The Board of Directors and staff of KZYX, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, are pleased to announce the hiring of Marty Durlin as the station’s new General Manager.

Ms. Durlin brings 23 years of public radio management experience to KZYX. She served most recently as General Manager of KZMU Community Public Radio in Moab, Utah. She was previously Station Manager of KGNU Public Radio in Boulder, Colorado.

Lacy Lichens A Friend To Leafless Oaks

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March 20, 2019 — As the days grow longer and warmer, nature lovers turn their attention to colorful blooms and fresh new growth. But, on a recent wildflower walk with the Sanhedrin chapter of the California Native Plant Society, local botanist Jennifer Riddell reflected on the unique qualities of one wintertime beauty that fluorishes on leafless oaks.

Climate Change Advisory Committee On The Way

Mar 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 — Environmentalists, artists, union reps, spiritual leaders, and a woman who said she represents the ordinary guy spoke in accord on one subject at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting.

Project Sanctuary

Domestic violence rates across the United States and in California are showing a downward trend, however, that is not the case in Mendocino County. Lia Holbrook, Coast Services Director for Project Sanctuary explains current domestic violence and sexual assault rates and trends, signs to look for if you suspect someone is being abused, and the diversity of services the organization offers clients.  

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On my first New Year's Eve in Madrid a few years ago, we went out around 10 p.m., and found the streets deserted. The bars were closed.

It threw me for a loop: Weren't Madrileños supposed to be notorious party animals? Where were they all?

It turns out, I just went out way too early.

Spaniards often spend Nochevieja — literally, the "old night" — at home. They watch the countdown to the new year on live TV, surrounded by family. And only then do they kiss grandma goodnight and go out partying.

Blowing and drifting snow continues to be a problem for travelers in the northern Great Plains.

Snow, freezing rain and high winds, which roared through the region on Sunday and Monday, were winding down.

Authorities have issued warnings not to travel for much of North Dakota, where vast stretches of roadways have been closed.

Windy conditions also led to power outages in both North and South Dakota as well as Nebraska. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are reported to be without power.

Vera Rubin, the groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter, died Sunday night at the age of 88, the Carnegie Institution confirms.

Rubin did much of her revelatory work at Carnegie. The organization's president calls her a "national treasure."

In the 1960s and 1970s, Rubin was working with astronomer Kent Ford, studying the behavior of spiral galaxies, when they discovered something entirely unexpected — the stars at the outside of the galaxy were moving as fast as the ones in the middle, which didn't fit with Newtonian gravitational theory.

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Deadly encounters between police and civilians often made 2016 a year full of palpable tension. Across the country, demonstrators took to the streets to protest police shootings, while at the same time officers in a number of states were targeted and killed by gunmen.

Both situations have prompted law enforcement to examine use-of-force policies.

Dozens of people were shot in Chicago over the holiday weekend, with at least 11 fatalities — including seven fatal shootings on Christmas Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Two brothers, James and Roy Gill, were killed at a Christmas party; five other people were wounded in that shooting.

It's a grim tally, coming at the end of a difficult, violent year in Chicago, as NPR's Frank Morris reports.

British pop star George Michael, who died over the weekend at the age of 53, was famous for his sex appeal, his songwriting gifts and his enduring voice — and for his personal life, which was treated as tabloid fodder.

But not everything he did made headlines.

Since Michael's death, charities and fans have revealed that the iconic singer was also a dedicated philanthropist — making large donations, and working hard to keep them out of the public eye.

President Obama has promised to take action in response to findings by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia hacked computers at the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic political groups. And one of Donald Trump's first big decisions as president may be whether to continue down the chosen path.

This story is the first in a two-part report on conditions at mobile home parks in the U.S. Today's piece focuses on what happens when corporate park owners fail to take care of their communities. The second story looks at what happens when residents are able to take ownership over their community. Read part two here.

Russian officials say they are no longer considering terrorism a focus in their investigations into a military plane crash on Sunday morning.

"The Russian transportation agency considers technical problems or pilot error the most likely causes for the crash," NPR's Lucian Kim reports.

Search efforts in the Black Sea have recovered fragments of the Russian military jet. Eleven bodies were also recovered as of Monday morning; all 92 people on board the plane are believed to have died.


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To hear this interview with Michael Kaufman about his work and his latest book, THE TIME HAS COME: Why Men Must Join the Gender Equality Revolution, click here:

Donna Montag grew up in a wealthy catholic family in upstate New York.  After college she worked as a portfolios analyst on wall street, but was dissappointed with the dishonesty she experienced in that job. Searching for honesty and community she hitchhiked west to a commune in Oregon and never looked back. She arrived in Elk when she was twenty-six, met her husband and begam living off the land. When she gave birth to her daughter the idea of natural childbirth was gaining popularity, and some doctors were advocating for a natural approach to birth in hospitals.

Child & Family Services

The Caring Kitchen is hosting an Open House Event in our new Caring Kitchen location on the Ukiah campus of Mendocino College. Enjoy this community event on Friday evening, March 15th from 4-6pm. The event will feature kitchen tours, music, appetizers, wine, beer, spirits, and great conversation.

And of course, the entire community is invited to celebrate this new chapter in the development of the Caring Kitchen Project! Please stop in to the Open House, enjoy great food and drinks, and see what the Caring Kitchen is all about!!

Address: 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, Rm. 6230
Directions to our Kitchen: From North State Street in Ukiah, turn west on Hensley Creek Road. Once you enter the Mendocino College campus, turn right at the first stop sign (towards the Ag. Dept). Park in the parking area there, then enter the quad area in the group of grey buildings. You'll see the Caring Kitchen there in Room 6230.

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