Arcata Bike Boulevards - McKay Track Vote Today
Happy Trails / Tuesday, April 15
Emily and I talk with Doby Class, Public Works Director and Netra Kahtri, Assistant Public Works Director from the City of Arcata about their plan to start Bike Boulevards in the city. Also discussed is today's vote at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors on a plan to purchase the McKay Tract for public use as the McKay Community Forest. It is widely expected to pass. The vote is at 1:30pm today.
Underwater Photographer Richard Salas
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, April 9
The legendary photographer is coming to town.
Bay Trail & Jammie Jog
Happy Trails / Tuesday, April 8
Cliff and Emily talk with Debi Farber Bush and Kirk Cohune of Greenway Partners and the Humboldt Trails Council about progress on the Bay Trail and the upcoming awareness campaign the Jammie Jog. Participants will jog or walk in their pajamas beginning at 9am on April 27th starting at Greenway Partners in Arcata. Also more information on the trails stewards program is discussed.
El Radio Fantastique: Three-Ring Dumpster Fire
Live at KHUM / Thursday, April 3
Fresh from Point Reyes, this band of next-gen hippies use instruments that rattle and plunk.
Happy Trails / Tuesday, April 1
Cliff talks with Emily Sinkhorn and Darin Dinsmore of Crowdbright who facilitated a meeting last night at Azalea Hall regarding the Central Ave Improvement Project. This brainstorming session brought together dispirit viewpoints to find common ground. The discussion continues at crowdbright.com. There will also be a series of meetings regarding the proposed McKay Tract Community Forest. That is also discussed.
Rob Drabkin Tried Science But Music's Better
Live at KHUM / Monday, March 31
Would-be molecular biologist Rob Drabkin brought his easy laugh and gravelly voice to the KHUM studio for a quick chat about college ambition, what songs not to cover, and why he turned his back on cutting-edge science.
Carrie Rodriguez and Luke Jacobs Love Their Grandmas
Live at KHUM / Friday, March 28
Two of Austin's finest drop by for an extended interview about Jed Smith state park, Austin's bird problem, grandmothers who curse and those that don't.
Bay Trail Funding & California Travel Survey
Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 25
Cliff and Emily discuss the California Transportation Commission's funding of nearly 3 million dollars for both the southern and northern ends of the Bay Trail and a project in Fortuna. Mark Dinger of Caltrans discussed the California Travel Survey which shows a 50% increase in bike and ped traffic in the state. With that said, Caltrans is shifting their priorities to included this data in their future projects.
Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Live at KHUM / Wednesday, March 19
This recently-electrocuted singer, his broken-toed fiddle player, and their healthy bassist hobbled into the studio for an illuminating chat about living in an artist community, how to not get shocked, and what its like falling in a ravine in Minnesota.
Friend Request Of The Dunes
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, March 19
Carol Vander Meer & Suzie Fortner, known dune friends, invite you to clear out your garage, rip out some invasives, and get educated on wildlife. Not all at once, of course.
McKay Community Forest - Time To Volunteer!
Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 18
Emily and I talk with Dave Hayes of the Humboldt Trails Council about the McKay Community Forest Trail Stewards call for volunteers. With the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors set to vote on wether to move forward with large public forest project covering land between Myrtletown, Cutten and Ridgewood the Humboldt Trails Council is looking for a bank of volunteers to help offset and mitigate the costs of maintaing this large piece of public land. If you would like to volunteer go to http://www.humtrails.org/mckay.html
Supreme Court Kills Rails To Trails?
Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 11
Cliff and Emily discuss Monday's 8 to 1 Supreme Court decision in favor of a private land owner in Wyoming. This decision potentially effects over 1400 bike and nature trails nationwide. We also look at how it could effect Humboldt County's trail efforts. We also look at where we stand with the political football known as the General Plan Update and how now the Board of Sups has said "Oops" regarding sending it off the the New Planing Commission for their unwanted input items that have strong to unanimous approval. Lastly we talked with Kevin Wright about Prop A, a highly targeted tax to fund trails and transportation which was passed in Marin County and now being implemented and what we can learn from their success.
In Case You Didn't Read Those Studies, Sonar Testing Adversely Affects Sea Life
Coastal Currents / Wednesday, March 5
Michael Jasny of the Natural Resources Council updates us on the Navy's sonar testing, and why wildlife advocates oppose it.
General Plan,Broadway Feasibility & Federal Legislation
Happy Trails / Tuesday, March 4
Cliff and Emily talk about the upcoming discussion at the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors March 10th at 1:30pm and what you can do as a trail advocate to support trails in the General Plan. Caltrans Feasibility Study regarding improving safety on Broadway through Eureka is discussed, and new proposed federal legislation to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety are talked about.
General Plan/Trails Update & Doug Rose Talks Mckinleyville Safety
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 25
Emily updates us on the planing commission's decision to remove language regrading trails and public access from the General Plan Update. Details of a large public response to Thursday's meeting and an invitation to attend tonight's meeting in show of support of trail is also discussed. Then Doug Rose from the McKinleyville Organizing Committee talks about the their efforts to improve public safety on Central Avenue between School and Hiller Roads. McKinleyville has gotten an $800,000 to $1,000,000 grant for this purpose. Now that townspeople have rejected the concept of a median down the center of Central Ave. other methodologies are being sought.