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Giulio Boccaletti WATER: A Biography

Oct 20, 2021

To hear this interview with Giulio Boccaletti about his history of water and the politics to deal with it in his book, WATER: A Biography - and to find links to articles referenced or pertinent to it, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/10/19/giulio-boccaletti-water-a-biography/

Sonia Waraich

10/13/21 — Recent rainfall and the arrival of a desalination system are allowing Fort Bragg to reduce the city’s drought emergency from a Stage 4 water crisis to a Stage 2 water alert. That means businesses and residents can ease up slightly on their water conservation efforts.

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom also passed the last of three bills that will make it easier for tribes and private landowners to conduct cultural and prescribed fires. Fire experts like Lenya Quinn-Davidson say increasing the use of prescribed burns is key to protecting against catastrophic wildfires.

Talking About California presents: a Special Series for Hispanic Heritage Month. Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond. This Tuesday on Part 3 of the series, hear the story of three Family Medicine Resident physicians working on the Southern border at the Chula Vista Scripps Mercy Hospital. Allison Estrada, Aisha Van Pratt Levin and Ana Ortiz talk about their jobs providing health services, inspiring youth and helping to build stronger communities that can organize and fight for their own well-being.

To hear this interview with Andrew Cockburn and to find links to articles referrenced or pertinent to it, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/10/05/andrew-cockburn-the-spoils-of-war-power-profit-and-the-american-war-machine/

The Discussion: The Move to Ukiah

Oct 5, 2021

October 4th, 2021--The Discussion is a caller-driven community open lines show. This week, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board President Tom Dow and KZYX General Manager Marty Durlin will join W Dan on The Discussion to answer questions about the station's purchase of a property in Ukiah, and relocating the station in a year's time.

  

Jim Culp talks to Mendocino County Public Health Officer Andy Coren and Executive Director Lucresha Renteria of the Mendocino Coast Clinic in Fort Bragg, as well as an immunocompromised patient, about third shots of the Pfizer vaccine. The shots are now available on the coast for those over 65 and those with immune problems.

On Politics: A Love Story, host Bob Bushansky speaks with two authors, Kay Whitlock and Nancy A Heitzeg, about their new book Carceral Con: the Deceptive Terrain of Criminal Justice Reform. They have spent years researching the many attempts at criminal justice reform only to find that not only did the reforms not work, they often made things worse.

  Talking About California: Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 Part 2

 

Talking About California presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Special Series. Four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond.

 

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for Part 2 of the series, the focus will be immigration issues with Alvaro Huerta, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women’s Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

 

Tuesday September 21 Hispanic Heritage Month Special Series Part 1

Talking About California presents: Hispanic Heritage Month Series. Four programs, each considering an important issue in the LatinX community and beyond. 

Join Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow for in-depth conversation about this important topic. The series begins with the historian, author and activist, Aviva Chomsky.

  

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.

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.

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/

Sheriff Matt Kendall and Supervisor Glenn McGourty discuss the status of the Hopkins Fire with KZYX&Z's Alicia Bales.

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