July 17, 2019 — The Board of Supervisors discussed five recommendations by its cannabis economic development ad hoc committee, composed of Supervisors Dan Gjerde and Ted Williams, at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 16.

RCS Planning More Services for Homeless Clients

Jul 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — The emergency homeless shelter on South State Street in Ukiah is typically only open for the winter months, but Redwood Community Services, the non-profit organization that operates the facility, has applied for a permit to keep it open year-round. RCS also plans to open a day shelter, or resource center, on the same site in August, where clients can follow up on plans to find housing and get access to other services. 

A View of the Moon from the Lighthouse

Jul 15, 2019

July 15, 2019 — Tomorrow is the first full moon of summer, an event that signifies so many different things, it’s got a name for each of them. It’s the Thunder Moon, the Hay Moon or the Ripe Corn Moon. It’s the Guru Moon on the Indian sub-contnent, a special night for honoring teachers, scholars and spiritual guides. At the Point Arena Lighthouse, it’s called the Buck Moon, because that’s when the deer start getting their antlers.

July 11, 2019 — PG&E representatives delivering a slideshow about public safety power shutoffs at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting got an earful, as supervisors pressed them for answers they didn’t have, raised concerns about more disasters, and, in one case, came close to furious tears. 

photo by Alicia Bales

On Saturday, July 6th the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians hosted their 22nd Annual Big Time event at the Coyote Valley Rancheria in Redwood Valley. The event featured tribal dancers from around the region, a family Stick Game tournament, jumpy houses for the kids, a vendor market, and a salmon feast. The Big Time was open to all. KZYX spoke with Coyote Valley Tribal Council Member Melinda Hunter, Tribal Chairman Michael Hunter, and Yurok Elder Susie Long. Featured singers are the Northern Pomo Dance Group.

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Operation Clean Sweep Discussion

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July 16, 2019--Alicia Bales and Jenn Procacci host a special hour of public affairs programming on the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department’s announcement of  “Operation Clean Sweep,” a multi-agency law enforcement action aimed at eradicating unpermitted cannabis growing throughout the county. Guests include attorney Hanna Nelson and Monique Ramirez of Mendocino Cannabis Alliance and journalist Kate Maxwell of www.Mendovoice.com. 

Stroll down the menstrual products aisle of your neighborhood drugstore, and you'll see a dizzying array of disposable pads and tampons in dozens of brands, shapes, colors and sizes.

Tucked away on one of the shelves, you might see a lesser-known option: the reusable menstrual cup.

High drug prices are a hot topic in politics right now. President Trump has made lowering them a cornerstone of his re-election bid and is pushing a variety of ideas to get that done.

Trish doesn't have many places to turn. She's living at her elderly father's home without a job because she can't afford the care he needs. And every day she says the balance sheet seems stained with more red ink.

"It's all outgoing. There's nothing coming in, that's for sure. And I'm stuck in a rock and a hard place because of my credit, so I don't — I need to make enough money that I can afford to live somewhere," she says, voice quavering.

Across from her at the table, David Perez nods quietly and takes notes.

As far as drug-smuggling plans go, this one probably should have been gone over with a fine-toothed comb.

A Colombian man trying to sneak more than a pound of cocaine into Spain was caught with the package (poorly) hidden under his toupee, a Spanish police official told NPR.

The extra carry-on bag was taped to the top of 65-year-old man's head, creating a very bizarre lewk as he disembarked from a flight arriving in Barcelona from Bogota.

For Ayesha, a gender equality activist from Sierra Leone, fighting sexism means defying tradition. In her home country, girls are often married young and may be discouraged from going to school. To challenge these practices, the 19-year-old may have to stand up to a respected community leader.

"You are constantly walking on eggshells," she says. (Plan International, which partners with Ayesha, asked that her last name not be used to protect her from backlash caused by the issues she addresses.)

Five days after Turkey defied NATO and the U.S. by accepting the first components of an advanced Russian missile defense system, the White House says the deal means Turkey won't be able to buy 100 new F-35 fighter jets, as it had planned.

"Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, in a statement released Wednesday.

Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET

The World Health Organization's director-general has declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international health emergency.

The outbreak in the DRC has killed more than 1,650 people, and about 12 new cases are reported daily, according to the WHO.

Updated at 4:15 p.m. ET

The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams for 10 games without pay over a domestic violence incident in which she allegedly attacked a former girlfriend.

Williams was arrested in April and charged with two felony counts after authorities in Florida say she punched the woman in the head and then threatened another person with a gun.

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This is FRESH AIR. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died yesterday at age 99. We're going to listen back to our interview with Stevens.

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Operation Clean Sweep Discussion

11 minutes ago

July 16, 2019--Alicia Bales and Jenn Procacci host a special hour of public affairs programming on the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department’s announcement of  “Operation Clean Sweep,” a multi-agency law enforcement action aimed at eradicating unpermitted cannabis growing throughout the county. Guests include attorney Hanna Nelson and Monique Ramirez of Mendocino Cannabis Alliance and journalist Kate Maxwell of www.Mendovoice.com. 

Raymond Nat Turner featured on Be More Now

Jul 16, 2019

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, July 18 when host Blake More will accomplished performance poet and town crier Raymond Nat Turner, founder of the NYC Jazz poetry ensemble Upsurge Jazz. With imaginative compositions, innovative arrangements and in-your-face consciousness, Raymond’s group UpSurge presents one of the most original group sounds on the music scene today. Their sound is a compelling mix of jazz, poetry and politics, and the upcoming hour long show promises a lively conversation covering all three. 

Promise of Paradise Episode 32: Gina Campbell

Jul 11, 2019
Contributed by Laura Hamburg

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County.  In the early ‘70s, a knot of recent college graduates with Stanford diplomas in hand, came up with an audacious plan...not to go into professional careers, or even to get jobs at all…

but instead, to move to Mendocino County and create a new school for k-8th graders.

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KZYX and the Anderson Valley Firesafe Council -

Thanks in large part to the wonderful folks at the Land Wellness and Retreat Center in Philo, we will have a weed whacking & tree limbing party at the Philo studios of KZYX on both Thursday and Friday mornings, July 11 & 12, from 7 to 11 am. We’d love to have as many participants as we can, so come on out!

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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. 

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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: