That's Life

calling card for That's Life program on KDRT

Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life new format is strictly interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; and birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois occasionally breaks into music -- from ballads to the slack key sounds of Hawaii -- but mostly we just talk.

If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion or a person to interview, send a text to Lois at 530-902-0209 or leave a message in the comments here.

To see which guests will be coming on which future shows, check out Lois' KDRT-blog at: https://kdrt.org/blogs/lois-richter

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Replays Sunday 2-3pm
Live Thursday 1-2pm
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That's "Scratchboarding" with Ann Ranlett

Ann Ranlett is an artist.  A SCRATCHBOARD artist.  What's that, you say?  Listen to today's show and find out! 

Lois found Ann while researching a 'drawing' to be donated to the Friends of Art for their auction at the Yolo County Fair.  (Anyone know a local artist named "H. Friend" who was been making things in 1972?)  Once Lois figuring out this was not a drawing, but actually a scratchboard; she tried to find a gathering place of such folks to see if anyone know more about artist Friend.  Although she ddi find the group, alas, no one knew that artist.

But during those communications, Lois discovered that Ann Ranlett lived in northern California and was willing to come and be interviewed!  Which brings us to this show.

That's Peiter Pastoor

Peiter Pastoor, one of the many hosts and DJs on KDRT, shares his personal history and the evolution of his KDRT show -- Listening Lyrics -- in this lively discussion with Lois. 

Did you know that "Dutch", "Holland" and "The Netherlands" all refer to the same place/people? His family left Holland when Peiter was 7, but couldn't get in to the USA. So they moved to Canada and lived there for many years before immigrating to the American plains.

Peiter's stories are fun and fascinating. AND he writes poetry!

That's Dan Carson, new Council Member (8/23/18)

A new member of the Davis City Ciuncil, Dan Carson has lots to talk about. First Lois asked him how he came to be a Council Member. (His history is interesteing.) Then she wanted to know what he saw as the two biggest problems affecting our City' in the future. (Long-term finances and University-City arrangements.) What is one thing we could improve immediately to help us make all the other decisions? (Communication! Between segments in town when projects are suggested; between residents and City officials; and between larger entities.)

That's AMOWRP in 2018 ...

The 2018 Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program (AMOWRP) is again being lead by Jennifer Gilbert, Conservation Coordinator for the City of Davis.

This program is an attempt to help renters find homes for useable items rather than putting them in the dump.  Volunteers staff "donation stations" at some of the large apartment complexes and help keep things tidy and easy to use.  VOLUNTEERS WANTED every year.  Contact Jennfer in July to sign up, get trained, and arrange for your volunteer hours.  She is reachable at: JGilbert@CityOfDavis.org

HIV/SHIV: early work at UCD with Dr Murray Gardner (7/26/2018)

AIDS Virus Diagnostic Laboratory -- the history of a successful scientific journey into retrovirus detection and treatment with Dr Murray Gardner.  Another fascinating story from a retired professor and doctor from UCD.  Although he "retired" in 2000 at age 70, Murray continues to go in to the office every day and help out. Worth a listen!

(below is a blurb from the UCD's California National Primate Research Center)

Thirty years ago, the CNPRC was at the forefront of discovering the role of retroviruses as the causative agent for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Dr. Murray Gardner, emeritus Professor of Pathology in the UC Davis School of Medicine, often refers to the CNPRC as the “home” of simian AIDS, as early isolates of retroviruses related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were identified in colony animals and studied by researchers here.

Greywater with Kent Thompson of Cool Davis

Kent Thompson tells us about Water Wise Davis -- a working group of Cool Davis -- and explains all about saving water by re-using shower water to water the yard. This "greywater" idea has evolved from the 70s (when I had friends who created outdoors showers) to today's integrated greywater systems being built right into new homes. Kent Thomson has been working on improving greywater techniques and getting legislation passed to ensure folks can use them to save almost 30% of their water use.

(7/19/2018)

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Comments

I love listening to your Hawaiian music choices and your comments on Hawaii when you play Hawaiian music. :-)

-- Arielle

I forgot about all this great music...thanks for reminding me.

Great show! Never knew so much about green building...great guest. [Casa Verde]

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