February Newsletter

Local Public Affairs Spotlight
by Tanya Horlick, Public Affairs Coordinator

You don’t have to be an early bird to catch Monday Morning Magazine on the KMUD Archive. Don’t miss The Healing Episode (for inter-generational trauma) hosted on January 30 by Patricia Lai, with a heartwarming celebration of MLK Day featuring HC Black Music and Arts Association and the Harambee Community Choir.  P.Lai also speaks about the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit, and the Chinese Expulsion of 1885 with Daryl Chinn of the Eureka Chinatown Project and Yolanda Latham of Moon Creek Corporation. : Click here to listen. 

KMUD Radio is in solidarity celebrating Black History Month! Stay tuned this Thursday from 5-6pm for a Black Humboldt special, broadcast in their own words, from the ancestral land of The Hupa, Karuk, Mattole, Tolowa, Wailaki, Wiyot and Yurok Peoples, on KMUD Public Affairs! You can tune on the dial or through our website

KMUD News Highlights
by Lauren Schmitt, News Director

Happy 115th Birthday Edie Ceccarelli!

Hi KMUD News Fans! The start to 2023 was a bit rocky, literally. Our resilient
community continues to rebuild and recover from the damages caused by both
earthquakes and series of strong storms.
February is off to a great start with a series of celebrations, starting with Black
Liberation Month.

KMUD News spoke with Black Humboldt and the Mendocino Chapter of Black
Lives Matter
to get an overview on the months long celebrations that honor the
black community. Listen here.

Edie Ceccarelli celebrated her 115th birthday in Willits this past weekend.
Mendocino’s supercentenarian is the oldest living person in the United States and
the third oldest in the world! Learn more about Edie and her amazing life here.

Forest defenders and Indigenous activists celebrated a victory in Potter Valley as PG&E pledged to underground lines instead of cutting down and active Bald eagle
nest. More on that story here.

The Foggy Bottoms Boys won statewide recognition for their regenerative farming practices, bringing the 2023 Climate Smart Farmers title home to Ferndale! You can learn more about the ‘fabulously gay farmers’ and their sustainable techniques
in this story. Listen here.

Through times of disaster and times of celebration, KMUD News is here to bring
you the story. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Movers and Shakers on the Music Scene
by Dennis Maher, Music Director

That Captain playing at the 2018 Block Party

Hey everyone, let’s welcome Daniel to the Kmud roster! He’s a young enthusiastic Dj with a great breadth of musical taste and knowledge. You may have heard him getting his feet wet subbing on a variety of shows and times over the past month, perhaps on Saturday mornings on our Railroads And Bridges Country Morning Special, or on  Monday afternoons at 1 during the Stay Tuned show where he fills the gap left when Jeff took his Music Junkie Appreciation Group and moved to Sunday nights.

In case you missed it we had a great singer/songwriter performing for us live in studio B on January 30 at 2 during Stay Tuned!. It was Marc Borde from That Captain band who you may remember from the KMUD Block Party in 2018. What a fabulous and intimate performance and exchange he gave us and you can catch it on Rewind! at 2am this Saturday the 11th and it will be available on the archive for an additional 2 weeks.

Speaking of great performers: Alice DiMicele could be heard on our last two Women On Wednesday shows on February 1st and 8th. She called in to chat with both B.Starr and B.R. as she prepares for shows in the area and a matinee right here at the Redwood Playhouse in Garberville with Francine Allen opening on Sun February 12th at 3pm.

Underwriter Spotlight:
Bergin-Sipila Vineyards
by Patrica Tinkler, Underwriting and Traffic Coordinator

Bergin-Sipila Vineyards

For more than four decades winemaker David Bergin and farmers John and Marbry Sipila have been committed to sustainable living through organic gardening and permaculture. David has a small vineyard of Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon in the northernmost part of Mendocino County, at Piercy, near the Red Mountain Wilderness Area. John and Marbry grow Syrah, Tempranillo and Zinfandel on their ranch in the Bell Springs area north of Laytonville.

The winery is completely off grid. Solar, wood heat and passive cooling provided by the forest above, the trio created a sustainable loop by composting all vineyard waste. The fruit is all organic, fermented on native yeasts and without sulfites. It is bottled without filtration in American and French oak. As a former wine professional, these winemaking methods are difficult to control but sublime when done well.

And these vintners know their craft.

Bergin-Sipila Vineyards wines are available at these underwriters’ establishments:  Chautauqua Natural Foods, Redway Liquor and Deli, The Lost Frenchman, The New Harris General Store and The Peg House.

For other retailers and information, their website is berginsipilavineyards.com

Humboldt Women In Radio is happening this year as a part of the 7th Annual Zero to Fierce event: March 5th – 11th at the Arcata Playhouse. Learn more here. 




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