2/24/15 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Covelo Library Community Room

2/24/15 – 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:  Max, Celeste, John G., Ryan, Dixie, Emily, Jay, Daniel, Lew, Mary Jane, and Imil



New People/New Shows

Audio Calendar/Show



Electronic Payments

Human Robot Interference

Programmers Meeting

New People/New Shows:  Celeste has had some training at radio 88.1 Lake Country training and wants to do two shows.  She would like to get her 5th and 6th graders from the Charter School on the air starting with a monthly show.  She also would like to do a childhood learning and education call-in with guests show from 3 to 4pm.

John G. would like a 9pm slot.  Max will talk with Chuk about moving his slot to 8pm.  John G. will make a promo for his show and can email it to Emily to load.

Audio Calendar/Show:  Per Dixie, people are saying, “Why so early?” for her 7:30am call-in show.  Alex is very interested in participating in Dixie’s show and also wants to have her own  show.  Clive is willing to help Dixie.  After some suggestions, Dixie may move her call-in show to 4:00 to 4:30 to follow her current show on Wednesday afternoon starting tomorrow.  Lew will come by to help around 4pm.

Basketball:  The Lady Mustangs are undefeated.  Tomorrow they will host a game with another small team at 7pm.  Lew left Mario a message to help.  If Mario doesn’t call back, Ryan is available.  Lew will let Ryan know.

Workshop:  The spare transmitter is now installed and works fine.  The transmitter still needs to be tested for range.  At some point, we will train others how to switch it over and the sequence of wires and buttons.

Emily worked on the computer that Lew donated to the studio.  The computer had many glitches and needed to be “restored” and now has more protection.  DJs are now unable to install programs on it and should bring to a regular meeting any requests for programs to be installed by an administrator.

The workshop was well attended.  Tutorials went on for about one and a half hours.

Electronic Payments:  Emily reported that the website’s electronic payments system is now working and is connected to the membership database so members’ information is there when they want to use charge cards to purchase memberships or make donations.

Human Robot Interference:  Lew reported that we need to have a policy that DJs may make changes only to their own slots and not change anything else in the robot’s automated program.  Attendees agreed to have this policy.  This policy will be communicated to DJs by email and at the upcoming programmers meeting on March 10.

Programmers Meeting:  The next programmers meeting is scheduled for 6pm on Tuesday, March 10, right after the regular KYBU meeting where attendees will vote on the T-shirt logo submittals.

Week of March 2 on Native America Calling

Monday, March 2, 2015 – Strong Natives, Strong Muscles
There are many ways to be a strong Native American. One is to have muscles that can lift a 200-pound bar bell and hold a plank position for two minutes. Today we talk about muscles and physical strength. We will learn what’s best for our muscles, what foods fuel them and which routines and workouts are best for certain body types. Guests include: LaRita Lakotonen-Ward (Alutiiq), professional figure competitor and health coach with Tru-Life Fitness and Anthony Thosh Collins (Akimel O’Odham/Wah-Zah-Zhi/Haudenosaunee) board member of the Native Wellness Institute.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 – March Current Events
The month of March brings a time change, St. Patrick’s Day and the National Reservation Economic Summit in Las Vegas Nevada. Join us for our monthly current events show where we feature events held in the month of March. Join us as we check in on the 40th Annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference in Fort Hall Idaho. The Aboriginal Music Week in Winnipeg, Canada is scheduled this month and Education for Parents of Indian Children with Special Needs hosts a conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Share your event on our live show or email us the details – comments@nativeamericacalling.com.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 – Native Women And HIV/AIDS
Native American women are victims of sexual assault at higher rates than other women in the country. Does that puts them at risk for being infected with HIV? Today we talk about the current rates of HIV infection among Native women and efforts to prevent future infections. When Native women are dealing with HIV and AIDS, how does that impact our communities?

Thursday, March 5, 2015 – In Moderation
Have you ever gone online to look up something and then realized three hours later that you were still surfing? What about when your plan to eat one cookie turns into half the bag? We all know that some foods, screen time and even alcohol should be consumed in moderation. In fact it seems the mantra of weight loss industry is “do it in moderation.” But what exactly does moderation mean? These days, it’s easy to get too much of just about anything. Do you struggle to balance healthy choices and indulgences? Does your tribe have a traditional teaching that promotes living a balanced life? Have you found the key to living in moderation?

Friday, March 6, 2015 – Time
It’s that time again to “spring ahead” and set our clocks one hour forward. Do you dread the time change each year? Do you know why we use daylight saving time? Does your tribe follow daylight saving time? Time can mean many things. Are you the kind of person who is always on time? Or do you show up for things when you’re ready? What do your traditional teachings in your tribe tell you about time?

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.

Behavioral Health Outreach in Mendocino County on February 24

Behavioral Health Outreach in Mendocino County on February 24

Mendocino County’s Behavioral Health Outreach will be in the communities disseminating information on Behavioral Health Programs and resources in partnership with the Mendocino County Book Mobile at the following locations on Tuesday, February 24.  See below for the times and locations.

 Þ 9:00am – 9:30am             Navarro Store, 231 Wendling St.

Þ 10:00am – 10:30am         Comptche School, 31351 Comptche Ukiah Rd.

Þ 10:45am  – 11:30am       Comptche Post Office, 31101 Comptche Ukiah Rd.

Þ 12:30 – 1:15                      Floodgate Store Parking Lot, 1810 Hwy 128

Þ 1:30 – 2:15                        Philo Opposite Post Office, 8651 Hwy 128

Þ 2:30 – 3:15                        Boonville Apple Building, 14400 Hwy 128



For more information contact MHSA Coordinator

Robin Meloche at 707-472-2332

National Cancer Prevention Month

National Cancer Prevention Month
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. The Cancer Resource Center of
Mendocino County, in collaboration with Mendocino County Health and Human
Services Agency, wants to remind to remind our community about healthy habits
that lower your cancer risk.
Be tobacco free. Besides the lung cancer, tobacco use increases the risk for cancer
of the mouth, lips, nose, throat, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder,
uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovary, and acute myeloid leukemia.
• Talk with your doctor about establishing a plan for quitting tobacco.
Exercise cautious sun exposure. About 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are
associated with exposure to UV radiation from the sun.
• Seek the shade. Wear sunscreen and a hat. Avoid tanning booths. Keep
newborns and children protected from the sun. See your physician for a
professional skin exam.
Watch your weight and get regular exercise. Being overweight or obese accounts
for 20% of all cancer deaths among women and 14% among men. Gaining just 10
pounds after the age of 30 increases your risk of developing breast, pancreatic,
cervical, and other cancers.
• Talk with your doctor about your body mass index and establishing a weight
loss plan if needed.
For more information visit the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County’s
website: www.crcmendocino.org or “like” us on Facebook.

2/17/15 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

2/17/15 – 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: Max, Emily, Mary Jane, Daniel, Clive and Lew



New People/New Shows




Call-In Show

Tech Questions


Programmers Meeting/T-Shirt Vote



New People/New Shows: Per Emily, John G will probably come back next week regarding his 8-9pm on Thursdays electronic music show. Per Lew, Andy sent Lew five shows now for a monthly jazz show. Lew thinks he can get others to do a monthly show to fill in the slot. Max may want to move his show to 8-10pm.

Virus: Lew reported that the Norton virus protection on the computer he donated to the station ended about three weeks ago. On Sunday, Emily plans to go in to the station and put Norton back on the computer. Max reported that someone had installed Spotify to pull up music on the computer. Max disabled it, but it pops up adds every once in a while. People need to post the log when they add a program to the human DJ computer.

Basketball: There is a game tomorrow, but Lew is not covering it. There is one more game coming up but not scheduled yet. Boys playoff is probably next Friday that Lew wants to cover. Judah is interested in learning Lew’s role.

Woodhouse: Lew called Tom Woodhouse (District Supervisor) to ensure he was informed about the April 2 agenda. Lew may interview Tom before that date.

Call-In Show: Per Clive, Dixie wants to do a monthly call-in show on Fridays or Saturdays around 7:30 or 8am. Clive wants to help promote this with a flyer that has pull-off tabs of contact information. Dixie will need an engineer and someone to screen calls. We currently have two phone lines at $60 per line a month.

Tech Questions: Clive reported that his files are getting altered, that the audible portions are different that originally. He asked how to work the 8-inch mini. Per Lew, you have to go back and listen to the MP3 after it’s perfect in Audacity and you have exported it as an MP3. Clive will bring this all to the Sunday workshop.

Daniel has a hard time with Jay’s first Freedom show. It seemed that no matter what he did, there was always an extra 17 minutes. Apparently, the show just started too late. Max started all the rest of the Freedom shows. The show needs to end at 58 minutes, then the station ID starts at 59 minutes.

Workshop: Per Emily, we can use this room on Sundays because Kim’s mindfulness class is no longer located here. This Sunday, Lew and max will meet at 8:45am before the workshop to install the back up transmitter. They will call Ginny, Emily, and Mary Jane to see if they can hear the radio.

Programmers Meeting/T-Shirt Vote: The Programmers meeting is March 10 after the regular meeting at which we will vote on the T-shirt entries.

Candalaria: Daniel reported that Candalaria wants to play here on March 27 (Friday) or March 29 (Sunday afternoon). Several suggestions were made, including the North Fork (no cleanup, 50 people, pass the hat for donations, Denny usually feeds bands), the Covelo Club (if available yet), the Legion hall, and Black Butte. They would need to bring their own sound system and should produce a graphic to make flyers. They could stay at the motel.

Emily reported that Mario has decided not to do a reggae show in April.

AAHP: Mary Jane reported the weather was good on Saturday, and volunteers picked up four bags of litter and a rusty gun (which was turned over to the Highway Patrol).

Week February 16 on Native America Calling

Monday, February 16, 2015 – *Encore: Smoke Signals Reunion*
It’s been more than 16 years since the film “Smoke Signals” made its way to audiences around the country. The film has become a beloved classic among both Native and non-Native audiences and is hailed for its view on the modern day life of Native Americans. What has this film meant to you over the years? Can you recite scenes from it word for word? Did this film change perceptions of Native Americans? We invite you to an encore presentation of this hour when we were joined by “Smoke Signals” cast, crew and some fans. You can share your thoughts about the film on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 – Racism Against Our Children
Last month, a group of middle school students from the American Horse School on the Oglala Lakota Nation left a hockey game after a group of fans allegedly assaulted the students with beer and racial slurs. Authorities are currently investigating the incident. Some suggest the acts were hate crimes or even child abuse. Tensions are running high and many are asking what can be done to protect our Native children from such hate. Do you talk to the children in your life about racism? What can be done to help our young people deal with racism and heal after it enters their lives?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – Fight Over Eagle Feathers
Eagles are a sacred animal to many Native tribes and their feathers are an important part of our blessings, prayers, ceremonies and other cultural events. Now that The Bald and Golden Eagle Act and 50 CFR 22 laws are in place, eagle feathers and parts or harder to come by and it’s causing controversy across Native America. Eagle feathers can only be possessed and distributed to federally recognized tribes, leaving members of state-recognized tribes at a loss. Are you concerned about access to eagle feathers? If it is more difficult to get feathers, how will that impact you or your tribe?

Thursday, February 19, 2015 – Pipelines
The US House of Representatives recently voted to approve the Keystone XL pipeline extension. President Obama is expected to veto the bill and cite the need for the US State Department to finish a review of the pipeline proposal. Many tribes oppose the construction of the pipeline. While debate over the KXL pipeline continues, we take a closer look at other proposed or existing pipelines in the US. According to the Association of Oil and Pipelines, the US has over 2.5 million miles of pipelines. Are pipelines a safe way to transport oil and gas? What are the alternatives to transporting oil and gas if not through a pipeline? Do you live near a pipeline? Do you support or oppose the development of additional pipelines like Keystone XL?

Friday, February 20, 2015 – Bipolar Disorder
We were all saddened by young Native actress Misty Upham’s death last year. News articles revealed that she had stopped taking medications for bipolar disorder and anxiety before she was found dead in Auburn, Washington. Bipolar disorder affects 2.6 million adults, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? What questions do you have about life after a bipolar diagnosis?

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.

2/10/15 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

2/10/15 – 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: Judah, Emily, Mary Jane, Bill, Jay, Mike, John G, Max, and Reverend Feathers



New People/New Shows

T-Shirt Contest


Board of Supervisors Meeting

Undercurrents Show

Kevin Wells Event

New People/New Shows: Judah wants to extend his show from one to two hours (10 to 12) and will make a promo for “Judah’s Mix Tape”.

John G. (his radio name) is anxious to do an electronic music show and will record his show ahead of time. He uses Logic. Emily will get with John after the meeting to provide John with some paperwork and instructions.

Mike wants to do a special on Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday).

Jay’s Black History Month show will air on 2/14, 2/21, 2/28 and 3/7 and is called “We You Believe in Freedom”. Bill will prepare an introduction and give it to Jay on a thumb drive before Friday, and Jay will give it to Max. Thank you to Bill for sharing his 7pm Saturday show with Jay for this black history special.

T-Shirt Contest: Per Emily, the flyers are up. The winner will be chosen anonymously by attendees at our March 10th meeting.

AAHP: Weather permitting, the next little cleanup will occur on 2/14 (Valentine’s Day).

Board of Supervisors Meeting: Feathers would like an announcement about the Supervisors board meeting on March 3 to discuss the final appeal of AP-3 2014 of the approved Black Butte permit for five events a year. He will email the information to KYBUradio.org by Friday, and Emily will email it to whoever is doing the KYBU bulletin board. The announcement will run for two weeks.

Undercurrents Show: Max has been working on this show that has been missing and hopes it’s fixed now.

Kevin Wells Event: Bill announced that Kevin Wells is having some music bands at the Rec Center in April. Bill will find out the date and report back.

Mendocino County Museum’s Road Show Coming soon to a theater near you!

DATE:             February 3, 2015

Mendocino County Museum’s Road Show
Coming soon to a theater near you!

Watch Mendocino County history come alive once again in the Museum Road Show, a theatrical production featuring a brand new cast of characters, local lore and live music by All About Sally. Six performances will take place throughout the County during the month of March.

For more information, including show dates and locations, please visit www.MendocinoMuseum.org or call 459-2736.

HHSA: “Love-A-Bully” Special

Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency

Public Service Announcement

Date: February 6, 2015

“Love-A-Bully” Special

On Saturday February 14th,  Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Animal Care Services will join shelters all over the nation celebrating Valentine’s Day with “Love-A-Bully” specials.  All Bully breed dogs in the Ukiah Shelter will be able to go home for the low adoption fee of $50. If an adopter lives in Mendocino County a $25 license registration fee will be added.

All dogs are up-to-date on vaccines, spayed or neutered, microchipped, and they have received a heartworm test. They even come with free training classes!

The shelter is located at 298 Plant Rd and is open Saturday Feb. 14th for adoptions from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  To watch our Pitbull training class, we encourage people to come at 9 a.m. on Feb 14th and see what great, well behaved Bullies are at the shelter.

To see all the dogs for adoption log on to www.mendoshelterpets.com for more information call the Adoption Desk at 467-6453.

Week of February 9, 2015 on Native America Calling

Monday, February 9, 2015 – Affordable Care Act Update
Last year, the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare required that all Americans have health insurance coverage. While American Indians and Alaska Natives are exempt from the shared responsibility payment, there has been a push to sign up Natives for health insurance. This year’s deadline is approaching. Today we check in on whether people across Native America are signing up for insurance.   Our guests can answer your questions about health insurance. Have you signed up for insurance under Obamacare? Why or why not? Guests: Tinka Duran (Sicangu Lakota)program manager for the Health Insurance Marketplace Navigator program at The Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 – February Music Maker: Sister Says
Siblings Gillian and Robert Thompson (Haida and Tsimshian) make music a family affair. Once again, their soulful group Sister Says tempts audiences to take a deep look at life and love in their latest album “Heart Placement.” The Canadian duo out of Vancouver, British Columbia grew up with various musical influences and you can hear it in their new 12-track album full of pop, jazz rock and soul sounds. We invite you to join us for our February Music Maker – Sister Says.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 – Detecting And Treating Cancer
Cancer is a scary diagnosis, but early detection and treatment can help improve the chances that you will survive and spend many more good years with your loved ones.  Some tribes are working with health experts to bring the latest information and research on cancer to their communities. Have you or a loved one survived cancer? When it comes to testing and treatment, what advice do you now share with others?

Thursday, February 12, 2015 – Transgender Native Americans
Before assimilation, two-spirit people, including those who identify as transgender, played very important roles in tribal communities. Transgender people now face discrimination. According to a study by the National Center for Transgender Equality, over half of transgender people have attempted suicide. In today’s show, we talk about the struggle to regain that historical acceptance and celebrate our Native people who call themselves transgender. We will also look at the roles of transgender people in their communities today.

Friday, February 13, 2015 – Shady Business
Have you ever come across a deal that just seemed too good to be true? According the Fraud Research Center, the estimated cost of financial fraud and scams are almost $50 billion each year. From phone calls about great financial deals to emails announcing you’ve won a foreign lottery, the ways to cheat people out of their money are endless. With the tax season in full swing, the IRS is warning the public about dishonest tax preparation tactics. What should we know about protecting ourselves against fraud? Do you have questions about scams, fraud and general shady financial businesses? Guests: Shawn Spruce (Laguna Pueblo) programs consultant for First Nations Development Institute and Marvin Ginn (Choctaw) executive director of Native Community Finance.

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.