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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.

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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. 

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First Day On The Job For New Supervisors

Jan 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 -- The county's top cop and district attorney welcomed new supervisors to the dais with cheesy puns and salty snacks yesterday. Then, after the welcome reception, the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2019 got underway. New supervisors John Haschak of the third district and Ted Williams of the fifth district asked plenty of questions, starting with the consent calendar and mental health expenditures. You can check out their first day on the new job here.

A new non-profit in Anderson Valley helps older community members with resources they need to stay in their homes. They are part of a national village movement which understands that communities are stronger and more vibrant when they remain intergenerational. For more information about membership or to become a volunteer please email andersonvalleyvillage@gmail.com

Strong North Coast Presence at Emerald Cup - Part 1

Jan 7, 2019

January 7, 2019 — Celebration, nostalgia, and dread are all aspects of a multi-venue exhibit about oceans at seven coastal galleries this month. With the Department of the Interior’s recent announcement of a five-year draft proposal to open up 90% of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration, coastal environmentalists are gearing up for a fight — again.

Jan 4, 2019 -- After thirty years of working as an English-Spanish court interpreter, Tim Baird is heading into retirement. In this interview, he talks about what it means to interpret languages and cultures for people who find themselves involved in what can be an overwhelming situation.

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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. 

POSITION TYPE

Exempt, Full-Time

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION 

Friday, January 18, 2019 at Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg;  doors open 6:30 pm.  Benefit for KZYX.  Information: 734-0791 or oakandthorn@kzyx.org

Program Showcase

Episode 9: Sheilah Rogers and Jamie Roberts

10 hours ago
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

Local News

First Day On The Job For New Supervisors

Jan 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 -- The county's top cop and district attorney welcomed new supervisors to the dais with cheesy puns and salty snacks yesterday. Then, after the welcome reception, the first Board of Supervisors meeting of 2019 got underway. New supervisors John Haschak of the third district and Ted Williams of the fifth district asked plenty of questions, starting with the consent calendar and mental health expenditures. You can check out their first day on the new job here.

A new non-profit in Anderson Valley helps older community members with resources they need to stay in their homes. They are part of a national village movement which understands that communities are stronger and more vibrant when they remain intergenerational. For more information about membership or to become a volunteer please email andersonvalleyvillage@gmail.com

Strong North Coast Presence at Emerald Cup - Part 1

Jan 7, 2019

January 7, 2019 — Celebration, nostalgia, and dread are all aspects of a multi-venue exhibit about oceans at seven coastal galleries this month. With the Department of the Interior’s recent announcement of a five-year draft proposal to open up 90% of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration, coastal environmentalists are gearing up for a fight — again.

Jan 4, 2019 -- After thirty years of working as an English-Spanish court interpreter, Tim Baird is heading into retirement. In this interview, he talks about what it means to interpret languages and cultures for people who find themselves involved in what can be an overwhelming situation.

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