New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is deeply worried about her party.

"We are facing a crisis level of Republican women in Congress," Stefanik said on Thursday, noting that there are only 13 Republican women in the U.S. House, down from 23 last session.

Stefanik stepped down as House Republicans' recruitment head last month. But with a new group she's launching, dedicated to boosting women candidates, she still has top Republicans' full attention.

A major winter storm is disrupting transportation routes in parts of New England and the Midwest, after bringing snow and freezing rain to the areas.

Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone

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"Click to pray" are not words you'd expect to come out of the pope's mouth.

But that's what onlookers heard during the traditional Sunday address from Pope Francis, as he introduced ClickToPray, an app for communal prayer aimed at young people.

A crowd of students surrounds the Native American man, laughing and filming on cell phones. One boy, wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, stands just inches away from the man's drum, staring at him with a wide smile.

Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder participating in the Indigenous Peoples March, keeps drumming and singing.

The jeers of the students – and Phillips' stoic response – were captured in a video that has sparked widespread criticism and drawn apologies from a Kentucky prep school and diocese.

Several parts of the federal government have been shut down for about a month now, and cybersecurity professionals say government websites are becoming more vulnerable to security breaches each day the shutdown lasts.

Visitors to manufacturing.gov, for instance, are finding that the site has become unusable — its information about the manufacturing sector is no longer accessible. Instead, it features this message at the top of the homepage:

Southern West Virginia is a playground for hikers, cyclists and rock climbers, but in the heart of that lush landscape rests the site of what many consider the worst industrial disaster in American history.

Today, from a picturesque overlook on the mountain above, tourists can see the gate of the Hawks Nest Tunnel, located on the New River in Gauley Bridge. There, water rushes through 16,240 feet of steel and rock.

The family of an American citizen believed to have been jailed in Syria two years ago is making his story public for the first time, spurred by President Trump's announcement last month that he will withdraw U.S. troops from the country.

Majd Kamalmaz, a 61-year-old psychotherapist from Arlington, Va., arrived in Damascus on Feb. 15, 2017. He traveled to the Syrian capital for a condolence visit following the death of his father and to check on elderly relatives, according to his family. They say he was arrested at a checkpoint a day after he arrived.

When Sarah Spiegel was in her first year at New York Medical College in 2016, she sat in a lecture hall watching a BuzzFeed video about what it's like to be an intersex or a transgender person.

"It was a good video, but it felt inadequate for the education of a class of medical students, soon to be doctors," says Spiegel, now in her third year of medical school.

In the latest social media craze, people are sharing photos comparing how they looked 10 years ago with how they look today. Dubbed the "10-Year Challenge," the viral fad has attracted everyone from celebrities like Mariah Carey and Justin Baldoni, to environmentalists seeking to highlight the impacts of climate change.

Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

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Shivering and blue-lipped but smiling, Niraj Shukla emerged from the Ganges River this week, flanked by his parents and millions of other people, feeling renewed.

"The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?" said Shukla, a 32-year-old engineer who lives in India's capital New Delhi.

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The City of Willits is expecting to receive a $6.3 million state grant to build their long sought after “Rails with Trails” project- a paved bicycle and walking path that will travel the length of the town.

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

Jan 18, 2019

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.

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MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

JOB DESCRIPTION 

KZYX General Manager / MCPB Executive Director

JOB TITLE

KZYX General Manager / MCPB Executive Director

MCPB is the 501(c)(3) organization which operates KZYX public radio. 

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Exempt, Full-Time

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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

Local News

The City of Willits is expecting to receive a $6.3 million state grant to build their long sought after “Rails with Trails” project- a paved bicycle and walking path that will travel the length of the town.

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

Jan 18, 2019

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.

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