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A Place To Call Home: Donald Damp

21 hours ago

June 16, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear from Donald Damp, an ambassador to the homeless community. He is formerly homeless himself, and now volunteers at organizations all over Ukiah, working to help currently homeless people get medical attention, basic necessities, and sometimes just a friendly or informative word. 

Tune in to hear him tell his story and discuss his philosophy about where life has led him.

About The Birds And The Bees...

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Jan O. Washburn, a retired professor and entomologist, spoke at Grace Hudson Museum last weekend about how flowers manage to get pollinated. Hint: it has a lot more to do with targeted marketing than you might think.

Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

A Place To Call Home: James Hoffman

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Today we'll hear from James David Hoffman about his experiences being homeless in Ukiah. Hoffman, or Jimbo, as some people call him, is from the Redwood Valley Rancheria, is profoundly hearing impaired, and has struggled with addiction since puberty. He told me his story on May 11, shortly after he got out of jail. He spoke about a searing trauma in his youth, the beauty of sign language, and how he believes the spirit of his lost daughter has guided him away from death. It was a privilege to be the recipient of his story.