Cannabis cultivation and amnesty were discussed at this week's Mendocino County Supervisor's meeting, Sheriff Tom Allman called on a crackdown to end illegal cannabis cultivation in 2018.  Dan Young reports. 

A week after President Trump declared his intention to phase out DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, students at Mendocino College attended a workshop where they were reminded of their rights, steps they should take to preserve them, and the scope of the uncertainty ahead.

You Say You Missed The Mendocino County Fair?

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 19, 2017 -- The county fair in Boonville has come and gone, but you can still hear a big yee-haw, a piano-playing pig, and a really good sales pitch for a rainbow-colored turd on this report from the fair.

Jeff Kan Lee

Sep 20, 2017 -- The Kwan Tai Taoist temple is a reminder of a once-thriving Chinese community that lived, worked, and worshipped in the village of Mendocino in the latter half of the 19th century. We'll hear from Jeff Kan Lee, docent, historian, and photojournalist, as he takes us on a tour through history and gives us a few hints about the future.

Talking about suicide

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 15, 2017 -- A collection of stories and artwork by people whose lives have been touched by suicide toured the county during Suicide Prevention Week. Robin Meloche, the Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, gave a presentation at Manzanita Services in Ukiah on Thursday. KZYX brings you some of the warning signs, precursors, and advice on how to get help.

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Numerous scientific agencies on both sides of the Pacific detected an earthquake Saturday near the site where North Korea set off a hydrogen bomb earlier this month, at first prompting speculation of another weapons test, before a consensus appeared to emerge that the tremor was a natural occurrence.

Xinhau, China's official news agency, said the country's seismic service registered a 3.4 magnitude event that it originally viewed as "likely caused" by an "explosion." Later, the China Earthquake Administration revised its estimation, saying the quake was not a nuclear detonation.

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The killing of two opponents of President Bashar Assad's regime has left their family and the wider relocated Syrian opposition community reeling in shock and fearing for their lives.

Police discovered the bodies of Orouba Barakat, 60, and her daughter, Halla, 23, who is a U.S. citizen, on Thursday night in their Istanbul apartment, reportedly after friends and colleagues were unable to reach them for several days.

The study has a depressing name: The Million Death Study.

But its latest set of data, published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday, is anything but depressing when it comes to the topic of childhood deaths in India.

India has the tragic distinction of being a world leader in childhood deaths. Between 2000 and 2015, the death toll for children under the age of five was 29 million — a fifth of global childhood deaths.

Meet Your Friends Who Get Medicaid

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When high levels of lead were discovered in the public water system in Flint, Mich., in 2015, Medicaid stepped in to help thousands of children get tested for poisoning and receive care.

When disabled children need to get to doctors' appointments — either across town or hundreds of miles away — Medicaid pays for their transportation.

Stinson Dean, an entrepreneur from Independence, Mo., is used to taking risks. He buys Canadian softwood framing lumber to sell to lumberyards in the U.S. and says coping with the ups and downs of the market is an inevitable part of doing business.

But when he started the company about a year and a half ago, he laid down a firm rule.

"One of the things I wasn't willing to risk was the health of my family," Dean says.

Berlin's Tegel is a relic of the Cold War period when each sector of the divided city had its own airport. After German reunification, it was decided that Berlin needed a new international airport on its outskirts, called Berlin Brandenburg, or BER.

Kristy and Dana Dumont were ready to give a child in need a permanent home. They moved into a Dimondale, Mich., house with two spare bedrooms and a spacious, fenced-in yard, in a school district with strong extracurriculars and a diverse community.

The couple of 11 years began seriously considering adoption after Dana started receiving emails from Michigan's Department of Health and Human Services looking for foster and adoptive families.

For the past six weeks, voters in Germany have been inundated by campaign posters ahead of Sunday's national election.

Passers-by walking down the street in just about every German city, town or village get a detailed look at who is running in their district and a condensed version of their campaign messages.

Green Party posters warn Germans to "either end coal or end climate." Another message: "Healthy food doesn't come from nature that's sick."

The anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany placards are even blunter.

President Trump's poll slide appears to have stabilized.

Trump, who came into office with the lowest recorded approval and favorability ratings of any president, saw a steady decline in the months that followed his inauguration.

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Events

Yes, that's right- the amazing Scottish neo-traditional band that has been electrifying audiences all over the world, is returning to Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg on Friday the 29th of September!

Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050632

Also available now at Out of This World in Mendocino, and soon at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

On Sunday September 17th KZYX aired live commentary from the sheepdog trials at the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville. Yorkville sheep rancher and two time trial winner Kevin Owens was joined by program director Alice Woelfle from the grandstands.

We welcome feedback about the broadcast! What would you like to hear next year? What did you enjoy? How can we improve? email pd@kzyx.org

Thank you.

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My guest on this program is Eric Patashnik, Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Brown University. He is one of three co-authors of Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine, to be published next Wednesday, October 4th.

Jeffrey Parker

KZYX was delighted to host a studio performance and interview on Thursday 21 September with Caitlin Belem and Terrence Rosnagle, a duo version of the Seattle Latin-Brazilian band Maracujá. Programmer Beth Lang interviewed the pair during her World Tour program.

From their website: "Maracujá takes you on a journey around Latin America through music. From fiery Cuban son and Brazilian samba-funk to soothing bossa nova and wistful boleros, Maracujá plays music for dancing, music for listening, music to make you smile."

You're under arrest! Those are words no one EVER wants to hear. Who's getting busted by the Sheriff and who's not under the county's new medical cannabis cultivation ordinance?