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Sarah Reith

by Alicia Bales

"Lady Buds" Documentary Premieres in Willits

Nov 26, 2021

  by Stacey Sheldon November 19, 2021-- On Saturday, November 20th, Willits’ Noyo Theater will host the Mendocino premier of a new documentary film called Lady Buds. The film follows six courageous women from the Emerald Triangle and Bay Area; as they emerge from the shadows of the cannabis underground to go legal. But with big money corporations taking over the industry, these trailblazers must now, ironically, fight to survive in an industry they helped to create.  One of Mendocino’s own legacy cannabis farmers, Chiah Rodriques, is featured in this documentary.

November 24, 2021 — Local disaster relief has moved to Ukiah. In September, almost five years after opening her doors in a Redwood Valley warehouse, Danilla Sands, the Director of Disaster Resources for United Disaster Relief of Northern California, moved into a new 7200 square foot building on Airport Park Boulevard. It’s in the old Mendocino Animal Hospital, and would-be veterinary clients still stop in almost every day, looking for medications or treatments for their pets.

Maps and mountain lions

Nov 22, 2021

November 22, 2021 — The Board of Supervisors adopted a map reconfiguring the county’s district boundaries at a special meeting last week. And wildlife organizations are offering to help, after a mountain lion killed two goats on an outdoor school campus in Anderson Valley.

Jail mental healthcare contract comes up short

Nov 19, 2021

November 18, 2021 — The Board of Supervisors declined to approve a $3.5 million increase in the healthcare contract at the county jail this week, which would have brought the agreement total up to just over $19.1 million. But supervisors rebuffed a presentation by top management at Naphcare, which has been providing healthcare to inmates since 2017, calling the documents “thin” and asking tough questions about mental healthcare.

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To hear this archived interview with UCLA History Professor, Benjamin Madley, or to see photos and articles relevant to the interview, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2016/10/05/benjamin-madley-an-american-genocide-the-united-states-and-the-california-indian-catastrophe-1846-1873/


Nov 3, 2021

To hear this interview with U. of Chicago History Professor, Kathleen Belew, about her new book, A FIELD GUIDE TO WHITE SUPREMACY, and to find articles pertinent to it, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/11/03/kathleen-belew-a-field-guide-to-white-supremacy/

Giulio Boccaletti WATER: A Biography

Oct 20, 2021

To hear this interview with Giulio Boccaletti about his history of water and the politics to deal with it in his book, WATER: A Biography - and to find links to articles referenced or pertinent to it, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/10/19/giulio-boccaletti-water-a-biography/

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Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has filed suit against the Pentagon, which he says has ordered him to redact portions of an "unvarnished and candid memoir" that he hopes to publish about his days in the Trump White House.

Esper, who was fired by then-President Donald Trump after the November 2020 elections, says the Department of Defense, which he led for nearly 16 months, had "arbitrarily" redacted the manuscript for the book, A Sacred Oath.

In 2020, the Merriam-Webster dictionary selected "pandemic" as its word of the year.

This year, like some 59% of fully inoculated Americans, it went with "vaccine."

They came for an Oasis tribute band and stayed for a massive snowstorm.

The Tan Hill Inn in Northern England offers camping, glamping, weddings and now: Snow days.

Dozens of people, mostly strangers, spent the weekend snowed in together at the remote pub after heavy snowfall blocked the exits.

The Tan Hill Inn, which calls itself the U.K.'s highest pub, was hosting the band Noasis when snowfall made leaving the area dangerous for staff, musicians and pub-goers.

It looks like Sweden will soon have its first female prime minister after all. She's the same one who resigned last week about seven hours after being tapped to lead the country.

Magdalena Andersson — a 54-year-old former finance minister who leads the Social Democratic Party — was reelected by a slim margin on Monday and will make history when she officially takes office on Tuesday.

Updated November 29, 2021 at 1:17 PM ET

President Biden said Monday that while travel restrictions imposed on travelers from several southern African nations would slow the entry of the omicron variant of the coronavirus, "it cannot prevent it."

"Sooner or later, we're going to see cases," he said in an address to the American people.

After months of dropping hints and dodging specifics, Matthew McConaughey has finally announced his much-speculated-about plans for the Texas governor race: He won't be running in it.

The Oscar-winning actor and best-selling author broke the news in a three-minute video posted to Twitter on Sunday night. He mused about what he learned from studying Texas and American politics over the last several years, before pledging to be of service in other ways.

Lawmakers return to Washington with a familiar end of the year agenda — a pile up of important bills and not a lot of time to act on them.

The most immediate issue is avoiding a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, but they also need to address the nation's borrowing authority and annual defense policy bill.

Jack Dorsey is stepping down as CEO of Twitter, the social media company he co-founded in 2006. He will be replaced by Twitter's chief technology officer, Parag Agrawal, a 10-year veteran of the company.

Twitter stock rose on the news, which was first reported by CNBC.

"I've decided to leave Twitter because I believe the company is ready to move on from its founders," Dorsey said in a statement. "My trust in Parag as Twitter's CEO is deep. His work over the past 10 years has been transformational. I'm deeply grateful for his skill, heart, and soul. It's his time to lead."

For nearly a half-century, abortion has been a constitutional right in the United States. But this week, the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a Mississippi case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade and subsequent decisions.

Those rulings consistently declared that a woman has a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy in the first two trimesters of pregnancy when a fetus is unable to survive outside the womb. But with that abortion right now in doubt, it's worth looking back at its history.


Upcoming Programs

Fall Programming Changes!

Nov 26, 2021

Here is a list of the upcoming Fall programming changes:

The Local Coronavirus Update with Dr. Drew Colfax has moved to 9am on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, alternating with Mind/Body Health.

The Farm and Garden Show has moved to Thursday afternoons at 3pm with hosts Elizabeth Archer and Matthew and Lama Gammett.

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Monday November 30  The Discussion--with KZYX Staff!   7pm

The Discussion is an open lines caller driven community forum every Monday night at 7 here on KZYX. On months with a 5th Monday, The Discussion is hosted by a member of KZYX’s staff, to give listeners the opportunity to express their thoughts and questions about the radio station directly. This Monday, The Discussion hosts will be KZYX Membership Director Renee Wilson and Program Director Alicia Bales. Listen and call in Monday at 7, here on KZYX and Z.



Wednesday December 1   “Citizen U” with Mari Rodin and Dan Gjerde  9am

Tune in for “Citizen U” hosted by Mari Rodin and new co-host Dan Gjerde. Mari has decades of experience in local government in Mendocino County, and Dan is the current 4th District County Supervisor. Together they will help listeners navigate the ins and outs of local power structures. How do decisions really get made around here? Now on Wednesday mornings at 9am alternating with TKO, right here on KZYX and Z.


Wednesday December 1 TUC Radio 3pm

Nov 26, 2021

Wednesday December 1   TUC Radio    3pm

On TUC radio this week: Hoodwinked in the Hothouse, Indigenous Women. This week’s show is another webinar on Indigenous Resistance to Climate False Solutions. Eriel Deranger in Canada is challenging fossil fuels and pipelines; Moneka De Oro, Pacific Islands, takes on the military; and Jacqui Patterson of the Chisholm Legacy Project was Senior Director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program for over a decade. TUC Radio, Wednesdays at 3pm, right here on KZYX and Z.


Wednesday December 1 Point and Click Radio 7pm

Nov 26, 2021

Wednesday December 1  Point and Click Radio  7pm

Join hosts Bob Laughton and Jim Heid every other Wednesday at 7pm for Point and Click Radio, with the latest computer news and time for your calls. That’s all things computed, with Point and Click Radio, Wednesday at 7pm right here on KZYX and Z.


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