The list of charities and non-profits that have cancelled fund raising events at Mar-a-Lago is continuing to grow. At least 20 groups now have pulled out of galas that had been scheduled for President Trump's country club in Palm Beach, Fla.

In announcing the cancellations, many of the groups cited the controversy surrounding Trump's recent comments that "both sides were to blame" for the violence that occurred during a white supremacists' rally in Charlottesville, Va.

A Chilean court dealt abortion rights activists a landmark victory Monday, approving a controversial bill that rolled back parts of one of the world's strictest abortion bans.

The bill passed by lawmakers earlier this month — after a years-long campaign by President Michelet Bachelet — added three exceptions to a law that for nearly three decades outlawed abortion in all cases. By a narrow margin, lawmakers rendered abortion legal when the pregnancy results from rape, when the pregnancy endangers the mother's life and when the fetus is unviable.

PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

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Eclipses are among the most predictable events on the planet. This one was known about for many decades before it crossed America earlier Monday.

Accordingly, people had been planning eclipse road trips for weeks in advance. They piled into planes and cars and made their way to the 70-mile-wide swath of land where the total eclipse would be visible. They checked online calculators, which told them the time of totality down to the second.

Police in Finland say the man suspected of going on a stabbing rampage in the city of Turku, killing two people and injuring six others, is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

Finland recently rejected his application for asylum, according to the public broadcaster YLE.

Update at 5:50 p.m. ET: At a news conference, Copenhagen police said a woman's torso — which was missing its head, arms and legs — was discovered later Monday in shallow water near Copenhagen. But they cautioned it was "too soon" to determine officially whether it was Kim Wall's body.


When the UC3 Nautilus sailed from the Port of Copenhagen on the evening of Aug. 10, the homemade submarine bore just two people: its famed Danish inventor and the Swedish journalist reporting on his invention.

The Environmental Defense Fund opened an office near Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., 10 years ago. It was part of a carefully plotted strategy to persuade the giant retailer that going green could be good for business. If it worked, it certainly could be good for the planet — Walmart's revenues are bigger than the entire economy of most countries.

"We really saw that working with companies could be transformative at a scale that was pretty unmatched," says Suzy Friedman, a senior director at EDF.

President Trump is expected to deploy about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan and try to tighten expectations on its government and that of neighboring Pakistan, senior U.S. officials tell NPR.

Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on Monday night outside Washington in which he announces his decision, which follows months of deliberation with top U.S. commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war.

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe returned home to Harare on Sunday after being granted diplomatic immunity by South Africa, where she is accused of assaulting a young model with an extension cord.

South Africa's foreign minister, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, signed the notice granting diplomatic immunity, saying she was "acting in the interest" of South Africa in recognizing "the immunities and privileges" of Mugabe.

You probably know the feeling: Sometimes while you're riding through empty city streets at night, wind whipping past as the lamps thread your path forward, it can feel as if the very road is opening up before you.

Here's a feeling you probably don't know: the road literally opening up before you.

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Police have shot and killed Younes Abouyaaqoub, the alleged driver of a van that plowed into pedestrians last week in Barcelona, Catalonia's president confirmed Monday. He said the suspect was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt.

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The town hall in Fort Bragg on August 10, 2017 covered a wide array of local, regional, and state topics. Education, the Willits bypass, the Caltrans Richardson Grove project, and healthcare are featured in Part II with reporter Jason Morash.  

City of Fort Bragg

Senator Mike McGuire expressed the importance of challenging the Trump Administration in many areas at the Fort Bragg Town Hall on August 14, 2017.  The meeting also included discussions from Fort Bragg City Mayor Lindy Peters, Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman, and County Supervisor Chair John McCowan. Part I of our coverage of the meeting features the GP mill site, immigration, marijuana, and housing. 

Linda Ruffing

  The Fort Bragg City Council accepted the retirement of Linda Ruffing on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.  Dan Young talked to her about the decision to retire, which has stirred up controversy in the city.  

A celebration of aviation recently took place in and above Boonville in Anderson Valley.  Reporter Sarah Reith takes us to airport day.  Tune in and fly with us. 

Jeffrey Parker

Mendocino Community College on August 9 celebrated its new Coast Center in Fort Bragg, acquired in a years-long process from College of the Redwoods. The College will offer a range of courses and tele-courses in addition to its longstanding fine woodworking program. Tune in for a tour with KZYX reporter Sarah Reith. 

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Program Showcase

Music Without Borders with Joel Cohen 08/14/2017

Aug 14, 2017

10:03AM-10:09AM (6:06) Andrew York “Letting Go” composed by Andrew York from Hauser Sessions (2006) on Majian Music

10:12AM-10:41AM (28:14) Wolfgang Sawallisch & Staatskapelle Dresden “Symphony No. 8, D.759 "Unfinished"; I Allegro moderato; II Andante con moto” composed by Franz Schubert from Schubert: Complete Symphonies vol. IIS (1995) on Philips

10:42AM-10:46AM (4:13) Ralph Towner “Sacred Place” composed by Ralph Towner from Chiaroscuro (2009) on ecm

How do you talk about cannabis with your children? Does "Just Say No" work? What are the best and most recent studies on the impacts of long-term teen cannabis use on the brain? Are kids in the Emerald Triangle more at risk for drug dependence or addiction than children elsewhere in California?

What's happening in the North Pacific Ocean?

Aug 10, 2017

In the last three years, we've had El Niño, "The Blob," and when they merged, “El Blobiño!”  Those conditions led to the Wreck of the Cassin's Auklet, the Domoic Acid outbreak that wiped out the Dungeness Crab season, the collapse of the Kelp forests, and more.  On The Ecology Hour, we talk with Dr. William Sydeman of The Farallon Institute and get an update on what has happened and what we can expect going forward. 

This show aired on Tuesday August 8, and is available for streaming or download from the KZYX Jukebox.

Station News

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting celebrated Monday's partial solar eclipse with safety and style at the KZYX studio in Philo. Programmer Beth Lang, who hosts World Tour on alternate Thursday afternoons and also produces the KZYX Community Calendar, gave everyone at the station a safe viewing experience by bringing eclipse glasses and a kitchen colander, which cast a lovely array of eclipse-shaped shadows on the hood of her car. 

No retinas were damaged in the festivities!

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

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