Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Nov. 23 @ 10:27 a.m. / Theater
This morning I spoke with Calder Johnson, the Director of the NCRT's production of "The Hollow." This Agatha Christie play is running now through December 10th. NOTE: This play co-stars KHUM's very own Bayley Brown!
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Nov. 22 @ 9:09 a.m. / Trails
This morning I spoke with Ben Morehead and Tami Trump (no relation) from the Trinidad Coastal Land Trust about all they do for the community by keeping popular coast properties in the public and creating maintaining trails on the north coast. One of the project they are working on is extending the Hammond trail across the little river linking to Scenic drive. This Friday, they are hosting an outdoor alternative to Black Friday shopping. This will be an interpretive hike exploring Trinidad Head at 1:00 with guest leader Michael Kauffman. And the lighthouse on the head will be open for viewing. This event will happen rain or shine (unless it's a torrential downpour). Come enjoy the beauty of Humboldt County.
Bayley Brown / Monday, Nov. 21 @ 12:55 p.m. / Theater
Lyndsey Battle / Sunday, Nov. 20 @ 2:32 p.m. / Elections
Professor of Political Science at HSU, Daniel Faulk, was kind enough to come into the studio and talk about the Electoral College. Dan broke down the history of the Electoral College, why it exists and talked about racial bias originating from the institution of slavery and how it continues to suppress the votes of minorities in our country. He also addressed questions submitted by listeners.
Dan Faulk wants everyone to know that Trump has not been elected as President of the United States, that will not happen until December 19th when the Electoral College meets to cast their votes. While Dan feels it's nearly impossible to abolish the Electoral College, he lends strategy to how citizens can work within the framework of our Constitution to lobby the electors to cast their votes for a different Republican candidate. Check out the discussion below:
Here are a few links and resources from Daniel Faulk:
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Nov. 18 @ 9:55 p.m. / Activism
The Eureka Woman's Club once again was the place for the Stop the Violence campaign's"Healing Breakfast." There were delicious pastries from Ramones, a cornucopia of KHUM Blend Coffee from Signature, live music from Anna Hamilton and great speakers.
The morning started of with a Wiyot Prayer from Cheryl Seidner (my apologies for cutting off the first part in the recording). Then we took our wireless mic around the room to introduce all the people and groups representing the resource tables. Anna Hamilton then played a set. Our panel discussed this year's campaign in depth. Then it was time for our key note address for the morning. This time it was delivered buy my partner this campaign for the past 20 years, Shari Johnson.
Then it was time to give out the awards. Each year we give money to an organization on the front lines of helping our community. This money comes from the Stop the Violence Fund, which is managed by the Humboldt Area Foundation. This year we gave a check in the amount of $930 to The 7th Generation Fund. Unfortunately, no one from the organization was able to make it, so we will mail it to them.
Then Karyn Thomas from Signature Coffee, made a sizeable donation of $500 to the Stop the Violence Fund. Karyn, you are amazing!
Then Oceana Madrone, who does the Healing Quilt Project in which people from all over, including the Healing Breakfast, draw on quilt squares. Those squares are then made into a quilt and it is given to a deserving person each year. This year, Oceana gave out 2 of them. The first to Sister Juna from the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (who was unfortunately not there to receive it in person), and our keynote speaker this year, Sheri Johnson. She was very surprised and touched.
Our panel, consisting of Cheryl Seidner of the Wiyot Nation, Maryann Hayes Mariani, of North Coast Rape Crisis Team, myself, and my wife Amy Berkowitz, co host this year, wrapped up the event with some poignant and hopeful thoughts. Anna Hamilton then did one more song (off air) for the people in the room.
This was a very special campaign this year. I thank everyone who so generously gave of their time to be a part of it. The entire Healing Breakfast was recorded and it here for you to listen. Also, if you haven't yet, please take the time to listen to the rest of this 3 week campaign which is all archived on the Stop the Violence Page. Just click on the Stop the Violence logo
Cheryl Seidner Speaks
Panel & Audience
Anna Hamilton Sings
Sheri Johnson's Keynote
Sheri Gets a Quilt
Bayley Brown / Friday, Nov. 18 @ 2:33 p.m. / Music
Chloe Smith from Rising Appalachia called in to chat about a few things a little earlier today! Check it out when you get the chance.
The second show of their two night stay in Humboldt happens tonight at the Arcata Theatre Lounge. There will be limited tickets available when the doors open at 9 PM. Make sure to get there early.