Anna Halligan is the North Coast Coho Director for Trout Unlimited. For Anna, summer is restoration season in rivers up and down the Mendocino Coast such as the South fork of the Eel, Usal Creek, Noyo, Ten Mile, Pudding Creek, Navarro and Big River.

Downtown Wolf

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August 16, 2019 — Today we’ll take a stroll from downtown Ukiah to the banks of the Russian River, with Sparkles Totten and Heavenly, the two-year-old Canadian Arctic wolf who lives with her. Sparkles talks about Heavenly’s personality, what their unique form of co-habitation is like, and why she thinks it’s important for wolves to stick around.

Preparing for fire, matching a grant

Aug 14, 2019

Aaron Martin, known as Cob, heads up a two-year project called Fire Adapted Communities in the Navarro River Watershed, sponsored by the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council using federal and state funds. The project must match a $93,000 grant with volunteer time spent on fire safe activities. A group of 21 cleared the grounds surrounding the KZYX Philo studios last month, contributing nearly $3,000 of the match with their time valued at $29 per hour.

Baqi Kopelman / West Business Development Center

August 13, 2019 — Five local businesses are heading for a showdown, as they approach the final round of a competition for $20,000 in prizes to take their businesses to the next level. Startup Mendocino is a program launched by West Business Development Center, using a grant from the governor’s office of economic development to train small-scale entrepreneurs on how to pitch their ventures.

August 13, 2019 — The fight against pesticides has grown familiar, though the names of the chemicals change as various compounds are banned or altered. This weekend, two contributors to a new book about a decades-old fight spoke about the political history of agricultural chemicals and their belief that the environmental movement needs to eschew capitalism and imperialism.

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When is it wrong to show cigarette smoking on television, but OK to depict people smoking cannabis products, particularly in programming popular among young teenagers?

"How does one man have so much power?"

One hears that question asked in Washington a lot these days, often with exasperation and bewilderment.

And it is not always a reference to President Trump.

Quite often, the man in question is Mitch McConnell, the Republican senator from Kentucky.

The man who calls himself the "Grim Reaper" — of signature Democratic initiatives.

A young man clowns around with a bicycle or two. Cardi B strikes a pose. A man in a camouflage uniform blends into camouflage wallpaper but the flowers he holds are an explosion of color.

Geoff Muldaur - In Concert - Sept 21, 2019

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Geoff Muldaur is one of the great voices and musical forces to emerge from the folk, blues and folk-rock scenes centered in Cambridge, MA and Woodstock, NY. During the 1960's and '70's, Geoff made a series of highly influential recordings as a founding member of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band and the Paul Butterfield's Better Days group, as well as collaborations with then-wife Maria and other notables (Bonnie Raitt, Eric Von Schmidt, Jerry Garcia, etc.).

Updated at 7:25 p.m. ET

The computer systems of Customs and Border Protection are returning at major airports around the country.

"The affected systems are coming back online and travelers are being processed," a CBP statement said. "There is no indication the disruption was malicious in nature at this time."

Anna Halligan is the North Coast Coho Director for Trout Unlimited. For Anna, summer is restoration season in rivers up and down the Mendocino Coast such as the South fork of the Eel, Usal Creek, Noyo, Ten Mile, Pudding Creek, Navarro and Big River.

When Dylan Nelson was admitted to the ICU in July with difficulty breathing, his mother Kim Barnes figured it was just his asthma acting up again. But when she got to the hospital in Burlington, Wisconsin, he couldn't speak. He was intubated. His blood oxygen level was only 10%. He was put into a medically induced coma.

Barnes told the nurse she worried she wouldn't ever see her 26-year-old son again. The nurse reassured her.

Updated at 5:40 p.m. ET

Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide in his Manhattan prison cell, according to the office of New York City's chief medical examiner. The office announced its findings in a statement released Friday afternoon, six days after the wealthy financier was found unresponsive while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

It turns out that in Maryland, reeking of marijuana is not sufficient probable cause for police to arrest and search a person.

In a unanimous ruling earlier this week, the state's Court of Appeals determined two police officers violated a man's Fourth Amendment rights by conducting an unreasonable warrantless search of his person, after police found him in a car that smelled like pot.

President Trump may have been joking about wanting to buy Greenland, if he said it, but officials there want him to know: The island isn't for sale.

Aaja Chemnitz Larsen, a Greenlandic politician, told Here & Now that she was "not surprised" by media reports that the U.S. president was interested in purchasing the massive, ice-covered island.

"It sounds a little bit like a joke because Greenland is not for sale," she said.


Program Showcase

Promise of Paradise Episode 37: Anica Williams

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Anica Williams

August 15, 2019 — Today we’ll hear from Anica Williams, who was born in Elk in 1975, and raised on a ten-acre parcel her parents bought for $10,000.

Her upbringing by back-to-the-landers is simultaneously classic and unique. She recalls life in the wooden castle, her one-of-a-kind outlaw father, and sometimes feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies, with laughter and clear-eyed affection.

Her father and some of his contemporaries have passed away now, and their children are heading into middle age. Things just seem so much tamer these days.

To hear this interview with Kris Newby about her book, BITTEN: The Secret History of Lyme Disease & Biological Weapons, click on this link:

Promise of Paradise Episode 36: Mac Magruder

Aug 11, 2019
Magruder Ranch

August 8, 2029 — Today we’ll hear from Mac Magruder, who still lives on the ranch his great-grandfather bought in 1919. Mac went off to college and returned to the family ranch to find the old neighborhood full of back to the landers. He married one of them, my co-host Kate, but he’s still ambivalent about the environmental impacts of the movement.

First interview by Bob Bushansky with 2nd District Congressperson, Jared Huffman talking about what is happening in Washington, and the District.

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

North Coast Opportunities which operates in 7 counties all over the north coast is currently celebrating its 50th year!

As a community action agency, we have been proudly assisting low-income and disadvantaged people since 1968.

Did you know that over 20% of the population in Lake and Mendocino Counties live below the poverty line? Our programs address societal barriers that exist for low income families and individuals with the intent to fight the impacts of poverty..

Have you heard of any of our programs? We operate programs such as: