A Word From Membership

After the fires in October, KZYX received many messages of thanks for our coverage. It’s our job to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected in good times and bad. But nothing we do would be possible without you. To make sure we’re always here when you need us, we’re having a year-end funding appeal. From December 2-15, without changing our regular programming, we’ll be asking you during every show for your support. Local public radio is important to you and your community, please help keep it strong.

The average American reads at an 8th-grade level, but the patient information that doctors and hospitals provide often presumes that people have much more advanced reading skills.

So some researchers decided to see what happens when 9-year-olds write the patient guides.

Britain's senior-most military officer is warning that an improving Russian navy poses risks to undersea communications and Internet cables, saying any disruption could do "catastrophic" damage to the economy.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach said Britain and NATO need to prioritize protecting communications cables running along the seabed between countries and continents to prevent them being severed.

Behold, the cocktail avocado. No, that's not a weird cucumber. It's the latest in avocado innovation, on offer at British retail chain Marks & Spencer.

U.S. retailers are looking forward to a strong holiday season this year after new numbers show higher than expected sales for November.

The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail and food sales were up 5.8 percent last month over November 2016, according to advance estimates. And, sales were up a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent from October of this year.

A risky move by one of the defense teams has led to unusual drama in the seemingly-endless pre-trial proceedings of the 9/11 war crimes case.

Defense attorney Walter Ruiz decided to roll the dice and challenge the prosecution to prove that his client, alleged 9/11 money man Mustafa al Hawsawi, should be tried as a war criminal.

It's no secret that we've had a rough fall and winter with natural disasters. Even as we write this, fires burn in Southern California, adding to the previous wildfires in the northern part of the state that burned over 245,000 acres in October.

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey devastated communities across Florida and Texas, while touching communities in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, the Carolinas and Louisiana.

President Trump is traveling to Quantico, Va., on Friday to speak with an unlikely audience: the latest graduating class at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Academy for law enforcement managers.

After the storm blew out her windows, Maria Enid Rodriguez lost water, Internet, power and her entire home office. Her company offered her a one-way ticket to be with family in New Britain, Conn. Rodriguez refused. She said that it was a round trip ticket or nothing. She wanted to come back.

"I went to New Britain for 10 days," she said, through her tears. "Not for me. For them. For my daughters. They have to see me, that I was okay."

The Army's Green Berets have gained a reputation over the decades for their toughness and fighting skills. They served with local forces in Vietnam, and in recent years, they've deployed repeatedly to Iraq and Afghanistan. The list of their deployments continues to grow: Niger. Somalia. Yemen. Syria and the Philippines.

Now a fight appears to be growing inside the Green Beret community.


Remembering History At The Emerald Cup

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Dec 14, 2017 -- This year's Emerald Cup may have been historic for being the last of the 215 era Cups, but we found plenty of people who are under the impression that history has been happening for a long time. We'll hear from an oral historian, a curator of a hemp museum, and a woman who remembers passing around petitions for Prop 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

The City of Fort Bragg is developing policies for up to four cannabis retail businesses. Retail cannabis would be banned in the city's Central Business District, and onsite ingestion of cannabis products would be banned at all retail sites. Tune in to hear Dan Young's report on the recent city council meeting on this issue. 

Small Farmers Hear From The Water Board

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017 -- Cannabis cultivators will need to comply with new rules from The State Water Board, in order to get their licenses from the state. On December 6, a team of water board representatives addressed a crowd at the Ukiah City Conference Center. Growers learned about the new requirements, the small irrigation use permits, and how to sign up for the program using an online portal.

Emerald Cup 2017

Dec 11, 2017

Dec 11, 2017 -- The Emerald Cup this year was characterized by a mix of nostalgia and optimism, as visitors prepare for new state regulations and the end of the 215 era. In this piece, we'll look at how some are strategizing for the future.

Memories Of Benj Thomas

Dec 7, 2017

Dec 7, 2017 -- On November 14, our community lost a man who seemed to be involved in everything, from the Ukiah City Council to our own board of directors here at KZYX. Benj Thomas was a skilled public speaker, a lover of poetry and good conversation, and a fine and generous friend. Local columnist Jonathan Middlebrook shared some of his memories in a recent interview with Sarah Reith.

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KZYX is holding elections for its Board of Directors.

There are five positions open: one each for Mendocino County Supervisorial Districts 2 (Ukiah), 3 (Willits) & 5 (Anderson Valley), one At-Large seat, and the programmer-elected seat.

To fill one of these positions you must be a member in good standing by December 31st, be able to carry out the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors, a list of which is available on the Elections webpage, and submit an application by 5PM on January 30th, 2018.

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Following the North Bay wildfires, survivors in Mendocino and Lake counties have begun receiving substantial fire insurance payouts -- and some are stressing over how to protect and manage the funds in the months or even years before they can begin rebuilding.

Henry Giroux: America at War With Itself

Nov 30, 2017

Child & Family Services

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 Tapestry Family Services - Foster Family Agency. "We hold your hand while you hold theirs."

Contact information:

275 West Gobbi St.
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 485-0334

Previously Featured Organizations: