Atlanta's Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park has reopened for the first time since federal funds lapsed on Dec. 22, thanks to a grant from Delta Air Lines. The deal allows the park to avoid the awkward possibility that it would be closed on the federal holiday named for King.

"Without the assistance provided by The Delta Air Lines Foundation, it would have remained closed during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend," a National Park Service spokesman told NPR.

As the story goes, nearly 80 years ago on the Faroe Islands - a stark North Atlantic archipelago 200 miles off the coast of Scotland — a neurologic epidemic may have washed, or rather convoyed, ashore.

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California Sen. Kamala Harris is running for president in 2020. The first-term Democratic senator made the announcement on ABC's Good Morning America Monday morning.

"I love my country, and this is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to fight for the best of who we are," Harris said.

The Chistye Prudy neighborhood is one of Moscow's liveliest, with restaurants and cafes clustered along a boulevard with a tram line and grand old apartment buildings.

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When Elizabeth Warren announced her exploratory committee for president at the end of last month, the Massachusetts senator didn't only talk about a crumbling middle class - her signature policy issue - but she acknowledged the impact of race and racism on the economy, saying that "families of color" face a rockier path "made even harder by the impact of generations of discrimination."

Ever since Alaska joined the union as the 49th state in 1959, the most remote parts of the most northern state have gotten a head start on the national head count.

The Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will face off in this year's Super Bowl after winning the NFC and AFC conference championships, respectively, on Sunday.

The Rams, who overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Saints, last played in the Super Bowl in 2002 — against none other than the Patriots. The St. Louis Rams won the NFL title two years before that.

The Patriots defeated the Chiefs to return to the Super Bowl for a third consecutive year.

Los Angeles Rams beat New Orleans Saints

New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is deeply worried about her party.

"We are facing a crisis level of Republican women in Congress," Stefanik said on Thursday, noting that there are only 13 Republican women in the U.S. House, down from 23 last session.

Stefanik stepped down as House Republicans' recruitment head last month. But with a new group she's launching, dedicated to boosting women candidates, she still has top Republicans' full attention.

A major winter storm is disrupting transportation routes in parts of New England and the Midwest, after bringing snow and freezing rain to the areas.

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The City of Willits is expecting to receive a $6.3 million state grant to build their long sought after “Rails with Trails” project- a paved bicycle and walking path that will travel the length of the town.

As the United States federal government shutdown enters it’s record breaking 28th day, among the millions across the country who have been impacted are two local farmers, Hunter Flynn and Isabel Quiroz, the couple who own and operate Tequio Community Farm- a small 1.5 acre plot located on the Golden Rule property just south of Willits. Flynn estimates that the impact of the shutdown could end up costing them 20-25% of their previously projected revenue this year.

AAUW Sponsors Probing Talk On Racism

Jan 18, 2019

January 18, 2019 --  The American Association of University Women sponsored a recent talk about some of the most current thinking on racial tensions in our society: "Institutional Racism and Micro-aggressions Toward People of Color." 

Several dozen people took refuge from a blustery winter night at the Saturday Afternoon Club, to hear professional CPA Michelle Maxwell and Dr. Audrey Jade cover topics like white fragility and whose perspective really counts when it comes to assessing encounters that are charged with often-times unconscious racial bias.

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January 14, 2019 -- About twenty people waited at the courthouse steps in the rain at 10:00 on a weekday morning recently. They were there to see if anyone would bid on the Palace Hotel, which has been vacant for decades. There were no takers on the property, which sports strips of flapping plastic instead of windows, and which would require millions of dollars in retrofit costs to bring up to code. But real estate agent Todd Schapmire is optimistic. Check out the highlights of the auction, and hear what some community members had to say.

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MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

JOB DESCRIPTION 

KZYX General Manager / MCPB Executive Director

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KZYX General Manager / MCPB Executive Director

MCPB is the 501(c)(3) organization which operates KZYX public radio. 

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Greetings, Celtic music fans!
As you have probably hear, the fabulous Irish-American group Runa is returning to Eagles Hall this Friday, and they are so excited about it, they made a video!

https://www.facebook.com/oakandthorn/videos/285910572070979/

How sweet is that?

Tickets are selling very well, so don't wait to get yours - this one could sell out.

Program Showcase

Episode 10: Lisa Grant

Jan 17, 2019
Lisa Grant

January 17, 2019 -- Today, Lisa Grant of Greenfield Ranch will take us on a tour of her sixteen-sided "sculpture house," which her former partner John Stevens built in the late 1970's. We'll peer at the carving of a lizard in a support beam, look through pictures of Grant and her family, and hear tales about a vicious pony, wild goats, and her mixed-race family's experiences with racism.

Henry Giroux - DEMOCRACY IN EXILE

Jan 17, 2019

To hear this interview with Henry Giroux, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/01/16/henry-giroux-democracy-in-exile/

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

Child & Family Services

CASA of Mendocino & Lake Counties trains and supports court appointed volunteers to be voices for abused, neglected, or delinquent children in the court system.

http://mendocinocasa.org/
707-463-6503

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The City of Willits is expecting to receive a $6.3 million state grant to build their long sought after “Rails with Trails” project- a paved bicycle and walking path that will travel the length of the town.

As the United States federal government shutdown enters it’s record breaking 28th day, among the millions across the country who have been impacted are two local farmers, Hunter Flynn and Isabel Quiroz, the couple who own and operate Tequio Community Farm- a small 1.5 acre plot located on the Golden Rule property just south of Willits. Flynn estimates that the impact of the shutdown could end up costing them 20-25% of their previously projected revenue this year.

AAUW Sponsors Probing Talk On Racism

Jan 18, 2019

January 18, 2019 --  The American Association of University Women sponsored a recent talk about some of the most current thinking on racial tensions in our society: "Institutional Racism and Micro-aggressions Toward People of Color." 

Several dozen people took refuge from a blustery winter night at the Saturday Afternoon Club, to hear professional CPA Michelle Maxwell and Dr. Audrey Jade cover topics like white fragility and whose perspective really counts when it comes to assessing encounters that are charged with often-times unconscious racial bias.

 Audio FileEmerald Cup Part 2- The Mendocino Appellations ProjectEdit | Remove

January 14, 2019 -- About twenty people waited at the courthouse steps in the rain at 10:00 on a weekday morning recently. They were there to see if anyone would bid on the Palace Hotel, which has been vacant for decades. There were no takers on the property, which sports strips of flapping plastic instead of windows, and which would require millions of dollars in retrofit costs to bring up to code. But real estate agent Todd Schapmire is optimistic. Check out the highlights of the auction, and hear what some community members had to say.

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