11/25/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

11/25/14 – 5:00pm

 Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to notes@kyburadio.org. Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Emily, Ryan, Jay, Clive, Marie, Lew, and Mary Jane



New People/New Shows

Programmers Meeting 12/2

Party 12-13-14

KMUD Tribal Elections

Bill Cosby Comedy


New People/New Shows: Marie will return next year and wants to do music once or twice a week, including French music. Emily will email Marie some helpful documents.

Max paid Radio Free Berkeley and will follow up on it.

WE need to move some shows, including the Les Paul Show.

Max asked people to listen to California Weekly Climate and Commonwealth Club. We can put them on but should listen to them first and decide.

Programmers Meeting: Emily sent out an email for the 12/2/14 programmers meeting at 6pm. Please pass the word. The Truckers parade will be held on 12/12/14. Emily will bring a volunteer list for the 12/13/14 members party   Ryan will search online for two new office chairs for about $150 each to replace a couple of the old chairs.

Party 12-13-14:   Per Emily, party posters are up. Postcards will be mailed tonight. Membership signups will be at the door. The Sheriff has the liquor license. Robert DJ will be Santa. We will have a fire and stockings, a raffle. We’ll need to decorate and set up at 4pm. We need volunteers to help with decorating and obtaining raffle items.

KMUD Tribal Elections: We received an email from Christina at KMUD. Mary Jane will ask Eric (our liaison) about whether to announce the election results after the next election like we did the first election.

Bill Cosby Comedy: Our comedy in general needs work, and we need more comedy. There was a discussion held about keeping only the best comedy. Ryan has three albums of Richard Pryor.

Merch@mercantile: Per Max, Lynette wants to sell KYBU shirts. Emily thinks we have enough shirts for the December party. We need to buy more with a new design and a more types, including long-sleeved. We could have a new-design contest.

CAL FIRE Offers Easy Steps to Prevent Thanksgiving Fires Officials Encourage Fire Safety During Holiday Cooking

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

CONTACT: Daniel Berlant, (916) 651-FIRE (3473), on Twitter @CALFIRE_PIO
DATE: November 24, 2014

CAL FIRE Offers Easy Steps to Prevent Thanksgiving Fires
Officials Encourage Fire Safety During Holiday Cooking

Sacramento – With Thanksgiving just days away, CAL FIRE is reminding Californians about the dangers that home fires pose during the holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time of food, fun and festivities; but this time of year is also a time to be extra cautious as thousands of home fires across the nation are caused from holiday cooking.

With friends and family visiting, it’s important to not get distracted and to be aware of your cooking activities.  “The holidays bring inherent fire danger that can quickly lead to tragedy if you don’t take just a few easy steps to prevent a fire,” said Chief Tonya Hoover, California’s State Fire Marshal. “Just by keeping an ‘eye on what you fry’, you can reduce the chance of a cooking caused fire.”

To help reduce the chance of fire and injuries associated with cooking fires, CAL FIRE would like to offer the following tips:

Don’t leave cooking unattended and keep an eye on what you fry. If you leave the kitchen, turn the burner off.
Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove. Someone walking by is less likely to bump them and it prevents a curious child from pulling them over.
Food preparation and cooking should always be supervised by an adult.
When using a turkey fryer, be sure to follow instructions closely. Don’t exceed the recommended oil level and only use the device outdoors away from structures!
Make sure a fire extinguisher is handy at all times. Never use water to put out a grease fire.
Ensure you have working smoke alarms installed throughout your home.

Watch this short video from CAL FIRE for some more tips on cooking safety by clicking here or visit www.fire.ca.gov.

CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Transitions Out of Fire Season

CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Transitions Out of Fire Season

Willits – Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CAL FIRE’s Mendocino Unit to transition out of fire season effective Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8 a.m. in Mendocino County.

Unit Chief Christopher P. Rowney encourages all residents to take advantage of the cooler months ahead and prepare your home for the 2015 fire season by creating 100 feet of defensible space around your home
As drought conditions continue to have a hold on California, CAL FIRE is maintaining staffing that meets the current threat, as well as strategically moving resources to areas that remain at a higher threat level. CAL FIRE will also continue to monitor weather conditions closely and still has the ability to increase staffing should the weather conditions change or if there is a need to support wildfires in other areas of the State.

The 2014 fire season has been an extremely active year. Statewide CAL FIRE and firefighters from many local agencies battled over 5,500 wildfires within the State Responsibility Area that burned nearly 91,000 acres. This number is over 1,000 more wildfires this year than normal. In the Mendocino Unit, CAL FIRE responded to 140 wildfires that charred 12,782 acres.

Residents are urged to still take precautions outdoors in order to prevent sparking a wildfire. A leading cause of wildfires this time of year is from escaped landscape debris burning. Before you burn, ensure it’s a permissive burn day by contacting the Mendocino County Air Management District at (707) 463-4391 and then make sure you have any and all required burn permits. During burning make sure that piles of landscape debris are no larger than four feet in diameter, provide a 10 foot clearance down to bare mineral soil around the burn pile and that a responsible adult is in attendance at all times with a water source and a shovel.

For more ways to prevent sparking a wildfire visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org.

Week of November 24 on Native America Calling

Monday, November 24, 2014 – November Music Maker: Audiopharmacy
Audiopharmacy shares more of their sonic vibrancy in a new album “State of the Heart.” The Bay Area based group says the music in their latest album is inspired by their connections to diverse communities. The collection includes hip-hop, reggae and messages about unity and revolution.  We invite you to join us for our November Music Maker edition. Vocalist and producer Ras K’dee of the Pomo Nation will be with us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – Going Vegetarian or Vegan
One of the most common questions that vegetarians and vegans get during the holidays is “what are you going to eat?” Some choose to not eat meat for reasons like health benefits and the treatment of animals. Have you ever considered cutting meat out of your diet? How did friends and family respond? Join our conversation with people in Native America who do not eat animals. They’ll share experiences and some delicious vegetarian recipes. Guests include: Janice Papadam (Acoma), Rosemary Cree Medicine (Blackfeet) and Linda Fisher (Ojibwe).

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 – Meat
Animals have always been a part of life. Some animals are considered sacred and deserve our highest respect. In Native America, animals of all shapes and sizes are killed to provide us with food, clothing and tools. We say prayers for these animals, we thank them for their life and sacrifice. Meat from animals can be used for celebrations and everyday meals. From seals in the north to sheep in the southwest, animals and their meat are an important part of Native cuisine and culture. Guests include Rob Kinneen (Tlingit), Curtis Zunigha (Delaware Tribe of Indians), Nephi Craig (Navajo), Chief Kevin Brown (Pamunkey), Lora Ann Chaisson (United Houma Nation) and Karlene Hunter (Oglala Lakota).

Thursday, May 8, 2014 – **ENCORE: Quilting In Native America**
Quilting has a rich history in Native America. The craft was first introduced to Native women by European settlers but quilting has evolved in many tribes across Native America. Are you a quilter? How do you integrate your cultural values into the quilts you make? And what role do quilts play in your life and your community? This is an encore broadcast. Join us to hear our conversation earlier this year with Margaret Wood (Navajo/Oklahoma Seminole) quilter, Emily Proctor (Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians) quilter, Dr. Marsha MacDowell, folklorist and professor of art and art history at Michigan State University and Carla Hemlock (Mohawk) master quilter.

Friday, November 28, 2014 – **Pre-recorded** Let’s Electric 49
Today we bring you high energy Native music. It’s the day after the national day of feasting and we wanted to leave you with something to get you moving so that big meal doesn’t catch up with you. Tune in for an electrifying mix of songs from artists in Canada, the US and New Zealand. This is a pre-recorded mix of  dance, house, electronica and dubstep.  It’s our version of an Electric 49 featuring Native recording artists and DJs.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Week of November 17, 2014 on Native America Calling

Monday, November 17, 2014 – Rebel Music
MTV World recently premiered an episode of Rebel Music focusing on Native America. The series focuses on musicians who use their craft to raise awareness about social issues. We’ll get the story behind the episode and speak with some of the musicians, artists and a journalist featured in the show.  Guests include: Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo), Inez Jasper (Sto:lo/Ojibwa/Métis), and Simon Moya-Smith (Oglala Lakota).

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – Evaluating Charities
Many people respond to the call each year to give to charities during the holidays. Charities and nonprofits provide services to many in need, including Native America. ProPublica and NPR recently investigate the American Red Cross and found allegations of mismanagement of resources like food waste during the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. How can we know if a charity is worthy of our donations? Guests include: Laura Sullivan, correspondent, NPR Investigations, Sandra Miniutti, vice president of marketing and CFO of Charity Navigator and Carly Hare, executive director of Native Americans in Philanthropy.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – Tribes And Legalized Marijuana
Earlier this month, voters in Oregon and Alaska voted to legalize recreational marijuana. There are nine tribes in Oregon and over 200 tribes in Alaska. How are they responding to changes in state laws on marijuana? Tribes in Colorado and Washington have mostly stood against marijuana legalization in their states and continue to ban its presence in their Native communities. Join us as we explore where tribes stand on marijuana legalization and what conflicts exist between, tribal, federal and state laws and policies.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 – Native Millennials
We know that millennials are a young generation that is educated, tech savvy and pretty sure of themselves. But what are Native American millennials? Are we shaped by something else? Do we have different values? We are, indeed, different than our non-Native counterparts. We come from a different history and a different environment, so out values and challenges as young Native Americans are going to be different than the average millennial. When we talk about Native American millennials, we’re talking about our tribal cultures, education, community and the future.

Friday, November 21, 2014 – Book of the Month: “Rock & Roll Highway”
Six Nations musician Robbie Robertson (Mohawk) has shared his rhythms and lyrics with the world for decades. Today his son Sebastian Robertson is helping Robbie give more insight into his own story. Sebastian’s book “Rock & Roll Highway: The Robbie Robertson Story” is aimed at young readers but those young at heart have a lot to embrace too. Colorful illustrations chronicle Robbie’s journey from a young person to the heights of his musical career. Readers can connect with the people and places that Robbie liked to along the way, including Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan. We invite you to hear more about this Native musician’s life in our November Book of the Month conversation with Mohawk author and musician Sebastian Robertson.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic in Ukiah

Press Release

Date: November 12, 2014

Rabies Vaccination Clinic in Ukiah

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Animal Care Services is sponsoring a Rabies Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 10 am to noon.

The clinic will be located in Ukiah at the HHSA Animal Care Services Shelter at 298 Plant Road.

Rabies vaccines are required by law for all dogs over the age of 4 months and recommended for all cats.

The cost of the vaccine will be $6.00.  Dogs must be on a leash and cats in carriers.

For more information regarding this event please call 463-4654.

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Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Veterans Services Offers “Aid and Assistance” Benefit to Wartime Veterans or their Surviving Spouses

Date: November 13, 2014

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Veterans Services
Offers “Aid and Assistance” Benefit to Wartime Veterans or
their Surviving Spouses

Wartime veterans or their widows or widowers who have in-home care or who live in nursing homes or assisted-living facilities may be eligible for a special monthly pension benefit called, “Aid and Assistance.”

If military service requirements are met, the Veteran’s Administration (VA) determines eligibility for the Aid and Assistance benefit by adjusting for un-reimbursed medical expenses from the veteran’s or surviving spouse’s total household income. If the remaining income amount falls below the annual income threshold for the Aid and Assistance benefit, the VA pays the difference between the claimant’s household income and the Aid and Assistance threshold. Many elderly veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the Congressionally mandated legal limit for a VA pension may still be eligible for the special monthly Aid and Assistance benefit if they have large medical expenses, including nursing home expenses, for which they do not receive reimbursement.

The basic criteria for the Aid and Assistance benefit includes the inability to feed oneself, to dress and undress without assistance, or to take care of one’s own bodily needs. People who are bedridden or need help to adjust special prosthetic or orthopedic devices may also be eligible, as well as those who have a physical or mental injury or illness that requires regular assistance to protect them from hazards or dangers in their daily environment.

For a wartime veteran or surviving spouse to qualify for this special monthly pension, the veteran must have served at least 90 days of active military service, one day of which was during a period of war, and may not have been dishonorably discharged.  Wartime veterans who entered active duty on or after September 8, 1980 (or October 16, 1981 for officers) must have completed at least 24 continuous months of military service or have service the period for which they were ordered to active duty.

The Mendocino County HHSA Veterans Service Office issues Veteran I.D. cards to honorably discharged veterans and assists veterans with the many State and Federal benefits and programs available to them and their dependents. To find out more, visit the HHSA Veterans Service Office at 405 Observatory Avenue in Ukiah or call (707) 463-4226.  They are available to assist veterans and their families in completing all required application forms.
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Mendocino County‚s Health and Human Services Agency Staff Collaborates With Local Organizations To Educate Young Families On How To Stay Healthy

Mendocino County
Health and Human Services Agency
Healthy People, Healthy Communities

Press Release

Date: November 12, 2014

Mendocino County‚s Health and Human Services Agency Staff Collaborates With Local Organizations To Educate Young Families On How To Stay Healthy

On October 19-20, the annual Pumpkinfest event in downtown Ukiah provided an ideal setting for Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) staff and other like-minded organizations to share important health messages with families with young children˜the most likely population to be pregnant, planning a pregnancy, or know someone who is.

Some 400 passers-by may initially have been attracted by sippy cups and baby bibs, or by the refreshing mocktails (non-alcoholic, non-sugary drinks), but many visitors engaged with booth-tenders about ways to stay healthy and walked away with information on the availability of services covering nutrition, breastfeeding, and treatment for alcohol and drug dependency.
HHSA‚s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Partnership for Healthy Babies (PHB) offered information regarding good nutrition for pregnant moms and their young children, as well as the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant.

PHB is a local, collaborative group comprised of staff members from the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), including Public Health, Behavioral Health and Children‚s Services, along with representatives from First 5 Mendocino, Mendocino Community College Kinship and Foster care Program, and California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The group‚s primary goal is to prevent conditions caused by fetal alcohol exposure.

WIC and PHB both emphasize the importance of a mother‚s health before and during pregnancy, and the impact her food and substance consumption can have on her baby‚s development˜and the baby‚s potential for health throughout its life. With good nutrition and avoidance of alcohol consumption, a mother can give her developing baby an excellent chance for a healthy, full-functioning and productive life. Support from friends and family members can encourage a pregnant woman to make good choices.�
PHB‚s mocktails booth was intended not only to educate pregnant or soon-to-be-pregnant women about the importance of avoiding alcohol, but also to educate everyone in the community about avoiding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs), as they are 100 percent preventable. Many people in the community may find themselves serving beverages to a pregnant woman: her partner, her extended family members, her boss, or her waiter or waitress. PHB members encourage having fun, non-alcoholic alternatives available for pregnant women when others are drinking wine or cocktails. This can be especially helpful during holiday season, when parties abound.

PHB formed in 2006, bringing together representatives of the health care community, local non-profit and public agencies, and individual advocates committed to preventing conditions caused by in-utero exposure to alcohol or other harmful substances. Studies show that alcohol affects brain development in a fetus, causing a range of conditions that can include mild to severe physical and intellectual disabilities, and problems with learning and behavior regulation. Because it is not yet clear from scientific studies how much alcohol causes damage, one of PHB‚s key messages for women who are pregnant or may become pregnant is not consume any at all. The first few weeks of pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant, are a particularly vulnerable time because the neurological system‚s basic structure is beginning to form. Alcohol appears to interfere with formation of neural connections essential for normal brain development and function.

The PHB draws on the expertise of its participants to pursue its goals. Many HHSA departments participate. HHSA‚s Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Director and the Comprehensive Perinatal Service Program Coordinator actively promote standardized early health screening of pregnant women, and referral for treatment when needed to reduce potential risks to the fetus from substance use or abuse.

Behavioral Health and Recovery Services provides counseling and substance abuse treatment, with gender-specific, individual and group counseling available to women through its Women In Need of Drug-Free Opportunities (WINDO) program.

And Family and Children‚s Services encourages families to remain drug-free and alcohol-free to stay healthy and avoid hurtful behaviors that can come to the attention of Child Protective Services. According to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (the most extreme type of FASD), almost 70 percent of children in foster care are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure in varying degrees. When social workers and other involved professionals understand and address the underlying causes of behaviors, their interventions are likely to be more effective.

By understanding FASDs (which often resemble conditions involving attention deficit and/or hyperactivity) and ensuring that children so affected are referred early for supportive services, whole communities benefit. Parents and school staff can receive training on approaches to help the child develop as fully as possible. Fewer children may require placement in foster care, and fewer may find themselves involved in the juvenile justice system. With so much help available, affected individuals are more likely to become independent, self-supporting, and contributing members of the community.

PHB is committed to ensuring that children and families benefit from available resources that support healthy growth and development. To this end, PHB and the Mendocino Community College Kinship and Foster care Program co-sponsor an annual workshop series for parents, foster and adoptive parents, and other interested community members. Experts share the latest information on FASDs and provide guidance on advocating for children within the educational and dependency/juvenile justice systems to ensure that those with identified disabilities receive individually tailored educational services and appropriate placement and treatment. As part of this training, a community panel presents the range of resources available to support families and children who are affected by developmental disability.

For more information about WIC, call (707) 472-2743. For more information about PHB, call (707) 472-2730. For more information about other Health and Human Services programs, go to www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa.

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) Ebola Preparedness Response Team (EPRT) Update

Press Release
Date: November 10, 2014

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA)
Ebola Preparedness Response Team (EPRT)

This week the HHSA EPRT received a report from the Coastal Valleys Emergency Medical Services Agency (CVEMSA) regarding their preparedness activities for Mendocino County.  Their outreach to all pre-hospital providers including police and fire agencies continues to assure the maximum level of preparedness specific to the Ebola topic.

Currently a survey for their group of service providers is being conducted.  The survey is to establish the level of personal preparedness equipment (PPE) that exists in the county and to identify any gaps in supplies.  Once the gap analysis is completed, the information will help the county to effectively and efficiently guide any purchases of equipment.  The County HHSA will be responsible for the storage of, maintenance of, training and deployment of PPE equipment regarding confirmed Ebola cases in the county.

CVEMSA has also drafted a plan for the safe transportation of any Ebola monitored individuals safely into the hospital environment for treatment.  Cooperative efforts with Sonoma County in having a dedicated transport vehicle for both counties are in process and a favorable outcome for both counties is expected.

Outreach to local rural health clinics continues.  HHSA EPRT members visited the Long Valley Health Clinic in Laytonville and spoke on the Ebola preparedness efforts within Mendocino County.  The event was attended by doctors, nurses and other staff from the clinic and was well received.  The more education around the topic of Ebola the better we are to react appropriately and safely in a suspected or confirmed case.  Outreach to our rural health clinics will continue to occur.

It is important to remember that there are no suspected or confirmed Ebola cases in Mendocino County or California.  The risk remains low.  Mendocino County HHSA and medical facilities continue to work on preparedness and education.  This readies everyone to handle events if they occur.

The State Health Director urges Californians to prepare for the flu season by getting vaccinated against this year’s flu.  HHSA Public Health will be holding two walk-in flu vaccination clinics in November.  One will be in Fort Bragg on November 13, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 120 W. Fir Street.  The second one will be in Willits on November 17, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 221 B South Lenore Street.  There is a suggested donation of $15 however no one 19 years and older will be turned away if they are unable to afford the donation.  For children 0-18 years, contact your pediatrician, physician or Public Health for an appointment (707-472-2600 or 707-472-2700).

If you have questions regarding the Ebola situation in California, the CDPH has established an Ebola hotline at 1-855-421-5921 that is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
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Week of November 10 on Native America Calling

Monday, November 10, 2014 – Election Wrap Up
Nearly 83 million Americans voted last week, according to the United States Elections Project. Republicans gained control of the Senate and US House of Representatives. How many Native Americans and Alaska Natives turned out to vote? What does a Republican congress mean for tribes? Guests include OJ Semans (Rosebud Sioux), co-director of Four Directions, located on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock) journalist and Atwood Chair at the University of Alaska and Liz Medicine Crow (Tlingit and Haida), CEO of the First Alaskans Institute.

Tuesday, November 13, 2014 – Honoring Our Veterans
On this Veteran’s Day, we will honor our veterans in Native America through songs and stories. Listeners are welcome to call in and share what Veteran’s Day means to them or talk about a veteran who deserves recognition. Did you know that Veteran’s Day became an official US holiday in 1938? Join us for an hour dedicated to veterans and their families.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 – Grandparents Raising Children
Raising children can be challenging. In Native America, an increasing number of grandparents stepping in to help raise their grandchildren or even raise them all by themselves. Were you raised by a grandparent? How did that experience shape how you see the world today? What do you think when you see an elder taking care of a child? Should communities do more to support grandparents who are the primary caregivers for young ones?

Thursday, November 13, 2014 – Violence in Schools
Jaylen Fryberg shot five of classmates, including some cousins, late last month at Marysville-Pilchuck High in Washington State. Two of the shooting victims died and the Tulalip teen also died of a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound. Members of the tribe and surrounding community continue to mourn the loss of three young people. In this hour, we will take a broad view of school violence. Are you concerned about the potential for violence in your child or grandchild’s school? What can tribes, teachers and community members do to make sure our children are safe? Does your school have a program to address threats of violence?

Friday, November 14, 2014 – Lessons on Epigenetics
Epigenetics is the study of how our genes change over time due to the environment. It may explain why we inherit good and bad traits and memories from our ancestors. Have Native Americans inherited bad memories from their ancestors who survived starvation, abuse and illnesses? Did the genes of our great-great-great grandmother change to adapt to survive through the Trail of Tears or The Long Walk and then were passed on to our parents and us? Guests include Dr. James Jarvis (Mohawk).

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.