Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 12-12:30pm

DJ(s): 

Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares the great Californian stories of yesteryear with dialogue and dialects from our past. Some of the stories are written by the reader herself, so tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Podcast

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Jan 21st, 2016

Today we address the foggy world of mental health.  Starting with "Ward 6" by Anton Chekhov, who was a doctor and saw the treatment given in the 1870's in Russia, and then moving on to Mark Twain's "Tom Sawyer, Detective."  The Twain work is one of the writings of Twain that was not published during his life, and is now coming to light through The University of California Press.  Listen in for two 1800 treatments before we knew what we know now.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Jan 14th, 2016

 In the late 1800's, thinking people in various parts of the world were starting to notice the entertaining behavior of their fellow man.  Anton Chekhov wrote at the same time as Mark Twain in the second half of the 1800's.  "Swan Song" is the humous and insightful story of an older actor in Russia.  

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Jan 7th, 2016

"The Wind in the Willows" is one of my favorite, children of all ages, books.  Now for the hunt.  The author of this book was a young man during the First World War when 58,000 men were lost on the first day of the Somme.  These were 58,000 men from the British Isles, leaving 58,000 women without husbands then and in days to come.  The war books don't talk about that.  Well, our author was there on the front lines at The Somme.  This questionable record of 58,000 men lost still stands as the most men lost on the first day of any known war.  

(If you haven't guessed, it's A.A. Milne)

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Dec 31st, 2015

It's still the Winter Holidays at KDRT LW FM in Davis.  Christmas is over and now we are closed at the station for the celebration of the New Year.  In the autmatic system is a past show that will repeat again, whatever it is.  I've forgotten what I put in the system a few years ago.  I'm wonderful, as we all are, but not so wonderful as to remember when Dinos wandered the earth and I chose a show for replay.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Dec 24th, 2015

And now for the Winter Holidays, and Merry Christmas to all.  The KDRT station is closed so some past show is being automatically played, and I haven't the faintest idea what show I put in the system a few years ago. Enjoy whatever it is, and Happy New Year!

Chambers Street Theatre for 11:00am on Dec 17th, 2015

This is the Christmas Show with unknown writings of famous authors.  The Winter Holidays have long inspired writers to celebrate this Winter Time with themes of a Baby's birth and the New Year.  Many of these fine works get lost to the more popular songs of the season, but let's give a listen to what was shared in the past.

Chambers Street Theatre for 11am on Dec 10th, 2015

 

It's Winter and it's cold so it's time for snow, ice, and frost bite, and that means Robert W. Service.  Today's show does his most famous poems about the Gold Rush in the late 1800's up in Alaska:  "Dangerous Dan McGrew," "Sam McGee," and others.  Dress warm and listen in for a chilly experience.

Pages

Subscribe to Chambers Street Theatre Archives

Add new comment

Filtered HTML

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <blockquote> <br> <cite> <code> <dd> <div> <dl> <dt> <em> <img> <li> <ol> <p> <span> <strong> <ul>
    Allowed Style properties: float, height, left, right, width

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • You may post PHP code. You should include <?php ?> tags.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.