Cliff Berkowitz / Wednesday, Feb. 13 @ 9:26 a.m. / Humboldt
Cliff talks with Cassandra Hesseltine, Humboldt County Film Commissioner and Stacey Margettes Farrell, a reality TV producer. They are looking for a unique and unusual stories, people, families, organizations, etc that would make for a good reality TV show based right here in Humboldt County. If you think you fit the profile, or you know some folks who do, contact Stacey at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a casting call.
Kym Kemp / Friday, Feb. 8 @ 11:14 a.m. / Humboldt
On Friday, February 1st, a man whose Facebook page identifies him as living in Eureka wielded a hatchet (smash, smash, su-mash) to stop a man in Fresno from hurting a woman. According to witnesses, a man identifying himself as Jesus deliberately drove his car into a black utility worker then began attacking a woman who was trying to help. The man's passenger, a hitchhiker who was identified originally only as Kai, whacked the driver with a hatchet. The subsequent interview (see KMPH video above--they also have an extended version) became an internet sensation featured on The Colbert Report as well as many other sites. In fact, Kai now has several songs and other online tributes dedicated to him.
Though he has no known address, Kai not only identifies himself as having lived in Eureka, he has also posted at least one photo of himself in the area. He prefers the term homefree but, who knows, with his new found celebrity, he might provide a new heroic model and humanize the often vilified image of the homeless in this county.
The full interview of Kai at the scene of the crime:
UPDATE 1:45 pm - Humboldt State's Paul Mann responds to the Kimmel clip and discusses the importance of an academic look at marijuana.
"Does anybody conceive of the notion that Humboldt isn't already saddled with this reputation? That's obvious.
There isn't anything about this institute that is going to harden Humboldt State or Humboldt County's reputation. Indeed, it will speak of our ability to treat this matter in an enlightened and educated and informed way."
Mann also assures you that HSU will not be letting students major in weed.
UPDATE: 1:11 pm - Someone from Humboldt State will be live on KHUM in a few minutes to talk about the Institute and subsequent reaction.Tune in: 104.3 / 104.7 / khum.com
Late night host grabs the low-hanging fruit.
Only in Humboldt. Maybe NSFW?
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. / Humboldt
Jessica "Jessie" Hunt and Terri Vroman-Little were the two survivors of a fatal hit & run that took the life of Suzanne Seemann and Hunt's dog Maggie.
Since then, they've both undergone extensive rehabilitation and received hundreds of get-well letters.
Both spoke on KHUM Thursday to discuss this weekend's Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, how they're healing, and the public response to their situation.
Hunt was deeply involved with the marathon's organization. More info about the Marathon, half marathon, 5k, and benefit dinner below the pagebreak.
[Photo from Nike Women's Marathon - Courtesy Ceci Walker]