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Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard who created the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1975, died Wednesday at the age of 89, the company said.

Bogle started a revolution in the way people invest. He believed that investors should own a mix of bonds and stocks but shouldn't pay investment managers to pick them.

Sniffles, sore throats and fevers seem to be all around lately.

If things get bad enough for you or a loved one to seek care, what are your expectations about treatment? Do you want a prescription for an antibiotic if symptoms suggest an infection?

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Two portraits of William Barr emerged during the second day of his confirmation hearing to lead the Justice Department as President Trump's choice as attorney general.

One was of a brilliant and moral man who oversaw the resolution of a hostage crisis at a federal prison without any casualties and another was of an early 1990s attorney general who held views on race and policing that now seem antiquated and unacceptable to many in law enforcement.

Eight people were arrested in Melbourne, Australia, accused in the trafficking of millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs into the country over a period of months, two of them airline cabin crew members accused of smuggling the drugs via "body packing," officials announced Wednesday.

"Hitting a woman for a man is as normal as eating a tortilla from a food stand on the way to work," said Karen Paz, 34, from San Pedro Sula in Honduras, revealing a scar from a burn on her left shoulder. "He wanted to burn my face, but my daughter started screaming when she saw him taking the pan with boiling butter. She pushed him, and so he aimed for the arm instead."

Want to reduce your risk of dementia in older age? Move as much as you can.

We've all heard about techniques to get us more physically active — take the stairs, park the car a bit further from your destination, get up and march in place for a minute or two when standing or sitting at a desk.

Now a study finds even simple housework like cooking or cleaning may make a difference in brain health in our 70s and 80s.

Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET

Officials leasing the Old Post Office Building for the Trump International Hotel in Washington improperly ignored the Constitution's anti-corruption clauses when they continued to lease the government property to President Trump even after he won the White House, according to an internal federal government watchdog.

Students and faculty at Michigan State University have called on the resignation or firing of interim president John Engler, almost from the day he was appointed. Thursday, they got their wish.

"John Engler's reign of terror is over" tweeted MSU Board of Trustees member Brian Mosallam soon after an emergency meeting of the Board of Trustees was announced.

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Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday, a day after the stinging defeat there of her Brexit deal with the European Union.

In the vote, 325 lawmakers said they had confidence in May's government, while 306 voted that they did not.

While May withstood the challenge to her leadership, it is yet another indication that Brexit has thrown British politics into chaos.

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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.

Two Victims Identified in Willits Area Murder Suicide

Jan 11, 2019

A Mendocino County Sheriff's Department press release identified the victims in a murder suicide on Hearst Road just outside of Willits as 32 year old Krissy Lynn Orbon and her son Damian Michael Wilkins, 8 years of age. They were killed by a 49 year old male who then took his own life. The man's identity has not yet been released.

BoS Hears Measure B Update, Ponders Legal Advice

Jan 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 -- The Board of Supervisors heard an update from the Measure B citizens advisory committee, which is charged with making recommendations about how to spend money from a ballot initiative to raise taxes to fund mental health care. Outgoing Measure B committee chair Sheriff Tom Allman reported that about $3.8 million has come in so far. However, the committee is in a quandary about how to pay for legal advice: can Measure B funds be used for the purpose, or should the county use general funds to pay county counsel?

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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 9: Sheilah Rogers and Jamie Roberts

Jan 10, 2019
Jamie Roberts

January 10, 2019 -- In this episode, we'll hear from Sheilah Rogers, who moved to Redwood Valley in the 70's after a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer. She took a job at West Company and worked hard for years, helping local women figure out how to make a living.

We'll hear next from Jamie Roberts, who wrote a letter to a stranger, asking if he could rent and develop a piece of property in Elk. By building his own cabin, he picked up the skills he needed to embark on his life career as a carpenter.

Episode 8: Wendy Jackson

Jan 3, 2019
Wendy Jackson

Jan 3, 2019 -- For our first episode of 2019, we'll hear from local carpenter Wendy Jackson, who came to Potter Valley with her husband from San Luis Obispo County in 1979. Both were formally trained  carpenters, and were well prepared to find work and build their own home. But once they got going on their nautilus shell shaped house, they ceased to be 'bored carpenters,' or the kind who live by right angles and straight lines.

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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 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.

Two Victims Identified in Willits Area Murder Suicide

Jan 11, 2019

A Mendocino County Sheriff's Department press release identified the victims in a murder suicide on Hearst Road just outside of Willits as 32 year old Krissy Lynn Orbon and her son Damian Michael Wilkins, 8 years of age. They were killed by a 49 year old male who then took his own life. The man's identity has not yet been released.

BoS Hears Measure B Update, Ponders Legal Advice

Jan 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 -- The Board of Supervisors heard an update from the Measure B citizens advisory committee, which is charged with making recommendations about how to spend money from a ballot initiative to raise taxes to fund mental health care. Outgoing Measure B committee chair Sheriff Tom Allman reported that about $3.8 million has come in so far. However, the committee is in a quandary about how to pay for legal advice: can Measure B funds be used for the purpose, or should the county use general funds to pay county counsel?

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