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David Barsamian

David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado, which is heard every Monday morning at 9 on KMUD.
One of America's most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David Barsamian has altered the media landscape with his radio programs and books with Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Howard Zinn, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy, and others.
His most recent books are Power Systems with Noam Chomsky and Occupy the Economy with Richard Wolff. He is winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU's Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation, and the 2014 Peacemaker of the Year Award from the Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. 

This event is part of our Fall Pledge Drive, it is free, but please consider becoming a member. 
November 11th 2015 at the Beginnings Octagon in Briceland (link to mapDoors open at 5:30pm.

Dinner will be available for purchase:
Organic Chicken, pesto pasta salad and organic green salad
Roasted portobello mushrooms, beets and butternut squash with mashed potatoes and organic green salad, Sweets, wine, beer and cocktails will be available too. 

David will be talking on Ecocide: The War on Nature
“Human beings and the natural world are on a collision course. Human activities inflict harsh and often irreversible damage on the environment and on critical resources. If not checked, many of our current practices put at serious risk the future that we wish for human society and the plant and animal kingdoms, and may so alter the living world that it will be unable to sustain life in the manner that we know. Fundamental changes are urgent if we are to avoid the collision our present course will bring about.”
Those words of warning were written in 1992 by some 1,700 scientists including more than 100 Nobel laureates. Here we are, more than two decades later still talking, still drilling and doing very little to protect our precious planet from an economic system that prioritizes profits over the well being of Earth. 
Gili Islands Gunung Rinjiani Lombok IndonesiaPicture three tiny tropical islands, fringed by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, sitting in a turquoise sea: the Gili Islands in Bali are a vision of paradise.  Bali is known the Land of the Gods. One most famous islands in Indonesia, Bali blends spectacular mountain scenery and beautiful beaches with warm, friendly people, a vibrant culture, and out of this world resorts.
It's not hard to understand the Gilis' unique appeal.  Serenity endures and a green consciousness is growing. Each island has its own special character. Trawangan (universally known as Gili T) is by far the most cosmopolitan, its bar and party scene vibrant, its accommodation and restaurants close to definitive tropical chic.  Gili Air has the strongest local character, and a perfect mix of buzz and languor.  Meno is simply a desert-island getaway.  
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The Gili Islands in Bali, Indonesia can be your international winter adventure by entering our Silent Drive this Fall.
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KMUD will fly you, and a friend, round trip to Bali where you will enjoy a five day stay in a beautiful beach cabana!  It’s easy to support your community radio station for a chance to win this and many other wonderful gifts.  
Donate and join the Silent Drive by returning your letter, or donate here right now!
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Thank you, and be sure to get your passport ready, you’re going to need it!
Drawing will be held November 3rd
This trip is transferable and subject to availability.
Photo credits
"Gili Islands & Gunung Rinjiani, Lombok, Indonesia" by Kok Leng Yeo from Singapore, Singapore - Gili Islands & Gunung Rinjiani, Lombok, Indonesia. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gili_Islands_%26_Gunung_Rinjiani,_Lombok,_Indonesia.jpg#/media/File:Gili_Islands_%26_Gunung_Rinjiani,_Lombok,_Indonesia.jpg
Temple in Bedugul, https://www.flickr.com/photos/rudglazn/
"Gunung Rinjani from Gili Trawangan 1". Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gunung_Rinjani_from_Gili_Trawangan_1.jpg#/media/File:Gunung_Rinjani_from_Gili_Trawangan_1.jpg
"Gunung Rinjani from Gili Air 1". Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gunung_Rinjani_from_Gili_Air_1.jpg#/media/File:Gunung_Rinjani_from_Gili_Air_1.jpg
What a year so far! We have many new inspiring programmers and volunteers, beautiful new floors throughout the radio station, and we’ve done so much successful fundraising!  KMUD’s success is because of you and your dedication to your community radio station!  Thank You!
 During our most recent pledge drive a new member began a trend. He said “I want to give $1 a day, that way every time I tune in; I know I gave a little for that day”. This made me think, would I give $1 a day? Absolutely! That’s just $365 a year, or $30 a month, and it’s pretty easy to set up $30 a month on my debit card. I may have to go without a bag of chips every day, but I will be completely filled up on KMUD! What about you? Why do you give? Would you give $1 a day to support community programming?
When you pledge your support this fall, we will sweeten the deal with a chance to win a historic adventure. One grand prize winner will travel to Bali, Indonesia.  Please see the back of this letter for full details!  And the prizes won’t end there!  Enter to win one of many gifts from generous local businesses!
Have you ever considered supporting KMUD as a Volunteer? KMUD is in need of On Air Engineers!  As an Engineer, you will be supporting the Local News, Public Affairs Programming, and much more! We need you! Our next Engineer & On-Air Training is October 11th at 11am. This training is free and open to all ages and skill levels.  Reserve your spot, at 923-2513 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
KMUD is a nonprofit that works hard for social change, we not only imagine a better more inclusive world, we create it!
Thank you for supporting us with your Silent Drive Entry.
Jeanette Todd – Station Manager
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Kauai Panorama By Remember (photo taken by Remember) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Dear KMUD Supporter,
By now I should say, dear KMUD Family member, since that is what makes community radio so special.  It is that unique connection we all have with one another through radio.   KMUD is a place to bring people together to agree, to disagree, to learn, to grow, but most of all, a place to talk about what matters most to our communities, and that is, what is going on with us.
This Spring, KMUD celebrates its 28th year on air, and as the years pass and KMUD grows and evolves, so does our listenership.  We hope you will stay tuned as we bring you the KMUD Green Revolution, twelve days of special programming about all things green, spring, and sustainable. 
Also, for our special Green Revolution Pledge Drive, we are offering you, our silent but sure donors who continue to give in your unique way, a thank you, with the opportunity to win an eco-adventure on the beautiful island of Kauai!  This give-away will include airfare for two on Hawaiian Airlines to Kauai out of Oakland, and a 5-day stay at the lush and breathtaking North Country Farms in a lovely cabin.
KMUD will also be giving away dozens of other prizes for donors who give during the Silent Drive, so please return your letter (download it here) on or before Friday April 17th 2015 to be included in the drawings. Or why not donate online right now, we'll enter you in the drawing right away.
What keeps KMUD green and thriving is the part you play in the creation of it. So, I encourage you to get involved.  Become a Volunteer; on and off air Volunteering at KMUD can really show you the inner world of radio and community.  Consider joining the Board of Directors, or Citizens Advisory Board, to give direct feedback on what you hear on KMUD.  Become a Member, with a sliding scale we ask that you give what you can to support KMUD.  Your contribution keeps us going, and keeps you engaged by making you a part of the KMUD decision-making process.  KMUD Members vote for the Board of Directors, and at KMUD, it is the Members who truly own the station.  So, become a part of something bigger than just you or me, become a part of KMUD, or consider doing just a little bit more.
Thank you, on behalf of the Pledge Drive Committee,
Jeanette Todd

KMUD’s Grand Prize to the Island of Kauai

Spring Eco-Adventure at North Country Farms


North Country Farms , a beautiful, fully organic four-acre property in Kilauea, Kauai. In addition to growing produce the farm houses two bed-and-breakfast cottages.

The farm is just minutes away from some of the island's most secluded and pristine beaches. You can go kayaking on the islands many rivers and ocean (in the summer months), hiking on the magnificent Na Pali Coast and other equally spectacular trails, snorkeling over dramatic reefs, or just take in the sheer natural beauty the island has to offer.  They are also just a short drive to many fine clothing and gift shops, restaurants, bakeries, gourmet delis, and art galleries, as well as moments from the spectacular Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.  North Country Farms is a perfect blend of a relaxed getaway with endless activities possible!

The winner of KMUD’s Spring Silent Drive will be flying with a friend on Hawaiian Airlines from Oakland to Kauai and staying 5 days at the beautiful and breathtaking North Country Farms.

(This prize has no cash value, and will be booked based on availability.  This trip is transferable.)







2nd Annual

Spectacular! Spectacular!

A Dinner Circus Cabaret Fundraiser for KMUD Community Radio

Saturday, April 11, Arcata Community Center

Dear Community Members and Business Owners:Spectacular Poster 2015

Burningleaf Productions and KMUD invite you to participate in a fantastic event that some are already calling the most Spectacular happening of the year! We are excited to offer opportunities to promote your business, as you support our event and your local community radio station

This years Spectacular! Spectacular! Presents; Wanderlust in Wonderland. The Wanderlust Circus of Portland, Oregon hits the stage with acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, contortionists, and players beyond description performing their celebrated WONDERLAND show!

Their 10-piece bohemian swing band leads you down the rabbit hole for a night of mad wonderment! All of this while dining on a 5 course enchanted meal prepared by Chef Brett Shuler with musical entertainment to dance your hats and stockings off after the show with Gypsy Jazz Cabaret ensemble, El Radio Fantastique!

With your help, this elegant affair will be a great success in helping KMUD raise their annual funds to keep the station up and running as well as to out reach and gain more support in the larger listener community.

In it's 28th year, Redwood Community Radio offers the community a place for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire listeners through quality programming with the goal of creating a better, more just and sustainable world.

Your sponsorships will go directly into creating a successful fundraising event that fits outreach requirements, raises needed money to keep KMUD on the air and to bring a most Spectacular! event for the community to come together and celebrate each other and life.

Ways you can help:

~ Become a Sponsor: Your donations will help with upfront costs of the event . See the attached Sponsor Matrix to see how you may assist and the perks you will receive from your contributions.

~ Become an In-Kind Sponsor : Many items and skills and services are needed to make this event a success. Donations of Beer, Wine, Food Items, Decorations are all needed.

~ Donate to our Silent Auction:  Items small and large are a great way to contribute

~ Volunteer:  An event like this can take up to 100 volunteers. From working as a team leader now, setting up the event , or filling that night, it takes a lot of hands to create something so successful and Spectacular!

We thank you in advance for your generous donation, as it will help to underwrite the up-front costs of this incredible endeavor. Please see the attached Sponsor Matrix for the perks you will receive from your contributions.

With great excitement and high hopes for our community,

Jenny Metz                                       Jeanette Todd

Burningleaf Productions                    KMUD ~ Redwood Community Radio

707-223-3849                                     (707) 923-2513                  

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For tickets visit:  spectacularwonderland.brownpapertickets.com

Wanderlust Circus
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Over $80,000 raised in pledge drive.
Over 100 new members.
Thank you!


Congratulations to Camille Fellion, she won this rug in our pledge drive long raffle. The drive ended Friday night, November 7 with over $80,000 raised. Thank you everyone for the support of your community radio station!

Traditional Tibetan rug, gold with a blue, red and silver dragon motif, this 3 x 6 foot hand-knotted wool rug was donated by Julie and Joanna of  Himalayan Rug Traders in Eureka.

Made without child labor by Tibetans in Nepal. Mud, kids and dogs are no problem for this rug, simply hose it off with water and hang to dry. 

This rug has a retail value of $650. It can be yours with a donation or membership to KMUD and a little bit of luck.* This is another great prize, along with the Emerald Triangle bracelet, to be drawn after the Local News on the last day of our pledge drive, from all those who have participated in our Fall Pledge Drive and including all those who donated during the Silent Drive.  Get in the raffle by donating online now.  Or, call 707-923-3911 and pledge your support now!

KathleenBryson-apronKMUD supporter Kathleen Bryson got her apron!

Olive green work apron (some call it the trimmigrant apron) has two pockets and the KMUD Cannabis Seal of Approval. Made in California from 80% recycled cotton and 20% recycled soda bottles, has adjustable straps. Great for garden, kitchen, and workshop. We ask for a $100 donation or membership for this item.


Emerald Triangle bracelet

This Fall KMUD is making a special effort to focus on our communities. Inspired by KMUD,  metal smith and artist Shole Ferretta, of Twin Rock Designs has created something completely original,
The KMUD Emerald Triangle.

This Emerald Triangle is sterling silver with a large Columbian 2 + carat Emerald.
The Emerald Triangle has a value of $1200.00.
In the spirit of our KMUD Community, every Silent Drive entry and every Pledge made during our Fall Pledge Drive will be entered into win the KMUD Emerald Triangle. 
The drawing for this beautiful gift will be in the evening of the last day of the Pledge Drive.
Tune in early and often to hear special programming that celebrates this wonderful and special community and KMUD, the grass roots heart of it, in the center of the Emerald Triangle.

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Our Mission and Vision

Vision Statement: Redwood Community Radio envisions a community of listeners who, guided by example of RCR programming, work together to create better, more just and sustainable world systems to ensure that all human and other living species on earth move toward higher quality of life and are able to survive the challenges in the times ahead.

Mission Statement: Redwood Community Radio will encourage a communication center of open airways (KMUD) for all voices to inform, educate, entertain and inspire the listening community through quality programming.



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