A Word From Membership

Audio of the KZYX Board of Directors candidates forum on 5 March 2018 can be heard by clicking the link below. It can also be heard in the KZYX Jukebox at jukebox.kzyx.org. Scroll to  7pm and 8pm Monday March 5. 

President-elect Donald Trump insists he can do all the business deals he wants while serving in the White House, but a 2012 law barring insider trading by government officials could make doing so a lot more complicated.

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after three years, the government will often stop paying for the drugs needed to keep that transplanted kidney alive.

Constance Creasey is one of the thousands of people who find themselves caught up by this peculiar feature of the federal kidney program.

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed several Cabinet members with strong ties to oil and gas. And he's been clear about his support for coal. That could leave renewable energy companies out in the cold.

Updated at 6:42 pm to add details of Snapchat's access to location data.

Uber has fixed a problem you didn't know you had. Instead of setting places as the target location, Uber's newest feature will let you set people as the destination.

Instead of typing a location in the "Where to?" box, Uber wants riders to type the name of the friend they are meeting with, and the app would route the ride to them.

Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

Two Democratic members of Congress want three federal agencies to work together to get a more accurate count of coal miners suffering from progressive massive fibrosis, the worst stage of the fatal disease known as black lung.

The request is a response to an NPR investigation that shows 10 times as many cases of the advanced stage of black lung as identified and reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 and injured scores more is the latest in a series of atrocities claimed in the name of the Islamic State. In this operation, an assailant — the suspect now sought by German police has been identified as Tunisian-born Anis Amri — rammed a truck into pedestrians and street stalls.

Researchers looking into whether a shorter course of antibiotics would treat young children's ear infections as well as a longer course found that not only was the shorter treatment less effective but it didn't reduce antibiotic resistance or side effects.

Gambia's president is defiantly refusing to cede power despite his loss at the polls earlier this month, as regional and international leaders are ratcheting up the pressure on him to step down.

"This country has been independent since 1965. And they want me to leave my country? Who are they to tell me to leave my country?" Yahya Jammeh said in a speech at the African Bar Associated on Tuesday night. "I will not be intimidated by any power in this world."

Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio's "campus carry" bill into law this week, making it legal to carry a concealed weapon at day care facilities and on college campuses. Kasich also signed a bill that bars cities and counties from setting their own minimum wage rates.

Imagine living in a world where you need cash to buy virtually everything — from food to clothes to a new home. Yet you have no cash. The best you can do is stand in line at the bank for hours in the hope of withdrawing a small amount of paper money.

Maybe you could use a smartphone to pay for goods — only you're too poor to afford one.

Welcome to India, land of the cash crunch.


Speed Dating was the theme at a matchmaking event in Ukiah on February 28, 2018. Only the eager daters weren't singles, they were cannabis distributors and cultivators 

Jane Futcher reports. 

Gun Show In Ukiah Attracts Whole Families

18 hours ago
O. Hope McKenney

What goes on behind the closed doors of a gun show? Who goes to a gun show? What does it take to buy a gun? And who’s selling guns? The Buck Stop Ukiah Gun Show took place on Saturday and Sunday at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. 

Future of Potter Valley Water Project Uncertain

Mar 10, 2018

March 10, 2018 — The Potter Valley Water Project may be on the market soon. At a recent meeting of the Eel Russian River Commission, Dave Moller, PG&E’s Director of Power Generation, explained that the project is not economically viable. The company is currently in the years’ long process of applying for relicensing under FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

California is now coming out of a prohibition era following the approval of Proposition 64, legalizing recreational cannabis. The Golden State residents are seeing the migration of North America’s largest cannabis market into the light of a regulated and legal system estimated to be worth an approximate $7 billion annually. Hope McKenney reports. 

Dollar General Won't Come To Redwood Valley

Mar 9, 2018

March 9, 2018 -- The long-fought battle over Dollar General in Redwood Valley came to an abrupt end early this week. That's when Alex Chehada, one of the owners of Redwood Valley Market, announced that he had bought the lot where Dollar General was planning to put its store. 

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Jeffrey Parker

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Candidate applications for the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting board of directors election closed at 5 p.m. on 30 January 2018. The following candidates qualified for the ballot. Their candidate statements are appended below, in alphabetical order:


District 2 Board Member (one open seat; members vote for one candidate)

  • Dina Polkinghorne

District 3 Board Member (one open seat; members vote for one of the two candidates)

Program Showcase

What's it like to be naked with James Franco? how do you mentally and physically prepare yourself to be encased in Plaster for three hours? and most importantly, why are there 267 words for Love in Sanskrit? Elyse Poppers is the guest on XXWhy this Thursday. Tune in to hear about her experimental feminist performance art and her new book, 267 words for love. Thursday at 7pm.

Jeffrey Parker

On the eve of International Women’s Day, KZYX Mendocino Works turned its focus to the topic of women and leadership, and observations about today's landscape for women in business enterprise and in politics. Guests were Mary O’Connor, a North Bay business development expert and award-winning business coach, and Rachel Binah, an Environmental and Community Activist. Hear the hourlong interview here.

Child & Family Services

Healthy Families Mendocino County offers Public Health home visitor support for expectant moms or couples throughout pregnancy, and continuing through their child's early years. They will connect them to other needed services, and support them in building on the strengths they have. They honor the cultural traditions, values and goals important to the moms and couples.

The services are free, voluntary, confidential and offered in English or Spanish.

To learn more, call (707) 472-2600.