Mendocino Works!

A public affairs program about entrepreneurship produced by KZYX and West Company in collaboration with Mendocino Community College Broadcast on alternate Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

 Mendocino Works is an hour long public affairs radio program, produced by KZYX and West Company in collaboration with Mendocino Community College, that brings together voices of the entrepreneur, the business leader, the investor, the community activist, and the government administrator. Through a hosted question-and-answer discussion format, Mendocino Works will discuss trends, strategies and personal stories in the development of sustainable enterprises that contribute to the economic livelihood of Mendocino County. 

Mendocino Works aims to inform listeners about the economic development opportunities and challenges facing Mendocino County and its 90,000 residents. The program hopes to to inspire rural and urban entrepreneurship and community engagement, and demonstrate how local innovations can provide empowering links to regional, state, national and global economies, touching all socioeconomic and ethnic communities. 

Episodes will be topical in nature, featuring interviews with guests who are rich with experience and insight into topics such as: Surprising Ways the Digital Economy can Transform Rural Business, Retirees Energizing Mendocino’s Economic Revival, Community Finance and Crowd funding, Technology Innovations in Rural Communities, How the Entrepreneurial Mindset can Empower Ordinary People to Accomplish Extraordinary Things, Cannabis in Transformation.

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley

On Wednesday April 4, KZYX Mendocino Works interviewed Dr Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, who as Director of Adventist Health's Family Medicine Residency Program is leading Mendocino County’s drive to establish a local residency program to train family practice doctors, and Mary Anne Landis, who heads Family Medicine Education for Mendocino County, a nonprofit that is raising funds for the doctor training program.

Jeffrey Parker

On the eve of International Women’s Day, KZYX Mendocino Works turned its focus to the topic of women and leadership, and observations about today's landscape for women in business enterprise and in politics. Guests were Mary O’Connor, a North Bay business development expert and award-winning business coach, and Rachel Binah, an Environmental and Community Activist. Hear the hourlong interview here.

Solar Living Institute

Rebuilding from the October wildfires? Are you sure you are building the very best possible house? Hundreds of fire survivor families are now facing important decisions -- and opportunities -- as they meet with architects and contractors about replacement homes. On Wednesday 21 February at 7 p.m., KZYX Mendocino Works welcomed Adam Goldberg of the Solar Living Institute for a conversation about resilient, sustainable and innovative rebuilding. We explored strategies for building homes that are far more resilient and fire-retardant, while taking advantage of a huge range of sustainability options that can make a home far more energy efficient -- even energy neutral -- at prices comparable to conventional construction.

ResolutionCare Indiegogo campaign

Here in largely rural Mendocino, is it possible to grow old with grace and dignity in one's own home, especially for those with chronic illnesses? An innovative organization in Humboldt county thinks it has the answer, and it's bringing the model to Mendocino County. On Wednesday 7 February, KZYX Mendocino Works interviewed Dr Michael Fratkin, founder and president of ResolutionCare, a community-based in-home palliative care organization, and Lynn Dress-Meadows, who is working with Dr Fratkin to build the Mendocino Care Network. Click the link to hear the entire interview.

Norman de Vall

What is Mendocino County attempting to achieve with proposed revisions of the Class K "alternative building code", which for four decades has enabled rural homesteaders to build their own safe and affordable dwellings? 

On Wednesday January 24 at 7 p.m., our public affairs program Mendocino Works explored the proposed Class K revisions and their implications for housing with Stephanie Gold of the Anderson Valley Housing Association; independent building code consultant Scott Ward, who as a county official inspected hundreds of Class K and conventional homes; and 5th District Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who sits on the Board of Supervisors' housing subcommittee. You can hear the full hourlong discussion by clicking this link.

Pages