what he's been into lately (wearing socks), and his new band ("Cassius Clay & The Knockouts").
Larry Trask / Wednesday, July 16 @ 5:13 p.m. / Crime
A Federal judge ruled earlier today that the California death penalty is unconstitutional. Counterintuitively, that doesn't mean that there is no longer a death penalty in California because the ruling applies to just one person. However, there are possible larger ramifications and earlier today Larry Trask talked to former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti about the case and its ramifications. A recording of that interview is here:
Larry Trask / Wednesday, July 16 @ 11:28 a.m. / Local Happenings
Ray's Food Place and Humboldt Made are teaming up to put more locally-made goodness on the shelves and they're celebrating this fact on Friday at the Ray's store in McKinleyville. KHUM will be there, too, and we'll be broadcasting live from 2pm to 6pm. Check out the local makers who will be there:
- Becks Bakery
- Blackberry Bramble
- Bien Padre
- Boujie Baking
- Diane's Sweet Heat
- Eel River Beef
- Fire & Light
- Head Over Heels Mixers
- Humboldt Bay Coffee
- Humboldt Distillery
- Humboldt Grassfed Beef
- Humboldt Hotsauce
- Ino Sauce
- JB Maryn Gift Concierge
- Los Bagels
- Lost Coast Brewery
- Mad River Brewing Co.
- Muddy Waters Coffee
- Natural Decadence
- Ohana Organics
- Six Rivers Brewery
- Sweet Mama Janisse
There will be samples from most of these folks and you'll have the opportunity to talk to the folks who make the delicious local products you enjoy daily. Come on out and say hi!
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, July 16 @ 10:11 a.m. /
While this is more of a sanitary sewer issue and not stormwater, it is an important water quality issue. There are two common misconceptions about pharmaceutical wastes.
One is the recommendation that drugs be flushed down the toilet so they are kept out of the hands of children. The other is that drugs be mixed with kitty litter or coffee grounds to make them unpalatable and then thrown away in the solid waste. Either message is not a good one. Both messages introduce pharmaceuticals into our waterways either through effluent discharges, or infiltration into groundwater via landfills. Rather than flushing or dumping pharmaceuticals should be managed as hazardous wastes.
Justin Boyes with the City Of Eureka can, and will, articulate this today at noon.
Also on today's Coastal Currents: happy birthday to Humboldt's Best Building, and you should totally go drink extra-responsibly tonight.