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Humboldt and Mendocino counties have some of the most productive forests in the world. Could that translate to energy? If so, what could that mean to the people in this remote corner of California?
Humboldt County, California is facing an energy crisis. It’s also facing an energy opportunity. Traditionally, one-third of the county’s energy production
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The latest from Jefferson Public Radio ...
Next month marks five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake. The magnitude 9.0 quake generated tsunami waves over 120 feet high. It also killed
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Why on earth is this story called EARTH?

[#banjoglass, #miradorglass, humboldtglassblowers]
Humboldt County has become an internationally recognized mecca for glass-blowing. How this happened is a story of cannabis prohibition, social media, and l
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Today's Story is FIRE.

Joe Koches delivers opinions like he wields his hammer: firmly and with measured force. I learned a lot from him. Blacksmithing is much more nuanced and subtle than it appears. And if you're curious about it - or even the vagaries of 'local economies' - then give this story a listen:

[ #blacksmith, #localeconomy, #theblacksmithshop, #ferndaleca ]
Not all that long ago, pretty much anything you owned had been handmade by a skilled artisan. Now, after a couple of centuries of industrialization, are ha
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A friend in the Philippines needs to digitize nearly 100 Sony Hi-8 tapes. I've read simply running a cable to your computer loses resolution. Some people have managed to create 720p
MP4 files. Anybody have experience with this?
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I seem to remember that one of the hi8 camcorders was digital. Could you track down one on eBay or amazon and use FireWire to capture the footage? TRV520?
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If you've ever wondered what goes on at the center of the universe, or where it is, you can get there from here; especially if you have a penchant for sewer covers, Steve Winwood, and reincarnation...
Imagine a snowglobe. Inside is the sturdy, baroque Mozarteum alongside the delicate, tree-lined Mirabell Gardens. This is Salzburg, Austria, 1958. But it
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Have you heard of "Community Choice Aggregation"? Marin has it. Sonoma has it. And San Francisco will start it this month. Humboldt County wants to bring it to an electrical outlet near you soon ...
Humboldt County, California is wrestling with a choice of energy futures. Until recently, one-third of the county’s energy production came from burning
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Humboldt County is lucky to have some amazing radio stations. And with that comes outstanding on-air talent like Cliff Berkowitz and Bayley Brown of #khumradio.

This is the last story in the series and is called ... AIR
According to Forbes magazine, more Americans listen to the radio each week than use Facebook. Despite this, people continue to wonder if radio is still rel
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Today's Story is WATER.

Humboldt County has certainly had its fair share of backwoods stills through the years. So it's amazing to think the first legal distillery didn't bottle spirits for market until about 3 years ago. And the man who made it, Abe Stevens, is quite a story himself.
First, the Pacific Northwest had small local wineries. Then came a bevy of microbreweries. Now, there’s another craft movement growing in the adult beverag
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Here's a fun radio series I produced exploring the nexus of craftsmanship and the four classical elements.
#glassblowing, #blacksmith, #craftspirits, #khumradio
Earth ... Air ... Fire ... Water. The four elements of the ancient world. We now know, of course, that the elements that make up the physical universe are
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For those interested in using their iPhone with multimedia intent, here is a nice analysis of what can and can not be accomplished. Note the gear used at the bottom of the post:
http://austinmann.com/trek/iphone-6s-camera-review-switzerland
Shot on iPhone 6s The gear we used can be found at the bottom of the page… and BTS video coming soon ;-) iPhone 6s Plus Camera Review: Switzerland Shot on iPhone 6 ;-) We’ve spent the last week in Switzerland rigorously testing the new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus cameras — pushing them to the max and learning how the iPhone 6s upgrade affects photographers. We have two 6s's and two 6s Plus's, in all four colors! We’ve sh...
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If you are a fan of local beers,  or say OMG about the IBU's in an IPA, then this story from Jefferson Public Radio is for you ...
 [‪#‎hops‬, ‪#‎craftbeer‬, ‪#‎hoppiness‬, ‪#‎IBU‬, ‪#‎IPA‬, ‪#‎humboldtcounty‬]
Last month the number of breweries in the United States passed the 4,000 mark for the first time since the 1870’s. On average, nearly two breweries open
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Michael is a multimedia journalist based in Northern California
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His passion is backpack journalism - which is - creating stories in print, photography, radio, and film, all out of a 7-kilogram backpack. Why? It is portable, affordable, nimble, and fun!
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Arcata, CA
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Los Baños, Philippines - Minneapolis, MN - Davis, CA
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This is an impeccably cared for hotel run by a delightful family. Even though it is just steps away from the train station and major cable car it is quiet and relaxing (remember: this is the end of the train line, so the trains come and go quietly). Other than lovely rooms one of the real gems of this place is the kitchen. The chef is a wizard. The wine list thoughtfully constructed. The service is efficient and delightful. This makes an ideal base from which to explore one of Switzerland's best kept secrets: the Lower Engadine Valley.
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