Program Showcase

WAR OF THE WHALES - Joshua Horwitz & Thaïs Mazur

Jun 4, 2019

To hear the interviews with Joshua Horwitz & Thaïs Mazur, click on this link:https://forthright.media/2019/06/04/war-of-the-whales-joshua-horwitz-thais-mazur/

To find out more about the Navy's proposed permits under the Marine Mammals Protection Act for their Training and Testing, or to make a public comment, click on this link:

https://www.nwtteis.com/PublicInvolvement/Public-Comment

Promise of Paradise Episode 28: Norman de Vall

May 30, 2019
Laura Hamburg

Today we'll be hearing from Norman de Vall of the town of Mendocino. Norman was a four-term Mendocino County Supervisor during the building code wars of the 70s and 80s. 

It was a time when the County pushed to outlaw the very houses the back-to-the-landers called home. 

It was also a time when tensions ran high, building inspectors might be armed and planning files went missing. The cabins the counterculture community built were targeted, red-tagged and declared illegal. 

Liz Miller - THE SHORE LINE PROJECT

May 29, 2019

To hear this interview with Liz Miller about THE SHORE LINE PROJECT, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/05/29/liz-miller-the-shore-line-project/

Courtney Quirin - GUARDIAN

May 29, 2019

To hear this interview with Courtney Quirin about her award winning documentary, GUARDIAN, click on this link:   https://forthright.media/2019/05/29/courtney-quirin-guardian/

Be More Now Featuring Siegmar and Cornelia Gerken

May 27, 2019

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, May 30 when host Blake More will interview Mendocino County consciousness pioneers Siegmar and Cornelia Gerken, founders of the International Institute for Core Evolution. They will be talking about their 40 plus years of work in personal evolution, somatic awareness and other techniques they have developed in their devotion to create a more emo­tion­ally in­teg­rated, peace­ful so­ci­ety.

Jen Riddell

May 23, 2019 — We’ve heard a lot of stories from people who came to Mendocino County as young adults in the 60’s, 70’s, and even the 80’s, to bring a fresh perspective to a lot of old-time homesteading skills. But today we’ll hear from some ‘second gens,’ or the children of back to the landers.

Promise of Paradise Episode 27: Lynn Meadows

May 16, 2019
Contributed by Lynn Meadows

Lynn Meadows moved to the intentional communty of Greenfield Ranch outside Ukiah, CA in 1972 with her husband, Bob Dress.  They have lived there ever since.  Lynn became part of the home birth movement that was sweeping the United States in the early 1970s.  She studied to be a lay midwife, and eventually participated in more than 600 births throughout the county.  She later became a Physician's Assistant and worked in the ER for twenty years.  Now her focus is on palliative care and helping folks in their last years of life.  

Promise of Paradise Episode 25: Leon Springer

May 2, 2019
Leon Springer

Leon Springer moved to Potter Valley in 1974 to build yurts and live communally. Now a successful businessman, he remembers how he discovered what he could become through hard work, lots of fun, and friendships that last for decades. We’ll take a journey from an iconic concert experience in San Francisco to Mothers Day blintzes on the Eel River; double digging in the garden and feeding kids and bears.

 

Promise of Paradise Episode 24: Bill Heil and Zo Abell

Apr 25, 2019
Bill Heil

This is Laura Hamburg with Kate Magruder for Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County. Today we’re bringing you the story of Table Mountain Ranch, a commune in Albion, which lasted for 20 years.  We’ll hear from two of the commune’s earliest settlers: Zo Abell and Bill Heil. Bill, who describes himself as an aging hippie, runs a saw mill business, and Zo is a life-long educator.  Zo grew up on the East Coast with her Yiddish-speaking grandmother; Bill was a bible student in a German household in deep south Alabama.

Promise of Paradise Episode 23: John Scharffenberger

Apr 18, 2019
John Scharffenberger

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County. Today we’ll be hearing from John Scharffenberger of Philo whose name has become synonymous with world-famous sparkling wine and fine chocolate.  But in the early 1970s, John was just one of hundreds of young people who were drawn to Mendocino County for the wide open opportunities it offered.  

Promise of Paradise Episode 23: John Scharffenberger

Apr 18, 2019
John Scharffenberger

  This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County.  Today we’ll be hearing from John Scharffenberger of Philo whose name has become synonymous with world famous sparkling wine and fine chocolate.  But in the early 1970s, John was just one of hundreds of young people who were drawn to Mendocino County for the wide open opportunities it offered.  

For John, the place turned out to be a perfect match to his own ethos:

Click on this link to hear this interview with Ojibwe University of Southern California Professor, David Treuer, about his work and his book, THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: NATIVE AMERICA FROM 1890 TO THE PRESENT:

https://forthright.media/2019/03/14/david-treuer-the-heartbeat-of-wounded-knee-native-americafrom-1890-present/

To hear this interview with Adam Higginbotham about his book, MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/04/05/adam-higginbotham-midnight-in-chernobyl-the-untold-story-of-the-worlds-greatest-nuclear-disaster/

There are also links to articles and a video about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

Live Power Community Farm.

 

April 4, 2019 -- Today we’ll hear from two people in Covelo, who still farm according to the principles of harmony between the garden and the gardener, the buyer and the seller, and the people and animals who use their living power to work the land.

Promise of Paradise Episode 20: Tom Wodetzki

Mar 29, 2019
Tom Wodetzki, aka Moonlight.

March 28, 2019 -- Today we’ll be hearing from Tom Wodetzki of Albion, a long-time political activist. Tom lived on a commune in Albion called Salmon Creek Farm for 15 years, the longest stretch of any of his fellow communards. He’s had a hand in just about every political and environmental movement this county has seen since the 70s. But before he arrived in Albion, Tom cut his political teeth back East in the civil rights movement and demonstrating against the Vietnam War.

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