Calfire reported this morning the Redwood Fire is 32,100 acres and 5% contained. Challenges facing firefighters include steep inaccessible terrain and northwest winds. Thousands of people have been evacuated throughout the incident.

 

Shelters in Mendocino County are at half capacity and can accept more people.  They are located at: 

Ukiah High School, Willits High School, and the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians Gymnasium. 

 

All Mendocino County Offices Are Open, according to County CEO Carmel Angelo. At a press conference in Ukiah Thursday, October 12, Angelo also said that due to the air quality in the region due to the fires, the County has 500 air pollution masks to distribute to the public starting at 3:30 today at Frank Zeek elementary school in Ukiah (1060 N Bush St; Ukiah. Another mask distrbution will take place in Willits Friday morning at 9:30 at the Willits library.  

The NCO Volunteer Network Volunteer Reception Center is now open at 413 N. State Street in Ukiah. We will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm as long as Redwood Complex fire is in need of volunteers. We operate as the official volunteer coordination agency in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services. Volunteers are asked to report to the center with photo identification.

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Thanks to everyone who helped us raise over $70,000 during our Fall Pledge Drive!

Hundreds of people joined us in promoting community through public radio, in a variety of ways. They pledged financial support, made on-air appeals, answered phones, donated food, time, & thank-you gifts… It was a real community event and together we made it happen!

The KZYX 2017 Fall Pledge Drive is off and running! We are offering many Thank You Gifts to sweeten the deal at donation levels as low as $80. Here's the full list:

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Two Brazilian companies accused of a massive bribery scheme will pay more than $3.5 billion in fines to U.S. and Brazilian authorities.

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

It's become a tradition in the NFL for players to go out for an exorbitantly expensive meal to welcome rookies — and then stick them with the bill.

Houston Texans safety K.J. Dillon fell victim to such a stunt Monday night at a Pappas restaurant. The tab was a whopping $16,255.20.

To glance at some of the political news this week, you'd think it was October.

Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta did Meet the Press over the weekend to talk about Russia hacking the DNC's emails.

Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon took to Twitter on Tuesday to question the FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails.

Officials blame a bath lotion used as a liquor substitute in Russia for an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has now killed 61 people, according to state-run media. As the death toll mounts, President Vladimir Putin plans to cut excise taxes on alcohol, in an effort to cut the demand for surrogate options.

Carola Garcia-Calvo spends her days poring over Islamic State propaganda. It's part of her job as a global terrorism analyst at Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

Recently, she has noticed a shift.

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Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.

Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and called the country a "powder keg." It said it is still verifying the number of dead.

Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health Clinic.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have teamed up to operate one of the only student-run refugee clinics in the country.

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Jacob Turner

On this week's edition of “Point & Click Radio,” the long-running KZYX computer show, Jim and Toby discussed many aspects of digital disaster preparedness.

This week’s wildfires have exposed weaknesses in the communications grid, from overwhelmed phone circuits to damaged or destroyed cell towers. Digital tools, including email and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, have proven their value for sending and receiving information. But they’ve also been prone to inaccuracies.

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Oct 7, 2017
Christina Gianelli

It's KZYX Fall Pledge Drive in MendoBlendoLand!

To encourage pledges to KZYX, Mendo Blendo Programmer Christina invited Audible Feast programmer Fred Wooley to join her for a special Pledge Drive program on 4 October 2017. Together they'll be playing plenty of Fred's down-home, foot-stomping music, along with the best of the last six months of Mendo Blendo, taking a walk down auditory memory lane, reminding you of how and why your support is so welcome financially at this time!