Meraki Radio

Meraki  [may-rah-kee] (adjective) This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe doing something with soul, creativity, or love — when you put "something of yourself" into what you're doing, whatever it may be.

Meraki Radio tries to live up to the definition of this interesting word. Anyone who wants to get behind the mic and talk about meraki in their own life-- whether it be professional, historical, artistic, scientific, prolific or otherwise is encouraged to contact the show at

This show is a public affairs show broken up into different segments including brief chats about nutrition, science, art, poetry and other interesting finds that provide fodder to promote inquiry and curiosity. 


Replays Tuesday 5:30-6pm, Thursday 2-2:30pm
Live Tuesday 12:30-1pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Perspectives: Brian Keenan, ND on Seasonal Living

On this episode of Meraki Radio: Perspectives, we're joined once again by Brian Keenan, Naturopathic Doctor (ND) who happens to be Alison B's brother. He lays out the concept of seasonal living, starting with fall where we are now, and ending with late summer, a fifth season that comes from Chinese philosophy. Tune in to learn more.

Pass the Mic: Emily Lo - City of Davis Fire Captain

On this episode of Meraki Radio: Pass the Mic, Emily Lo joins us. Emily is the City of Davis Fire Captain and shares her experience as a female firefighter since the 1990s. Emily touches on her career, the responsibilities of the chief and captains, as well as the current fires in California and her final hopeful thoughts on how things have changed throughout her career.

Pass the Mic: Maya Burns from Mexico City

On this episode of Pass the Mic, Maya Burns returns to Meraki Radio from Mexico City. She brings a fresh perspective and talks much about her music, the changing of performance art during COVID-19 and boosting your immune system v. killing the virus around you. Maya provides some musical suggestions and talks a bit about her album, El Solo Mundo - Only One World.

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Perspectives: Aidan Ramey on his Davis flag, an epic bike trip & fundraiser, plus working for NASA

On this episode of Meraki Radio, Aidan Ramey returns to discuss the Davis city flag project he was working on, which has been slowed due to COVID-19. He then tells us stories about his bike trip from CA to CO and the goodness of humans is reaffirmed. His bike trip was also a fundraiser for the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), a timely endeavor. Aidan closes us out talking about NASA and his work on satellites, including the first UC Davis satellite! Some final words on what he's learned this year about homelesness and simply being human.

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