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That's Life: Fraud and Scams -- Warning from the DA's office

District Attorney officers Kevin Clark and Paul Hillegass came to let us know about the dangers we face from people running scams and trying to defraud us these days.  [I'd thought about calling them the "Fraud Squad", but they are far too serious for such a frivolous title.  Unless, of course, it get folks to listen to their warnings...]

That's Life: UCD physicist Matt Richter

Next Monday is the well-heralded solar eclipse across the US.  Where can you see it? Is it safe to look? What’s happening in Davis? This week (Thursday at 1:00 and Friday at 3:00 pm), UCD physicist Matt Richter will help us understand more about astronomy, eclipses, telescopes, and what the universe is really like. He’ll also brief us on current projects and hopes for discoveries.

That's Life: Anne Cowles on Astrology

Lois’ guest, Anne Cowles, talked about both the eclipse (21 August 2017) and about her belief in astrology. 

We began with an explanation of the mechanics of any eclipse -- three celestial objects lined up so that the one in the middle casts a shadow on the one furthest from the sun -- and discussed the difference between a lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse.

That's Life: Davis Food Coop

There's probably no more iconic organization in town than the Davis Food Co-op!

Started in 1972 as a buying club by people who wanted great food at good prices and were willing to work for it, DFC has been going ever since.  While this nationally known cooperative has changed over the years -- we now have paid staff, member-work is no longer done, and the store has increased in size several times -- the evolution of DFC has continued to be driven by the membership and their desires.

Listen to Ken Bradford and I'Talia McCarthy talk about the current robust Co-op, discuss plans for the future, and share some stories of the early days.  I'Talia is the Operations Manager (a staff position) and Ken is on the Board of Directors (elected by the membership); she has joined the team in recent years and he has been with the DFC since the 1970s (as has Lois).

That's Life in IRAN -- Samaneh and Navid share stories


Professionals visiting Davis as Fellows in the Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship Program come from all over the world. This year eleven colleagues from ten different countries worked and studied here from August 2016 to June 2017. (Hear more about the Program on our May 25th show.) Two of those Fellows -- Samaneh Seifollahi-Aghmiuni and Navid Ghajarnia -- agreed to come back and be on my show again.

Today Samaneh and Navid share stories about their lives and information about their homeland. They also speak of experiences they had visiting Davis and suggest ways that listeners can help when they meet a foreign visitor in the future. Navid's strongest suggestion? "Speak slowly!"

As always, your comments are welcome.

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