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April 5, 2021 — A little over a dozen people marched on Civic Center in Ukiah Saturday, calling for an end to police brutality and more mental health services in the wake of Gerardo Magdaleno’s beating at the hands of Ukiah police officers. On April first, Magdaleno, a schizophrenic bipolar man, took some non-prescription drugs after running out of his psychiatric medications. He was wandering nude on south state street when an encounter with Ukiah Police Officers escalated into officers tear-gassing, Tasing, kicking, and punching Magdaleno multiple times in the head.

Ukiah Police officers beat naked mentally ill man

Apr 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 —In the wake of a summer of protests against police brutality, two short videos from behind a shop window show four Ukiah police officers repeatedly punching a man whose sisters have identified as Gerardo Magdaleno. 

One shows the nude man getting up off the ground and walking slowly toward an officer. The officer shouts at him repeatedly to get back on the ground. The video is blurry, but according to Ukiah police logs at that address, Officer Saul Perez responded a few minutes before 3pm.

The best part about volunteering

Apr 2, 2021

April 2, 2021 — Yesterday, every Californian over the age of fifty became eligible for a vaccine. Later this month, every Californian over the age of 16 will be eligible. There haven’t been any clinics for first doses for weeks, but a combination of paid staff and volunteers are busy at second dose clinics around the county. With limited or unknown supplies, getting volunteers where they can be useful is a logistical challenge.

Why oak woodlands matter

Apr 2, 2021

April 1, 2021 — Spring is here, and new growth is everywhere. But unlike the fields of yellow mustard that signal the beginning of the  short season, some of that growth is old and slow. Like an 18-inch diameter, breast-height scrub oak, which could have been on the landscape since your great-great-great grandmother was born.

March 31, 2021 — With Old Howard Hospital decisively off the table for use as a psychiatric health facility, the Board of Supervisors last week directed county staff to look into two other possibilities. One is using the property at Whitmore Lane in Ukiah, formerly an alternative quarantine site, now in need of a $2.8 million roof. The other is finding a parcel somewhere in the unincorporated part of the county, purchasing it, and building a psychiatric facility where there would be fewer neighbors to object. That idea was sketched out in a proposal by Dr.

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April is Poetry Month on Be More Now

Mar 31, 2021

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, April 1 when host Blake More honors Poetry Month by devoting the hour to poetry, but not just to poetry, but to youth poetry – the voice of our future, a voice that the world is not hearing enough of right now.  Some poems are brand new, some are a few years old, some you might have heard, but all of them remind of the importance of staying connected to the heart thread of our choices.

Tune into Be More Now at 7pm on Thursday, March 18.  Host Blake More will interview author, animal rights advocate and veterinary homeopath Jan Allegretti. They will be discussing holistic health care for animals, animal rights advocacy, and animal/human wellness, personal growth, environmental sustainability and spiritual curiosity.  The show will air on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as stream live on the web www.kzyx.org

To hear this interview with award winning science writer, Carl Zimmer, about his latest book, LIFE’S EDGE: THE SEARCH FOR WHAT IT MEANS TO BE ALIVE, and to get links to articles cited, click on this link:


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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.

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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.

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. 


Upcoming Programs

Wednesday April 7  Forthright Radio with Joy LaClaire 9am

On the next Forthright Radio, host Joy LaClaire will speak with scientist Rob Dunn, who returns to discuss his latest book DELICIOUS: THE EVOLUTION OF FLAVOR AND HOW IT MADE US HUMAN. That’s Forthright Radio, Wednesday at 9am here on KZYX and Z.


Thursday April 8 Wildoak Living 9am

Apr 2, 2021

Thursday April 8  Wildoak Living  9am

Join Johanna “Wildoak” for Wildoak Living, the radio program about sustainability and building community in Mendocino County and beyond. This week, Johanna invites listeners to call in and share stories about local people and organizations supporting each other during the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s Wildoak Living, Thursday, April 8 at 9am.


Thursday April 8 The Treehouse 8pm

Apr 2, 2021

Thursday April 8 The Treehouse   8pm

This Thursday in the Treehouse W.Dan does his final show before going on sabbatical. It has been an idiotic and inane run but even W.Dan needs time off occasionally. So tune in to the Treehouse from 8 to 10 on Thursday night as we take a look back at the craziness before W. takes a well deserved 6 day rest. 



Friday April 9 Byline Mendocino 9am

Apr 2, 2021

Friday April 9  Byline Mendocino with Lana Cohen  9am

This week on Byline Mendocino, host Lana Cohen, environmental reporter for KZYX News, will look into the impending drought and the state of regional water security in Inland Mendocino. That’s Byline Mendocino, Friday morning at 9, right here on KZYX and Z.


Friday April 9 The Sports Phone 7pm

Apr 2, 2021
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Friday April 9 The Sports Phone  7pm

Join Jim and Jerry Young every Friday night to get your sports fix on The Sports Phone, taking your calls about all things sports. Every Friday night at 7, here on KZYX and Z.



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