With a manhunt and a $100,000 reward aimed at his capture, more details are emerging about Anis Amri, the chief suspect in Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Revelations that the authorities had monitored Amri — and marked him for deportation — are also fueling anger in Germany.

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.

Evacuations continue from east Aleppo, as remaining rebels and civilians wait in freezing weather for transportation out of the city.

The end of the evacuations may be coming soon: NPR's Alice Fordham reports that regime forces might be entering the tiny enclave that has been held by rebels as early as Thursday evening.

The fall of eastern Aleppo to the forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad has been a foregone conclusion for weeks now. The question was whether civilians and fighters would be allowed to leave.

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."

President-elect Donald Trump is rounding out his White House team — installing several trusted campaign advisers to senior West Wing positions.

Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president, the transition team announced on Thursday. Sean Spicer will be press secretary, and Jason Miller has been named director of communications.

Nearly two months after a black church in Greenville, Miss., was torched and painted with pro-Trump graffiti, a member of the church has been arrested and charged with the crime.

"The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 45-year-old Andrew McClinton is charged with arson of a place of worship in connection to the fire at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville on Nov. 1," Mark Rigsby of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

Just before House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan as their speaker, the Wisconsin Republican made a bold proclamation.

"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan told reporters one week after Election Day. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people."

Ryan continued: "If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold, and we have to go big."

By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.

There were two major assumptions about Latino voters throughout the presidential campaign:

(1) a record number of Latinos would show up on Election Day to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy and

(2) the anti-immigration rhetoric that launched Trump's campaign would push conservative-leaning Hispanics to flee the Republican Party.

Neither of those assumptions entirely panned out as expected.

Prediction 1: The Surge?

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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?

My guest on this program is writer Chris Jennings, author of Paradise Now: The Story of American Utopianism, which tells the story of five interrelated utopian movements following the Enlightenment, revealing their relevance to both their time and our own.

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

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'd like to follow up a bit on how our signal gets to your ears. 

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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. 

Jeffrey Parker

Mendocino County Third District Supervisor Georgeanne Croskey, appointed by the governor to the long-untended seat in May, said Wednesday that she will serve out her appointive term but not seek an elective mandate when it runs out in December 2018.

“I am a mother, a wife, and a public servant,” Croskey said in a statement issued by the county executive's office. “I love my family and I love serving the Third District. However, my husband and children need me to be a wife and mother first. It is with great regret that I will be leaving this position and Mendocino County.”

The Ukiah Latitude Observatory held a star party at the observatory park Thursday, August 27, 2017. Reporter Sarah Reith captured the views in this audio portrait of the event.  

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory Monday through Wednesday this week for inland portions of Mendocino, Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties. Interior valley temperatures are expected to range from 100 to 110 degrees.  Areas closer to the coast should see temperature ranges from 70 to 100 degrees.  

Sheri Quinn

  One of the most remote, rugged and secret treasures of Mendocino County is the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park located on what's called The Lost Coast, because of the lack of major road and highway access. This coastline lined with chandalier redwood trees, is also often hidden by blankets of fog. The 7,500 acre park has been considered a "wild west" at times and now the state has increased patrols and is planning improvements to the park.  

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