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To hear this interview with Jan-Werner Müller and access links to articles pertinent to it, as well as Dan Roberts' poem, "Holy Card for Greta Number 3," click on this link:    https://forthright.media/2021/07/22/jan-werner-muller-democracy-rules-liberty-equality-uncertainty/

Alyssum Wier, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Mendocino County, talks about how local artists and arts organizations coped with the long months of pandemic shutdown, and how they're re-emerging as the county opens up again.

To hear this interview with Mike Rothschild about his book, THE STORM IS UPON US: HOW QANON BECAME A MOVEMENT, CULT, AND CONSPIRACY THEORY OF EVERYTHING, and to view links pertinent to it, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/07/07/mike-rothschild-the-storm-upon-us-how-qanon-became-a-movement-cult-conspiracy-theory-of-everything/

Three years ago, community activist and counselor Chris Skyhawk was facing a runoff with Ted Williams for the District 5 supervisor seat. Then, suddenly, he faced a life-changing event in the form of a stroke, which forced him to drop out of the race and enter a lengthy period of rehabilitation. He's still recovering. In this interview, he talks about his progress, why he feels lucky to be able to rewire his brain -- and why the rest of us need to rewire as well.

Jim Culp reports on the sale of The Woods, a senior community in Little River, as all the residents vote to take control of their fate and purchase the property.

To hear this interview with Andy Norman about his book, MENTAL IMMUNITY: Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/06/16/andy-norman-mental-immunity-infectious-ideas-mind-parasites-and-the-search-for-a-better-way-to-think/

It includes an update on fossil fuel pipelines protest and court decisions.

Larry R. Wagner

William Jay Sydeman, once called “the most played composer of his generation” by the New York Times, died suddenly and peacefully in his bed at home in Mendocino on May 27, 2021. Sydeman taught composition at Mannes School of Music in New York from 1960 to 1970. He was often featured in the Music of Our Time new music concerts in the 1960s and received numerous commissions and awards, including the Boston Symphony’s Award of Merit. Erich Leinsdorf selected Sydeman to write “In Memoriam John F. Kennedy”, performed in Boston, New York and Washington, D. C. by the Boston Symphony.

To hear this interview with author, editor and journalist, John Judis, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2021/06/02/john-judis-the-politics-of-our-time-populism-nationalism-socialism/

May 27, 2021 — Khadijah Britton and her family will be honored tonight at the completion ceremony for a new mural featuring her likeness, a bouquet of yellow roses, and the fresh red handprints of community members. Britton, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, was abducted at gunpoint four years ago, and has not been seen since. Her story has become a rallying cry for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, a group that’s working to change the high rates of violence experienced by Native American women.

To hear this interview with Washington University Sociology Professor, Mark Rank, about his book, POORLY UNDERSTOOD: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty, and to see articles pertinent to it, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/05/19/mark-r-rank-poorly-understood-what-america-gets-wrong-about-poverty/

 Reps. Jared

LITTLE RIVER 5/11/21 - Reps. Jared Huffman, Mike Thompson, and notable North Coast water managers and politicians gathered at a virtual summit yesterday morning to discuss the severe drought facing the North Coast and the state. No new policies were announced, but  Senator Mike McGuire announced that the state senate is moving on a $3.4 billion drought relief package and Huffman listened to water leaders who made a resounding and sometimes plaintive call for state and federal money to weather this year's water crisis and prepare for the future.

To hear this interview with University of British Columbia Forest Ecology Professor, Suzanne Simard, about her work and her book, FINDING THE MOTHER TREE: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2021/05/04/suzanne-simard-finding-the-mother-tree-discovering-the-wisdom-of-the-forest/

It also includes the lyrics to Requiem for a Forest by Eric Funk & performed by Roots in the Sky

LITTLE RIVER, 4/30/21 -- The town of Mendocino is already at a stage three water shortage and eyeing a stage four, which would trigger mandatory 40% reductions in water allotments for all users, according to district superintendent Ryan Rhoades. The Mendocino Community Services District Board is holding a meeting May 3, at which they are expected to raise the drought level.

LITTLE RIVER, 4/30/21 -- The town of Mendocino is already at a stage three water shortage and eyeing a stage four, which would trigger mandatory 40% reductions in water allotments for all users, according to district superintendent Ryan Rhoades. The Mendocino Community Services District Board is holding a meeting May 3, at which they are expected to raise the drought level.

To hear this interview with vox.com legal journalist, Ian Millhiser, about his latest book, THE AGENDA: HOW A REPUBLICAN SUPREME COURT IS RESHAPING AMERICA, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/04/22/ian-millhiser-the-agenda-how-a-republican-supreme-court-is-reshaping-america/

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