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Here you'll find announcements about upcoming special programs, and selected recordings from public meetings, events, etc. covered by KMUD.






Sunday, January 04, 2015

Audio from the Emerald Cup 2014

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The Emerald Cup is the world's longest running outdoor, organic cannabis cup.  Based at Area 101, the heart of the Emerald Triangle, the Emerald Cup has grown exponentially thanks to the hard work of so many activists, growers & professionals. The story of the Emerald Cup is rich with community and family.

Founded by Tim Blake in 2003 at Area 101, about 10 miles north of Laytonville, CA, the Emerald Cup celebrates the community and hard work of those that support outdoor-grown, organic cannabis.

The Emerald Cup brings the values of the Emerald Triangle to California and the world. Now hosted at Sonoma County Fairgrounds, the Emerald Cup has grown from a few hundred to a few thousand attendees,  thus outgrowing Area 101 and the Mateel Community Center in Redway from 2009 to 2013.

On December 13 and 14, 2014, a KMUD crew setup a studio and a webstream with live feeds from the main stage, and conducted interviews on site. Below is a selection from the panels and presentations offered. We intend to add more audio from some of the other workshops at the Emerald Cup.


The Importance of Grassroots Politics
This kick-off panel features success stories and new strategies for effective grassroots campaigns that advance good cannabis policy. Learn ways to contribute to California legalization 2016.
John Lee (Moderator)
Justin Calvino (MCPC)
Luke Brunner(CCVH)
Chris Van Hook(Clean Green)
Dave Hodges(A2C2 San Jose)

Veterans and Cannabis
With the constantly growing awareness of the healing power of cannabis, an ever increasing number of veterans are turnign to cannabis as their medicine of choice to assist in the healing processes, and demanding their right to access therapeutic plant based medicines.
Alec Dixon (moderator)
Jason Sweatt (SC Vets Alliance)
Dr. Berra Yazar (MAPS)
Ellen Komp (CaNorml)
Amy Rising (Vet Advocate)

The Future of Targeted Cannabinoid Therapy
Discussion of various ratios of complementary cannabinoids, adn in relationship to different health issues and conditions
Michael Backes
Dr. William Courtney
Alec Dixon (Moderator)
Martin Lee

NORML Women's Alliance
This panel tracks the underlying history of the significant contributions women have made and are making in shaping policy and cultural acceptance.
Valerie Corral
Aundre Speciale
Debby Goldsberry
Madeline Martinez
Kyndra Miller (moderator)

Current Cannabis Research
Pioneers in theri field an dmembers of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians discuss their most recent research and findings and answer questions.
Chris Conrad (moderator)
Dr. William Courtney
Martin Lee
Dr. Berra Yazer

Legitimacy in the Evolving Cannabis Marketplace
A wide-ranging discussion of the fast-changing cannabis marketplace an dmarketing strategies using produce branding, social media, advertising and PR, approaching niche markets, and more.
Lakisha Jenkins (CCIA)
Dennis Parks (CannCast)
Chris Conrad (Moderator)
Rick Pfrommer (Harborside Health)

Families and Cannabis
An overwhelming number of families are turning to cannabinoid therapy for their loved ones, and in the process refusing to continue traditional forms of pharmaceutical treaments. The results and reserach continue to prove how powerful and invaluable cannabis is in healing a myriad of health issues.
Jennie Stormes
Mykayla's family
Valerie Corral (Moderator)
Jason David

California's 2016 Adult Use Cannabis Initiative: Unify for Success
As we approach legalization in 2016, it is imperative that the various activist groups and the entire cannabis related culture join together to ensure we have a comprehensive initiative that benefits us all, not just a compromise.
Amanda Reiman (Moderator)
Lindsay Robinson
Matt Kumin
Steve DeAngelo
Dale Sky Jones
Omar Figueroa



Candidates for 3rd District Supervisor Mendocino County, California, at debate in Laytonville, California on April 24, 2014

Long Valley Teachers Association organized a debate between the candidates for Mendocino County 3rd district supervisor on April 24, 2014. From left to right: Moderator Alison Pernell, Holly Madrigal, Clay Romero, Hal Wagenet, Tom Woodhouse. The event took place at the Laytonville Elementary School and was broadcast live on Redwood Community Radio's KMUD Garberville, KLAI Laytonville and KMUE Eureka, as well as Round Valley Community Radio's KYBU Covelo.

You can listen to or download the audio from the forum, see the link below.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Emerald Cup- 2013 Audio Tracks

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The Emerald Cup is the world's longest running outdoor organic cannabis competition and celebration. In its 10th year it moved out of the Emerald Triangle and drew approximately 5,000 visitors  to the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa, Calif. on December 14th and 15th, 2013. KMUD streamed the event live on the web and simulcast it on KMUD's HD2 channel.

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Use the players below to hear audio recorded at the Emerald Cup event. The audio tracks were edited by Kerry Reynolds, KMUD News Correspondent and Host of the KMUD Radio Show Cannabis Consciousness. Kerry's show airs every first Sunday from 1:30-3:00pm on KMUD and streams live at: kmud.org. The photos and audio descriptions were also provided by Kerry Reynolds.

Awards Ceremony  Audio Part 1 - John Vergados sings to Brave Mykala; a blessing from Swami, a welcome from Jose Gutierrez; Debbie Goldsberry accepts lifetime achievement award; Fred Gardner presents Dennis Peron with lifetime achievement award; and Toni Serra marries Dennis Peron to longtime partner John Entwistle.

Awards Ceremony Audio Part 2 -  Tim Blake, Swami, Nikki and others announce the award winners. Top winners give acceptance speeches.

Cup Founder and Organizer Tim Blake interviewed by KMUD's Christina Aanestad.


Audio 1 - Medicinal Use of Cannabis For Children. Moderator: Attorney Matt Kumin Speakers: Erin and Brandon, Parents of Brave Mykala; Andrew DeAngelo, GM of Harborside Health Center; Samantha Miller, President and Chief Scientist of Pure Analytics; Micky Martin, Activist Parents4pot.org.

Audio 2 - Part 1: Breeding In Desired Traits, Breeding Out the Unwanted. Moderator: Leo Stone. Panelists: Lawrence Ringo, DJ Short, MzJil, Subcool

Audio 3  - Part 2: Breeding In Desired Traits, Breeding Out the Unwanted. Moderator: Leo Stone. Panelists: Lawrence Ringo, DJ Short, MzJil, Subcool

Audio 4 - Dabs, Are They Safe? Part 1 Moderator: Alec Dixon, SC Labs; Speakers: Josh Wurzer, SC Labs; K, Trichome Technologies; Nikka T; Addison, Steep Hill Labs; Taylor Beezel

Audio 5 - Dabs, Are They Safe? Part 2 Moderator: Alec Dixon, SC Labs; Speakers: Josh Wurzer, SC Labs; K, Trichome Technologies; Nikka T; Addison, Steep Hill Labs; Taylor Beezel

Audio 6 - Hemp .  Moderator: Michael Gosney. Speakers: Anna Owen, Chris Conrad, Agua Das.

Audio 7 - The Soil Food Web. Speaker: Jeff Lowenfells, Author of Teaming With Microbes

Audio 8 - True Living Organics. Speaker: The Rev, Cultivation writer for Skunk Magazine and author of True Living Organics

Audio 9 - Trends in Breeding. Moderator: John Vergados. Speakers: Green House Seeds, Simon The Professor, Sasha the Joint Doctor


Audio A - Better Business Practices - This recording begins about 15 minutes into the panel. Moderator: Granddaddy Mike. Speakers: Steven DeAngelo (Harborside Health Center), Robert Jacob (Mayor of Sebastapol, Dispensary owner), Asa Schaffer(Sonoma County Collective), Forrest Landers (Magic Flight Launch Box)

Audio B- Beyond NPK How To Grow Your Own. A recording of the last 22 minutes. Moderator: Kristin Nevedal. Speakers: Kevin Jodrey, Rosebud and Scott Ireland, Scott Zeramby

Audio C-Social Impacts of Cannabis Growing. A recording of the first 18 minutes. Moderator: Kyndra Miller Speakers: Amanda Reiman, Kym Kemp, Diane Goldstein.

Audio D -Bud Curing - A recording of the last 6 minutes. Moderator: Kristin Nevedal. Speakers: Ed Rosenthal, Kevin Jodrey

Emerald Cup Stage

Interviews from the Press Tent at Reggae on the River 2013, coordinated by KMUD.

Downloadable interviews after the

An evening of debates held at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Garberville on September 29, 2010, broadcast on KMUD.

Downloadable audio after the

The Humboldt County Planning Division held a public scoping session on September 9 to discuss proposed zoning changes and a General Plan Amendment for the Southern Humboldt Community Park.  The proposed zoning includes: (1) 305 acres as Agriculture Exclusive with a public recreation land use designation;  (2) 96 acres as Public Facilities with a public recreation land use designation; and (3) three to five acres for multi-family residential housing.  Commercial or nonprofit events with amplified music; performing arts events and facilities; sports fields; specialty camping; and other uses are proposed within the Public Facilities zone.

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