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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!


Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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"AS THE U.S. AND RUSSIA EDGE TOWARD COLD WAR II", KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, WITH FRANCIS BOYLE AND GREG MELLO, ON KZYX -- FRIDAY AT 9 AM, PACIFIC TIME

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"AS THE U.S. AND RUSSIA EDGE TOWARD COLD WAR II", KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL, WITH FRANCIS BOYLE AND GREG MELLO, ON KZYX -- FRIDAY AT 9 AM, PACIFIC TIME

 

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"All About Money", with host, John Sakowicz, returns to KZYX on Friday morning at 9 AM, Pacific Time, with a special edition show about the crisis in the Ukraine. The Ukraine is going bankrupt. It's an economic crisis, as well as a political crisis. On Friday's show, we'll bring real critical analysis from two top guests to exploding myths and outline solutions. 

Our guests are Katrina Vanden Heuvel with Francis Boyle and Greg Mello. 

Or broadcasts are held live in the Counties of Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Sonoma in northern California at 88.1, 90.7, and 91.5 FM.

We also stream live from the web at www.kzyx.org

KATRINA VANDEN HEUVEL 

Katrina vanden Heuvel is editor, publisher, and part owner of The Nation and just wrote the piece " The Ukraine crisis calls for less bluster, more common sense " in the Washington Post . She has been the magazine's editor since 1995. She is a frequent guest on numerous television programs. Vanden Heuvel is a leading voice among liberals and progressives . She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

See: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrina-vanden-heuvel-the-ukraine-crisis-calls-for-less-bluster-more-common-sense/2014/03/04/efd89812-a313-11e3-a5fa-55f0c77bf39c_story.html 

 

FRANCIS BOYLE 

Boyle is a professor at the University of Illinois College of Law. His books include Foundations of World Order (Duke University Press: 1999). He said today: "John Kerry is claiming to stand for international law and invokes the 1994 Budapest Agreement. Of course the U.S. has repeatedly violated international law, with the Iraq invasion (which Kerry voted for) and numerous other instances. But even in this case, if you examine the Victoria Nuland [assistant secretary of state] tape, it's clear that the U.S. was plotting a coup in the Ukraine and a coup is what happened. So Russia is only the second country guilty of violating Ukrainian sovereignty and the Budapest Agreement in response to the previous violations by the Obama administration.” 

 

GREG MELLO

    Mello is executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, which just released the statement: "President Requests Unprecedented Spending on Nuclear Weapons Maintenance, Design, Production." They report: "The Department of Energy budget request (FY2015) includes a requested $8.315 billion for nuclear 'weapons activities' in the National Nuclear Security Administration, a semi-autonomous component of DOE. ... This is a 7 percent increase from the current year. The request is far higher, in constant dollars, than the $8.13 billion spent in 1985 for comparable work at the height of President Ronald Reagan’s surge in nuclear weapons spending, which was also the highest point of the Cold War."

    Mello said today: "The U.S. and other nuclear powers are supposed to be getting rid of their nuclear weapons. That's their obligation under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. But the U.S. is modernizing its nuclear weapons -- both warheads and delivery systems. A lot of this work isn't necessary to simply maintain the warheads until their retirement. It's to keep them forever, improve and replace them, and make sure the factories are in place to make more of them.  

    "As the current conflict in Ukraine illustrates, the world can't depend on transient 'good feelings' between countries to avoid confrontations, which could lead to nuclear crises. Situations can arise and confusions can occur. Rhetoric can trap leaders into actions they wouldn't normally choose. And the number of potential causes of serious inter-state conflict is growing. Access to scarce resources of all kinds is a growing problem, including basic necessities including oil, natural gas, water, and food. So the nuclear powers need to get serious about making good on their promises to get rid of their nuclear weapons -- before the next crisis.

     "In President Obama's budget there are actually some reductions in the number of modernization programs, and there are delays -- for example, the cruise missile warhead has been delayed three years, so wiser heads may hopefully prevail on that, and not build it. But there's a real spike in overall spending. 

    "In addition to having big modernization ambitions, the rising budgets are partly because there are incredible inefficiencies in the warhead business. Contractors have been very successful at larding up their operations over the years, basically finding ways to spend what pork-barrel politicians could get for them. Former Sen. Pete Domenici is an example of someone who never saw a nuclear dollar he didn't like. Today, there are thousands of mid-level PhDs making more than federal cabinet secretaries and top generals and admirals -- far more than typical civil servants. The privatization fad that started in the 1980s and, in the warhead complex, took another big step under G.W. Bush, and has led to taxpayers being on the hook far more than they should be for NNSA programs. Taxpayers even contribute cold cash into the cushy pension plans of rich contractors like Bechtel, to the tune of hundreds of millions each year, under loose contracts written to obscure accountability and deliver cash and intellectual property to the corporations involved." 

 

 
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All About the Money airs from 9 am to 10 pm on alternate Fridays and is hosted by John Sakowicz.

MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org