Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, March 20 @ 9:03 a.m. / Event
This morning I spoke with Amanda from Eureka Main Street coming up next Thursday from 5 till 8 in Old Town and Down Town Eureka. This year will be the 22nd of these most yummy events. This year boast 26 participating restaurants. I suggest you get a ticket booklet early and plan your rout carefully. Booklets are $25 for the event, the main fundraiser for Eureka Main Street for the year.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, March 19 @ 3:01 p.m. / In Studio
This recently-electrocuted Marty O'Reilly & company hobbled into KHUM with broken toes (dropped whiskey bottle) and a new CD. The interview quickly devolves into discussion of subsidized artist ghettos, old tanneries, and more injury talk.
Their new CD, Pray For Rain, came out on Monday. They play for free at Siren's Song tavern tonight.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, March 19 @ 9:38 a.m. /
March 21st is also the day in 1965 that thousands assembled with Dr ML King to march from Selma to Montgomery, AL and we'll hear a tune from Pops Staples about meeting and becoming friends with Dr King.
After The South Side, stay tuned for 2 hours of Frank Zappa on Zen Through Zappa with Scatch, 10pm-Midnight.
Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, March 19 @ 9:11 a.m. / Community
I talked with Suzanne Simpson this morning of Locally Delicious about their food fund. Their gold is to raise $10,000 for Food for People. So far they are at $8,000. To help entice you to donate the last $2,000 of their goal, if you log onto foodforpeople.org, click on donate and note that it is in support of the Locally Delicious Food Fund and you will receive a copy of the book "Locally Delicious."
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, March 18 @ 9:11 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I talk with Dave Hayes of the Humboldt Trails Council about the McKay Community Forest Trail Stewards call for volunteers. With the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors set to vote on wether to move forward with large public forest project covering land between Myrtletown, Cutten and Ridgewood the Humboldt Trails Council is looking for a bank of volunteers to help offset and mitigate the costs of maintaing this large piece of public land. If you would like to volunteer go to http://www.humtrails.org/mckay.html
Larry Trask / Monday, March 17 @ 8:11 p.m. / Documentary
Robert Reich, a Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a former Labor Secretary under President Clinton took some time to talk about these issues earlier today.
Audio from Prof. Reich's interview is available below.
Mike Dronkers / Monday, March 17 @ 2:20 p.m. / Interview
Fred Phelps, the controversial leader of Topeka's Westboro Baptist church is on his deathbed, say family members. Phelps is usually the one guy everyone at your dinner party that everybody agrees is a 'totally bad person.'
Question: It's not OK to celebrate Fred Phelps' imminent death, right?
Listen to their Biblical bodyslam below, aired live on KHUM earlier today.
Downey [pictured, second from top] isn't a huge fan of Mr. Phelps:
"I'm glad that probably the movement will die out in some way... but I can't say that I'm happy that someone did these things and that they died with that left unresolved without any public apology."
Cseh [pictured, bottom] is also frustrated with the Westboro Baptist Church's activity.
Is there a morally right approach to his death?... With sombody like Fred Phelps, it's very difficult for people to not jump up and wave a flag that says 'We are celebrating the death of a monster.'
Phelps' church (sometimes called a hate group) gained notoriety for picketing football games, pop concerts, and most notably, military funerals.
Members would wave signs reading "God Hates Fags" and "Semper Fag" at the bereaved. [Awesome counter protests have also made headlines.]
Church members say that soldiers' death is God's way of punishing America for tolerating homosexuality.