University Researchers Study Cannabis Growing Practices

Sep 20, 2019

September 18, 2019 -- A first-of-its-kind cannabis research project is underway, spearheaded by UC Berkeley's Cannabis Research Center. We caught up with Dr. Van Butsid, one of the center's co-directors, following a public presentation at the Hopland Research Center. Their findings are extensive, with much more information to come in the future. To follow the work of the research center, visit visit

Una Wirkebau of the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, and Travis Scott of the Mendocino County Tourist Commission agree that it's "California lifestyle" that draws tourists to Mendocino County. That lifestyle includes participating in all kinds of recreational activities, enjoying the beauty of the coast and the redwood forests, attending a variety of events, visiting wineries, and -- as of January 2018 -- experiencing legal cannabis. Next year, the goal is to include the cannabis industry in the county's marketing plan.

Update on Salmon, Pikeminnow in Eel River

Sep 18, 2019

September 16, 2019 — Autumn has arrived, a time of year when people start thinking about bringing in the harvest and the salmon, traditionally, have started running in the Eel River. This weekend was the salmon awareness festival and watershed education extravaganza in Hidden Oaks Park in Covelo. We checked in with local fish expert Patrick Higgins, with the Eel River Recovery Project, to find out how the salmon and the river are doing.

September 17, 2019 — There is an anonymous mass grave at the Russian River Cemetary in Ukiah, for the unclaimed remains of patients who died at the Mendocino State Hospital in Talmage, which was open from 1893 to 1972. Monday was the 17th annual Remembrance Day Ceremony for the unknown number of people buried all across California, some in mass graves like the one in Ukiah, and some in small neglected cemetaries. Several people at the ceremony spoke about relatives whose names they never knew, only that they had been committed.

photo by Richard Johnson

September 12, 2019--Els Cooperrider is one of Mendocino County’s most outspoken and effective advocates to stop toxic herbicide use. Cooperrider was a leader of the campaign to pass Measure V in 2016, which required the removal of standing dead trees left throughout the county’s forests by a timber company herbicide technique called hack and squirt.  Measure V has yet to be enforced, but it was back on the Agenda at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Ukiah this week, to discuss a letter sent to the county by Mendocino Redwood Company.

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Promise of Paradise Episode 42: Lori Rosenberg

Sep 20, 2019
Contributed by Lori Rosenberg

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, 

back to the land oral histories of Mendocino County.

Today we’ll be hearing from Lori Rosenberg of Ukiah.

Born in Baltimore in 1955, Lori spent most of her

childhood in Manhattan feeling like she never belonged.

She came to California when she was 19 

and quickly made her way quickly to Greenfield Ranch 

where she discovered her deep affinity for growing things


Kathy Rippey, host of Get On Up! every other Friday from 8:00-10:00 PM!

Promise of Paradise: Dream it Forward

Sep 18, 2019

Promise of Paradise, back to the land oral histories of Mendocino County, is wrapping up its weekly radio series on KZYX with two free public forums on the coast and inland, October 1 & 2.  Described as good old-fashioned “Happenings” with a modern twist, Promise of Paradise:  Dream it Forward, will offer the opportunity to reflect on the themes and values that resonated through the 55 interviews that will have been aired by the end of the project, and to imagine where we’re headed now.

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We all know we should be exercising, but wanting to is a different story. But what if your exercise regime was the highlight of your week, a chance not just to get active but to see all of your friends?

Enter soul line dancing.

Soul line dancing – like country line dancing – is really just choreographed dance moves that you do in a group, without a partner. The Electric Slide is a classic example. The "soul" part comes from the music used — like R & B, hip hop, soul and contemporary hits.

Joe Biden, the former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate, is accusing President Trump of "an overwhelming abuse of power."

Biden's comments on Saturday come amid reports that President Trump urged the leader of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate Biden's son during a phone conversation this summer.

According to multiple reports, what was allegedly said during that July 25 conversation between Trump and the Ukrainian president is now at the center of an intelligence community whistleblower complaint that has roiled the White House.

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody Friday afternoon after he drove his SUV through a mall in Schaumburg, Ill., police said, causing panic as social media erupted with reports of an active shooter.

The man drove through the Sears entrance of Woodfield Mall, about 13 miles from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, and continued through a hallway lined with kiosks until he was detained by mall patrons and two off-duty officers, Schaumburg Police Chief Bill Wolf said at a news conference.

Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET

Friends, family, reporters and politicians gathered Saturday in downtown Washington, D.C., to remember journalist Cokie Roberts.

She was hailed as a "servant" of God and referred to as a "special singular soul" by those who delivered remarks.

Roberts died Tuesday at age 75 of complications from breast cancer. She had covered and commented on politics for NPR since 1978 and spent decades working for ABC News as well, including several years co-hosting the Sunday morning political show This Week.

Erin Shibley and Chirag Rathod are parents to Miko the cat. "Miko Angelo. Miko Angelo's his full name. Miko for short," Rathod says.

It's dinner time, and the smell of paninis is wafting from the kitchen of their apartment in Blacksburg, Va. It smells delicious, especially to Miko, who takes it as a signal that it's his mealtime, too.

"He is a vacuum eater, which means that he will just inhale his food," Shibley says.

Want To Be The Next Georgia Senator? Apply Now!

Sep 21, 2019

Nearly the moment Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson announced his plans to resign late last month, rumors and speculation started flying about whom Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp would appoint to fill the seat.

Isakson plans to leave the office he has held for nearly 15 years at the end of 2019 for health reasons.

It's back-to-school time on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, and in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, migrant children are attending a different kind of classroom.

Volunteers have created a pop-up school on a downtown sidewalk in hopes of giving the kids some sense of stability.

"One, two, three, four ..." Tito, an asylum-seeker from Cuba, counts in Spanish in front of a group of children attending the sidewalk school recently.

He fled his native Cuba because he feared being persecuted for being gay, and he asked that we not use his last name.

The New England Patriots on Friday released wide receiver Antonio Brown, who had only been with the team for a short time, after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.

The defending Super Bowl champions announced the move in a statement emailed to reporters, minutes after Brown posted on Twitter: "Thank you for the opportunity @Patriots #GoWinIt."

Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes, at namesake stores and Sam's Club locations. The nation's largest retailer is responding to growing health concerns around vaping, especially among young people.

Walmart cited "growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes," saying that its stores will stop selling e-cigarettes once the current inventory is sold.

The U.S. military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, is nearly empty these days, but President Trump is explicitly ruling out the possibility of sending thousands of captured Islamic State fighters there.

"The United States is not going to have thousands and thousands of people that we've captured stationed at Guantánamo Bay, held captive at Guantánamo Bay for the next 50 years and us spending billions and billions of dollars," Trump told reporters Friday during an appearance at the White House with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.


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