Bliss And The Billy Goat

Oct 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017 -- The large animal evacuation at the fairgrounds in Ukiah is winding down, with animals either returning to their homes or heading out to temporary pastures. We'll hear from Bliss, who is still working hard to keep the operation running, and we'll also catch up with that goat from Redwood Valley.

Cannabis Farmers Hit Hard By Fire

Oct 17, 2017

Oct 17, 2017 -- Cannabis farmers were already heading into an uncertain year, with a rapidly evolving legal situation and a long, costly permitting process. The fires that tore through Mendocino County last week destroyed an unknown number of cannabis plants, just as farmers were preparing for the harvest. In this piece, we'll start exploring what that means, and how some farmers are planning their recovery.

PG&E To Visit Homes and RV's

Oct 17, 2017

Mendo Lake Incident Update - 10-17-17 - 7:00 AM

Oct 17, 2017
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Democrats in Congress have blasted federal immigration agents, saying they're violating their own policy by making arrests at so-called sensitive locations such as hospitals, schools and churches. One recent case involved an undocumented couple apprehended by Border Patrol in a South Texas hospital while their infant son awaited a serious operation.

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The Coliseo is the biggest concert hall in San Juan, Puerto Rico. But since Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, it's become the center of a massive effort to feed tens of thousands left hungry by the storm — an effort led by celebrity chef José Andrés.

"We're about to reach the million and a half [meals] served — a vast majority of them hot meals," says Andrés, who is known for his upscale restaurants in Washington, D.C., and for canceling his plans to open one in Donald Trump's D.C. hotel.

The Orionid Meteor Shower will reach its peak on Friday night and Saturday morning, with the best viewing shortly before dawn (wherever you are).

Last year, the annual show was less than spectacular — a bright gibbous moon hung in the sky for most of the night, stealing the glory from the meteors.

But this year, there's barely a sliver of moon in sight — the new moon was just on Thursday. And much of America can expect a nearly cloudless sky, to boot.

If all goes well, people on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands could have power restored next week for the first time since a pair of devastating Category 5 hurricanes struck in September, the local electric utility says.

"Portions of St. John are scheduled to be restored by the middle of next week," says Jean P. Greaux, Jr., communications director for Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority.

Dove isn't the only skin-care company caught up in a controversy about its ads.

Nivea, a German company with global reach, has been called out on social media for ads in West Africa that many described as racist, colorist and tone-deaf.

The ads promote Natural Fairness Body Lotion, a cream that promises, according to the tagline, "visibly fairer skin." The social media storm erupted after the Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG posted the ad on Instagram this week.

When the drinking water in Flint, Mich., became contaminated with lead, causing a major public health crisis, 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao took notice.

When U.S. troops were ambushed in Niger on Oct. 4, the widespread reaction was surprise. The U.S. has military forces in Niger? What are they doing there?

Yet in many ways, the Niger operation typifies U.S. military missions underway in roughly 20 African countries, mostly in the northern third of the continent. They tend to be small, they are carried out largely below the radar, and most are focused on a specific aim: rolling back Islamist extremism.

If there's one constant throughout Steve Bannon's career, it's his ability to reinvent himself. His resume includes time in the U.S. Navy plus jobs working with Goldman Sachs; Biosphere 2; a Florida maker of nasal sprays; and a Hong Kong company that employed real people to earn virtual gold in the online video game World Of Warcraft.

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Consider This - October 27th, 9AM: The Human Predicament

Oct 20, 2017

My guest on this program is David Benatar, professor of philosophy at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests are in moral and social philosophy, and applied ethics.

Mendocino Works — Economic Assistance After the Fires, Wednesday 18 October 7 p.m.Mendocino Works, our program about innovation, investment and development in the Mendocino economy, takes a detailed look at government, non-profit and private sector disaster relief following the devastating wildfires.

CASA

In collaboration with Mendocino County's child and family service organizations, KZYX is running regular Public Service Announcements (PSAs) highlighting a different agency each month. We are currently featuring CASA of Lake and Mendocino County (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children).
Contact information:
707-463-6503 (office)
707-463-4624 (fax)
shildebrand@mendocinocasa.org

340 North Main St., Ste. A
Ukiah CA 95482

Rich Culbertson

KZYZ gets lucky on Laughlin Ridge!

With all our respect and sympathies to all of our friends and neighbors who did not fair as well, I’m pleased to humbly say that the Redwood Fire seems to have gone out of its way to avoid doing catastrophic damage to our transmitter or very vulnerable and exposed antenna sitting on its wooden pole at the CDF Laughlin Ridge Transmitter site.