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It's been more than 31 years since Earth First! forest activist Judi Bari was car-bombed in Oakland, leaving her with severe injuries. Bari, who died in 1997, willed her twisted, ruined car to the Mendocino County Museum in Willits, and last week the museum opened an exhibit titled The Bombing of Judi Bari: 30 Years Later, Mendocino County Remembers. The exhibit features the car and a number of artifacts, as well as public talks and a concert.

September 21, 2021 — PG&E’s failure to maintain its equipment and the vegetation around its infrastructure has led to massive conflagrations in the past few years. Now the company is trying to clear fire hazards around its lines in high fire risk areas. But are they going too far? And is the enhanced vegetation management program even effective? The program is exempt from environmental review and forest practices rules, so those answers won’t be available for some time.



Yoga teacher, healer and now, novelist: former Little River resident Troy Springer has written a dystopian/utopian novel titled Beyond Mortal: Stewards of Gaia. Set 300 years after a climate apocalypse wipes out most life on the planet, the book reflects Troy's childhood in Michigan, the set of values her parents taught her, her background as a yogini and healer in Canada, and the current challenge of climate change.

USFS temporarily halts prescribed burns

Sep 20, 2021

9/20/21 — The U.S. Forest Service isn't currently allowing prescribed fires on its land because of high fire risk and limited firefighting resources across the country. A group of 40 fire and forest ecologists sent the Forest Service chief a letter saying that wasn't the right move. Even though the chief hasn't responded to the letter, U.S. Forest Service employees like Angela Chongpinitchai, Mendocino National Forest's fire planner and fuels specialist, are actively working to increase the use of prescribed fire in their forests.

Mendocino National Forest reopens to the public

Sep 17, 2021

9/17/21 — The U.S. Forest Service has reopened Mendocino National Forest and 12 of the other 18 national forests in the state at midnight Thursday after a historic two-week closure prompted by high fire risk and limited firefighting resources.

This was the second time in the Forest Service’s 116-year history that it closed public access to all its trails and campgrounds in California. Forest Service spokesperson Samantha Reho spoke to KZYX about what factors went into the decision-making process.

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Henry Giroux

Sep 15, 2021

To hear this interview with McMaster University Professor, Henry Giroux, and to find links to articles referenced or pertinent to it, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/09/15/henry-giroux-2/

  September 6, 2021--Corine Pearce hosts this inaugural edition of "Good Ancestors and Local Treasures" on KZYX, which will air every 1st Monday of the Month at 9am, featuring Pomo Arts and Culture.

To hear this interview with Izzy Award winning author, Todd Miller, about his latest book Build Bridges, Not Walls: A Journey to a World Without Borders, as well as to access articles pertinent to it, click on this link:


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Since Donald Trump was elected president some police and advocacy groups have seen an increase in reports of attacks based on race, religion, gender and sexual orientation. But if you're looking for the total number of hate crimes that took place in the U.S. this year — that's one number that even the FBI can't provide with certainty.

Every year in late November, the New Mexican village of Abiquiu, about an hour northwest of Santa Fe, celebrates the town saint, Santo Tomas. Townfolk file into the beautiful old adobe Catholic church to pay homage its namesake.

But this is no ordinary saint's day. Dancers at the front of the church are dressed in feathers, face paint and ankle bells that honor their forebears — captive Indian slaves called genizaros.

What's Driving The Violence In Chicago?

Dec 29, 2016

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It was a violent Christmas weekend in Chicago. Sixty-one people were shot, 11 killed. That brings the number of murders in Chicago this year to over 750. It's a 58 percent increase over last year, and it's the most of any American city.

When Israel captured the West Bank in the 1967 Six-Day War, no Israeli citizens had lived in the territory for nearly two decades, since an earlier war. But in 1968, a small group of religious Jews rented rooms at the Park Hotel in Hebron for Passover, saying they wanted to be near the Tomb of the Patriarchs, one of the holiest sites in Judaism (as well as Islam and Christianity).

Rashaan Salaam, the former college football standout whose body was found in a Boulder, Colo., park earlier this month, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Boulder County Coroner's office.

It's been a lively year for social media mavens as they hashtagged their way through the ups, the downs and the downright silly.

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The White House has announced new actions targeting Russia in response to what U.S. officials say were cyberattacks intended to interfere with the U.S. election.

Russian authorities say that there was no explosion onboard the plane that crashed earlier this week, killing 92, though some prominent officials have yet to rule out terrorism.

In a press conference Thursday, members of a Russian government commission investigating the crash told reporters it could have been one of several factors, but that data from the crash ruled out an explosion.

"After deciphering the first flight recorder we have made a conclusion that there was no explosion onboard," said Lt. Gen. Sergei Bainetov, head of the air force's flight safety division.

A tiny pink peanut is not a white rhinoceros. Nor is it a green turtle or a Bengal tiger. But until a few years ago the Carolina African runner peanut — at one time, the South's most praised peanut, packed with flavor and rich with oil — was much like the rhinoceros and turtle and tiger. That is, it was nearly extinct.

On the top of Hawaii's Mauna Kea mountain Thursday, astronomers will point the large Subaru Telescope toward a patch of sky near the constellation of Orion, looking for an extremely faint object moving slowly through space.

If they find what they're looking for, it will be one of the most important astronomical discoveries in more than a century: a new planet in our solar system.


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MendoLatino is local public affairs in Spanish for Mendocino County, hosted by Diana Coryat and Loreto Rojas. This week MendoLatino presents Avi Chomsky, Salem University historian, about how and why histories and memories are suppressed, and the impact of losing historical memory. They will also discuss her latest book: Central America's Forgotten History. Revolution, Violence and The Roots of Migration. MendoLatino, Monday morning at 9am, right here on KZYX and Z.


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