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A Place To Call Home: Michael Trent

Sep 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear two interviews from one man. I first talked to Michael Trent in late May. He told me he woke up that morning under a bridge, in pain from an infection in his foot. He was proud that he'd previously gotten a job and gone through wildland firefighting training while homeless, but he wasn't in any shape to do anything at that point.

Azadeh Saljooghi

  Caltrans has plans to start its geotechnical investigation of the Albion bridge this month, if they get approval from the California Coastal Commission. The investigation will help determine the range of alternatives for the bridge that include replacement and rehabilitation options. A group of coastal residents called Albion Bridge Stewards are working to keep the historic bridge in-tact, as long as it is safe.

Sheri Quinn

Communities across the nation are working on ways to improve fire prevention while adapting to climate change. Long-time Mendocino County resident Keith Rutledge and former firefighter studies fire history and prevention in an effort to protect his home, his neighbors, and the region. Here is a brief overview.  Tune in Friday, September 7 at 11am for the entire interview. 

Sep 4, 2018 -- The second annual Labor Day picnic in Todd Grove Park was an opportunity to honor labor and hear speeches by Democratic leadership. Union representatives and candidates for public office addressed the crowd, as did Congressman Jared Huffman, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Jim Wood, and California Teachers Association president Eric Heins.

We'll hear from a couple of organizers from the Inland Mendocino Democratic Club and Local 2015, the caregivers union, about work in our community.

Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters

A big rig logging truck plowed through a banner held by forest activists, as protests at the "Week of Action for the Mattole Forest" wrapped up in Humboldt County on Thursday. 

Activists rallied in front of the Humboldt Redwood Company corporate offices in Scotia and blocked the roads at the nearby lumber mill, as big rig trucks loaded with trees entered the facility. The activists were protesting the company’s alleged harvesting of old growth trees, and their ongoing use of “hack ‘n’ squirt”, a forest practice that injects chemicals into unwanted or dying trees. 

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