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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Friday, 7pm: South Side Birthday Vortex

Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, March 19 @ 9:38 a.m. /

This week on The South Side...

Birthday tributes to Delta innovator Son House, Chicago piano giant, Otis Spann, & powerful soul pioneer, Solomon Burke.

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.



Locally Delicious Food Fund

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."

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McKay Community Forest - Time To Volunteer!

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

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Inequality For All

Larry Trask / Monday, March 17 @ 8:11 p.m. / Documentary

"Inequality For All" is a documentary film made by Jacob Kornbluth that's based on a book, Aftershock: The Next Economy And America's Future.  The film covers many areas including income concentration, stagnating wages, globalism's effects on the American economy, etc.  In a nutshell, it tries to answer the questions, why do I keep falling further and further behind economically and what can we do to reverse this trend.

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.



Theological Throwdown: Fred Phelps Is Reportedly Dying. Is Celebrating A Bad Guy's Death OK?

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? 

Answerers: LoCO's Pastor Bethany Cseh and Pastor @Nate_Downey

Listen to their Biblical bodyslam below, aired live on KHUM earlier today. 

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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.

 


 



You Absolutely Want To Drive All The Electric Cars

Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 14 @ 2:41 p.m. / PSA

What's it gonna take to get you into this electric car? 

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. 

If you're still concerned an EV will replace your gas bill with a PG+E bill, check out the US Department Of Energy's eGallon calculator. And here's even more information about that. 

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. 

Test Drive Audio Here

 

 



St. Vincent's Soccer Juke

Mike Dronkers / Friday, March 14 @ 11 a.m. /

Sure, it's no Cruijff Turn, but St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, can still do a mean rainbow kick. Via Rookie:


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