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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-21 Part 1 of 2
Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 2:00PM

First half:  Andrew Smith, filmmaker and director of Winter in the Blood, and Toni Smith local even producer with Pop-Up Culture Club, talk about the film to promote the upcoming showing on Satruday, February 23rd at 6pm at the Grace Hudson Musem in Ukiah.  https://www.facebook.com/events/376616052895976/

Send half:  Scott Cratty talks about the Good Farm Fund and efforts to support thriving local agriculture.  http://www.goodfarmfund.org

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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-21 Part 2 of 2
Thursday, February 21st, 2019, 3:00PM

Guest Ellen Drell of the Willits Environmental Center talks about her long history of local activism, and an exciting new effort to encourage Mendocino County Government to take bold leadership at the local level to tackle climate change.  

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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-14 Part 1 of 2
Thursday, February 14th, 2019, 2:00PM

KMEC's mini Pledge Drive DAY 1!  Donate at https://www.kmecradio.org/donate/, thank you!

First half, audio of a Congressional hearing about the Green New Deal during which a conservative pro-coal Congresswoman rolls out disinformation and Rep Huffman tells her off. Alicia reads some of the text of the Green New Deal Resolution submitted to Congress on Feb 7, 2019.  

Full text of the Green New Deal Resolution is available here:  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5729033/Green-New-Deal-FINAL.pdf  


2nd half, organizer Randal MacDonald of the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club talks about the many ways Mendocino County is mobilizing to address the Climate Emergency.

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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-14 Part 2 of 2
Thursday, February 14th, 2019, 3:00PM

Alicia spends the hour talking with KMEC's MC Squared, host of Club FM on Thursday afternoons, about last week's Black History Month Celebration in Willits, KMEC's pledge drive, and lots more.

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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-07 Part 1 of 2
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 2:00PM

1st Half:  Eric Lassotovic and Jenny Burnstad of Forest Reciprocity Group and Cloud Forest Institute discuss their work and an upcoming presentaiton to the Redwood Valley MAC on Wednesday, February 13th at 5pm.  They are also organizing a building event on March 16th: https://www.forestreciprocity.org/events/2019/2/2/frg-round-pole-barn-raising-march-16

Public Service Announcement about the presentation:  

The public is invited to attend the monthly Redwood Valley Municipal Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 5-7 pm at the Redwood Valley Grange, 8650 East Rd. Members of the Forest Reciprocity Group (FRG) will give a power point presentation about revitalizing our forests to revitalize our communities. FRG seeks to collaborate with individual land owners; county, state and federal organizations and agencies; and local tribes to unburden forest lands of overcapacity fire fuel load small diameter poles. When we tend our forests for regenerative health, we are reciprocated with an abundance of valuable raw material to use for a variety of purposes including architectural components of beautiful, fire safe, affordable dwellings. FRG is an initiative of Cloud Forest Institute with funding from the Just and Resilient Future Fund of the Another World is Possible Coalition and the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.  For more information contact jen@cloudforest.org.

At 33:55 Karen Byars of Mendocino Cannabis Resource discusses cannabis education and outreach, and upcoming workshops in February and March in Ukiah to help entrepreneurs in all aspects of the cannabis industry (segment continues to part 2). contact: mendocinocannabisresource@gmail.com 

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Edgewise Radio 2019-02-07 Part 2 of 2
Thursday, February 7th, 2019, 3:00PM

Whole hour:  Alicia interviews Jocelyn Ffriend of Black Futures about the Black History Month Celebration and Dinner planned in Willits on Saturday, February 9th from 3-8pm at the Wllits Grange.  

For tickets and information:  http://www.mendonomics.com/events.html

About the event:  Willits Black History Month organizer Jocelyn Ffriend decided to put the event together because she grew up celebrating Black History Month and it was an intregal part of her development and knowledge of self. “Through this event I want to encourage children to develop their curiosity about Black people and an awareness that there is much more to Our Story than the textbooks make it seem,” she notes. A lot of people have jumped in to make it a memorable time - including Bill Durham, KMEC’s DJ MC Squared, and Polly Girvin of Coyote Valley who will be panelists.  

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Edgewise Radio 2019-01-31 Part 1 of 2
Thursday, January 31st, 2019, 2:00PM

Beginning at 12:15--Brief update with local advocate Traci Pellar http://www.mendowildlife.com about the upcoming County Board of Supervisors meeting on 2/5/19, 3rd District Supe John Haschak and 5th Dist Supe Ted Williams have added an item to the agenda asking the county to draft an ordinance to expressly prohibit Genetic Engineering of Cannabis.  

UPDATE-- Here is the item as it appears on the BOS agenda (Link https://mendocino.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=673049&GUID=3DFCBB62-D5A0-4CAE-B089-1AAFE3B25336&Options=info&Search=):  

6c) Discussion and Possible Direction to Staff Regarding the Development of an Ordinance or Ordinance Amendments Prohibiting the Cultivation, Processing or Manufacturing of Cannabis or Cannabis Products Using Genetic Engineering Techniques

(Sponsors: Supervisor Haschak and Supervisor Williams)

Recommended Action:
Provide direction to staff to develop a new Ordinance or Ordinance amendments prohibiting the cultivation, processing or manufacturing of cannabis or cannabis products using genetic engineering techniques and present said ordinance to the Board at a future meeting date for discussion and consideration.


Starting at 22:00 minutes, Alicia interviews Stephanie Tidwell of Friends of the Eel River https://eelriver.org, live in the KMEC studio, about the morning's meeting of the "Great Redwood Trail Coalition," as well as the latest about PG&E's decision to abandon the FERC relicensing process at the Eel River Dams/Potter Valley Project.  

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Edgewise Radio 2019-01-31 Part 2 of 2
Thursday, January 31st, 2019, 3:00PM

Whole Hour:  Guest Polly Girvin of SEIJ: Social, Environmental and Indigenous Justice, reflects on this year's Ukiah Women's March on January 19th, 2019, and the historic and powerful leadership of Indigenous and Latina Women.  With audio clips from Debra Ramirez, Tribal Chairwoman of the Redwood Valley Pomo; Bernadette and David Smith singing traditional Pomo Songs to rember Bernadette's sister Nicole Smith who was murdered last year in Manchester; Jackie Orozco speaking about the rights of immigrants and their families; and Madge Strong of the Willits City Council encouraging women to raise their voices.  

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Edgewise Radio 2019-01-24 Part 1 of 2
Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 2:00PM

1st half:  Berkeleyside.com co-founder and author Frances Dinkelspiel talks about People's Park in Berkeley, its history and significance as sacrosanct for many, recent arrests of protestors trying to stop tree removal in the Park, and UC Berkley's plan to build housing on the site in 2020.  2nd half:  Audio footage from SEIU local 1021, Classified and Temporary Workers Union at Mendocino College, informational picket to raise awareness about their contract negotiations and sound the alarm about Mendo College's efforts to deny them a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA).

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Edgewise Radio 2019-01-24 Part 2 of 2
Thursday, January 24th, 2019, 3:00PM

Longtime Earth First! activist and Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters founder Karen Pickett talks about her history with the Radical Environmental Movement, and why climate activists should keep Biocentrism as a core value.  

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