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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!


Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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PODCAST POSTED: Wildoak Living July 21 - GRASS, SOIL, Hope: Journey through Carbon Country - COURTNEY WHITE

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HERE IS A RECORDING of Johanna “Wildoak's" July 21 interview with Courtney White, author of Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Country, with a foreword by Michael Pollan  http://media.kzyx.org/mp3/wildoak/.

There may be a 75% chance that this summer will be the hottest on record. That’s why White’s soil-based prescription for cooling climate change
may prove welcome news.

Last year, the CO2 level in our atmosphere eclipsed 400 parts per million for the first time in five million years. Scientists seem to agree that a habitable CO2 level is around 350 ppm. Researchers furthermore project that, given our current path, we will near 600-700 ppm by the end of the century.

In the face of such news, is there any reason to sustain hope? Is there any meaningful action we can take? That's what city boy-turned-carbon rancher White asked. What he found over the past two decades is that there is a way to take carbon out of the atmosphere and bind it to the soil.

In his book Grass, Soil, Hope, White lays out the science and practice. He argues that we all have a stake in this work and that we all--
from gardeners to ranchers, countryfolk to urban dwellers--can and must contribute to it.

By expanding the use of low-tech efforts already employed around the globe-- such as no-till farming, composting, restoring watersheds and producing local food--we might be able to make a critical difference.
           
A former Sierra Club activist who dropped out of what he calls the "conflict industry," White has since helped found the Quivira Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to building bridges between ranchers, conservationists, public land managers, scientists and others around the idea of land health. By starting Quivira, he waded into the middle of the grazing wars rampant in the West in a deliberate attempt to create a "third position" outside the continuum of combat.

More information about this program topic:
http://www.resilience.org/author-detail/1449628-courtney-white
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/grass_soil_hope:paperback
http://www.chelseagreen.com/authors/courtney_white/
http://www.resilience.org/stories/2014-05-29/grass-soil-hope
http://www.quiviracoalition.org/

Listen to Wildoak Living live every other Monday at 9am Pacific Time on Mendocino County Public Broadcasting and on the web at www.kzyx.org
You can listen to Wildoak Living on KZYX (Mendocino County Public Broadcasting):
- - on the radio at 88.1, 90.7 and 91.5 in Mendocino County and in Northern Sonoma, Lake and Southern Humboldt counties.

Listen anytime to archived programs and find more information about topics and guests at www.wildoakliving.org

Please support your public radio station. You can donate to KZYX and become a member at www.kzyx.org

Thank you for listening to Wildoak Living and for supporting public/community radio!

Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.

MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org