Program Showcase

A Place To Call Home: Three Stories

Nov 23, 2018

In this episode, we'll hear from Sean Jarstrom, Michael Trent, and Yvonne Smith. Jarstrom was staying in a room when I spoke with him, though his situation changed later. Trent was in severe pain from a foot infection, using a piece of bent metal as a cane. In a later episode, we'll catch up with him to talk about how his situation changed, too.

And Smith spoke about how she and another homeless woman are doing the best they can to care for a third homeless woman, who has trouble walking and bathing herself.

A Place To Call Home: John McCowen

Nov 21, 2018
Jeffrey Parker

Mendocino County Supervisor John McCowen has very specific ideas about how to address homeless encampments. One day, we went with him to find out more.

A Place To Call Home: Four Stories

Nov 19, 2018

July 17, 2018 -- In this episode of "A Place To Call Home," we'll hear from four people about their experiences with homelessness. Karla Sylvester had gotten a job as a live-in caregiver, right before I met her. She talks about her work in the forests and on crabbing boats, and how hard it is to rely on other people for half of one's living expenses.

A Place To Call Home: Michelle Sides

Nov 17, 2018

July 27, 2018 -- As part of our series of interviews with people about their experiences with homelessness, today we'll hear from Michelle Sides. She was homeless for a little while when her sons, now grown, were children. She talks about how preparing good food, practicing yoga, and paying attention to other people's struggles have helped her heal. She says what people living on the streets most need is love, and encourages us all to take action to be kind. 

A Place To Call Home: Rod O'Meara

Nov 15, 2018

Aug 24 --  In this episode of "A Place to Call Home," we'll hear from poet Rod O'Meara, who's been living out of his car in Fort Bragg for about a year. O'Meara is an avid and attentive reader, and makes notes in small, tidy handwriting. He wants to find a small cabin where he can embark on a long healing fast and pray for divine intervention.

A Place To Call Home: Michael Trent

Nov 13, 2018

Sep 7, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear two interviews from one man. I first talked to Michael Trent in late May. He told me he woke up that morning under a bridge, in pain from an infection in his foot. He was proud that he'd previously gotten a job and gone through wildland firefighting training while homeless, but he wasn't in any shape to do anything at that point.

A Place To Call Home: Angel Histo

Nov 11, 2018

Today we'll hear from Angel Histo, who lived in a trap house using drugs and having violent encounters. When I met her, she was recently sober, cured of the hepatitis that had laid her low, and was volunteering at a needle exchange. Her insights about the exhilaration of a lifestyle where it's normal to be extreme are riveting and eye-opening.

*HALLOWEEN SPECIAL* Paranormal Observations

Oct 31, 2018

This is the halloween special edition of Paranormal Observations with your host and arch boonvillian Matthew Gammett!

Open the Door for Three is fiddle player Liz Knowles, uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare, and Dublin-born singer and bouzouki player Pat Broaders. The trio's music is a rare combination of tunes unearthed from centuries-old manuscript collections, newly composed melodies, fresh arrangements of songs old and new, homages to the musicians and bands they grew up listening to, and the unmatched energy of a trio of good friends playing great Irish music together.

Annie and Karen go over all the state ballot propositions! The pros, the cons, and who's paying for them. Grab your sample ballot and follow along! 

To hear this interview with Rebecca Traister about her latest book, GOOD AND MAD: THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF WOMEN'S ANGER, click on this link:

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now at 7pm on Thursday, November 1, for a special pledge drive edition, “Women Working for Change", featuring Christina Harbridge, nationwide female candidate advisor and CEO of Allegory Inc, and Michelle Maine of Swing Left.  

Longtime friends of host Blake More, both of these women have devoted their lives to female empowerment and the balance of power in the workplace, our government and our homes. The show focuses on why we all need to get out and vote, which includes pledging your support for kzyx!

10/10/18 playlist

Oct 11, 2018

The Man Who Had No Story To Tell        15:58

Galician Pipes

Kevin Carr live in Elk ..... 1/7/11


Charles Laughton, Storyteller                 34:46—TheStory-teller

For Ellington

The Modern Jazz Quartet


Pallindromes                                            7:49

Baby Gramps on Same Ol' Timeously

Mendocino Poet Devreaux Baker on Be More Now

Oct 8, 2018

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, October 18 when host Blake More will be talking with Mendocino County poet Devreaux Baker. They will be discussing poetry, the writers life, sources of inspiration and more. Plus Devreaux will share poems from her latest book “Hungry Ghost.” The show will air on KZYX&Z 90.7FM Philo, 88.1FM Fort Bragg, and 91.5FM Willits, as well as stream live on the web

10/3/18 playlist with links to audio sources

Oct 5, 2018



Bears opener…2018 mix         10:39

The Three Bears

Ray Ellington

Teddy Bears' Picnic                 

Jerry Garcia & David Grisman from Not Just For Kids

Talking Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues

Bob Dylan on Bootleg Series, Vol. 9



Hard-Boiled Dicks… 2018 mix           21:16

St. George & the Dragonet