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Homelessness Consultant Makes Recommendations

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March 20, 2018 -- Dr. Robert Marbut, a homelessness consultant, presented his recommendations last week. We'll hear some highlights from his presentation at the Ukiah City Conference Center last week, including some audience questions, criticisms, and a snippet of song.

County Starts Mid-Year Budget Review

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March 20, 2018 -- Last week, the Board of Supervisors started hearing mid-year budget reviews. In this first story, we'll hear about how the fires, the cannabis program, and low numbers during closed-session labor negotiations have eaten up last year's budget carryover, which was $1.3 million more than expected. CEO Carmel Angelo said the current carryover is not enough to cover county expenses for one month.

Mendocino County Is Without An Ag Commissioner

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March 20, 2018 -- Acting Ag Commissioner Diane Curry left her position after last week's Board of Supervisors meeting. The Executive Office has not returned multiple requests for comment. Today, to mark one week since her departure, we're sharing a longer version of the story we aired on Wednesday, March 14. 

Interview with Susan Barsotti

Mar 16, 2018

March 16, 2018 -- Susan Barsotti is running for Supervisor in the Third District. She has been an event producer at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville for over 20 years, producing events likes Pignic and Kate Wolf. The ranch is a cooperative, self-governing community. Barsotti dropped by the Willits studio recently to outline some of her priorities.

Students Walk Out, Talk About Guns

Mar 15, 2018

March 15, 2018 -- On March 14, students across the country walked out of class to commemorate the victims of last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. At 10am, Ukiah High School students gathered at the center of campus for 17 minutes of silence. They stood in the rain, holding up signs with the names of the dead. We could hear birds chirping and jackets rustling. Afterwards, students in Michael Riedell's Creative Writing class went on the record with their thoughts and plans.