Program Showcase

Forthright Radio’s final radio goes to the movies show for this year’s Mendocino Film Festival season.

Guests are director, Damani Baker, and Mendocino County’s own, Belvie Rooks, who produced the documentary, THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD, which follows Damani’s family roots in Louisiana, to the East Bay, to the Black Power movement, particularly in CA, to New Jewel Movement revolution in Grenada in the early 1980’s, the US destabilization of the new government and invasion under Ronald Reagan, and the overthrow of that revolution.

In this age of Big Ag and Wall Street financing of our food supply, is it still possible to start an independent small farm? Is it even worth trying?

Mendocino County is a hotbed of locavore farming, where difficult challenges are generating ingenious new business strategies.

On Mendocino Works, our new KZYX program about the nurture of sustainable startups, we heard Ellen Buechner tell how her family raised the capital to launch Fortunate Farm in Caspar, and she shared the innovations that keep them rewriting their business plan.

Mendocino Works Generation Start Up panel

Thursday Jan Futcher spoke with Chantal Simonpietri about Water Rights and commercial Cannabis production. She gives great information on how to get compliant with state water regulations and discusses possible future changes in water regulations. 

Hear the show by clicking here.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

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