For weeks, a crackdown on fuel theft by the Mexican government has led to widespread gas shortages and miles-long lines at gas stations.

So when a pipeline in the state of Hidalgo burst open Friday, sending a spray of fuel into the air, area residents rushed to collect it in buckets and barrels.

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Two hours later, the gushing pipeline exploded, turning what had been an excited gathering into a hellish inferno.

Opinion: Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying

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Aaron David Miller (@aarondmiller2), a vice president at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a former State Department adviser and Middle East negotiator, is the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.

Richard Sokolsky, a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, was a member of the secretary of state's Office of Policy Planning from 2005-2015.

Lisa Abramson says that even after all she's been through — the helicopters circling her house, the snipers on the roof, and the car ride to jail — she still wants to have a second child.

That's because right after her daughter was born in 2014 — before all that trouble began — everything felt amazing. Lisa was smitten, just like she'd imagined she would be. She'd look into her baby's round, alert eyes and feel the adrenaline rush through her. She had so much energy. She was so excited.

Until this week, President Trump and several hundred million other Americans assumed he would be coming to the Capitol to give his State of the Union address this month.

That was based on nearly 230 years of tradition, recently renewed by the invitation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

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.

According to a report by Billboard magazine on Friday afternoon, R. Kelly has been dropped by RCA Records. The move comes in the wake of a documentary series called Surviving R. Kelly that aired on Lifetime and cataloged more than 25 years of accusations of sexual and physical abuse made against Kelly by a number of women, including seven who were interviewed on camera.

An Iranian-American woman arrested five days ago during a visit to the U.S. is testifying behind closed doors to a grand jury in Washington, D.C., a U.S. federal judge said Friday.

The disclosure by Beryl Howell, chief judge of the U.S. District Court in Washington, marked the first time any U.S. authority has provided information on the mystery surrounding Marzieh Hashemi, an anchor on Press TV, the English-language version of Iran's state television.

Officials in Columbia, S.C., have evacuated more than 400 people from a public housing complex after finding multiple gas leaks that constituted an "imminent danger to life."

Two men were discovered dead in separate units on Thursday morning. Police haven't confirmed the deaths are tied to the gas leaks, but say they don't suspect foul play.

It has been a long, long time since New York City's newsstands have been bereft of copies of The Forward. Founded as a Yiddish-language daily in 1897, the newspaper once known as The Jewish Daily Forward endured a host of major changes over its long life span — but through them all, the small publication reliably went to press with news that its predominantly American Jewish audience often couldn't find elsewhere.

But that will change come springtime.

The Department of Defense released Friday the names of three Americans who died in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in Manbij in northern Syria. A fourth U.S. casualty was a military contractor and has not yet been identified in the attack that is said to have killed 15 people.

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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

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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.

Bos Receives Updates On Cannabis, Fire Recovery

Jan 12, 2019

Jan 12, 2019 -- The full Board of Supervisors heard updates on cannabis cultivation and fire recovery at the first meeing of year on January 8. Sean Connell, the new cannabis Program Manager, said his office is working through the final Phase I applications  that were dropped off over the holidays, but that the most recent numbers do not reflect those applications. And supervisors John Haschak and Dan Gjerde tried to determine if CordovaCann, the Canadian cannabis company, is currently setting up shop in Covelo.

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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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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

12 hours ago

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.

Bos Receives Updates On Cannabis, Fire Recovery

Jan 12, 2019

Jan 12, 2019 -- The full Board of Supervisors heard updates on cannabis cultivation and fire recovery at the first meeing of year on January 8. Sean Connell, the new cannabis Program Manager, said his office is working through the final Phase I applications  that were dropped off over the holidays, but that the most recent numbers do not reflect those applications. And supervisors John Haschak and Dan Gjerde tried to determine if CordovaCann, the Canadian cannabis company, is currently setting up shop in Covelo.

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