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, 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.

Davisville, 11/25/13: The movies of 2013 with Derrick Bang

Derrick Bang writes reviews for the Davis Enterprise and his blog, Derrick Bang on Film. On today’s show, an autumn tradition on Davisville, he discusses the year-end films, the movie hits and misses of 2013, the passing of Roger Ebert, and even a little about holiday jazz. You see him here next to a poster at the Varsity for “12 Years a Slave”—the first movie of 2013 to earn one of his rare 5-star reviews. 

Davisville, 11/11/13: With Cannery decision due, we take a look at Davis housing

With the Cannery housing development coming up for a decision, now’s a good time to take stock of the Davis housing market—including trends this year in sales and prices, the outlook for 2014, who’s buying, and the effect of adding the Cannery’s proposed 547 homes to the local supply. We discuss this and more with returning guest Steve Boschken, a Davis mortgage and real estate broker who also has a degree in environmental design and urban planning from UC Davis.

Davisville, 10/28/13: Understanding Davis Makerspace

Nicholas Weigand, Jeff Tolentino, Braden PellettDavis Makerspace, sort of a cross between a workshop and a public library, and open to science and tech as well as to art, opened in a converted storage unit in a downtown alley this year. So how does the budding nonprofit work, why is it here, who’s it for, and what does it offer to Davis? We get answers today in a talk with three of its members/directors – Nicholas Weigand (far left), Jeff Tolentino (holding a drum he made at makerspace), and Braden Pellett.

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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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