Program Showcase

First interview by Bob Bushansky with 2nd District Congressperson, Jared Huffman talking about what is happening in Washington, and the District.

Michael Brown talks about why people often vote against their own best interests.

Phillip Colla/SeaOtters.com

Purple Sea Urchin populations have exploded along the northern California coast, creating "urchin barrens" where all the algae has been eaten - including Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp - leading to the loss of most of the vital "kelp forest" habitat. Why is this happening?   

Promise of Paradise Episode 35: Karen Rizzolo

Aug 2, 2019
Contributed by Karen Rizzolo

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, 

back to the land oral histories of Mendocino County.  

Today we’ll be hearing from Karen Rizzolo of Potter Valley.

Karen came to Potter Valley in 1975 with her future first husband, Don Buickerood.  

She was 21.  

Like thousands of young folks around the United States, 

they’d been poring over issues of Mother Earth News,  

looking for a place in the country they could call home.

Promise of Paradise Episode 34: Jonathan Frey

Jul 25, 2019
David Field

 

 

Frey Vineyards put Mendocino County on the map as America’s first organic and biodynamic winery. 

 

That wouldn’t have happened if Paul Frey and  and his wife Margarette, known as Beba, hadn’t landed jobs at the Talmage State Hospital in 1959.

 

Both doctors, they had been hired to do early research on mental health issues and psychedelics -  LSD and psilocybin.

 

Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman stopped by the Philo studio to talk with Sheriff Allman about what is happening with mental health services and about the Cannabis eractication plan known as Clean Sweep.

Aric McBay - Full Spectrum Resistance Part 2

Jul 19, 2019

To hear Part 2 of our interviews with Aric McBay about FULL SPECTRUM RESISTANCE, click on this link: https://forthright.media/2019/06/17/aric-mcbay-full-spectrum-resistance-part-2/

To learn more about Aric and/or to read Chapter 1 of FULL SPECTRUM RESISTANCE:

https://www.aricmcbay.org/

Aric McBay - Full Spectrum Resistance

Jul 19, 2019

To hear this interview with Aric McBay, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/06/19/aric-mcbay-full-spectrum-resistance/

Promise of Paradise Episode 33: Anon Forrest

Jul 18, 2019

There are some names that keep coming up as we travel around the county, gathering back to the land oral histories: people we just have to interview because they played such a large role in one major development or another. 

Operation Clean Sweep Discussion

Jul 17, 2019

July 16, 2019--Alicia Bales and Jenn Procacci host a special hour of public affairs programming on the Mendocino County Sheriffs Department’s announcement of  “Operation Clean Sweep,” a multi-agency law enforcement action aimed at eradicating unpermitted cannabis growing throughout the county. Guests include attorney Hanna Nelson and Monique Ramirez of Mendocino Cannabis Alliance and journalist Kate Maxwell of www.Mendovoice.com. 

Raymond Nat Turner featured on Be More Now

Jul 16, 2019

Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, July 18 when host Blake More will accomplished performance poet and town crier Raymond Nat Turner, founder of the NYC Jazz poetry ensemble Upsurge Jazz. With imaginative compositions, innovative arrangements and in-your-face consciousness, Raymond’s group UpSurge presents one of the most original group sounds on the music scene today. Their sound is a compelling mix of jazz, poetry and politics, and the upcoming hour long show promises a lively conversation covering all three. 

Promise of Paradise Episode 32: Gina Campbell

Jul 11, 2019
Contributed by Laura Hamburg

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County.  In the early ‘70s, a knot of recent college graduates with Stanford diplomas in hand, came up with an audacious plan...not to go into professional careers, or even to get jobs at all…

but instead, to move to Mendocino County and create a new school for k-8th graders.

Promise of Paradise Episode 30: Vicki Patterson

Jun 27, 2019
Submitted by Vicki Patterson

Today we'll be hearing from Vicki Patterson of Ukiah.  Born in Manhattan in 1945, Vicki migrated to Mendocino County in 1969.  She lived on the Mann Ranch outside Ukiah in the early 1970s,  when it was a kind of "Esalen North," hosting seminars with great thinkers and philosophers like Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts.  

Promise of Paradise Episode 31: Kirsten Ellen Johnsen

Jun 27, 2019
David Emrick

This is Laura Hamburg with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land Oral Histories of Mendocino County. 

 

Today we’ll be listening to Kate Magruder’s interview with Kirsten Ellen Johnsen of Ukiah.  

 

Kiri is a child of the back-to-the-land movement, part of the second generation of hippies whose parents settled Greenfield Ranch, an intentional community in the early 70s.

 

Today, Kiri still owns her family’s land on Greenfield, where she is raising her own children when she’s not working on her PhD studies.

 

Promise of Paradise Episode 30: Vicki Patterson

Jun 20, 2019
Submitted by Vicki Patterson

Today we'll be hearing from Vicki Patterson of Ukiah.  Born in Manhattan in 1945, Vicki migrated to Mendocino County in 1969.  She lived on the Mann Ranch outside Ukiah in the early 1970s,  when it was a kind of "Esalen North," hosting seminars with great thinkers and philosophers like Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts.  

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