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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.


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   "All about Money" returns to KZYX on Friday, July 12, at 9 am, Pacific Time, with a two-part show.
   First we'll check into events in the Middle East with Emily Dische-Becker. She is a Beirut-based reporter who has worked for, among other publications, Harper's MagazineDie Zeit, and Al-Akhbar English
   War is the engine of the U.S. economy, and it looks like we may be gearing up more war, even as President Obama is pulling troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
   During the second part, and for most of our show, we;ll be speaking with Dr. Jeannette Wicks-Lim about a petition that over 100 prominent economists have signed in support of H.R. 1346, a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.50.
   Wicks-Lim teaches at the Political Economy Policy Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. See: http://www.peri.umass.edu/190/
    In a press release issued earlier this week, PERI said: "Over one hundred professional economists have signed on to a petition in support of H.R. 1346, the 'Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013.' The act, sponsored by Congressman Alan Grayson of Florida, would raise the federal minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 to $10.50 per hour, the approximate level it would have been if the 1968 minimum wage had kept up with inflation. The act also indexes the minimum wage to inflation, ensuring that the real value of the minimum wage would no longer deplete in the way that it has over the past decades.
    "The petition, signed by economists from dozens of universities and research institutes, explains how a minimum wage employee working full time at the current rate earns $15,080 a year -- 19 percent below the poverty line for a family of three. Raising the minimum wage to $10.50 would 'deliver much needed living standard improvements to 45 million U.S. workers and their families.'
    "The economists counter various claims made against the minimum wage by corporate lobbyists. First, the petition clarifies that, contrary to the argument that minimum wage increases only affect teenagers working summer jobs, the average age for workers affected by the raise would be 32 years old and that only 9.3 percent of those affected would be teenagers.
    "Second, the petition explicitly challenges minimum wage opponents who argue that minimum wage increases are tied to unemployment, explaining that 'the weight of evidence from the extensive professional literature has, for decades, consistently found that no significant effects on employment opportunities result when the minimum wage rises in reasonable increments...because the increases in overall business costs resulting from a minimum wage increase are modest.'
    "Third, the petition rebuts those who attempt to connect a moderate minimum wage increase with huge consumer price increases, explaining how, for example, the fast-food industry would only see a 2.7% rise in costs. These cost increases, note the economists, can be paid for through negligible price increases, small productivity gains or more equal distribution of companies’ total revenues.
    "The economists conclude that raising the minimum wage to $10.50 and indexing it to inflation through the Catching Up to 1968 Act of 2013 would 'be an effective means of improving living standards for low-wage workers and their families and will help stabilize the economy,' while 'the costs to other groups in society will be modest and readily absorbed.' Moreover, a raise to $10.50, along with other related measures, could benefit the economy overall by promoting greater equality since 'greater equality means working people have more spending power, which in turn supports greater overall demand in the economy."
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KZYX Is Seeking a New Executive Director/General Manager

KZYX&Z Community Public Radio in Philo, CA, is seeking a creative professional with non-profit experience to become Executive Director & General Manager of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting.

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