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.
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 18
Cliff and Emily talk with Melanie Williams about the Bicycle Bookmobile program she has started in the Arcata area with hopes of expanding to other communities. So far it has been very well received. Emily also updates us on all other bike, ped and trail related events happing this week.
Dry Branch Fire Squad
Live at KHUM / Friday, Feb. 14
DBFS is notoriously sharp, musically and intellectually. Both are on full display as they keep host Mike Dronkers on his feet. Mostly.
Trails and Transportation History
Happy Trails / Tuesday, Feb. 11
Cliff and Emily talk with Don Tuttle, retired from County Public works about Trails and Transportation history here in Humboldt County going back to before the arrival of Native American tribes. We also look forward to the plan of a regional trail system connecting all communities in the county.
Upstage Live: The Wood Brothers
Live at KHUM / Thursday, Feb. 6
Oliver Wood (King Johnson) and Chris Wood (Medeski, Martin, & Wood) perform live at Humbrews in front of an intimate audience. They talk about a questionably-named percussion instrument, their mother's youth as a refugee, and discovering Tom Petty late in life.
Devil Makes Three: 2-5-14
Live at KHUM / Wednesday, Feb. 5
Our favorite Santa Cruz degenerates return to KHUM to talk about Kid Rock's cruise ship, Arcata's police, and NOT HAVING COCAINE STASHED IN THE UPRIGHT BASS.