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.
Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 14 @ 2:41 p.m. / PSA
Today, the Redwood Coast Energy Authority's Matthew Marshall stopped by KHUM to talk about your chance to compare and contrast electric vehicles (EV). He also brought Dave Carter of GHD Engineering, who recently opened Eureka's newest EV charging station.
Tomorrow from 11 am to 1pm, you can cruise the race track at Redwood Acres in available EVs. Staff will be on hand to discuss state and federal subsidies for EV buyers.
Marshall said curious drivers would be able to drive the Nissan Leaf, the Chevy Volt, the plug-in Prius, and the Ford C-Max.
He also noted that early EV adopters have already outpaced early hybrid buyers, signaling clear consumer demand.
The new charging station outside GHD powers the company electric car. Carter said the purchase "fit with our sustainability policy and the car seemed like a good fit for local errands and business travel. It has worked out great so far. People love it.”
Read more about GHD's venture into electric cars here.
And of course, if you have solar panels on your roof, your car would drink sunlight. So that'd be nice.
Finally, in the "so crazy it just might [not] work" column - KHUM took you inside the moving EV to drive around and find out if a Nissan Leaf has pickup or the ability to attract women.