LoCO has a podcast! We are checkin' in with Humboldt folk in this odd post-COVID world and you can too! New episodes most weeks, we'll call it.
Better Know a New Eureka City Councilmember, Scott Bauer Edition
LoCO checks in with likely Eureka City Councilmember Scott Bauer to ask what it's like to campaign during pandemic, why he chose to run and what he sees as the biggest issues facing Eureka.
Writer Barry Evans On the 'Resilience' of Old Town During COVID and Recovering from His Recent Bike Crash
When life knocks you off your bike, you just got to get back up and keep riding, even if you're 78 years old. At least, that's the attitude of local columnist Barry Evans, who is already back to cycling after his recent recovery from a pretty serious spill.
Evans tells us all about it in this week's episode of Humboldt Holding Up. The British-born writer also discusses how he landed in Eureka, his love for Old Town and how he's watched it adapt to the pandemic, his world travels and his background as a civil engineer.
Oh, and Evans also talks a bit about the latest installment of his column "Growing Old Ungracefully" and why he thinks Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will make a great leader amid the pandemic.
City Councilmember Sofia Pereira on What's Next for Arcata and Having a Baby During COVID
THIS WEEK: Arcata City Councilmember Sofia Pereira takes a break from refreshing the Nevada vote count to talk to LoCO about a post-Trump Arcata, new potential councilmembers and giving birth in the middle of a global pandemic.
When Will Humboldt Enjoy Live Music Again? Longtime HumBrews Booker Laurel Weston Weighs In
It’s awfully quiet around here these days. Despite our remoteness and relatively low population, Humboldt has historically overachieved with regards to the number of quality touring musical acts we’ve been able to seduce behind the Redwood Curtain. Maybe it’s due to our being a halfway point between Portland and the Bay Area. Maybe it’s our reputation as a whimsical artist’s escape. Maybe it’s our famous music-enhancing products. Either way, over the years we’ve been spoiled by a high-caliber soundtrack.
Of course, our ample concert supplies were wiped out in March when COVID-19 silenced sound systems countywide. And few people have had to wrestle with that reality as much as Laurel Weston. For over a decade, Weston booked shows for Humboldt Brews in Arcata, inarguably one of the county’s most coveted stages. On this week’s episode of Humboldt Holding Up, LoCO speaks with Weston about losing the community role she’d built for herself to a global pandemic and also asks her what the odds are of rekindling our musical mojo. (Spoiler: It’s complicated.)
Councilmember Kim Bergel on the Elections Eureka Implications, Growing Relations With the Wiyot Tribe and Her Legal Dispute with an Abusive Constituent
Eureka City Councilmember Kim Bergel chat's about her legal dispute with a constituent, the importance of Measure H for the City of Eureka, the recent one year anniversary of the return of Tuluwat to the Wiyot Tribe, and more.
Top 10 Locally Shot Movies, With the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission's Cassandra Hesseltine and Nate Adams
We heard a rumor that you might be spending a lot more time cooped up in your home recently, you good li'l shelterer. Are you running out of things to occupy your attention? A suggestion: Perhaps this is a great opportunity to stage your own at-home film festival consisting solely of screenings of movies that have been shot up here in our neck of the woods?! Hey hey! We've had worse ideas.
We submit this fabulous movie marathon plan in conjunction with the release of the latest edition of Humboldt Holding Up, the Lost Coast Outpost's perfectly adequate pandemic-era podcast attempt. For this week's episode, we gave the Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission's Cassandra Hesseltine and Nate Adams a little homework: Come up with a list of the Top Ten Movies Made in Humboldt of All-Time. And, what do you know, they did it! (They snuck some Del Norte County movies in there, sure, but they serve many masters and are thus forgiven.)Click the audio player above to hear Cassandra and Nate gab it up with LoCO's Stephanie McGeary and Andrew Goff about their questionable list of great Humboldt films, bonus lists of not-so-great local films, stories from some of the larger locally produced projects they've worked on and plenty else. Names shamelessly dropped include: Kirsten Dunst! Will Smith! Daniel Radcliffe! Brad Pitt! And more! It's a very long podcast!
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