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, 3/31/14: A $15 per hour minimum wage for Davis?

This spring, Raise the Wage Davis is collecting signatures for a November ballot initiative to increase the minimum wage inside Davis to $15 per hour by Jan. 1, 2016. On today’s Davisville, Neil Ruud, volunteer coordinator for the group, discusses their goals, plans, and why they chose $15. He also fields questions about the impact on employment inside the city.

Davisville, 3/17/14: Davis performer Paul DelBene presents ‘Olaf the Fool’

Paul DelBeneMeet Olaf. He’s a fool. Paul DelBene (shown here) knows because he created the character, and he’ll bring Olaf onstage for three “An Evening with Olaf” performances April 4-6 to benefit the Cesar Chavez school PTA and Davis Schools Foundation. On today’s program we talk about the shows, DelBene’s work (mostly in Europe), clown boot camp, clown college, performing for Pixar …  and the value Davis could get from a small professional multi-functional venue, of maybe 200 to 300 seats, for music, performances, dances, and more.

Davisville, 02/17/14: This time it’s the city, not the schools, asking for more money

The city of Davis, facing a $5 million yearly deficit and a backlog of deferred road repairs (this photo, shot through a windshield, shows Olive Drive), has asked voters to boost the city sales tax by a half-cent per dollar starting this fall. Citywide votes on water rates and possibly a new city parcel tax are also in the works this year. On today’s show, Davis Vanguard blogger David Greenwald--who has written extensively about the city's finances--talks about how the city dug this hole for itself, the options, and where we go from here.

Davisville, 2/3/14: Talking about Davis & Winters with columnist Debra DeAngelo

Debra DeAngelo, managing editor of The Winters Express, also writes the often-feisty "Because I Say So" opinion column that appears every Sunday in the Davis Enterprise. Today we talk about the column, her work, misperceptions that Davis and Winters have about each other, and more.

Davisville, 1/20/14: Is that bacon? Ewww. A look at the Co-op's Suggestion Box

A customer who doesn't want to smell bacon. Product questions. Criticism of music played in the store. The Suggestion Box at the Davis Food Co-op, one of Davis’ iconic businesses, fields 80 contacts a month as part of one of the most basic transactions at any business: Dealing with the public. In this case, the Davis public. On today’s Davisville we talk with Membership Director Doug Walter about keeping the customer happy, plus related subjects concerning the Co-op, expectations for choice, and more. 

Davisville, 12/9/13: Updating David Breaux’s 4-year vigil for compassion downtown

David Breaux, at 3rd and C in Davis, CAIn summer 2009, David Breaux began standing at 3rd and C to ask passers-by to define compassion, and to write their definition in his notebook. As 2013 ends he’s still at it, having collected 10,000 definitions, about a third of which have been gathered into a book. A bench, built at the corner with donated money, material and effort, honors his vigil. David first appeared on Davisville in June 1010; today he talks about what he has learned, and the Compassion Tour that might take him out of town for a year starting in summer 2014. But he says he’d come back.

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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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