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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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Women are more enthusiastic than men about the idea of a Trump impeachment, according to the Public Religion Research Institute. Nearly half of women — 47 percent — believe President Trump should be impeached, compared with 32 percent of men.

Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asks the parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter catches a cold.

Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, are quick with the answer: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can't control.

"I'm very proud of both of you knowing what to do," Gil says, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez plays with a pretend kitchen nearby.

Daniel Begay, who is Navajo, had always been told growing up that traditional American Indian foods were good for him.

But because most American Indians are lactose intolerant, "they aren't getting that same source of calcium from dairy products," Begay says.

Turns out that it's a traditional cooking method that is key to his bone health. The Navajo burn juniper branches, collect the ash and stir it into traditional dishes. The most popular: blue corn mush.

North Korea is issuing fresh threats against the United States as a 10-day computer-based military exercise gets under way on the Korean peninsula. It's an annual joint drill between American and South Korean forces, but this year, it comes following a bitter back-and-forth between North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Updated 9:45 a.m. ET

The president of the University of Texas at Austin has ordered the immediate removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and three other Confederate-era figures — Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg — from a main area of campus.

President Greg Fenves announced the statues' fate Sunday night, and the removals should be complete by mid-morning Monday. A university spokesman says the area has been blocked off.

Jerry Lewis, a comedic fixture on big screens and charity telethons for decades, has died at the age of 91.

His death was first reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and confirmed by NPR with his publicist and spokeswoman Candi Cazau.

Cazau provided the following statement:

"Famed comedian, actor, and legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home in Las Vegas with his family by his side."

Arthur J. Finkelstein, a longtime GOP pollster and strategist credited with helping elect Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, has died at age 72 of lung cancer, his family says.

Finkelstein, considered less flamboyant but arguably more influential than better known Republican strategists, such as Lee Atwater and Roger Ailes, is widely regarded as the man responsible for turning the word "liberal" into a pejorative to be wielded against Democrats. He was also considered a pioneer in developing political action committees to raise vast sums of money for campaigns.

The head of the Catholic Church in the Philippines has harshly criticized a government campaign of alleged extrajudicial killings of drug suspects that has claimed thousands of lives, calling it a "humanitarian concern" that cannot be ignored.

For 72 years since the cruiser USS Indianapolis sank after being struck by Japanese torpedoes in the waning days of World War II, its exact resting place had been a mystery.

But a team of researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen now says they have positively identified the wreckage, 18,000 feet below the surface in the Philippine Sea.

Updated at 11:10 a.m. ET

A Catholic Mass was held in Barcelona on Sunday to honor the victims of last week's terror attacks, as authorities continued a manhunt for at least one suspect in the killings of 14 people along Spain's northeast Mediterranean coast.

NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Barcelona that thousands attended the Mass, held in Spanish and Catalan languages, at the city's iconic Sagrada Familia Basilica. Among those present were King Felipe and Queen Letizia.

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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. 

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