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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Yes - We Have Had A Lot Of Rain

Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, Oct. 23 @ 9:26 a.m. / Weather

This morning I had a conversation with National Weather Service office on Woodly Island about our rain totals. If you've been thinking we've had a lot of rain; you're right! Since September we are actually above normal for this time of year. We are however still considered to be in a drought. Ground water is still quite low, but if rainy conditions continue we could be getting into good shape soon. These wet conditions unfortunately are not being replicated in the rest of the state.

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Science Night is BACK!

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Oct. 22 @ 10:48 a.m. / Science

This morning I spoke with Professor Karen Rice from College of the Redwoods about the return of Science Night. During construction on campus the event had a 3 year hiatus, but this Friday, October 24th from 5pm till 9pm it is back for the 27th time. See demonstrations and enjoy hands-on activities for all ages. The event is free and open to the public.

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One On One With Natalie Arroyo

Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Oct. 22 @ 9:19 a.m. / Politics

This morning I had the opportunity to talk one on one with Natalie Arroyo who is running for Eureka City Council, 5th Ward. She spoke of her reasons for running, her top priorities and what differentiates her from her opponent.

For the record, Chet Albin, despite numerous attempts on my part to give him equal time has not as of this time, taken advantage of the opportunity.

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National School Bus Week - Safe Routes To School

Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Oct. 21 @ 9:07 a.m. / Traffic

Cliff and Emily talk with Linda Wilson from Eureka City Schools and Melanie Williams of BikeThere.com. Proper safety both in riding and driving past school busses is discussed along with bike and pedestrian safety for young students.

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Powerful Messages - Stop the Violence Coming Soon

Cliff Berkowitz / Saturday, Oct. 18 @ 9:50 a.m. / Activism

KHUM's 19th Stop the Violence, Start the Healing campaign will begin November 4th and continue for three weeks. Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9--9:30 in the morning we will be having one-on-one conversations with experts. Then on Friday mornings we will have our two-hour panel discussions from 8--10, with our third week culminating with our annual community Healing Breakfast at the lovely Eureka Woman's Club. This year we have selected topics in response to both national issues and community needs. Week 1 we will talk about "The Culture of Aggression." Week two will be about "Sexualized Violence in Humboldt County." An our third and final week will focus on "Youth Who are Vulnerable and the People Who Can Help Them"

Our first week will be dealing with "The Culture of Aggression," a topic that has been in the news with this year's NFL domestic violence scandals as the tip of the iceberg. We find ourselves examining the role of violence in our daily lives, institutions, and even our language. Every once in a while something private, hidden and ugly is shown in the light of day and the world takes notice. This gives us the opportunity to have an important discussion about how we can change "The Culture of Aggression." The NFL is trying to have this very discussion and has just put out this very powerful message.

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Trespass Grows: After The Bust

Mike Dronkers / Friday, Oct. 17 @ 4:44 p.m. / Coastal Currents

A coalition of civilian volunteers and government agencies trekked into national forestland to clean up a few marijuana grow sites.

What they found was pretty bad.

Dan Eheresman of the NEC told Coastal Currents that one site alone left enough garbage to fill up a 40-yard dumpster. 

Among the retrieved refuse:

  • "miles" of black plastic irrigation piping
  • 25 helicopter net loads of wast
  • 29 lbs. of rodenticide

On the upside, Eheresman said they didn't find any of the "super toxic anticoagulent rodenticide" like D-Con this time out.

He also acknowledged the success that awareness campaigns like "Did Your Pot Kill A Hawk" have done to call attention to to the effects of these indiscriminate poisons.

Listen to Eheresman and Coastal Currents' Jen Savage below. 

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A Visit From Jeff Jolly

Cliff Berkowitz / Friday, Oct. 17 @ 9:34 a.m. / Music

Longtime friend of KHUM, Jeff Jolly, stopped by the KHUM studios this morning. He dropped off a song from his forthcoming CD due to be released by early 2015. This new release will also debut their new name as they go from the Jeff Jolly band to The Jollyz. Jeff and his long time vocalist Desiree married about a year ago and have spent much of this year touring Europe. It was a lot of fun seeing Jeff again and listening to his new song "One Hit" which is also included with this interview.

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