Program Showcase

This is an interview with Anderson Valley Fire Chief Andres Avila and Medstar Ambulance Operations Manager Theresa Gowan concerning the development of an 'Exclusive Operating Area' (EOA) for emergency medical services (EMS) for inland Mendocino County.

Mendocino County Executive's Office

Tammy Moss Chandler, who is leading up Mendocino County's short and long-term fire recovery activities as Disaster Recovery Director, and Megan Barber Allende, president of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, will be guests on the KZYX public affairs program Mendocino Works on Wednesday 10 January at 7 p.m. to review our community's recovery to date in the three months since the devastating Redwood Complex Fire. We'll be taking listener calls.

Tuesday January 16th at 7pm on the Ecology Hour. Scientists are trained to remove emotion from the subjects they are studying, but can their sadness and mourning for dead and dying organisms bring a new fire to environmental activism? Emotional disconnect, which is productive for ecological thinking, limits the work ecology can do in the world and constrains conservation politics, and perhaps ecologists lives. In the next Ecology hour we’ll explore these ideas put forward in a talk given by Cleo Woelfle-Erskine, professor of environmental equity and justice at the University of Washington.

To hear this interview with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Stephen Kinzer, click here:

Stephen Kinzer has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents.

Plastics in the Oceans

Jan 9, 2018

On The Ecology Hour tonight, we talk with Dr. Sean Anderson, Chair & Professor in the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program, California State University Channel Islands.  Our topic will be “Plastics in the Oceans,” and we will hear about the sources, extent, and effects of plastics contamination on marine life.

Fish & Wildlife scientists to explain cannabis regs

Jan 9, 2018

  California Department of Fish and Wildlife environmental scientists Angela Liebenberg and Scott Bauer will be Jane Futcher’s guests on The Cannabis Hour, Thursday, Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. on KZYX. They’ll explain their department’s role in protecting fish and wildlife resources from cannabis cultivations that may involve: diversion of water; land clearing such as timber conversion; road construction and stream crossings; riparian vegetation removal, and introduction of pollutants into waterways and other habitats.

Links to audio sources for Radiogram, 1/3/18

Jan 5, 2018

Here are links to my sources for stuff that I aired or talked about on my first 2018 show.

That piece about Dylan's All Along the Watchtower was from the Nerdwriter video blog.

I played a quote from Shonda Rhimes'  2014 Dartmouth College commencement address.

Stress and the cannabis permitting process

Dec 20, 2017

HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH STRESS AND THE CANNABIS PERMITTING PROCESS? That's the topic of the next Cannabis Hour, Thursday, Dec. 28, at 9 a.m. on KZYX. Nursery owner Ron Edwards and cultivator Corinne Powell will join host Jane Futcher and social worker and Flow Kana VP Amanda Reiman to share strategies for dealing with the feelings and forces creating stress in the cannabis community and beyond. Are the regulations providing the viable pathway to legalization promised by the county and state? Please join us and call in with your stresses and/or strategies at 707 895-2448 at 9:40 a.m.

audio links for Radiogram, last week's show, 12/13

Dec 15, 2017

Here are links to my sources for some of the audio heard on last week's program, 12/13/17:

La Nona Kanta

What Realistic Film Dialogue Sounds Like

Kim by Rudyard Kipling

&, of course, there is our Jukebox...

Radiogram is archived for streaming online:


Following the North Bay wildfires, survivors in Mendocino and Lake counties have begun receiving substantial fire insurance payouts -- and some are stressing over how to protect and manage the funds in the months or even years before they can begin rebuilding.

Henry Giroux

Henry Giroux, renowned public commentator and professor at Canada's McMaster University, spoke with Forthright Radio host Joy LaClaire on 30 November 2017 about what happens to democracy when the president of the United States attacks the media and subjects scientists and scholars to a culture of shaming. 

Is it possible to buy insurance for your cannabis business? On the KZYX Cannabis Hour on 30 November 2017, host Jane Futcher explored that question and many others with independent insurance agent Maureen Mulheren of Ukiah.

Basel Peace Office


Helen Caldicott is an Australian physician author, and anti nuclear activist. She led campaigns against nuclear power and nuclear weapons, nuclear testing and radiation from uranium weapons and mining to nuclear waste.

Featured on Radiogram 11/22/17 (& some links)

Nov 17, 2017

Here are a couple of links to the audio sources for current & recent pieces heard on Radiogram:

Kim, by Rudyard Kipling, chapter 1.... this version is read by Adrien Praetzellis, downloaded from Librivox  Kim is a fabulous adventure story set in India during the former British Empire. It tells the story of a street-wise but (in typical Kipling fashion) highly moral Anglo-Indian boy who becomes enmeshed the “the Great Game” -– the competition between Britain and Russia for control over Asia.