The Blue Zone Project

The City of Ukiah and Ukiah Valley Medical Center are exploring ways to help you live longer and happier in Mendocino County.  They are exploring a system called The Blue Zone Project and want your feedback. 

Fish In Hot Water

May 18, 2017

California's coastal ecosystem is in jeopardy. Several years of drought and unusually warm temperatures have offset its balance, causing a cascade of problems for sea dwelling creatures and many of the state's fisheries - one of the most productive in the world. 

Press Democrat

Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo and the Board of Supervisors welcome new supervisor Georgeanne Crosky at her swearing in ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2o17. 

Michael Stephens is a wildlife biologist based in Fort Bragg. Much of his summers are spent tracking owls and other birds in the Redwood Forest, particularly the Northern Spotted Owl.

Stephens has recently been tracking a family of spotted owls along Highway 20 between Willits and Fort Bragg. He mimics some of their calls to lure them towards him. Tune in to learn about the dilemma 

  

  facing the owls. 

 

 

Program Showcase

Consider This - May 26th, 9AM: Learning to Learn

May 20, 2017

My guest on this program is best-selling author Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before the Center, he was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Thursday Jan Futcher spoke with Chantal Simonpietri about Water Rights and commercial Cannabis production. She gives great information on how to get compliant with state water regulations and discusses possible future changes in water regulations. 

Hear the show by clicking here.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

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Station News

Thanks for being a public radio listener and supporter! Now more than ever we need strong, local public media. KZYX is your source for the programs you love and the news you need; a blend of quality music, cultural programming, community engagement and news — local, national and international — that you won't find anywhere else.

Welcome to the KZYX tech blog. Here I hope to provide periodic updates on the technical state of the station, inject a bit of humor now and then and maybe answer some of the more commonly asked technical questions. I hope not to be too techno-jargonish and will try to give timelines and links to more information whenever possible. Thanks, Rich Culbertson

Today, I just want to very briefly explain a bit about our signal path and some of the obstacles we face getting KZYX to your radios.

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: TBD

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.

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is narrowing the scope of an executive order on so-called sanctuary cities, jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration officials.

A federal judge in California last month blocked a key part of that order, reasoning that the Trump administration had overstepped by threatening to yank federal money from those places.

Giving new moms face-to-face education about safe sleep practices — and providing them with a cardboard "baby box" where their newborns can sleep right when they get home — reduces the incidence of bed sharing, a significant risk factor for SIDS and other unexpected sleep-related deaths, a study from Temple University in Philadelphia has found.

A Mississippi lawmaker apologized Monday for saying the Louisiana leaders who supported the recent removal of four Confederate monuments "should be LYNCHED!" Karl Oliver, a GOP state representative, had made the comment in a Facebook post this weekend.

Here is the original statement:

One in eight Americans — 42 million people — still struggles to get enough to eat. And while that number has been going down recently, hunger appears to be getting worse in some economically distressed areas, especially in rural communities.

Food banks that serve these areas are also feeling the squeeze, as surplus food supplies dwindle but the lines of people seeking help remain long.

Nicky Hayden, a champion motorcycle racer, died at an Italian hospital Monday, five days after being struck by a car while bicycling as part of his training on the Rimini coast.

The 35-year-old had suffered trauma to his head, chest and abdomen after colliding with the car's windshield, leaving him in critical condition at Maurizio Bufalino Hospital in Cesena.

The hospital confirmed Monday that he died "following a very serious polytrauma."

Picture a kaleidoscope of color and a medley of vivid African print cloth surging forward amid screams and weeping — for joy.

That was the magnificent and moving scene, Saturday, in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, as 82 former Chibok schoolgirls — now young women — were reunited with their mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles and other family members, after three years in Boko Haram captivity. Tears were streaming down their faces and gave way to broad smiles of happiness and relief after years of torment and trauma and missing their families.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly has extended for six months a program that has allowed tens of thousands of Haitians to remain in the U.S. following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

But Trump administration officials say they believe conditions are improving on the Caribbean island and that Haitians should make plans to return to their home country.

A South African professional hunter died Friday after being crushed by an elephant after the animal was fatally shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe.

51-year-old Theunis Botha was leading a hunting group when they stumbled upon a breeding herd of elephants at the Good Luck Farm near Hwange National Park, Zimparks spokesman Simukai Nyasha tells The Telegraph.

The ransomware attack on worldwide computer networks earlier this month largely spared those of the federal government. While the government dodged a bullet this time, experts say, its systems are still vulnerable — although perhaps less so than in the past.

When the global malware attack — dubbed "WannaCry" — was first detected, a government cybersecurity response group moved quickly.

Building a better battery is the holy grail for people who want better technology. Now researchers at the University of Texas, Austin say they may have found that battery — or something close. But their claims have sparked controversy.

At the center of this debate is a towering figure in the world of science — John Goodenough, who teaches material science at the university.

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Program Showcase

Consider This - May 26th, 9AM: Learning to Learn

May 20, 2017

My guest on this program is best-selling author Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before the Center, he was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Thursday Jan Futcher spoke with Chantal Simonpietri about Water Rights and commercial Cannabis production. She gives great information on how to get compliant with state water regulations and discusses possible future changes in water regulations. 

Hear the show by clicking here.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

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