There have been many requests to hear the four part series on homelessness here in Mendocino County from Sheri Quinn in its entirety. 

Here are the four parts. Just click to play or right click to download.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 28,000 dollar agreement with Sicpa, a product security company, for the enablement and use of their medical cannabis inventory tracking software. Sicpa uses tags with bar codes to track plants from the ground through harvest, manufacturing and processing to the end sale. Jane Futcher, host of the Cannabis Hour on Kzyx, explored this decision at the supervisor's meeting.  

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The homeless in Mendocino County have few options for shelter.  The temporary winter shelters are closing soon and in Ukiah, the police are constantly telling them to leave the city. More than a dozen illegal camping tickets have been issued to homeless individuals in the past six months. A group of about 15 recently had to vacate their campsite in downtown Ukiah near the Depot the beginning of April.  In part 4, Kzyx catches up with them as they break down their campsite.  Then, we hear from Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted the county’s new medical cannabis cultivation regulations on April 4, 2017. The new changes take effect May 4, 2017 and will be carried out in three phases through January 1, 2020. Many details still need to be worked and some cannabis growers worry about how it will impact small-scale marijuana farmers. 

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MCPB Board Meetings are held six times a year, generally on the First Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. 

The meetings are held at five different locations rotating around Mendocino County.  

The current rotation schedule is: Anderson Valley, Point Arena, Ukiah, Willits, Fort Bragg.

There is Public Comment time after each Action Item and Public Comment Time on Non-Agenda Items at 3 minutes each. Everyone is welcome!

Our next meeting is at:

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting has completed its election for three open seats on the nine-person KZYX Board of Directors. 

 

Members of the Philo-based community radio station elect board members, selecting from candidates who run for the three-years terms.

 

Program Showcase

Consider This - April 28, 9AM: Memory & Self

Apr 19, 2017

This program features University of Miami philosopher Mark Rowlands. He is the author of eighteen books, and over a hundred journal articles, chapters and reviews, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His memoir, The Philosopher and the Wolf, became an international bestseller.

Where Are We Now

Mar 17, 2017

Cal Winslow's newest program, Where Are We Now has been receiving rave reviews from our listeners.

Please click the links to previous programs found below and enjoy the show!

Where Are We Now - Iain Boal - http://bit.ly/2nhNobm

Where Are We Now - Vijay Prashad - http://bit.ly/2mARRBl

Where Are We Now - Steve Early - Pledge show - http://bit.ly/2nhL1W4

Where Are We Now - Judith Butler - http://bit.ly/2maSeau

I'm here at the Folk Alliance International Conference  representing KZYX & Z and my show "Roots and All."

I may have mentioned a few dozen times on the show that my kid, Ian, is also a folk DJ in Philadelphia. He's here too. In fact, we're rooming together.

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Emmanuel Macron, a centrist politician who's never held elective office, and Marine Le Pen, the far-right, firebrand who wants to take France out of the European Union, are expected to advance to next month's run-off for the presidency of the country, according to projections based on early vote counts.

Kuki Gallmann, a conservationist best known for her book I Dreamed of Africa, was ambushed and shot while she drove across her conservancy in Kenya Sunday morning.

Gallmann, 73, was shot in the stomach and "severely injured" while surveying her property with rangers of the Kenya Wildlife Service, according to her brother-in-law Nigel Adams and a press release from a farmers' association of which she's a member.

She was flown to a hospital in Nairobi for treatment, and was still conscious and speaking after the attack, according to The New York Times.

Not long ago, both the Economist and the New Yorker magazines featured unflattering cover portraits of President Trump holding a golf club. Both seemed to suggest the president had found himself in a rough patch.

Inside a tiny, hard-to-find storefront in Brooklyn lies the darkly whimsical world of a most unusual "candy alchemist."

He calls himself "Eugene J.," and this real-life Willy Wonka is whipping up his own new confections across town from where Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open on Broadway later this month.

Not much is known about this quiet man in black, who prefers to keep the focus on the candy. Behind a purple satin curtain, he toils away on his latest invention.

This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations, a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. This is the third post-election visit with Jamie Ruppert, 33, of White Haven, Pa.

Jamie Ruppert, 33, switched parties and voted for Donald Trump in November, and for months has been his enthusiastic supporter.

The 700 cows on Brett Reinford's dairy farm are making more than just milk.

Each day, the girls are producing 7,000 gallons of manure. And that smells exactly like you'd imagine. "We had gotten complaints from neighbors in the past that had said, 'Hey, it stinks too much. Can you do something about it?' " Reinford says.

So he looked around for a solution and landed on a device called a digester. A digester tamps down the smell a bit, but, more importantly, it takes all that cow poop and converts it to electricity.

With student debt at a staggering $1.3 trillion, many families are facing a huge financial dilemma: their final springtime decisions about college enrollment and acceptance. The NPR Ed team teamed up with Weekend Edition to answer some listener questions about debt and degrees.

Waiting on the numbers

Marcy, from Union City, N.J. has twin girls going off to college in September.

With any new president, there's a learning curve. But for President Trump, it's been steeper than others.

"Mount Everest" is how Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies at the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, described it ahead of Trump's 100th day in office, which is coming up Saturday, April 29. "It's as steep as they come and ice-covered, and he didn't bring very many knowledgeable Sherpas with him."

Can all hope be lost?

I used to think not.

I used to think that no matter how tough life gets for people, they always have hope to cling to – to get them through it.

Then I met some Rohingya refugees on a trip to Bangladesh last month. Reporter Michael Sullivan and I were there to report on the latest wave of the Muslim minority group to flee over the border from Buddhist-majority Myanmar.

Nasir Abdullahi is sitting in a mall in downtown Abuja, sipping fresh juice and eating plantain chips. Small, distinguished with an embroidered cap, Nasir looks like your typical Northern Nigerian businessman, but he's also a farmer.

A few years ago he got a call from an employee on his millet farm in Jigawa, Nigeria.

"He was even crying when he called me," Abdullahi says. "I said, 'Talk!' He said, 'There is something serious, there is something serious!' I said, 'Did anybody die? What is it?' He said, 'No, it's cattle herdsmen.'"

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Program Showcase

Consider This - April 28, 9AM: Memory & Self

Apr 19, 2017

This program features University of Miami philosopher Mark Rowlands. He is the author of eighteen books, and over a hundred journal articles, chapters and reviews, and his work has been translated into more than twenty languages. His memoir, The Philosopher and the Wolf, became an international bestseller.

Where Are We Now

Mar 17, 2017

Cal Winslow's newest program, Where Are We Now has been receiving rave reviews from our listeners.

Please click the links to previous programs found below and enjoy the show!

Where Are We Now - Iain Boal - http://bit.ly/2nhNobm

Where Are We Now - Vijay Prashad - http://bit.ly/2mARRBl

Where Are We Now - Steve Early - Pledge show - http://bit.ly/2nhL1W4

Where Are We Now - Judith Butler - http://bit.ly/2maSeau

I'm here at the Folk Alliance International Conference  representing KZYX & Z and my show "Roots and All."

I may have mentioned a few dozen times on the show that my kid, Ian, is also a folk DJ in Philadelphia. He's here too. In fact, we're rooming together.

See More