Two dozen third-graders wiggle in their seats. Their attention is on their teacher — up front. He has a question for them: How many know about condoms? About half of the class raise their hands. The students are fixed on his talk — a lesson on sexual education and gender equality.

Everyone inside the classroom in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, is captivated with this lesson. It's the people farther away — across the small island nation — that are not happy about this.

The head of Puerto Rico's power authority stepped down Friday amid controversy over his handling of a system that still can't deliver electricity to that island two months after Hurricane Maria destroyed the power grid.

Ricardo Ramos, executive director of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, or PREPA, resigned as he was unable to shake off questions about a $300 million contract that he had awarded to Whitefish, a small Montana-based energy firm, that was supposed to restore power on the island.

One of America's most coveted dining experiences is a 40-seat restaurant in a converted grist-mill in the rural village of Freedom, Maine.

Chef Erin French, who is self-taught, opened the Lost Kitchen in her hometown of Freedom without much of a plan. She loved the space, and at first thought she would make English muffins and offer brunch, not convinced that the village of just over 700 people could become a dinner destination.

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Property owners who lost homes or had other structures destroyed by the October firestorms can have their properties cleaned of any hazardous waste and debris at no out-of-pocket cost through a program being offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, they must act quickly. The state of California’s Office of Emergency Services has set the deadline to sign up for the program by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County

The Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County held a public outreach meeting on Friday, November 2, 2017 to discuss the importance of communications during emergencies such as the recent Redwood Valley fire. You can listen to Reporter Sarah Reith's coverage of this meeting. 

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

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Tickets are selling fast, but there are still some left - so don't put it off any longer, call the Little River Inn at 937-5942 or stop by the front desk. This will be a great night! Heard regularly on Oak & Thorn, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish, and American folk traditions. They create a "chamber folk" sound with fiddle and mandolin, rich vocals, and unexpected colors and rhythms from the piano and bodhrán.

Program Showcase

Featured on Radiogram 11/22/17 (& some links)

8 hours ago

Here are a couple of links to the audio sources for current & recent pieces heard on Radiogram:

Kim, by Rudyard Kipling, chapter 1.... this version is read by Adrien Praetzellis, downloaded from Librivox  Kim is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the former British Empire. It tells the story of a street-wise but (in typical Kipling fashion) highly moral Anglo-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed the “the Great Game” -– the competition between Britain and Russia for control over Asia.

 

Jeffrey Parker

One of the bigger shocks of the Redwood Complex Fire was the collapse of both landline and cell phone service and internet in Willits and other areas distant from the fire zone.

On Mendocino Works on Wednesday 15 November at 7 p.m., we investigated what caused these cascading outages, asked what you can do to prepare for the next disaster, and exploreed what local firms are doing to improve telecoms in a rural region that the big companies prefer to ignore.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL BROADCAST

Dean Baker - Sensible Economics

Nov 15, 2017

To hear this interview with Dean Baker, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2017/11/15/dean-baker-sensible-economics/

Dean Baker co-founded The Center for Economic and Policy Research in 1999. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and NPR. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), the Huffington Post, TruthOut, and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting.

CASA

In collaboration with Mendocino County's child and family service organizations, KZYX is running regular Public Service Announcements (PSAs) highlighting a different agency each month. We are currently featuring CASA of Lake and Mendocino County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).

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