That's Life

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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:

Replays Sunday 2-3pm
Live Thursday 1-2pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Mike Pesola and Lois on "Ministry"

Mike Pesola, former KDRT host and owner of Bedrock Construction, is also a religious man.  

Upon occasion, his church has called him to minster to the congregation by preaching a sermon. On today's show, Lois and Mike discuss what 'ministry' means to each of them and how they prepare to speak.  Although their styles of speaking are different (one planned ahead, the other inspired in the moment) and their organiizations (Baptist church and Quaker meeting) have different structures; both agree that sharing one's inspiration with others is both important and challenging.  

Mike observed that the very best form of ministry is LIVING YOUR LIFE in the manner you feel you should. Lois agrees that actions often speak louder than words.

How do you express your spirituality? What form does your 'ministry' take?

swinging again!

Today I played more swing music from the 30s and 40s.  My dear husband had digitized many old records onto CDs -- so that my Mom could listen to them even tho she had lost much of her vision and couldn't operate a record player any more.  We ended up with 4 CDs, but none of the standard info about the songs.  (So I can't tell you title, artist, or even album/single.)  So let's just enjoy the music ...

Swing music and a sweet landfill project ...

Swing music from the 30s and 40s is the feature today.  (These are song on CDs which had been collected and burned so my Mom could enjoy them in her last years.)  We don’t have info about which vinyl records each song was from, nor titles nor artists.  There are four CDs, so expect another swing show sometime later.

Lois  reports that she and Elizabeth Gould went birding to TEXAS and it was GREAT!

Reading from 2008 blog post in Marijke’s “The Landfill Diaries” about a Yolo County Central Landfill’s project by Don Augenstien and Ramin Yazdani.  Bioreactors extracting methane gas more efficiently are being created and tested -- using minimalist methods that require more subtlety and fewer resources to get to over 90% methane capture. REad the entire post at: (link is external)

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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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