Larry Trask / Monday, Nov. 2 @ 9:51 a.m. / Humboldt
Listener Tim Cook took these photos of a recent sunset and sent them in to us. Thanks Tim! Just a reminder, in case you've forgotten: we live in a reasonably beautiful place.
Bayley Brown / Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 4:35 p.m. / :)
Larry Trask / Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 12:48 p.m. / Literature
HSU Geology Professor Emeritus Lori Dengler has written a fascinating new book called The Extraordinary Voyage of Kamome: A Tsunami Boat Comes Home.
From the book's website:
"On April 7, 2013, a little over two years after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggered a massive tsunami off the coast of northeastern Japan, a lone boat washed up on the shores of Crescent City, California. The boat belonged to a high school in Rikuzentakata. This is the true story of a small boat that, through the efforts of a hardworking group of Crescent City students, forged friendships and brought hope to communities on both sides of the Pacific."
On October 28, Prof. Dengler discussed the book as a guest on KHUM's Coastal Currents.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 8:58 a.m. / Trails
This morning Emily and I spoke with Katie Everett, Caltrans Local Assistance, about Active Transportation Program grants awarded in District 1.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Oct. 23 @ 7:42 a.m. / Weather
Short answer: not at all. This morning I spoke with Brian Garcia, one of the forcasters at the NOAA office on Woodly Island, about Hurricane Patricia. Although Patricia is the largest hurricane ever to hit Mexico, this category 5 storm, packing winds up to 200 mph will not affect Humboldt County at all. Not even increased fog drizzle. The storm is expected to track across Mexico and wind up in Texas. Garcia explained that even if the storm tracked straight up the coast, our waters are so cold that this monster system would quickly dissipate.
So while we wish the best for the people of Mexico dealing with the devastation this storm is expected to bring, it looks like Humboldt County will escape this one free and clear.
Bayley Brown / Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 3:40 p.m. / Music
Bayley Brown had Damon Cooper and Brian Swizlo to talk about a project they're working on together, what's happening with Object Heavy, and play some tunes. Enjoy.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 22 @ 10:22 a.m. / Music
This morning I had the pleasure of talking one on one with Roger McNamee of Moonalice, coming to town tomorrow night (Saturday) at Humboldt Brews in Arcata. Roger is one cool cat! We talked for a while about the music industry, having fun doing what you do and of course the genesis of the band Moonalice.