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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Oct. 15 @ 11:51 a.m. /
No clue why this exists, but if you want to relax immediately, let this thing go with the volume up and in fullscreen. It's mighty pretty, especially in maximum HD.
Humboldt stars in a short new video about mountain biking. From Paradise Royal in the King range to the Arcata Ridge trail above Sunnybrae, Humboldt is "A Mountain Biker's Dream."
"We hit the road with Humbolt (sic) local Tsering Alleyne and Kyle Warner to explore the Northern Coast of California surrounding Arcata. What we found were an abundance of amazing trails with little to nobody riding them... a mountain bikers dream. Read the full article in Freehub Magazine issue 5.2, and watch the amazing journey here."
This comes on the heels of yesterday's news that an international mountain bike race will make its American debut in, of all places, Weaverville in 2015.
Below: stills from Searching For Bigfoot