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Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life format is mosty interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; plus 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.

Lois seldom (but occasionally) updates her KDRT-blog. Check it out at:

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

Tree-Tagging Davis! CCUH -- Dave Fujino (7/5/18)

The Tree-Tagging project in Davis and on campus was a joint venture with many partners.  Initiated by the UCD Arboretum, it was the product of aeverl UCD students' interest in sharing with the community the benefits of trees to our life and our world.  Ther created and placed dozens of "tree tag" around campus and downtown.  Look for these large signs hanging on some trees. Because it is summer break, the UCD students were not available to talk with. So I asked some of the partners is the project to come and tell us about their organizations.  (Today is CCUH, next week is Tree Davis.)

That's Life: Philosophy and Folksongs (6/28/18)

Lois talks about some "Unifying Principles" that have helped her understand herself better over the years.  Taken from Dr Charles R Hobb's 1970s book "The Doctrine of Self-Unification", Lois shares a how-to list exercise that can help one clarify what they want and how to get it. 

After her brief monologue, we seque into music by The Carpenters; Peter, Paul, and Mary; and Jeff Peterson with Riley Lee.

Davis Media Access and Autumn Labbe-Renault (5/24/18)

Once again Lois welcomes Autumn Labbe-Renault for an update on Davis Media Access as we celebrate DMA's 30th anniversary. 

As it says on the DMA website: "As a media and technology center, a community gathering place, and a content distributor, Davis Media Access works with people from all walks of life to address issues and topics often ignored by mainstream media. Our partners are libraries, schools, non-profits, local government, activists, musicians, and people like you. We help you tell your stories and ensure diverse voices are heard."

Listen now to hear some stories of the early DCTV days, and find out plans for DMA's future.

Short Stories from 'Cats In Space' (5/17/18)

Lois reads short stories from the science fiction collection "Cats In Space" edited by Bill Fawcett.

First is the collection of poems "Tales of a Starship Cat" by Judith R Conley. 

Second is the short story "Space-Time for Springers" by Fritz Leiber. 

After some announcements, our third reading is the short story "Who's There" by Arthur C Clarke. 

Finally we end with a little Hawaiian music.

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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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