Program Showcase

"50 Years in Music: Paul McCandless and Oregon Special on North Bay Beat"

10/20/20: The fourth installment of Talking About California features Professor Alvaro Huerta, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning (URP) and Ethnic & Women's Studies (EWS) at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Huerta talks about growing up in an East LA barrio, and connects immigration, poverty, racism, and police brutality in order to explain the relevance of the BLM movement to the Latinx community.

10/6/20: Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host the third installment of a four-part series in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Maria Rendon, Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine. Professor Rendon is the author of "Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the integration of Second Generation Latinos." She discusses the implication of the Black Lives Matter movement on Latino youth.

Linda Pack reads  The Yellow Wallpaper

9/29/20: Part 2 features a conversation with Professor Alex Vitale of Brooklyn College, author of “The End of Policing” and one of the leading voices for police reform.

9/22/20: Part 1, a conversation with UCLA Professor Chris Zepeda-Millan, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Chicano and Central American Studies.

Dr. Lynn Kitei featured on Be More Now

Sep 28, 2020

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, October 1 when host Blake More will interview author, filmmaker, and “Phoenix Lights” experiencer Dr. Lynn Kitei. They will be discussing her first hand account of the mysterious “V” shaped orbs that flew over the state of Arizona in March 13, 1997 and was witnessed by over 10,000 people, as well as the lasting impact it has had on her “healthy skeptic’s” life. 

More information on Dr. Lynn can be found at:

  KZYX&Z’s Be More Now with award winning poet Michael Warr.

This interview features the 2020 Berkeley Lifetime Achievement Awardee, SF Poet Michael Warr.  We will be discussing his work as a poet, his latest book Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, his literary career, his two languages/one community project, and so much more.

To hear this special edition of Forthright Radio celebrating the Centennial of the signing of the 19th Amendment with Johns Hopkins University History Professor, Martha S. Jones - and to access articles pertinent to the topic, click on this link:

Photo by Melody Miller

August 16, 2020

A Tribute to ruth weiss by Dan Roberts


August 14, 2020--Byline Mendocino is a live round table discussion with local journalists, hosted by Alicia Bales.  On todays show:

What role do local reporters have in covering a global pandemic? Hear from the reporters who have been covering COVID-19 right here in Mendocino County, with the Mendocino Voice, the Willits Weekly, MendoFever, and KZYX. 

Henry Giroux

Aug 6, 2020

To hear this interview with Professor Henry Giroux, in which he looks at the COVID-19 crisis as both a new kind of crisis and as a historical turning point, and to access links to articles and audio referenced, click on this link:

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, August 6 when host Blake More will interview award-winning author, trainer and public speaker Holly Stiel, who is renowned world wide for her trailblazing service philosophy. They will be discussing the basic tenets of kindness, silver linings, gratitude and fortitude, mixed with a healthy dose of levity and creative visioning. 

To learn more about Holly, you can visit her website here:

KZYX is pleased to bring you a very special program, a presentation by Mendocino Latinx Alliance called Health Disparities: The Latinx Experience During COVID-19, featuring Dr. Bessant Parker, Dr. Mimi Doohan, George Verastegui, and Dr. Sergio Aguilar-Gaciola from UC Davis Center for Reducing Health Disparities. On July 30, 2020, KZYX broadcast an hour-long excerpt of the event, available here: