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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.

Jeffrey Parker

KZYX is recruiting a Membership Assistant. The job is 20 hours a week at our studios in Philo. You must be a quick learner, with basic clerical skills, and computer literacy including spreadsheets. Duties include data entry, direct mailings, phone calls and emails with members, and helping with fundraising drives. Hours are flexible. It’s even better if you are bilingual in Spanish.

If interested, email Diane Hering at membership@kzyx.org.

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting -- Promoting Community Through Public Radio 

There are three constants during the holiday season in Madrid: tourists ogling light-bedecked thoroughfares; supermarket aisles stuffed with seasonal treats like turrón and polvorón, the Spanish shortbread. And, everywhere, marzipan.

With a manhunt and a $100,000 reward aimed at his capture, more details are emerging about Anis Amri, the chief suspect in Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Revelations that the authorities had monitored Amri — and marked him for deportation — are also fueling anger in Germany.

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.

Evacuations continue from east Aleppo, as remaining rebels and civilians wait in freezing weather for transportation out of the city.

The end of the evacuations may be coming soon: NPR's Alice Fordham reports that regime forces might be entering the tiny enclave that has been held by rebels as early as Thursday evening.

The fall of eastern Aleppo to the forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad has been a foregone conclusion for weeks now. The question was whether civilians and fighters would be allowed to leave.

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."

President-elect Donald Trump is rounding out his White House team — installing several trusted campaign advisers to senior West Wing positions.

Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president, the transition team announced on Thursday. Sean Spicer will be press secretary, and Jason Miller has been named director of communications.

Nearly two months after a black church in Greenville, Miss., was torched and painted with pro-Trump graffiti, a member of the church has been arrested and charged with the crime.

"The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 45-year-old Andrew McClinton is charged with arson of a place of worship in connection to the fire at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville on Nov. 1," Mark Rigsby of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

Just before House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan as their speaker, the Wisconsin Republican made a bold proclamation.

"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan told reporters one week after Election Day. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people."

Ryan continued: "If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold, and we have to go big."

By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.

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University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center

About two-thirds of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center was burned as the River Fire moved onto the 5,358 acre ranch. All homes and structures were saved along with the ranch animals thanks to the efforts of staff, neighbors, CAL FIRE and the Hopland Fire Protection District.

Goats, Horses And Reptiles Welcome

Aug 4, 2018

August 4, 2018 -- The Redwood Riders Arena in Redwood Valley is the evacuation center for large animals in areas under mandatory or advisory avacuation as a result of the most recent fires. On Thursday morning, I swung by to interview some goats, get my microphone chewed on by a horse, and learn about friendship between displaced goats and one giant reptile.

The River Fire had limited movement overnight, a burnout operation conducted on the Northern portion of the fire in the late afternoon improved containment. Today we will look at burning out and tying in containment lines. The Ranch Fire continues to grow in the north and south eastern directions, threatening communities in the fires path. The terrain on the Northern quarter of the Ranch Fire make it challenging to access the fire front directly. Many crews will be on the ground in the communities threatened by the fire, providing structure protection.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

A third wildland fire was reported east of Covelo in northeastern Mendocino County on Tuesday evening, prompting an immediate mandatory evacuation. CAL FIRE dubbed the the new blaze the Eel Fire.

July 30, 2018 --  "You have the entire nation in one community." That's what Paul Junker, of Michael Baker International, told an audience at an opt-out cannabis meeting in Ukiah. He'd been to Covelo and Laytonville in the North County, Mitchell Creek on the coast, and Ukiah in two days, meeting with people who had widely divergent ideas about how to customize cannabis cultivation rules in their communities. 

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Program Showcase

Monsanto must pay $289million in SF cancer trial

22 hours ago
Photo courtesy of Baum Hedland Law Firm

To hear this  interview with Carey Gillam with updated news of historic SF jury $289M verdict against Monsanto, in favor of plaintiff, Dewayne Johnson, click on this link:   https://forthright.media/2018/03/21/carey-gillam-white-wash-the-story-of-a-weed-killer-cancer-the-corruption-of-science/

Carey Johnson will be featured on the upcoming Forthright Radio, 8-15-18. She attended much of the 4 week trial.

To hear this interview with Matthew Lyons, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2018/08/01/matthew-n-lyons-insurgent-supremacists-the-u-s-far-rights-challenge-to-state-empire/

Truthout chose as their Progressive Pick, Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire , by our guest, Matthew N. Lyons, in which he takes issue with the notion that the far right is a united force.

Child & Family Services

North Coast Opportunities is celebrating 50 years of community action in Lake and Mendocino Counties. NCO’s local community action programs include the Gardens Project, Head Start Preschool, Fire Recovery, the Caring Kitchen Project, Mendo-Lake Food Hub, Child Care Licensing, Redwood Caregiver Resources, Volunteer Network, Walk-Bike Mendocino, and more… touching many people’s lives since 1968!

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University of California Hopland Research and Extension Center

About two-thirds of the UC Hopland Research and Extension Center was burned as the River Fire moved onto the 5,358 acre ranch. All homes and structures were saved along with the ranch animals thanks to the efforts of staff, neighbors, CAL FIRE and the Hopland Fire Protection District.

Goats, Horses And Reptiles Welcome

Aug 4, 2018

August 4, 2018 -- The Redwood Riders Arena in Redwood Valley is the evacuation center for large animals in areas under mandatory or advisory avacuation as a result of the most recent fires. On Thursday morning, I swung by to interview some goats, get my microphone chewed on by a horse, and learn about friendship between displaced goats and one giant reptile.

The River Fire had limited movement overnight, a burnout operation conducted on the Northern portion of the fire in the late afternoon improved containment. Today we will look at burning out and tying in containment lines. The Ranch Fire continues to grow in the north and south eastern directions, threatening communities in the fires path. The terrain on the Northern quarter of the Ranch Fire make it challenging to access the fire front directly. Many crews will be on the ground in the communities threatened by the fire, providing structure protection.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

A third wildland fire was reported east of Covelo in northeastern Mendocino County on Tuesday evening, prompting an immediate mandatory evacuation. CAL FIRE dubbed the the new blaze the Eel Fire.

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