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Davisville, 5/18/15: UC Davis’ Yiyun Li, a luminary of the short story

Yiyun Li grew up in China and earned a degree in biomedical science in Beijing. Then she moved to the United States and became a fiction writer, applying enough skill and insight in her work to earn her several significant awards. The latest is the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, which praised her story “A Sheltered Woman” for its “exquisite crafting, brilliant observations and modest but powerful voice.” On today’s program, Prof. Li—who teaches writing at UC Davis—talks about the story, writing, subjects that interest her, and more.

About Us

KDRT is high-powered low-power grassroots radio located in Davis, California, airing an eclectic mix of music and public affairs programming, and building community by promoting dialogue, encouraging artistic expression, and acting as a forum for people who typically lack media access. Our mission reflects our values: localism, social equality, public participation, media literacy, diversity, and, of course, community media. Read more...

Toddler Play Group
05/27/2015 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Farmers Mkt. & Picnic in the Park
05/27/2015 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Farmers Mkt. & Picnic in the Park
05/27/2015 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Solutions Series: Bill Dodd
05/27/2015 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Unofficial Scrabble Club
05/27/2015 - 5:30pm to 11:00pm

OUR PROGRAMS

Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm

DJ(s): 

dj tree kilpatrick

Your host, Tree, loves music.  And his theory of music involves a tree of sorts. Suffice to say it involves a trinity, exploration of themes and connections amongst recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries.  Listen in as Tree plays music old and new, known and unknown.  Eventually if you listen long enough you might experience some musical enlightments. In the meantime, let him show you the way to the music from the tree of life.

Duniya Dur Darshan

Live Monday 6-7pm
Replays Tuesday 1-2pm, Tuesday 9-10pm

DJ(s): 

Host CharSoVeese presents a musical journey through Bollywood, from the Golden Age to the modern day, along with some interesting detours through Indian classical, hip-hop, Bhangra, pop, and world music!

Civilization Phaze IV

Live Tuesday 2-3pm
Replays Wednesday 11pm-Thursday 12am, Thursday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 8-9am

DJ(s): 

Join your host, Eunah (“oona”), as she harvests the ripest fruits classical music and its offshoots have to offer.  She’ll tell you a bit about their rootsand try to show you how wonderful this music can be for the mind and the soul.  

Only the most nutritious and delicious pieces will be hand-picked for your consumption, and preserved for long-lasting listening pleasure. You’ll probably come across some unusual or unfamiliar flavors every so often in Civilization Phaze IV give them a taste!  You may be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams.

Davisville

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Wednesday 8:30-9am, Saturday 7:30-8am

DJ(s): 

Short answer: An interview show about people, issues, subjects, and events involving Davis, California. Detailed answer: Davis is full of interesting and often important stories, and I try to do more than present the obvious.

Dead Wax

Live Wednesday 5-6pm
Replays Monday 7:30-8:30am, Thursday 11pm-Friday 12am

DJ(s): 

A compression-free zone! Dust-off your tubes and fire up your loudspeakers or plug in your DAC and favorite cans for a little audiophile sound. The lava lamp will be flowing during this vinyl-centric show as we feature a mix of vintage vinyl, audiophile-approved reissues and modern artists. Everything from Blues and Jazz to Classic Rock and Americana! We'll discuss local concerts and celebrate analog sound as we squeeze every drop from our favorite artists. Stream recorded shows from our website or sync-up our RSS in your podcast player so you never miss a beat.