Carola Garcia-Calvo spends her days poring over Islamic State propaganda. It's part of her job as a global terrorism analyst at Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

Recently, she has noticed a shift.

Copyright 2016 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air.

TERRY GROSS, HOST:

Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.

Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and called the country a "powder keg." It said it is still verifying the number of dead.

Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health Clinic.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have teamed up to operate one of the only student-run refugee clinics in the country.

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health provider Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds beginning next month.

In October 2015, Texas officials told Planned Parenthood that the state intended to bar the organization from the public insurance program. Planned Parenthood responded with a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the state.

People who want to sign up for a policy on HealthCare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper trail proving that they qualify for a "special enrollment period," before their coverage can begin, according to details of a pilot program described by federal officials.

But the verification measures, long sought by insurance companies, may deter the very consumers the marketplace needs to attract: healthy people who may not bother signing up if doing so is a hassle.

Children impacted by the Clayton fire received early Christmas presents this past weekend, thanks to a toy drive organized by a group of friends. From the Brick Hall in Lower Lake Sunday, presents were distributed to 31 families and more than 50 children impacted by the August fire. 

Pages

Senator Mike McGuire hosted a fisheries hearing in San Francisco on November 28 to address a "new normal" in California and the Pacific ocean, caused by climate change.  The hearing focused on efforts to prevent whale entanglements in dungeness crab fishing gear, and how to manage the fishery in a changing and less predicatable environment. 

Nov 30 -- $124 million is available to communities in some of California’s disaster-impacted areas. In Mendocino County, the eiligible zip code is Redwood Valley. At a meeting last week, two representatives of the state’s housing and community development department (HCD) presented a draft plan that is open for public comment until December 12. HCD plans to submit the draft to HUD by February 1st, so that money will become available by summer.

Hamburg Missing; Board Votes On Weed Law Amendments

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018 -- Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who is half of a Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations to amend the cannabis cultivation ordinance, has been missing with no explanation for close to a month. In these two related stories, we'll talk about his absence and go over some of the (nearly) full board's responses to the committee's seventeen recommendations.

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

More Local News

Many of you saw this performance a couple of years ago at Eagles Hall and know what a special event it is. I hope we can fill the SPACE theater and share the joy with Ukiah!

Oak & Thorn Presents: Molly's Revenge with Christa Burch and Irish Dancers
Saturday December 8

SPACE Theater, Ukiah

Doors open 7:00 pm; music starts at 7:30 pm

A Benefit for KZYX

Tickets ($25) at Mendocino Book Company, or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3817525

Program Showcase

Lauren E. Oakes - In Search of the Canary Tree

21 hours ago

To hear this interview with Stanford University scientist, Lauren E. Oakes, PhD., about her work and her book,  IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE: THE STORY OF A SCIENTIST, A CYPRESS, AND A CHANGING WORLD, click on this link:  

https://forthright.media/2018/12/04/lauren-e-oakes-in-search-of-the-canary-tree/

Kirsten Swinth - FEMINISM'S FORGOTTEN FIGHT

Dec 4, 2018

To hear this interview with Fordham U. History Professor, Kirsten Swinth, about her book FEMINISM’S FORGOTTEN FIGHT: THE UNFINISHED STRUGGLE FOR WORK AND FAMILY, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2018/12/04/kirsten-swinth-feminisms-forgotten-fight/

 

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

Planned Parenthood Northern California in Ukiah proudly serves people of all genders and orientations.  We provide patients with trusted, nonjudgmental care including birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, hormones for gender affirmation, medications for HIV prevention, pregnancy testing, and sexual health education programs for youth, families, and adults.  We provide these services to all patients regardless of their income, immigration, or insurance status.

Local News

Senator Mike McGuire hosted a fisheries hearing in San Francisco on November 28 to address a "new normal" in California and the Pacific ocean, caused by climate change.  The hearing focused on efforts to prevent whale entanglements in dungeness crab fishing gear, and how to manage the fishery in a changing and less predicatable environment. 

Nov 30 -- $124 million is available to communities in some of California’s disaster-impacted areas. In Mendocino County, the eiligible zip code is Redwood Valley. At a meeting last week, two representatives of the state’s housing and community development department (HCD) presented a draft plan that is open for public comment until December 12. HCD plans to submit the draft to HUD by February 1st, so that money will become available by summer.

Hamburg Missing; Board Votes On Weed Law Amendments

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018 -- Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who is half of a Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations to amend the cannabis cultivation ordinance, has been missing with no explanation for close to a month. In these two related stories, we'll talk about his absence and go over some of the (nearly) full board's responses to the committee's seventeen recommendations.

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

Oct 26, 2018 -- More than a hundred people attended Thursday night's meeting about additional dwelling units, or ADUs, in Fort Bragg's Town Hall last night. Building experts, financial whizzes, and a business advisor from West Company were among the speakers. The North Coast Housing Action Team, a group of volunteers affiliated with Healthy Mendocino, put together two panels, one on the details of building the units, and another on the economic side of things.

More Local News