Pacifica Coverage of House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearings on Afghanistan

On December 2nd, regularly scheduled programming will be pre-empted by the House Foreign Affairs Committee 12-2009 Hearings on Afghanistan. Mitch Jesserich will host live coverage of the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday with testimonies about Obama's Afghanistan plan: Sec of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullin This committee has several anti-war members on it including Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee and Ron Paul.

Upcoming Classical Holiday Concerts

1. "A Baroque Christmas", with the Sacramento Baroque Soloists on 12/5/2009 at 8 pm and on 12/6/2009 at 3 pm at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Midtown Sacramento. Go to for more more details and to purchase tickets. Included in the program will be works by Lully, Biber, Bach, Schutz, and Corelli's "Christmas Concerto". A concert of seasonal instrumental favorites played in an intimate setting on authentic baroque instruments.

2. "Voyages Musicaux-Carols from Distant Lands", by the Vocal Art Ensemble on 12/12/2009 at 7:30 pm at the Woodland Presbyterian Church, 12/13/2009 at 2:00 pm at the Sacramento Trinity Cathedral, and at 7:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Davis, also on 12/13/2009. Go to for more information and to purchase tix. A concert of seasonal vocal works presented in a choral setting with beautiful harmonies.

The Golden Road Celebrates 50 Years...In Style!

Tune in to KDRT, and The Golden Road show 7 - 9 pm on Sunday, November 29 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of dancing on & with the good Planet Earth (and some of the finer intergalactic regions!) by the show's host. It's a Once-In-A-Lifetime event that will surely delight the senses and remind us all that........"What A Long Strange Trip It's Been"!

UC Davis Protestors Arrested: Shannon Harney, standing in solidarity with those arrested, speaks with KDRT

Still waiting to be processed on November 20, Shannon Harney and others stand in solidarity at the Yolo County Detention Center with those arrested at UC Davis on November 19. Listen to her give an update on their condition, what happened at Mrak Hall and what issues are still unresolved. Click and Listen below:

"Thursday Live!" concert featuring Rita Hosking Trio airs on LIVE TRACKS

November's "Thursday Live!" concert series featured the acoustic sounds of the Rita Hosking Trio, Biscuits 'n Honey, and Me & Him. Playing to a packed house at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis Nov. 5th, this is the second in a series of monthly free concerts organized by local musician, Kurt Roggli.

The concert was recorded by KDRT's Jim Buchanan, with able assistance from KDRT programmer Dr. Strangely Strange, and will air on Live Tracks, Thursday evening, November 12th from 8-10pm. This show re-airs on Sat. 10pm-midnight, and Monday afternoon 1-3pm.

Mountain Mama gives thanks

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Earth Music … homegrown and giving thanks

1) Thanks and Praise, G Love featuring Jaspar 4:06
2) Giving, Collective Soul 3:09
3) Thanks a Lot, Raffi 2:29

Thanks by W. S. Merwin
with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridges to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water thanking it
smiling by the windows looking out
in our directions

Moutain Mama's Black Magic

Hi there … and welcome to Mountain Mama’s Wicked Music Hour … home grown and cooking up a pot

1) Black Magic Woman, Santana 5:20
2) Yellow Moon, Neville Brothers 4:04

Fallen in Sectional Constructions, by Michael A. Flanagan

3) Bad Things, Jace Everett 2:44
4) Devil Went Down To Georgia, Charlie Daniels 3:45
5) The Devil Had A Hold Of Me, Gillian Welch, 4:31

Disregarded Gift by Spiel

6) Welcome to my Nightmare, Alice Cooper 2:47
7) Time Warp, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn and Richard O’Brien
8) I Put a Spell On You, Nina Simone 2:38

Save-a-Gallon Contest topic of next "Speakeasy'

Christal Waters and Tim Starback of Davis Bicycles! are the guests on the Nov. 4 edition of "Speakeasy," a local talk show that airs Wednesdays at 10 a.m. on KDRT-LP, 95.7 FM in Davis. The show is also streamed live and archived at The segment will repeat Nov. 11.

Waters and Starback will discuss Davis Bicycles!' many projects, but especially their school-related initiatives, including the citywide bike-to-school contest know as "Save-a-Gallon."

From the libretto of "Habanera", from Georges Bizet's "Carmen"

Love is a rebellious bird,
that no one can tame.
And you call him quite in vain
if it suits him not to come.

Nothing helps, neither threat nor prayer;
one man talks well,
but the other man is the one that I prefer.
He's silent, but I like his looks.

Love! Love! Love! Love!

Love is a gypsy's child,
it has never, ever known a law.
Love me not, then I love you;
If I love you, you best beware.

The bird you thought that you had caught,
beat it's wings and flew away.
Love stays away, you wait and wait;
when least expected, there it is.

All around you, swift so swift,