Federally, marijuana production is still a major crime, one that can land you in prison for decades. Yet, in northern California, there’s a whole economy built around it. They call the area the Emerald Triangle – made by Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino counties. In Mendocino specifically, the gradual decline of the lumber industry led to marijuana becoming one of the county’s major commercial crops over the last decade.
On Thursday morning, KALW broadcast an on-air tribute to Alan Farley including dozens of messages from listeners and members of the arts community of the Bay Area, stories from Alan's friends and colleagues as well as calls from people around the community the opportunity to call in and sharing their appreciations and recollections of Alan.
Alan Farley, 1936-2012.
Alan Farley passed away at a friend's home in San Francisco early Sunday morning.
Thanks to the incredible response from listeners during the Fall Membership Campaign, KALW now has nearly 12,500 active members. As 77% of Local Public Radio’s budget comes directly from listeners, a growing base of individual supporters is critical to the station’s future.
The commitment and generosity of KALW listeners has significantly improved the station's financial standing over the past two years. At the end of FY2012 on June 30th, KALW's cash reserves stood at $343,272, up more than $200,000 from a year earlier.