Cliff Berkowitz / Sunday, May 19 @ 9:33 a.m. / Event
Last night we all enjoyed a GLORIOUS Rutabaga Ball at Arcata's Portuguese Hall. History was made on several counts. First off, the contestant of controversy (henceforth only referred to by his "real" name) John Post was a no show, therefore a good time was had by all! Nonetheless, Her royal Imperial Empress (Denise Ryles) read her proclamation stripping him of both all titles (no longer a princess) and his moniker of "BerryPicker." You can listen below.
Our legitimate contestants for Rutabaga Queen were all spectacular, and we (Cliff & Amy) were happy not be be in the position to judge the winner. Both "Nawdy" and "Tootie Rolls" did a wonderful job with a great deal of crowd support of all. Ultimately, Lady Luck was crowned Queen. (It just shows that coming and doing an interview on KHUM on Larry's show the day before the ball IS a good idea!) Cliff spoke to the Queen just after the coronation and the interview is below.
Once the judges had made their decision, we called the contestants up to the stage along with Queen Sohotshe Burns. Traditionally the reining Rutabaga Queen crowns her successor. Once the crown was presented to the person we thought was Queen Sohotshe, the real queen came hobbling out from back stage. She had been tied up so that the impostor could take the crown! The real queen confronted her doppelganger who said, "I am not your evil twin sister, I am your father!" A fitting way to end her rein considering Queen Sohotshe is an international soap opera star.
For more glorious photos, click here.
Larry Trask / Thursday, May 2 @ 10:44 a.m. / Event
Update 5:45 Audio
Today in the five o'clock hour, KHUM will be speaking with Jennifer Koopman, Executive Director of Arcata Main Street, which annually presents the popular Oyster Festival, among other activities. Earlier this week, local controversy erupted when rumors emerged that Arcata Main Street plans, for the first time, to institute a $10 fee for admission to the Oyster Fest.
Larry Trask / Tuesday, April 16 @ 8:32 a.m. / Event
The run starts on Saturday, April 21 at 10 a.m., with registration from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. The registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for students.
A beautiful scenic course begins and ends at CR’s football field and winds through Humboldt Botanical Gardens. Find registration forms at www.redwoods.edu or at the Jogg’N Shoppe in Arcata.
Eureka's Berit Meyer and her husband Brian Ferguson were a half mile from the Boston Marathon finish line when the runners slowed to a halt.
"Within a matter of a few seconds, I could tell something obviously was really wrong," she told KHUM this afternoon.
Cliff Berkowitz / Thursday, March 28 @ 8:51 a.m. / Event
Cliff talks with Dave Holper of Collage of the Redwoods about visting Author Joe Abbot, who wrote "Dickeyvill." Abbot is a former CR student and will be making an appearance at CR this Friday at 7pm in Life Science 102 lecture hall. He will do a reading from Dickyville and some original short stories. This event is free.