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Back by popular demand! KZYX will broadcast the sheepdog trials live from the Mendocino County Fair in boonville. On Sunday September 16th eight dogs and their handlers will have ten minutes to run sheep through four obstacles. At 10am join Kevin Owens and Alice Woelfle as they bring you live commentary of the action from the grandstand at the fairgrounds. Live stream is avaialble at kzyx.org! Archive of the trial will be available following the broadcast. 

Artists Plan Events To Commemorate Fires

Sep 15, 2018
Elizabeth Raybee

Sep 15, 2018 -- As the one year anniversary of last year's October firestorm approaches, local artists are planning commemorative events. They've made jewelry and mosaics out of salvaged items, taken photographs, and created images inspired by their experiences with fires. A storybook at the Ukiah library is in the works, as is a large mosaic that will be unveiled at the Redwood Valley Grange.

We'll hear from artists and organizers about how they've been affected by fire, and their efforts to heal and help their neighbors heal by creating arwork and performances.

Haschak, Pinches Debate At The Chief In Laytonville

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018 -- John Haschak and John Pinches, the two candidates for Third District Supervisor, debated at The Chief in Laytonville on September 11, 2018. We're bringing you the broadcast version of the news piece about this event, which includes a brief interview with one of the organizers. You also have the option of listening to a lightly edited, two-part recording of the hour and a half long event. None of the content has been removed, just some administrative shuffling and mike handling noise. I also adjusted the levels somewhat, so the three speakers are at similar volumes.

O. Hope McKenney

Around 30 thousand climate justice advocates from across the country took to the San Francisco streets Saturday, in a 2-mile march from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center, as part of a worldwide demonstration known as the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

More than 900 solidarity demonstrations in roughly 95 countries around the world took place, with protesters calling on political leaders to shift away from using fossil fuels, and make a swift transition to renewable energy. 

Sep 10, 2018 -- The Roots of Motive Power festival in Willits is a celebration of vintage railroad and logging equipment. It sprawls out behind the ballfield and museum and into the park every year, the weekend after Labor Day.

New ER, ICU And Helipad At Ukiah Hospital

Sep 7, 2018

Sep 7, 2018 -- The Ukiah Valley Medical Center opened its new Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and rooftop helipad to the public on Thursday night. We'll take a tour of the premises with Dr. Marvin Trotter and talk with a few of the people who worked on the new building -- and the dirt beneath it.

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After nearly an hour's flight north from Baghdad, a cavernous C-130 military cargo plane touches down. Aboard are reporters, Pentagon officials and the man who has occasioned this trip, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

The plane taxis along an airstrip that as recently as July was controlled — and then largely destroyed — by Islamic State fighters.

This is the Qayyarah Airfield West, just 30 miles south of Mosul.

From Cambridge and Oxford to Lancashire and Surrey, the fees at all English universities are capped — and a new rate hike, from £9,000 to £9,250 (roughly $11,070 to $11,378) is angering critics, particularly those who say the increase didn't undergo legislative review.

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women, in what's being seen as an echo of an earlier request for the Energy Department to list employees who work on climate change.

The plan began with an idle thought.

Glancing at a map earlier this month, Owen Delaney realized something funny: Seen from above, the Diana Fountain in London's Bushy Park bears a striking resemblance to the bulbous nose of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — at least, it would if that famous nose of his were blue. At any rate, that fountain-nose would look better if seen in the context of a full face.

So, Delaney decided to do it himself.

Rare Snowfall Blankets Dunes in The Sahara

Dec 22, 2016

On Monday, a rare and beautiful thing happened: There was a dusting of snow on the red sand dunes of the Sahara.

The snow fell on the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which is known as the "gateway to the desert."

Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer there, grabbed his camera and took a number of photos before the snow melted later that day. He uploaded them to Facebook, where the surreal images quickly went viral.

Pope Francis has outlined more reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, including elevating more women and lay people to leadership positions and focusing more on the multicultural nature of the modern church.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reported that it's the third year in a row the pope has used his Christmas address to Vatican employees to lecture them about how they must change:

Donald Trump, it seems, has been listening to NPR.

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with former House speaker and Trump adviser Newt Gingrich on a wide range of topics concerning the president-elect's transition to the White House.

The holiday season is a time when lots of people take to the air, flying to see relatives or go on vacation. But when it comes to seasonal travel, humans are totally outnumbered by insects.

That's according to a newly published study in the journal Science, which found that more than 3 trillion migrating insects fly over south-central England each year.

There was no shortage of sad news in 2016.

And because we're a blog that covers global health and development, we covered a lot of those sobering stories: the toll of diseases like Zika, the bombing of hospitals in conflict zones, the suffering caused by poverty and by discrimination against women.

But we published a lot of hopeful stories as well. We asked our team at Goats and Soda to pick some of the stories from this year that inspired them the most. We hope you're inspired too.

In the midst of multiple fundraising attempts that raised questions about whether the Trump family is selling the promise of personal access to the highest bidder, Eric Trump says he will stop directly raising money for his personal charity.

"As unfortunate as it is, I understand the quagmire," Trump told the New York Times.

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Connla is an exciting new Irish band, with strong traditional roots as well as influences from across the globe.

MCPB Meetings

MCPB Meetings

Sep 10, 2018

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 feedback from our members and the public. 

Board meetings are posted here

Committee meetings are posted here

Child & Family Services

The Positive Parenting Program, known as Triple P, is proven to build better relationships between parents and children.  The unique feature of Triple P is how the strategies and techniques learned have the potential to improve all relationships.  It allows caregivers and parents to gain confidence, learn strategies to teach children new skills, and have realistic expectations while parenting in a positive and effective way. 

Triple P Mendocino

Local News

Artists Plan Events To Commemorate Fires

Sep 15, 2018
Elizabeth Raybee

Sep 15, 2018 -- As the one year anniversary of last year's October firestorm approaches, local artists are planning commemorative events. They've made jewelry and mosaics out of salvaged items, taken photographs, and created images inspired by their experiences with fires. A storybook at the Ukiah library is in the works, as is a large mosaic that will be unveiled at the Redwood Valley Grange.

We'll hear from artists and organizers about how they've been affected by fire, and their efforts to heal and help their neighbors heal by creating arwork and performances.

Haschak, Pinches Debate At The Chief In Laytonville

Sep 12, 2018

Sep 12, 2018 -- John Haschak and John Pinches, the two candidates for Third District Supervisor, debated at The Chief in Laytonville on September 11, 2018. We're bringing you the broadcast version of the news piece about this event, which includes a brief interview with one of the organizers. You also have the option of listening to a lightly edited, two-part recording of the hour and a half long event. None of the content has been removed, just some administrative shuffling and mike handling noise. I also adjusted the levels somewhat, so the three speakers are at similar volumes.

O. Hope McKenney

Around 30 thousand climate justice advocates from across the country took to the San Francisco streets Saturday, in a 2-mile march from the Embarcadero to the Civic Center, as part of a worldwide demonstration known as the Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice.

More than 900 solidarity demonstrations in roughly 95 countries around the world took place, with protesters calling on political leaders to shift away from using fossil fuels, and make a swift transition to renewable energy. 

Sep 10, 2018 -- The Roots of Motive Power festival in Willits is a celebration of vintage railroad and logging equipment. It sprawls out behind the ballfield and museum and into the park every year, the weekend after Labor Day.

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