8PM ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY EVERY OTHER MONTH (BEFORE RADIOGRAM )
on  KZYX&Z 90.7 FM, KZYZ Willits and Ukiah, 91.5 FM, Fort Bragg 88.1 FM  and streaming live at KZYX,org

AND STREAMING WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODCASTS! 
 
KZYX FOR THE LOVE OF READING
https://feeds.transistor.fm/kzyx-for-the-love-of-reading
 
Featuring selections from great Novels, complete Short Stories, 
intriguing Non-fiction, and a little poetry,
Read for you by Linda Pack
 
NOW PLAYING!
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Being a Ghost Story for Christmas, by Mr. Charles Dickens 

Brought to life with music and special effects
in an original, 1-hour Radio adaptation by R. Bobby, Michael Ducharme, and Linda Pack
This production was designed and directed by Linda Pack, and recorded by Alicia Bales at the KZYX Studio in Philo. The sound was mixed by Peter Temple at Peter Temple Studio in Albion.
CAST:
Ebenezer Scrooge, Peter Crachitt, Undertakers Man - 
R. Bobby

Mr. Dickens, Singing Child, Little Fan, Martha Crachitt, Charwoman. Maid - 
Linda Pack
 Fred, First Gentleman, Bob Cratchitt, Marley's Ghost, Old Fezziwig, Ghost of Christmas Present, Old Joe   - Lindy Peters
Second Gentleman, Ghost of Christmas Past, Belle, Mrs. Cratchitt, Tiny Tim, Lucy, Turkey Boy -
 Nichole Phillips
 
  “JOURNEY TO A NEW HOME"
    Featuring masterworks by Willa Cather,
   Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost 
    and the true story of Helen Carpenter’s 
"Journey by Ox Cart to Potter Valley in 1856."
 Read for you by 
Linda Pack and 
special guest Kate Magruder
with
Special Thanks to Judy Mayhan 
for her recording of "Everything Must Change”.
 
"THE BLUE PLATE SPECIAL"
     A literary feast about our greatest love, 
    Food! 
   A veritable smorgasbord of stories
 by Carl Sandburg,  Saki (H.H. Munro)  and  O. Henry
 accompanied by some tasty tidbits of culinary history.
Followed by a special bonus track  “Bad Salad”
from Antonia Lamb’s album Lucky’s House, 


CHALLENGED and CENSORED
Selections from Banned Books
Hear what many people, over centuries, have not wanted you to hear!

Featured authors include:
Nicholas Copernicus, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain,
George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, James Joyce
This program is in honor of Banned Books Week, an annual event sponsored each September by the American Library Association, celebrating the First Amendment and the Freedom to Read by spotlighting current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools and highlighting the value of free and open access to information.


 "THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING NECKLACE"
    A tale from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction
  by one of the foremost creators of the classic mystery story. 
the Baroness Emma Orczy
 and featuring The Old Man in the Corner,  the first "armchair detective,
      Intriguing, Entertaining, Ingenious!

TALES OF CATS AND DOGS 
Poems, memoirs, and short stories 
about Our Best Friends, featuring  
Rudyard Kipling’s The Cat That Walked By Himself and  
Memoirs of Yellow Dog, by O.Henry
 
     TO THE LIGHTHOUSE
          A selected condensation of the luminous, 
        
thought-provoking masterwork 
  
by Virginia Woolf.
            Beautiful, compassionate, and truly human.

 IN MEMORIAM
For all selections, use was granted by gracious permission of The  Author.

a selection from The Butterfly Kid, by Chester Anderson, 1967
a scene from The Greenhouse, by Antonia Lamb, 1966
an excerpt from her self-publlshed memoir, Conversations with Grandmother Redwood, by Bonnie Sanger, 2006
The Red Shoes, an environmental art piece, by Linda Pack, 2007
Kugel and the 200 Strats, an unpublished story by Lenny Laks, 2016
Like a Flower, Like a Fire, from Mendocino Malady by Bobby Markels, 1980


THE FRIENDSHIP OF BOOKS
An unabashed appreciation of the joy of being literate!
Featuring the first few chapters of the 1907 novel “Parnassus on Wheels” 
a delightful story of that caravan of culture, the rural American Travelling Bookstore.
Read for you by Linda Pack and special guest Jamie Roberts.
 

OUT OF THE PAST: A TRUE INDIAN STORY
told by LUCY YOUNG OF ROUND VALLEY INDIAN RESERVATION
Published in the California Historical Society Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 4, December 1941. 
(courtesy of The California Historical Society)

The saga of Lucy Young, a Wailaki Indian girl who in 1862,
when she was 10 years old,

fled from slodiers and from white men who trafficked in Indian children.
 In 1939, when Lucy was in her 90's, she told her story to her neighbor in Covelo, Edith Van Allen Murphey,

Lucy Young wanted the truth to be told.

Special Thanks to my friend Liz Helenchild for her excellent research on the remarkable life of
Edith Van Allen Murphey.


TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM  
A literary exploration of of sleep, wakefulness, and dreaming
with works by Marcel Proust, Dorothy Parker, Shakespeare;
along with the mesmerizing tale of Ceux and Alcyone by Ovid.
 

TALES OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE    
Stories from around the world to Celebrate the Return of the Light! The Greek myth of Demeter and Persephone, Roman Saturnalia,  Norse and Celtic Yule feasts, the Jewish holiday of Hannukah, an Inuit tale of Raven, the Soyal Festival of Southwest Native Americans, and more!
Share in the fortune telling tradition of the ancient Persian festival of Yalda Night with writings of the esteemed Persian poet, Hafiz
Read for you by Linda Pack and special guests R. Bobby and Ricci Dedola.


  POEMS WE LOVE
Comforting, Funny, Epic, and Passionate  
by  
Edgar Lee Masters, Devereaux Baker, Robert Frost, Charlotte Mew, 
Patricia Karch, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy ParkerLord Byron, 
Robert Service, Amy Lowell, Susan Maeder,  C. L. Babcock, 
Robert Burns, Alfred Noyes, and Walt Whitman.
Read for you by 
Linda Pack, Kate Magruder, and Nichole Phillips Rakes

Special Thanks to Michael Ducharme for his expert and kind assistance.
Gracious permission to use special material was granted by
Devereaux Baker, Patricia Karch, Susan Maeder, and C. L. Babcock.

THE MIRACULOUS PITCHER
from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 collection 
of classic Greek and Roman myths: A Wonder Book,
the story of a kind old couplegenerosity rewarded by the gods.


THE YELLOW WALLPAPER 
a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, published in 1892.   T
he most original and challenging mind of the first-wave women’s movement,
Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a philosopher, theoretician, writer, educator, lecturer, and activist.
She demanded equal treatment for women as the best means to advance society’s progress.  
Gilman’s landmark work, Women and Economics, was written in 1898. 


A Very Special Program!

FROM POOH CORNER

 featuring selections from Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne 
PLUS!
the World Premiere of a previously unknown Pooh poem,
and the tender story surrounding its creation

 

COMING SOON!!

Meet KINDRED SPIRITS 
Great fiction featuring Unusual allies, Surprising companions,
and Unlikely friendships of wonderful fictional characters:
from the novel The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim; 
Makes the Whole World Kin, a short story by O. Henry,
and the poetry of archy & mehitiabel by Don Marquis.


 Excerpts from  EVE'S DIARY,
(with interpolated extracts from ADAM’S DIARY) 
BY MARK TWAIN 

Originally published in Harper’s Magazine, Christmas 1905,
it is widely believed that this piece is Twain’s tribute to his late, beloved wife,
Olivia Langdon Clemons.

UTTER NONSENSE
Selections of Edward Lear: Limericks, A Book of Nonsense, 1846;  The Pobble Who has No Toes, Laughable Lyrics, 1877;   
To Make An Amblongus Pie, Nonsense Songs, Stories, Botany and Alphabets, 1871;  and “How Pleasant to Know Mr. Lear!” 
Selections  of Lewis Carroll:  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 1865; Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, 1871

 



Occasionally, For the Love of Reading will be followed by an archival episode of 
Mendocino County Remembered. 
These local oral histories were collected and published under the auspices of the Mendocino Historical Society
 for the American Bicentennial in 1976. 
Selected, edited, and performed by Linda Pack, produced by Mary Aigner and aired originally on KZYX from 2009 to 2011

              "Mendocino County Remembered" is a wonderful five-minute radio series narrated by Linda Pack. Pack is also a Mendocino county gem. She acts, sings, produces, directs and she breathes life into the writings left behind by a breadth and diversity of Mendocino County residents in the 1800's. Each segment presents a distinct voice, a memory that reminds us of the hard scrapple lives of everyday folk. Each story depicts a way of life that is, sometimes, hard to fathom in our hi-tech information society.Some of the stories show the racism against the Pomo and Chinese while others share their voices of strength.
Resilience is the key to understanding the people who lived here before us.
               Pack’s readings breathe life into the collection of memories from coastal towns and into the inland valleys. The diversity of the collected series shows a breadth of early life in Mendocino from farm and ranching families, the history of the Pomo and Chinese cultures, and features stories from the young and old. We are honored to give this series of 104 episodes a new home!"

Here is a link to an extended interview with Peggy about the series:
https://soundcloud.com/kgua/linda-pack-talks-about-mendocino-county-remembered

 

                                     
THE MENDOCINO COUNTY MUSEUM ROAD SHOW
toured the County f
or four triumphant years - 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 playing to packed houses
and brought Mendocino County history to life in stories and song!

7 actors in 50 roles plus Great Live Music! The Museum Road Show played for One Night Only,
travelling to five communities throughout Mendocino County, in late Spring.
Drawing only on transcribed archives of recorded oral histories and other primary source material, audiences vividly experienced the personal remembrances of early settlers and more recent pioneers, and thrilled to true stories including:
 Helen's Carpenter's Epic Journey by Wagon from Kansas to Potter Valley
The Notorious Coates-Frost Feud of Willits
The Truth about the "Mendocino Indian War"
Teamster Walter Gschwend’s Epic Haul from Low Gap to Needle Rock
The Peril of The Little Girls Caught on the Greenwood Trestle
The Willits Childrens’ March for Prohibition
 and amazing ensemble presentations of sound, image, and virtuoso acting:
THE 1906 EARTHQUAKE,  illustrated with Giant Historical Photographs – some Never Before Seen!
THE LEGEND OF BLACK BART, with an original ballad by the musical ensemble All About Sally
THE CRITICAL ELECTION OF 1916, complete with a demonstration of "anvil firing"!
THE CATTLE KING GEORGE WHITE & THE FRAUD QUEEN OF SPIRITUALISM - a thrilling tale in 4 acts

Local businesses were highlighted on the set backdrop and a beautiful travelling proscenium arch, emblazoned with sponsorship ads in early 1900s style featured their services and goods. Extraordinary vintage photographs of county history were projected as scenery to enrich the visual excitement of these great stories.
 
A talented and versatile troupe of local professional performers included Linda Pack, from the Coast; Kate Magruder of Ukiah; Ricci Dedola of Mendocino Theatre Company; Nicole Paravicini of Mendocino Theatre Company and Mendocino Chamber Opera; Bryan Arnold and Billy Hetherington of Willits Shakespeare Company; Garet Waterhouse from Gloriana Musical Theatre; Tony Rakes, Nichole Phillips and Rick Allen from Ukiah Players, and Lindy Peters of the Coast. "All About Sally" and "Poonkinney Antique" collaborated and provided live music for the productions. The touring technical crew provided skill and expertise from all corners of our county. 
Linda talks about Black Bart on public radio KRCB! Listen here: http://radio.krcb.org/post/sorting-out-legend-black-bart

 

CELEBRATE WITH STORIES OF OUR COUNTY'S RICH PAST!

Linda Pack will create a Concert or Program for you and your guests or organization from your choice of her acclaimed oral history interpretations. Songs of the Period can also be included.
A festive and fascinating centerpiece for your parties or events! Contact us to discuss details.


 
 

Mendocino County Remembered

NOW A PODCAST!
A new episode is available every Sunday.
KZYX Mendocino County Remembered Podcast
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KZYX Mendocino County Remembered

Listen to Linda read episodes of her immensely popular public radio program Mendocino County Remembered. Linda edits and interprets selections from the oral histories collected and published under the auspices of the Mendocino Historical Society for the American Bicentennial in 1976. The 104 episodes, each approximately 5 minutes long, aired twice weekly from September 2009 through January 2012 on KZYX&Z. 

To listen to selected episodes click here.

TEACHERS ARE INVITED TO USE THIS MATERIAL  -- FOR FREE -- TO ENHANCE THIER LOCAL HISTORY CURRICULUM.
SELECT A HIGHLIGHTED EPISODE FROM THE ARCHIVE LIST, CLICK AND ENJOY!