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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 Apr 5th, 2010 Redux!

Here's a view of Davis you rarely see -- the way the town looks from the rear of a train headed north from the Davis train station to the edge of town. "Davisville" host Bill Buchanan shot this video from the rear of a special California Northern passenger train in March 2010. The railroad operated the one-car train for local officials and other guests to highlight the arrival of California Northern's new, environmentally advanced engines. (When the engines are off duty, they're often parked on the tracks near the Davis Food Co-op on G Street.) The northern line hasn't hosted a regular passenger train in more than 25 years. Buchanan interviewed California Northern General Manager Don Seil about the railroad for the April 5th "Davisville." The accompanying video however, was just finally brought to light. Enjoy!

Alex Roth discusses the Pepper Peddler, his bike-powered Davis coffee business

Alex Roth, who started and operates the Pepper Peddler coffee roaster in Davis, talks about the business on the current edition of Davisville.

The Pepper Peddler has attracted attention for its unusually green business practices—it delivers by bicycle, distributes in re-usable glass jars and uses a pedal-powered roaster. But Roth, a musician and graduate of UC Davis, runs it as a serious business, with all the problems, satisfaction and attention to detail a small business usually involves.

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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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