Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 8:50 a.m. / Literature
This morning I spoke with CR's David Holper about their choice for Book of the Year. This go round it is "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A book written to his son about growing up Black in America. This is a very powerful book. And although the author will not be able to make it to CR to speak, the school is hosting several events to celebrate. More information at the CR website.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 14 @ 9:17 a.m. / Trails
This morning Jessica Hall and I spoke with Dr. Chere Edgar recent convert to bike commuting. For about 2 years she has be commuting about 7 miles each way to work, partly on the Hammond Trail. In that time her energy has increased, stress has lowered and has lost about 80 pounds. WIth trail development increasing here in Humboldt County, bike commuting will become more and more common.
Lyndsey Battle / Sunday, Feb. 12 @ 1:59 p.m. / Youth
Liz Smith, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, took some time to talk about some new happenings for our local youth. She also shared some ideas about how folks in our community can become more involved. If you're interested in reading to kids, tutoring after school or sharing your passion for beekeeping with local youth, get in touch with The Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods by phone: 707.441.1030 or visit their website: bgcredwoods.org
Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, Feb. 11 @ 2:32 p.m. / Activism
Saturday from 1pm till 3pm at the Humboldt County Courthouse, hundreds of women, men and children showed up with signs of support for Planned Parenthood, urging drivers to honk as they passed. It was a festive atmosphere. Only 3 counter protesters showed up, all men, and left after the first 20 minutes.
Lyndsey Battle / Friday, Feb. 10 @ 1:13 p.m. / In Studio
Slack key guitar and ukulele master, Led Kaapana stopped by the studio today with Fran Guidry to play some beautiful Hawaiian music and put us all in a blissful, aloha spirited trance. He plays tonight at The Old Steeple in Ferndale and as of this posting, there are still a few tickets available...
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Feb. 10 @ 9:27 a.m. / Activism
This morning I spoke with Carolyn Hino-Bourassa, one of the organizers of a grassroots rally that will be taking place in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse in Eureka, Saturday from 1pm - 3pm. You may bring signs or just come out and show your support for Planned Parenthood.
Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Feb. 10 @ 7:18 a.m. / Mother Nature
Eel River at Fernbridge this morning. The river crested early this morning nearly 3 feet above flood stage. Water spilling over the banks has turned the bottoms into a giant lake. The good news is the water is not high enough to close highway 211 in and out of Ferndale.