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Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

Oct 24, 2018 — For another look at forest health, our friends at KMUD News recently spent the afternoon in Karuk tribal lands on the northeast edge of Humboldt County during an interagency collaboration on prescribed burns among CalFire, the US Forest Service, and tribal members. Lauren Schmitt reports on some of the stories and traditions of the Karuk practice of burning in the forest to benefit people, plants, and wildlife.

 

Forrest Glyer

The firehouse in Willits is aging and outdated.  A special property tax to fund the construction of a new one (Measure J) is on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The tax would apply to all property owners in the 240 square miles of the Little Lake District.  Forrest Glyer reports. 

 

It's October and for high school sports that means homecoming. Homecoming activities usually include a football game, a dance and of course the crowning of homecoming king and queen. There is a stereotype that the homecoming queen is a cheerleader but this is the 21st century and our culture is changing.  Anderson Valley High School broke that stereotype last Saturday when they crowned Ava Sanchez homecoming queen. Sanchez is a football player. Hear the full story here:

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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.

There were two major assumptions about Latino voters throughout the presidential campaign:

(1) a record number of Latinos would show up on Election Day to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy and

(2) the anti-immigration rhetoric that launched Trump's campaign would push conservative-leaning Hispanics to flee the Republican Party.

Neither of those assumptions entirely panned out as expected.

Prediction 1: The Surge?

President-elect Donald Trump insists he can do all the business deals he wants while serving in the White House, but a 2012 law barring insider trading by government officials could make doing so a lot more complicated.

The federal government will pay more than $100,000 to give someone a kidney transplant, but after three years, the government will often stop paying for the drugs needed to keep that transplanted kidney alive.

Constance Creasey is one of the thousands of people who find themselves caught up by this peculiar feature of the federal kidney program.

President-elect Donald Trump has appointed several Cabinet members with strong ties to oil and gas. And he's been clear about his support for coal. That could leave renewable energy companies out in the cold.

Updated at 6:42 pm to add details of Snapchat's access to location data.

Uber has fixed a problem you didn't know you had. Instead of setting places as the target location, Uber's newest feature will let you set people as the destination.

Instead of typing a location in the "Where to?" box, Uber wants riders to type the name of the friend they are meeting with, and the app would route the ride to them.

Updated at 6:25 p.m. ET

Two Democratic members of Congress want three federal agencies to work together to get a more accurate count of coal miners suffering from progressive massive fibrosis, the worst stage of the fatal disease known as black lung.

The request is a response to an NPR investigation that shows 10 times as many cases of the advanced stage of black lung as identified and reported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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*HALLOWEEN SPECIAL* Paranormal Observations

Oct 31, 2018

This is the halloween special edition of Paranormal Observations with your host and arch boonvillian Matthew Gammett!

Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. The trio's music is a rare combination of tunes unearthed from centuries-old manuscript collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.

Station News

Jeffrey Parker

The membership of KZYX  has voted overwhelmingly to approve bylaw changes designed to strengthen board governance and effectiveness by reducing the frequency of board elections to every other year from annually and extending the term of board members to four years from three.

Independent tabulator P.J. Nielsen reported that 705 members voted yes to the changes, or 95.5 percent of the vote, while 33 or 4.5 percent voted no. There was one spoiled ballot and several that stated no preference. Only ballots received in Ms Nielsen’s Post Office box by 31 October were counted.

On Tuesday October 30th KZYX aired a live broadcast in collaboration with Mendocino College! The Audio of the performance is here:

Local News

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

Oct 24, 2018 — For another look at forest health, our friends at KMUD News recently spent the afternoon in Karuk tribal lands on the northeast edge of Humboldt County during an interagency collaboration on prescribed burns among CalFire, the US Forest Service, and tribal members. Lauren Schmitt reports on some of the stories and traditions of the Karuk practice of burning in the forest to benefit people, plants, and wildlife.

 

Forrest Glyer

The firehouse in Willits is aging and outdated.  A special property tax to fund the construction of a new one (Measure J) is on the November 6, 2018 ballot.  The tax would apply to all property owners in the 240 square miles of the Little Lake District.  Forrest Glyer reports. 

 

It's October and for high school sports that means homecoming. Homecoming activities usually include a football game, a dance and of course the crowning of homecoming king and queen. There is a stereotype that the homecoming queen is a cheerleader but this is the 21st century and our culture is changing.  Anderson Valley High School broke that stereotype last Saturday when they crowned Ava Sanchez homecoming queen. Sanchez is a football player. Hear the full story here:

More Local News

Child & Family Services

Planned Parenthood Northern California in Ukiah proudly serves people of all genders and orientations.  We provide patients with trusted, nonjudgmental care including birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, hormones for gender affirmation, medications for HIV prevention, pregnancy testing, and sexual health education programs for youth, families, and adults.  We provide these services to all patients regardless of their income, immigration, or insurance status.

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