Great Moments in Public Radio

KZYX, January 1, 2009. Wildoat Living. Host: Joanna ‘Wildoat’ Cummings. Cummings: How can we use communication and connecting with each other to continue to fuel our level of energy for, for, for making changes in the world, uh, in a way that nourishes and feeds us as opposed to draining us? Caller Maire Alight: I’m […]

Quick Draw Wattenburger

JIM WATTENBURGER no longer functions as County supervisor. He decided, he said, to retire after one four-year term. Wattenburger has now attended his last meeting as an elected official. His four years in office paid him $65,000 annually plus an array of perks for himself and his family most Americans do not enjoy. As a […]

Deconstructing Glenda

Last Wednesday, there was an article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat entitled “North Coast water plan greeted with howls,” by the PD’s Ukiah reporter Glenda Anderson. The piece was loaded with spectacular errors and much misinformation. The second sentence declared, “The proposed state regulations are intended to improve salmon habitat and primarily affect farmers seeking […]

What’s Wrong With Wiggins?

STATE SENATOR PAT WIGGINS, whose increasingly erratic public behavior was recently noted by the AVA, startled a public hearing last week when she suddenly and inexplicably swore at committee witness Pastor Robert Jones. Sen. Pat Wiggins interrupted Jones’ testimony to say, “I think your arguments are bullshit.” The exchange left Jones, the senior pastor at […]

Valley People (Jan 15, 2003)

A FUND to assist the two children left behind by Ramiro Balano has been established at the Ukiah branch of Washington Mutual Bank. Contributions should be directed to Balano-Balson Children, Washington Mutual Bank, 700 South State Street, Ukiah 95482. The account number is 044400001296252. JERRY COX reports that Sueno Latino, who good works include low […]

Talbot on KQED re: Bari Case

KQED TV, Friday, April 12, 2002. “This Week in Northern California.” Host: Belva Davis. Guests: Steve Talbot, Documentary film editor and series editor for Frontline World, David Lazarus, Business Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Rita Williams, reporter with KTVU TV in Oakland. Steve Ginsberg, a reporter with the San Francisco Business Times. [Opening shots […]

Talbot Talks, And So Does Mary Moore

KSRO, Newstalk Radio AM 1350, Monday, April 15, 2002. Host Pat Thurston. Guest: Steve Talbot. Thurston: Steve Talbot is a reporter and documentary filmmaker who works at KQED. He produced the film “Who Bombed Judi Bari?” He made some pretty startling revelations last Friday night on KQED television about the Judi Bari case. He’s here […]

The Legacy of Patti Campbell

Patti Campbell’s long-running record of duplicity and damage to Fort Bragg and the 4th District of Mendocino County hit another  low point this week with the loss of funding for the Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge Trail. State Parks received over $1 million for restoration of the Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge and Haul Road as a […]

Letters (Jan. 5, 2000)

RE: OPERATION PIPELINE Bruce, I live in Seattle, and as you know we have turned a corner here. This is real serious stuff. During the Ollie North trials it was accidentally revealed that there was a contingency plan on the books, which Ollie and his friends had drawn up, to suspend the constitution in the […]

“Use My Name and You’re Dead Meat”

A grim-faced Dominic Affinito, flanked by a pair of attorneys from the Ukiah law offices of Jared Carter, appeared in Fort Bragg’s Ten Mile Court Tuesday morning to answer charges that he’d assaulted Fort Bragg councilman-elect Dan Gjerde the afternoon of November 12th, 1998. The preliminary hearing before Judge Joe Orr lasted until mid-afternoon.  District […]