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Potter Valley eagles' nest to remain standing

Jan 17, 2022

January 17, 2022 — Neighbors and bird-watchers successfully faced down PG&E to defend a bald eagle’s nest in Potter Valley last week. On Wednesday night, Tim Bray, a kzyx programmer and member of the Mendocino Coast Audubon Society, sent out an alert that PG&E planned to cut down the aging Ponderosa Pine that contains the nest, located on a road that runs parallel to the Eel River, not far from Van Arsdale Dam. Bald eagles are no longer on the endangered species list, though they are federally protected. 

CEO departing in March

Jan 15, 2022

January 13, 2022—County CEO Carmel Angelo told the Board of Supervisors last week that she is moving up the date of her retirement, from October of this year to March. Supervisors Maureen Mulheren and Dan Gjerde spoke with kzyx earlier this week about their work comparing the CEO versus the CAO model, and some of their thoughts on finding Angelo’s successor. They’re on an ad hoc committee charged with providing the rest of the board with the information they need to craft an ordinance laying out which model the county plans to use in the future.

Seabirds wrecking on Mendocino coast

Jan 15, 2022

January 14, 2022 — Since the beginning of December, over 100 fulmars, a long-lived gull-like seabird with a remarkable nasal apparatus, have become stranded on California beaches, including the coast of Mendocino. Reporter Michelle Blackwell spoke with Sarah Grimes, the Marine Mammal Stranding Coordinator and Educator at the Noyo Center for Marine Science, about the phenomenon and what makes these birds so special.


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January 12, 2022 Project Sanctuary, a non-profit organization assisting victims of domestic and sexual assault, will launch an upcoming educational program on the topic of teen dating violence. With prevention as the goal, Project Sanctuary plans to raise awareness on the topic with school visits in February, and an art contest at the end of January. This two-pronged strategy aims to educate the youth on the dynamics of unhealthy relationships in an effort to stop dating violence. 

January 11, 2022 — Organic waste reduction is the focus of a sprawling piece of state legislation due to go into effect this year. SB 1383 requires jurisdictions to drastically cut down on the amount of edible food and food-based waste that goes into the landfill and causes methane gas pollution. In order to contribute to the statewide goals, local composters expect to increase their tonnage by 40%.

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Arizona's Democratic Party is rebuking one of its own. Its executive board voted on Saturday to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over her opposition to changing the filibuster. By opposing the change, Sinema, along with West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and all Senate Republicans, prevented Senate Democrats from advancing major voting rights legislation earlier this week.

Updated January 22, 2022 at 12:58 PM ET

Continued tensions between Ukraine and Russia have led to the U.S. providing 90 tons of military aid that arrived in Ukraine, as roughly 100,000 Russian troops remain stationed along the border.

JACKSON, Miss. — Black lawmakers walked out in protest Friday and withheld their votes as the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory.

The state superintendent of education has said critical race theory is not being taught in Mississippi schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is.

Republicans said the theory teaches "victimhood," while Democrats said the ban could squelch discussion of Mississippi's racist history.

For more than three decades, Clive Wilkinson has been among the most sought-after office designers in the world. He has planned spaces for the likes of Microsoft, Disney, Intuit and other companies seeking unorthodox approaches to work life.

But he now has regrets about what is perhaps his most famous work: Googleplex, the tech giant's posh headquarters in Mountain View, Calif.

Wilkinson helped lay out Google's campus after winning its design competition in 2004, leading him to work directly with Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

BEIJING – Noodles will be served by a robot — just one of the many ways that China is aiming to keep the Olympics free of COVID-19 as an estimated 13,000 international athletes and journalists descend on Beijing, China's capital, for the Winter Olympic Games that start on Feb. 4.

Hosting the Olympics presents a massive challenge for China, where for the last two years, authorities have implemented some of the most rigorous COVID-prevention policies in the world. The country has closed its borders to nearly all travelers and locked down cities over just a handful of infections.

Updated January 22, 2022 at 9:01 PM ET

BIG SUR, Calif. — Firefighters on Saturday were battling a wildfire that broke out in the rugged mountains along Big Sur, forcing hundreds of residents on this precarious stretch of the California coast to evacuate and authorities to shut its main roadway.

This past summer, Rupali Limaye says she "sort of became the vaccine lady at the pool."

She's a behavioral and social scientist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, so it made sense that other parents were coming to her for information. Limaye has also spent the past decade studying vaccine hesitancy. In that work, she has come to understand deeply that when someone has doubts, hearing the facts from someone the person knows well can be a powerful force in overcoming those doubts.

President Biden held a nearly two-hour, very wide-ranging news conference Wednesday that, for all its headlines, underscored how external forces shape his presidency as it enters its second year — and none more so than the ongoing pandemic.

He touted accomplishments in his first year, from millions of vaccinations to the passage of massive COVID-19 relief and infrastructure bills.

Biden reflected on his struggles, too, painted a relatively optimistic outlook for the country, laid out how he wants to be president differently going forward, and even admitted mistakes.

What life is like for an 11-year-old

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Avah Lamie feels like the world needs a lot of fixing. She feels it when she thinks about melting glaciers and plastic in the ocean. And lately, she's been feeling it at school.

"We've had some fights at recess, some physical, some just yelling," she says. "It really just — it gets you down sometimes."

The 11-year-old lives in Hartford, a Vermont town of almost 10,000 people near the border with New Hampshire. She's like a lot of kids: She takes dance, likes science and has a little brother. She's in fifth grade at a small public school called Dothan Brook.

An 11-month-old girl was struck by a stray bullet that hit the parked car she was in on a street in the Bronx Wednesday. Last night, two police officers were shot, one fatally, as they checked out a domestic dispute call in Harlem. The suspected gunman also was killed.

These cases, and those of hundreds of others over the past year, have frustrated residents and police alike. They want the gun violence to stop.


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Saturday January 22 Trading Time 11am

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Saturday January 22  Trading Time  11am

The Trading Time Show is a live community swap-shop every Saturday from 11 to noon. Call the KZYX Philo studio with up to 5 items to sell, give away, or that you are requesting. Or you can send an email to DJ@kzyx.org and hosts Doug and Renee will read it on the air. Tune in and call-in to hear what's available in your community, or maybe even help someone find what they are looking for. Trading Time, every Saturday at 11, right here on KZYX and Z.



Sunday, January 23  Radio Ha Ha for Kids! 12pm (Noon)

Put on your dancing shoes. This Sunday at Noon, “Radio Ha Ha For Kids” (And Their Families & Friends) features “Silly Songs and Sing-A-Longs” to dance, sing & play to. Hosted by Jim Beatty, the Dancing Grandpa, “Radio Ha Ha” features songs, dance, the “listening game”, fun facts, riddles, jokes and more. It’s Fun Family Radio, listening fun for everyone, young, old and in between. Tune in and dance, sing and play every Sunday at NOON right here on KZYX and Z.


Sunday  January 23 Na Mele o Hawai’i SPECIAL on Hawaiian Sovereignty 3pm

On January 17,1893 a group of American businessmen aided by the U.S Military overthrew the government of Hawaiian Queen Liliuokalani. In the following  years. Native Hawaiians have struggled to find their identity in a land that was once theirs. Join host Michael Arago as we explore through spoken word and mele how Native Hawaiians feel about their place in modern day Hawai`i. Na Mele o Hawai`i  Hawaiian Sovereignty Show , January 23rd  at 3p.m. on KZYX & Z.


Sunday January 23 The Sports Phone 7pm

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Sunday  January 23 The Sports Phone 7pm

Join Jim and Jerry Young to get your sports fix on The Sports Phone, taking your calls about all things sports. That’s The Sports Phone, a community conversation for sports lovers, Sunday night at 7, right here on KZYX and Z.




Monday January 24 MendoLatino 9am

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Monday January 24   MendoLatino   9am

MendoLatino is local public affairs in Spanish for Mendocino County, hosted by Diana Coryat and Loreto Rojas. This week features local heath care workers talking about the current surge in cases and the Omicron variant. Dr. Leah Collin of Anderson Valley Health Clinic, Keily Becerra of Promotores de Salud de Alianza de Willits, and Maria Avalos of Ukiah Vecinos en Acción. MendoLatino, every 2nd and 4th Monday at 9am, en español, right here on KZYX and Z.


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