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Dead Wax for Wednesday, May 27 @ 5pm: Chris Stapleton!

Tonight we're going to feature 3 tracks from the brand new album from the wordsmith Chris Stapleton. Although Traveller is his debut album, he's been hanging out in Nashville for over 15 years, writing hit songs for many mainstream country artists. Normally we tend to steer clear of mainstream country music, but tonight we're going to make an exception, this album is just too good to let some arbitrary standard of independent artist get in the way. This guy writes songs like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. He sings with the power and soul of Mike Farris and Otis Redding. Traveller is 14 tracks but sprawls from stripped-down acoustic country tracks, like Whiskey and You, to alt-country rockers like Parachute, to pure soul like Tennessee Whiskey. I have a feeling we're going to hear a lot about this album and Chris over the next year. We'll open the show with a four song tribute to our Veterans in recognition of Memorial Day, with tracks from The Black Lillies, Guy Clark, The Drive-By Truckers and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. We're also going to hear another track from Lucinda Williams' newest album.

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.

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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...

Farmers Market
05/30/2015 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Tour De Cluck
05/30/2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Cupcakes for Equality
05/30/2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Gardenering Workshop: Composting With Chicken Manure
05/30/2015 - 10:30am to 11:00am
Student Recitals
05/30/2015 - 11:00am to 8:00pm



Live Tuesday 3-4pm
Replays Thursday 6-7pm


Featuring a wide variety of recorded music from many different cultures, time periods and genres.  Although the show as a whole would be thematically sporadic, each individual installment (if not revolving around some central topic) would at least have a general flow.  In addition, we hope to include interviews and live performances by local youths who have an interest or talent in any type of music.

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 4-5pm


Each one-hour show features live interviews with local and national artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them. Do not let the name fool you, this show is all about music. Genres are focused on singer/songwriter, Blues, Americana, Jazz and Bluegrass. The show is hosted by Pieter Pastoor, who as a poet has a good ear for meaningful lyrics. Pieter's co-host is Jeanne Pastoor, who is known to ask those insightful questions that keeps this show in fine-tune mode.

Building Ideas / Solving Problems

Live Tuesday 4-5pm


Building ideas and solving problems in concert with you, Mother Nature, Davis, and surrounding areas--Australia to the moon! Your idea, our show, simple/unique questions in relation to an idea, roofing, and life. We are stronger together, proactively piecing it together, so join us in figuring out a thing or two. Bring us a problem, lets solve it together.

Duniya Dur Darshan

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


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!