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?

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.

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Property owners who lost homes or had other structures destroyed by the October firestorms can have their properties cleaned of any hazardous waste and debris at no out-of-pocket cost through a program being offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. However, they must act quickly. The state of California’s Office of Emergency Services has set the deadline to sign up for the program by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017.

Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County

The Broadband Alliance of Mendocino County held a public outreach meeting on Friday, November 2, 2017 to discuss the importance of communications during emergencies such as the recent Redwood Valley fire. You can listen to Reporter Sarah Reith's coverage of this meeting. 

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

We hear from the Sanitation District Board candidates of

   the November 7, 2017 election.  

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Tickets are selling fast, but there are still some left - so don't put it off any longer, call the Little River Inn at 937-5942 or stop by the front desk. This will be a great night! Heard regularly on Oak & Thorn, the Syncopaths bring a fresh, contemporary spin to music and songs rooted in the Scottish, Irish, and American folk traditions. They create a "chamber folk" sound with fiddle and mandolin, rich vocals, and unexpected colors and rhythms from the piano and bodhrán.

Program Showcase

Plastics In The Oceans

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On The Ecology Hour tonight, we talk with Dr. Sean Anderson, Chair & Professor in the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program, California State University Channel Islands.  Our topic will be "Plastics in the Oceans," and we will hear about the sources, extent, and effects of plastics contamination on marine life.

Jeffrey Parker

One of the bigger shocks of the Redwood Complex Fire was the collapse of both landline and cell phone service and internet in Willits and other areas distant from the fire zone.

Wednesday evening on Mendocino Works, we’ll investigate what caused these cascading outages, ask what you can do to prepare for the next disaster, and explore what local firms are doing to improve telecoms in a rural region that the big companies prefer to ignore.

Guests will include:

Arkin/Tilt Architects

On Monday 30 October, KZYX Renewable Energy Hour hosts Doug Livingston and Jeff Oldham brought back renowned green architect David Arkin to discuss rebuilding after Northern California's devastating wildfires. David's firm, Arkin/Tilt, is offering several home plans, including engineering, for free to fire victims. The firm has designed an affordable straw bale hybrid home that has a two-hour fire rating.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL HOURLONG BROADCAST

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).

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