Saturday, December 30, 2017

[Audio] Local woman featured on ‘The Jerry Springer Show’ discusses experience; Top stories from last week

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week a news. It’s available on iTunes, SoundCloud, top podcast platforms, and at kymkemp.com

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (11:53): (Warning: Explicit content) Last week a Eureka woman granted an interview to discuss she and her boyfriend’s appearance on “The Jerry Springer Show” a few months back.

Hint: The poor character they exemplified on the show was exaggerated, or... Jerry-rigged. They’re still together.

“...We were having to having to practice yelling at each other and fighting,” said Elizabeth Provost, who met her boyfriend Evan Carver on Tinder. “They wanted us to be like actors… (They were like): ‘If you’re gonna laugh and think this is a game, then get the fuck out of my studio,’ is how they were talking to us. Slightly -- not completely rude the whole time.”

In the podcast Provost discusses their salacious narratives in the show, their experiences filming, their trip to New York, relationships, infidelity, and people who comment on stories without fully digesting the content.

The interview begins at 11:53.

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Evan Carver and Elizabeth Provost, submitted

Saturday, December 23, 2017

[Audio] Man that allegedly shot deputy near Ferndale pleads not guilty; Humboldt’s last week of news

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week a news. It’s available on iTunes, SoundCloud, top podcast platforms, and at kymkemp.com


UPDATE: According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, from 2011 through 2017 there were 56 reported assaults on Humboldt County Sheriff's Officers. Those reported assaults ranged from suspects using fists or a basketball, to using a knife or guns. The recent incident that occurred near Ferndale marked the first time in those seven years that the assault suspect was an undocumented immigrant. There were only three reported incidents involving a firearm.

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (9:27): (Warning: Violent content) A man who allegedly shot a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Officer at a dairy ranch near Ferndale pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder of two people, among other charges.

“(Sheriff Billy Honsal) had mentioned that the shot from the 12-gauge shotgun that hit the deputy -- it was very lucky that it didn't hit her maybe a few inches in another direction where it could have potentially been fatal,” said Times Standard reporter Will Houston. “He said it was very fortunate that the deputy was not killed.”

The 30 year old suspect is a Mexican citizen with a reported criminal history who’d previously been deported and was in the country illegally. Among the aforementioned charges he’s also accused of one count of false imprisonment and one count of assault on a peace officer.

In the podcast, Houston discusses what Honsal said about the incident at a press conference, the suspect’s court appearance, how the incident has been covered nationally, and how the suspect’s citizenship status could impact his case moving forward.

The interview begins at 9:27.

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Fortuna High School’s football team wins state, an incredible act of anonymous kindness, needle disposal kiosks are now installed in Eureka, AT&T talks outages, protecting the Humboldt brand, a criminal lifestyle actually bites someone in the ass, a kind holiday service continues, a “pretty boy” refrains from “going back to Hollywood,” crime updates, and other stories from last week.

The suspect’s booking photo and the deputy’s shot uniform

Saturday, December 16, 2017

[Audio] Reporter discusses high-profile Manila murder coverage; Humboldt’s last week of news

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week a news. It’s available on iTunes, SoundCloud, top podcast platforms, and at kymkemp.com


In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (11:10): (Warning: Explicit content) A high-profile murder that occurred in the dark of night in Manila last winter includes five young adults accused of luring a 20-year-old man out there, carjacking him, and then shooting him to death. It was recently reported that one of the suspects flipped, pleading guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter and agreeing to testify against her former co-defendants.

In the podcast, Lost Coast Outpost reporter Rhonda Parker discusses what’s believed to have happened that night, who the suspects are in relation to each other, unproven accusations of child molestation as a possible motive for the murder, and how the flipped suspect could impact the case moving forward.

On Jan. 9 the courts are set to discuss trial scheduling the remaining suspects.

The interview begins at 11:10.

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An alleged hitman hiring, a school district looks to resolve past complaints of racial discrimination against Native American students, a national hat-tip to a couple HSU football players, a former wanted attempted murderer pleaded guilty to lesser charges, some things you maybe didn’t know about Sara Bareilles, a huge radio station takes a hard look at Eureka, crime updates, poor decisions, and other top stories from last week.

Suspect booking photos

Saturday, December 9, 2017

[Audio] ‘The Office’ actor on shooting indie comedy in Humboldt; Humboldt’s last week of news

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week a news. It’s available on iTunes, SoundCloud, top podcast platforms, and at kymkemp.com

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (10:25): It was recently announced that an indie comedy shot entirely in Humboldt County earlier this year will premier in Utah next month at the storied Sundance Film Festival.

Actor and former music teacher Craig Robinson plays the title character in “An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn” -- many will recognize him from his work in “The Office,” “Pineapple Express,” “This Is The End,” “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Mr. Robot,” and the new FOX series “Ghosted.”

“It was the most most challenging character I’ve played up to this point,” Robinson said. “...I’m attracted to these indie movies. It stressed me out. You know it’s comedy and it added some dramatic flair to me as I continue to grow.”

The film also stars Aubrey Plaza who many will recognize from “Parks and Recreation,” Emile Hirsch most known for the adaptation of “Into the Wild,” Jemaine Clement of the musical comedy act Flight of the Conchords, and many others -- including some of the over 200 locals hired to work on the flick.

In the podcast Robinson discusses the new film, checking out some of Humboldt’s natural beauty, and how Humboldt was an instrumental part of him getting in better physical shape.

The interview begins at 10:25.

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Craig Robinson, press photo


A photo Robinson captured while in Humboldt, submitted

Saturday, December 2, 2017

[Audio] LA director on season as trimmigrant: ‘It wasn’t worth it’; Humboldt’s last week of news

Humboldt Last Week is a way to hear highlights from Humboldt’s last week a news. It’s available on iTunes, SoundCloud, top podcast platforms, and at kymkemp.com

In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week (16:05): A writer and director out of Los Angeles is developing a scripted series based on her experiences working as a “trimmigrant” for a season here in Humboldt County. Last week a piece she wrote about that appeared via Salon, a website which according to them reaches 20 million unique visitors a month.

“Five hideous weeks of work amounted to just under $4,200. Before my time on the mountain, I’d had a romantic idea of hippies living on the edge of the law, getting stoned every day, trimming weed and raking in cash,” she wrote. “The harsh reality was that this was mind-numbing, back-breaking work, and trimmers had no recourse to fight back against unfair or dangerous employment practices. People who were slow like me could work twelve hours a day, seven days a week, and barely make more than minimum wage. It wasn’t worth it.”

In the podcast you can hear a summary of her article and an analysis of her piece by an anonymous seasonal cannabis worker.

The story begins at 16:05.

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A local lawyer boss exits after a controversial nine months, Humboldt wins as a vacation destination, an NFL-bound HSU student achieves another first, that heart-warming dad proud of his musician son, crime updates, movie updates, and much more.

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