COVID-19 Community Report

In a time of physical distancing, access to local news and information is more important than ever. Join Host Autumn Labbe-Renault live Tuesdays from 12-12:30. On the air since March 17, 2020,  Autumn's been interviewing public health representatives, elected officials, community activists, nonprofit leaders, teachers and more.  The information, resources, and strategies around COVID-19 are ever changing, and hearing from decision makers and community members in this moment is powerful. These shows are rebroadcast on Tuesdays and Fridays at 5 pm, and Sundays at noon.  Autumn is executive director of Davis Media Access and is currently focusing some of her work time on documenting the effects of the pandemic here in Yolo County, using radio and video archives.

Please scroll down below this description for the archives of all previous episodes available to stream.


Replays Tuesday 5-5:30pm, Friday 12-12:30pm
Live Tuesday 12-12:30pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

COVID-19 Community Report- Episode 4 Mar 27th, 2020 - A County Level View

In Episode 4 (link to stream) the focus is on Yolo County. What resources funnel down from state and federal government to counties? What roles do our Yolo County supervisors play in the current situation? What kinds of questions are they fielding? We begin with Yolo County Supervisor for District 2, Don Saylor and later talk with Dr. Mary Ann Limbos, deputy Public Health Officer.  Don Saylor detailed some of the extended efforts provided this past week by the Yolo Food Bank that has served over 3,600 residents through home delivery to 1,536 households via 180 volunteers!

COVID-19 Community Report - Episode 3 - Mar 24th, 2020 Includes Chats with Davis Poet Laureate and Yolo County Library

In Episode 3 we chat with Davis Poet James Lee Jobe, and Elizabeth Gray of the Yolo County Library. Especially in times like this, we need some reflective moments and diversions! Learn about Jobe's virtual offerings at this time, and hear about the Library's e-reader program and other services.

For a listing of a variety of local services and information updated after each show, link to the COVID-19 Community Resource List

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COVID-19 Community Report - Episode 2 - March 20, 2020

In Episode 2 - March 20, 2020 - we heard from Superintendent John Bowes of the Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD), and visited with community organizer Kate Mellon-Anibaba, founder of the incredibly active Covid-19 Yolo Community Response Group on Facebook.  Click on title above to stream this episode.

Superintendent Bowes reported DJUSD is actively working on both short and long-term strategies to provide home-learning instruction online.  These two phases of instruction will be posted later today on the DJUSD website, social media page, and sent via email.  The issue of the digital divide and equity is being addressed by working to provide Chromebooks and internet access to those in need. Also discussed were how the school meets and does business during this time, which Bowes called "a paradigm shift."

COVID-19 Community Report - Episode 1 - March 17, 2020

This is the first episode of a show that will be a mix of community updates, local information, and call-ins from elected officials, community activists, and other leaders. Our first guest was Davis City Councilmember Lucas Frerichs, who provided us with updates from the Davis City Council, including information about tonight’s emergency meeting. Click on the post title above to stream today's show.

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Thank you so much for keeping our local community informed and engaged!

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