Divine Intervention Strikes - Apr 24

Well, the good news is that Vinyl Vespers looks like it won't have a religious flavor -- and we all may be able to glean some beauty tips from what looks to be a god-awful boy band! The bad news is... hmm... don't think there actually is any bad news on the KDRT front... So tune in tonight, 7-9p PT, for another edition of Divine Intervention

May-June interview schedule ...

Continuing my "That's Life" program with interviews, here's the schedule for May and June.  (I'll add to this list as more people are scheduled.)

5/4: Chris DeWees on "Fishprinting -- Gyotaku" describes the process of this ancient art form and the book he is publishing about it

5/11: Meet me on the Quad!!   [No on-air interview this week because I'll be helping set up for the Whole Earth Festival (F 12-10, Sa 10-10, Su 10-6). Help welcome!]

5/18: "WIOA in Yolo County" about helping people find work locally [person to be arranged by Nolan Sullivan]

5/25: Mikki Grey Rutamu on "H.H. Humphrey Fellowship Program" which brings foreign scholars to UCD. Navid,  current Fellow, will also chat with us.


6/8: Corky Quirk on "Bats in your Belfry ... I mean Bypass"





"That's Life" ft. California Raptor Center (4/20)

This week on "That's Life" Lois Richter will be talking with The California Raptor Center staff, who will talk with us about hawks such as the one pictured here as well as other birds of prey recovering and living at their facility just south of Davis. The CRC is an educational and research organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey. Their museum and their permanent collection of living, nonreleasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays. CRC is affiliated with UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. You can check out their website here: The group will also be at Picnic Day this weekend, April 22nd, and also have an Open House on May 5th, 2017.

Divine Intervention Strikes - Apr 17

No holiday for the wicked -- we'll be live as usual with another edition of Divine Interventionstarring the typical mix of rock, punk, pop, funk, junk...and, of course, Vinyl Vespers, our record-store bargain-bin feature -- if you can identify the image attached to this post, you can extrapolate to determine the artist (no, not a reasonable task). OK, enough of the heavily punctuated claptrap. Just tune in Monday, April 17, 7-9p PT for all the fun your ears can hold.

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Dirk Hamilton on Friday April 14, 2017

California raised Dirk Hamilton is our guest this week. I am really looking forward to this episode of Listening Lyrics as we dig into some of the lyrics of his songs. Dirk will appear at the Palms in Winters, CA Saturday  April 15, 2017. You ca visit Dirk at 

Dirk: “I began playing guitar and singing songs when I was 8 years old. I was writing stories and poems before that. I always thought of the two activities as completely different and separate -- writing was ‘serious’, playing and singing was ‘fun’. Then I discovered Dylan and learned that songs could be just as deep as the best poetry. It was an epiphany! At that moment I knew what I wanted to do with my life.”

At 15, Dirk wrote two more songs for another 45, this one under his own name. Both records were on the IKON label in Sacramento. “These two were stinkers too but after what seemed like a real long time, I began writing good songs and realized I’d done it! I had enjoyed myself into a real songwriter poet!”

Jazz After Dark April 04, 2017

An hour of jazz legends tonight! 

  • Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines
  • Jelly Roll Morton
  • Fats Waller & His Rhythm
  • Mildred Bailey & Red Norvo and His Orchestra
  • Count Basie with Billie Holiday
  • Billie Holiday
  • Nat King Cole
  • Charlie Parker
  • Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
  • Duke Ellington/Johnny Hodges
  • Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
  • Leo Wright
  • Earl "Fatha" Hines
  • Lionel Hampton & Axel Zwingenberger
  • Stanley Jordan

"That's Life" with guest Mel Russell (4/6)

Next week, April 6th, is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of WWI. Researcher Mel Russell, a retired Yolo County archivist, begins a series of public talks and events collectively referred to as "Lest We Forget". There are four parts in the project with the first, starting April 6th, "Now We Are At War". Events are scheduled through the end of May. Tune into "That's Life" at 1pm on Thursday for a one hour interview with Mel Russell herself!