Oct 19, 2018 — Cannabis and housing are among the top planning issues for the Mendocino County Planning Commission. We’ll talk about both today, in a wrap-up of a recent Planning Commission meeting and a conversation with Supervisor Dan Gjerde about new rules regarding Additional Dwelling Units, or ADUs.

Interview With Supervisor Dan Gjerde About ADUs

4 hours ago
Mendocino County

Oct 19, 2018 — Fourth District Supervisor Dan Gjerde has long been a proponent of second, or additional dwelling units (ADUs) as a way to ease the crisis of affordable housing. In this interview, he talks about some new changes in state and county rules about third units. These units, known as junior ADUs, are small, converted bedrooms with efficiency kitchens. This makes them separate inhabitable living spaces within the structure of a home.

Tracking Wildlife In A Modern Wilderness

Oct 17, 2018

Oct 17, 2018 -- Meghan Walla-Murphy, a conservationist and wildlife expert, says that tracking wildlife is a form of storytelling.  At a recent tracking workshop at the Hopland Research and Extension Center, she taught students how to spot disruptions in the normal patterns of an animal's gait, the chirping of birds, and even the shades of green in a forest. This, says Walla-Murphy, is how to develop pattern literacy, which is what it takes to read the wilderness.

Photo submitted by Mary Buckley.

Oct 10, 2018 --  Last month, the fire survivor ensemble gave a performance that filled Bartlett Hall in Ukiah. They brought the crowd to its feet with dance, haiku, and monologues about how they survived last year's firestorm. I caught up with them in director Ellen Weed's living room, to ask about the intersection of life and art, and how telling the stories has affected their experience.

They'll give a repeat performance on October 20 at 7pm in the Redwood Valley Grange.

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The European Space Agency is sending a mission to explore the mysteries of Mercury.

BepiColombo, named after the Italian mathematician and engineer Giuseppe "Bepi" Colombo, is set to launch at 9:45 p.m. ET Friday aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from a spaceport in French Guiana. The launch will be broadcast live here.

Video director Dave Meyers has long been synonymous with hip-hop's most mind-bending visuals. He made Kendrick Lamar the pope of egomania in "HUMBLE.," Missy Elliott the star in a house of hip-hop horrors for "Get Ur Freak On" and transported OutKast to a housing project with purple grass in "Bombs Over Baghdad."

When Angela Huntington arrived at work on a Wednesday morning in early October, she had to do something she dreaded: turning patients away.

Conquistadors and missionaries didn't just bring colonialism and Western religion to other parts of the world. They likely brought TB, too.

That's a key finding of an international study published this week in Science Advances, which looks at how the most common strain of tuberculosis developed – and how antibiotic resistance, a serious issue in fighting tuberculosis, has spread as well.

She left from Berlin, riding east. And on Thursday, she returned to Berlin, riding from the west. In between, Scottish cyclist Jenny Graham rode thousands of miles and set a new record for riding around the world, unsupported.

It took less than 125 days — just over one-third of a year — for Graham to complete the ride, covering some 18,000 miles on her bike. That lopped nearly three weeks off of the old record of 144 days that was set by Paola Gianotti in 2014.

On Monday, Farhad Javid will meet with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his wife, Rula Ghani, to ask if he will order the release of around 190 women and girls who are currently in jail for failing a so-called "virginity test."

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Kirk Lombard is a firm believer that one of the best ways to show your love for the sea is to harvest and eat its bounty — responsibly.

Dozens of people are holding a Roman Catholic Mass in the underground basilica of Spain's Valle de los Caídos, the Valley of the Fallen. The vast complex outside Madrid includes a monument and a church that leads to the tomb of Spain's 20th century dictator, Gen. Francisco Franco. The cavelike place is dark and full of fascist-era architecture: rigid lines and imposing statues.

On a recent Saturday, Franco's tomb is covered in flowers with red-and-yellow ribbons depicting the Spanish flag. Several people kneel and kiss the tomb.

Afghanistan will wait an extra week to hold elections in Kandahar, the large province where a Taliban attack killed the powerful police chief on Thursday. The violence came just two days before Afghan voters are slated to elect members of parliamentary seats.

The Afghan Independent Election Commission recommended postponing the vote during an emergency meeting that included President Ashraf Ghani and the heads of the country's intelligence and security agencies.

Updated at 1:43 p.m. ET

Turkey is intensifying its investigation into the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Turkish state media says authorities questioned 15 Turkish employees of Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, where he was last seen on Oct. 2, and multiple media outlets say Turkish investigators were searching specific sites near the city for his remains.

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Join KZYX on Tuesday October 30th for a live performance of H.G. Wells War Of The Worlds. The legendary broadcast falls on the 70th anniversary of the original broadcast which led to widespread panic among listeners. The performance will take place at the Center Theatre at Mendocino College. If you'd like to attend the broadcast please visit http://www.mendocino.edu/wotw for tickets and more information. 

The KZYX news department is hiring reporters! The positions are part time with flexible hours. We’re looking for reliable curious independent individuals with strong writing skills who are interested in covering all types of stories across our listening area: cannabis, local politics, health, the environment, cultural events and more. We are also seeking an experienced journalist to act as news director. If you’re interested in joining the KZYX news department send an email to gm@kzyx.org or call (707) 895-2324. We look forward to hearing from you.

Program Showcase

10/10/18 playlist

Oct 11, 2018

The Man Who Had No Story To Tell        15:58

Galician Pipes

Kevin Carr live in Elk ..... 1/7/11

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Charles Laughton, Storyteller                 34:46

archive.org—TheStory-teller

For Ellington

The Modern Jazz Quartet

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Pallindromes                                            7:49

Baby Gramps on Same Ol' Timeously

Mendocino Poet Devreaux Baker on Be More Now

Oct 8, 2018

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, October 18 when host Blake More will be talking with Mendocino County poet Devreaux Baker. They will be discussing poetry, the writers life, sources of inspiration and more. Plus Devreaux will share poems from her latest book “Hungry Ghost.” The show will air on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as stream live on the web www.kzyx.org

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Oct 19, 2018 — Cannabis and housing are among the top planning issues for the Mendocino County Planning Commission. We’ll talk about both today, in a wrap-up of a recent Planning Commission meeting and a conversation with Supervisor Dan Gjerde about new rules regarding Additional Dwelling Units, or ADUs.

Interview With Supervisor Dan Gjerde About ADUs

4 hours ago
Mendocino County

Oct 19, 2018 — Fourth District Supervisor Dan Gjerde has long been a proponent of second, or additional dwelling units (ADUs) as a way to ease the crisis of affordable housing. In this interview, he talks about some new changes in state and county rules about third units. These units, known as junior ADUs, are small, converted bedrooms with efficiency kitchens. This makes them separate inhabitable living spaces within the structure of a home.

Tracking Wildlife In A Modern Wilderness

Oct 17, 2018

Oct 17, 2018 -- Meghan Walla-Murphy, a conservationist and wildlife expert, says that tracking wildlife is a form of storytelling.  At a recent tracking workshop at the Hopland Research and Extension Center, she taught students how to spot disruptions in the normal patterns of an animal's gait, the chirping of birds, and even the shades of green in a forest. This, says Walla-Murphy, is how to develop pattern literacy, which is what it takes to read the wilderness.

Photo submitted by Mary Buckley.

Oct 10, 2018 --  Last month, the fire survivor ensemble gave a performance that filled Bartlett Hall in Ukiah. They brought the crowd to its feet with dance, haiku, and monologues about how they survived last year's firestorm. I caught up with them in director Ellen Weed's living room, to ask about the intersection of life and art, and how telling the stories has affected their experience.

They'll give a repeat performance on October 20 at 7pm in the Redwood Valley Grange.

More Local News

Child & Family Services

Healthy Families Mendocino County is a free of charge, nationally recognized home visiting program for women who are pregnant or up to two-weeks postpartum, low-income and/or Medi-Cal eligible, and whose babies are at risk of adverse childhood experiences resulting from maltreatment, domestic violence, homelessness, or parental substance abuse, untreated mental illness, or trauma history.

(707) 472-2600

MCPB Meetings

All Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are open to KZYX members and the public.  However, since attendance tends to be low for most meetings, the Board will hold several special meetings each year to encourage attendance and receive feedback from our members and the public. 

Board meetings are posted here

Committee meetings are posted here