Davisville

Davis is a wonderful and diverse community, full of interesting people, ideas, and happenings. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents unique stories from in and around town that are relevant to the Davis community.

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Davisville, Jan. 8, 2018: Introducing Paul’s Place, a new housing/homeless resource in Davis

Homelessness is a top concern for Davis business owners and downtown residents.  To the mix of ideas for addressing the problem, you can add a new idea that already has a location, design and backers – Paul’s Place, a combination of micro-apartments, transitional housing and services. It would replace the current resource center and transitional housing operated by Davis Community Meals and Housing at 1111 H St. Martha Teeter, president of Davis Opportunity Village, and Bill Pride, executive director of DCMH, talk about the project on today’s Davisville. Davis architect Maria Ogrydziak is the designer. A fund-raising campaign to raise the cost through private donations is in the works.

Davisville, Dec. 11, 2017: Retirements in 2018 will bring changes to the Davis Enterprise

When Bruce Gallaudet announced he was retiring as sports editor of the Davis Enterprise, I took the occasion to ask him to come on the show. He has had an eclectic career, and knows more stories than we could ever get to. Halfway through the interview he said his wife, Debbie Davis, has also decided to retire from the Enterprise on March 2, and that’s major news in Davis—she has been editor of the paper since taking over from Bruce in the early 1980s. Today's interview ended up in two halves. The first part is about sports, why it can produce such good journalism, and the large personalities it attracts. The second part is about changes in community journalism, the state of the Enterprise, the plan he and Debbie have to move to the San Francisco Peninsula after they retire, and more.

Davisville, Nov. 27, 2017: Meet Anne Hance, if you don’t know her already

If you’re interested in Davis, then Anne Hance is someone you should know, or at least know about. A zoologist by training, she grew up in England during World War II, came to Davis in 1968, co-founded and helped lead the Explorit Science Center for a third of a century … and those details are just part of the story. We talk about those topics, and much more, on today’s program.

Davisville, Nov. 13, 2017: Our yearly guide to films with Davis critic Derrick Bang

Today I welcome back Davis movie critic Derrick Bang, who offers his entertaining opinions on films to see and avoid as 2017 winds down. This show is an annual feature on Davisville. The New York Times recently posted a list of about 100 films coming out in the next two months.  Seeing them all would take, what, about five weeks of full-time effort? This is why we need movie critics, to help sort 'em all out!

Davisville, Oct. 23, 2017: For fundraising week, a backstage look at 3 public affairs shows

It's fundraising week, so I dedicated this week's program to a discussion among three of KDRT's public-affairs program hosts -- Gitane (right), Lois Richter, and yours truly -- on where they (we) get ideas, what makes a good show, and the spirit of community radio, which can range from ramshackle to polished. Lois co-hosts the Davis Garden Show with Don Shor, plus hosts her own program That's Life. Dr. G hosts Heart to Heart -- and among other things tonight, explains why she can't really give advice on air to people in Davis who might otherwise call with their problems. As she says, microphones are better now than they used to be. Even if a guest with a problem were never named, Davis is still small enough that their voice might be recognized. 

Davisville, Oct. 9, 2017: Equifax might have screwed up, but you can do better

Yahoo, Equifax … the major data breaches just keep on coming. Protecting your identity and information seems hopeless, but you can significantly improve your odds. Today we talk with Dewight Kramer, assistant chief information security officer for UC Davis, for context, practical ideas, the value of telling Congress about the reforms you want to see, and not falling prey to FUD -- fear, uncertainty, doubt.

Davisville, Sept. 25, 2017: Trying to steer away from the ditch

Davis is headed for a ditch, financially, but doesn’t have to land there. Dan Carson, chair of the city’s Finance and Budget Commission, is one of several people in town who are trying to engage the rest of us in helping Davis make a few course corrections now, before we start going over the edge. Today on Davisville we talk about the problem, what caused it, what we can do about it, the forecast that describes what’s coming, and why most people in Davis aren’t paying attention. At least, not yet.

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You're a Davis icon, Bill. Keep up the good work of providing local, informative, and quality programming.

Bill, listen to the first 10 minutes of my show dated 7/7/2010. I hope you approve.
Paul Sheeran

Just wanted to say thanks for an outstanding interview with Freedom From Hunger's president, Chris Dunford.
Keep up the good work!

Sam Citron

thanks, Sam!

This is the program in question; it aired Jan. 25:

http://www.kdrt.org/node/2689

Bill

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