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Elders offer perspectives on cannabis

Nov 11, 2019

A panel of elders discussed the importance of marijuana in their lives last month as part of a presentation by Cannabis on the Coast, a community-focused collaboration of cannabis and cannabis-friendly organizations and individuals located on Mendocino County’s historic coast.  

Impeachment: Mendocino Village speaks out

Oct 31, 2019

On the streets of Mendocino Village, people spoke out about impeachment

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To hear this interview with Christopher Ketcham about THIS LAND: HOW COWBOYS, CAPITALISM, AND CORRUPTION ARE RUINING THE AMERICAN WEST, which is a hard hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/10/16/christopher-ketcham-this-land-how-cowboys-apitalism-and-corruption-are-ruining-the-american-west/

Roots & All Playlist for October 15, 2019

Oct 16, 2019

 

CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER - 12TH STREET RAG – WAHOO!

AJA GAMPLE - HULA BLUES - HUA'I

AJA GAMPLE – KANALOA - HUA'I

THE REAL SARAHS – SWEET RHYTHM – AFTERNOON WITH THE DIRTY BIRDS

KEYSTONE REVISITED - THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN – BACK AT IT AGAIN –

CAROLE KING - CHICKEN SOUP WITH RICE – REALLY ROSIE OST

CAROLE KING - PIERRE - REALLY ROSIE OST

CAROLE KING - HOME AGAIN - TAPESTRY

UPDATED TUESDAY 10-8: Sheriff Allman called in again at 9:45 Tuesday morning, here is a link to that conversation:

Promise of Paradise Episode 43: Captain Rainbow

Oct 2, 2019

 

 

 Captain Rainbow has lived in Anderson Valley for more than forty years. He was part of the earliest wave of hippies to move here in the Late 60s. These days he is best known as the master of ceremonies of the Anderson Valley variety show, an annual celebration of local community. He lives near Boonville in a house he built out of lumber from his land.

CASA: connecting with children who need help

Oct 1, 2019

At 15 percent, the incidence of child abuse in Mendocino County is twice that of California's. These children and others who are victims of broken families, substance abuse, violence and other traumas, need assistance to navigate the courts. CASA -- the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children program -- aims to provide it.  We speak with CASA executive director Sheryn Hildebrand, about the increasing numbers of kids -- some five hundred in Mendocino and Lake Counties --who need help.

On Friday, September 20th, youth and elders in Mendocino Village joined millions of people worldwide to protest lack of action on climate change.  More than 500 people stood shoulder to shoulder on Main Street, demanding that governments and businesses act to mitigate the human causes of climate change. Listen to what they had to say.

Dolores Huerta Speaks in Ukiah

Sep 23, 2019
photo courtesy Grace Hudson Elementary

On Friday, September 13th, Grace Hudson Elementary School in Ukiah welcomed legendary labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta. The students were celebrating a new mural at their school by artist Lonnie Lopez that features Huerta, who was a co-founder along wtih Cesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers. Hundreds of cheering students from kindergarten through middle school gathered in the gymnasium with signs and songs to hear Dolores Huerta speak.

Una Wirkebau of the Greater Ukiah Business and Tourism Alliance, and Travis Scott of the Mendocino County Tourist Commission agree that it's "California lifestyle" that draws tourists to Mendocino County. That lifestyle includes participating in all kinds of recreational activities, enjoying the beauty of the coast and the redwood forests, attending a variety of events, visiting wineries, and -- as of January 2018 -- experiencing legal cannabis. Next year, the goal is to include the cannabis industry in the county's marketing plan.

photo by Richard Johnson

September 12, 2019--Els Cooperrider is one of Mendocino County’s most outspoken and effective advocates to stop toxic herbicide use. Cooperrider was a leader of the campaign to pass Measure V in 2016, which required the removal of standing dead trees left throughout the county’s forests by a timber company herbicide technique called hack and squirt.  Measure V has yet to be enforced, but it was back on the Agenda at the Board of Supervisors meeting in Ukiah this week, to discuss a letter sent to the county by Mendocino Redwood Company.

Mendocino Food Pantry waits to be found

Sep 13, 2019

The new Mendocino Food Pantry is located in Preston Hall, a facility of the Mendocino Presbyterian Church, and it's open for business on Thursdays, from 3-5 pm. The volunteer-run project welcomes participation from anyone with food scarcity issues, including families, seniors and the homeless. The food offerings come from the Fort Bragg Food Bank, which gathers supplies through the USDA, a CAL food grant and local businesses. In this report, KZYX talks with a client, volunteers and the pastor of the church -- all of whom wish more people knew about the food pantry and how to access it.

Homeless in Mendocino

Sep 4, 2019

In the guarded world of the homeless, few will consent to talk to the media. Out of a dozen people who were gathered at the bus stop in Mendocino Village, two brave souls took a chance and spoke to KZYX for this report -- but no one agreed to be photographed.

Alyssum Wier: Art as a way of life

Aug 29, 2019

As Executive Director of the Arts Council of Mendocino County, Alyssum Wier oversees arts programs for students and patrons of all ages. From dance to poetry, from sculpture to murals to music -- she fosters creative efforts from inland to the coast. Now she's thinking of ways to use the power of art during times of disaster.

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