Programs

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A Constant Grin

Live Friday 2-2:30pm
Replays Monday 9-9:30pm, Tuesday 10-10:30am, Friday 6-6:30pm

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A 30-minute sampling of indie rock derived from the 1990s and 2000s, fancy subgenres include (but are not limited to): shoegaze, space rock, lo-fi, math rock, dream pop, post-rock, experimental, psychedelic, indie folk, and alternative country. Don't worry--I don't understand what any of those names mean either.

A Scanner Darkly

Live Friday 2:30-3:30pm

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I am a DJ, I am what I play.  Please join me on KDRT 95.7 for an eclectic mix of music spanning the generational gap.  From the psychedelic sounds of an analogue drone to the digital spectrum of 'the heavy', If it sounds good, I'll play it!

AARP Prime Time

Replays Saturday 8-9am, Sunday 1-2pm

Interiews with a spectrum of authorities and public figures focusing on the wide ranging interests and concerns of Americans 40 and above.

Album of the Week

Replays Wednesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 10-11pm, Thursday 5-6pm, Saturday 4-5pm

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A weekly rotating crew of merry pranksters gives you extended gut-busting awesomeness with in-depth examinations of entire albums.  Remember those artisitic statements?  No, not singles or one track, but groups of songs that capture a period of time in a musician's or band's life.   

Alternative Radio

Replays Monday 11am-12pm

Established in 1986, Alternative Radio, "Audio Energy for Democracy," is a weekly one-hour public affairs program providing information, analyses, and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media. AR is carried by more than 175 radio stations and heard by millions of listeners. Our headquarters, with three paid staff, are located in Boulder, Colorado.

Art of the Song

Replays Sunday 7:30-8am

Music and interviews exploring inspiration and creativity through songwriting and other art forms. This program is not just for songwriters and musicians; its intent is to inspire listeners to find and express their unique creative voices in writing and visual arts as well.

Between the Lines

Replays Monday 8:30-9am

A weekly syndicated half-hour news magazine featuring progressive perspectives on national and international political, economic, and social issues. Because BTL is independent of all publications, media networks, or political parties, the program is able to bring a diversity of voices to the airwaves. This award-winning program provides a platform for individuals and organizations generally ignored or marginalized in corporate media.

Big Picture Science

Replays Monday 4:30-5:30pm

A program that engages the public with modern science research through lively and intelligent storytelling, BPS takes on big questions by interviewing leading researchers and weaving together their stories of discovery in a clever, off-kilter narrative style. Science radio doesn’t have to be dull; the only dry thing about our program is the humor.

Bioneers

Replays Monday 4-4:30pm, Thursday 11:30am-12pm

Bringing bold innovators with breakthrough solutions to the airwaves, Bioneers, "Revolution from the Heart of Nature," airs in more than 250 cities in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Ireland and is free to all stations, distributed by WFMT Radio Network.

Building Ideas / Solving Problems

Live Tuesday 4-5pm

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Building ideas and solving problems in concert with you, Mother Nature, Davis, and surrounding areas--Australia to the moon! Your idea, our show, simple/unique questions in relation to an idea, roofing, and life. We are stronger together, proactively piecing it together, so join us in figuring out a thing or two. Bring us a problem, lets solve it together.

California Weekly Climate One

Replays Wednesday 10-11am, Sunday 11am-12pm

Climate One, a special project of the Commonwealth Club, seeks to foster wide-ranging discussions on environmental, energy, and climate change issues, and make these discussions available to a broad range of people around the world. Climate One was founded by Commonwealth Club Vice President Greg Dalton in 2007 after visiting the Arctic Circle aboard a Russian icebreaker. Today, Climate One brings together top leaders from business, government, academic and advocacy groups to advance the march toward a low-carbon economy.

Chambers Street Theatre

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Wednesday 11-11:30am, Sunday 10-10:30am

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Hear amazing stories from the Golden State, from way back when in the language from way back when, with some stories written by the reader herself! Sit back and enjoy.

Civilization Phaze IV

Live Tuesday 2-3pm
Replays Wednesday 11pm-Thursday 12am, Thursday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 8-9am

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Join your host, Eunah (“oona”), as she harvests the ripest fruits classical music and its offshoots have to offer.  She’ll tell you a bit about their rootsand try to show you how wonderful this music can be for the mind and the soul.  

Only the most nutritious and delicious pieces will be hand-picked for your consumption, and preserved for long-lasting listening pleasure. You’ll probably come across some unusual or unfamiliar flavors every so often in Civilization Phaze IV give them a taste!  You may be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams.

Cultural Baggage

Replays Monday 12:30-1pm, Thursday 4:30-5pm

Launched in early 2001, Cultural Baggage hosted by Dean Becker is the only nationally distributed radio program focused on discussing the U.S. war on drugs. This weekly half-hour show features timely and candid interviews with elected officials, judges, scientists, doctors, authors, entertainers, police officers, wardens, prisoners, and patients about current drug war issues, such as medical marijuana, sentencing reform, racial profiling, and police corruption. Interviewees include U.S.

Davisville

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Wednesday 8:30-9am, Saturday 7:30-8am

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Short answer: An interview show about people, issues, subjects, and events involving Davis, California. Detailed answer: Davis is full of interesting and often important stories, and I try to do more than present the obvious.

Dead Wax

Live Wednesday 5-6pm
Replays Monday 7:30-8:30am, Thursday 11pm-Friday 12am

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A compression-free zone! Dust-off your tubes and fire up your loudspeakers or plug in your DAC and favorite cans for a little audiophile sound. The lava lamp will be flowing during this vinyl-centric show as we feature a mix of vintage vinyl, audiophile-approved reissues and modern artists. Everything from Blues and Jazz to Classic Rock and Americana! We'll discuss local concerts and celebrate analog sound as we squeeze every drop from our favorite artists. Stream recorded shows from our website or sync-up our RSS in your podcast player so you never miss a beat.

Democracy Now!

Replays Monday 9-10am, Tuesday 9-10am, Wednesday 9-10am, Thursday 9-10am, Friday 9-10am

A daily TV/radio news program, hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, airing on over 700 stations, pioneering the largest community media collaboration in the U.S.

Duniya Dur Darshan

Live Monday 6-7pm
Replays Tuesday 1-2pm, Tuesday 9-10pm

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Host CharSoVeese presents a musical journey through Bollywood, from the Golden Age to the modern day, along with some interesting detours through Indian classical, hip-hop, Bhangra, pop, and world music!

Dynamics

Live Wednesday 11:30am-12pm

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Listen as this young student takes you through her musical merry-go-round! She loves to receive requests for songs, so if you leave a comment with a song you'd like to hear live on Dynamics, most likely it will be played! All types of music, ranging from contemporary to classical, foreign occasionally.  Local guest visits from time to time with short interviews. Thank you listeners!

E-Town

Replays Thursday 10-11am, Saturday 11pm-Sunday 12am

Taped in front of a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, featuring performances from many of today's top musical artists, as well as conversation and information about our communities and our environment.

Electric Compost Heap

Live Wednesday 7-9pm
Replays Wednesday 7:30-8:30am, Friday 10pm-Saturday 12am, Saturday 2-4pm

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Dug Deep hosts a dig through many sound forms--the obscure detritus of blues, soul, country, rock, reggae, jazz, funk, punk, psych, and more--mixing a rich and fertile musical humus. Tune in to KDRT every Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm. Dig it, Heapsters!

Free Form Music

Replays Monday 12-7:30am, Tuesday 12-7:30am, Wednesday 12-7:30am, Thursday 12-7:30am, Friday 12-7:30am, Saturday 12-7:30am, Sunday 12-7:30am

Golden Road

Live Friday 6:30-8:30pm
Replays Thursday 9-11pm, Sunday 7-9pm

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On the air here at KDRT since February of 2007, The Golden Road takes listeners on the musical adventures of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many of the other fine musicians from Northern California and occasionally other geographic regions around the country. The focus of most Golden Road broadcasts are recordings captured live from many of the approximately 2350 shows performed by the Grateful Dead, and plenty of Jerry Garcia's solo work with his own electric band along with his masterful excursions in the acoustic music world.

Heart to Heart

Live Wednesday 12-1pm
Replays Friday 11am-12pm

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Creating and maintaining a loving life may well be the greatest art of all. This program offers tips and inspiration for living life richly and lightly. It also offers the opportunity to call in with personal questions. The number in studio is: 792-1648. Check Davis Enterprise for weekly topics or occasional great guests.

How She Really Does It

Live Monday 10-11am

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A program for women about women, covering a variety of topics, including balancing work and family, financial issues, career, building businesses, parenting, education, religion, and youth sports. This talk show is meant to inspire, empower, entertain, and be a resource for women.

Jazz After Dark

Live Tuesday 8-9pm
Replays Monday 11pm-Tuesday 12am, Saturday 9-10pm

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20th-century jazz--each show featuring instrumental and vocal jazz, usually presented in historical sequence. Occasionally contemporary, sometimes much older selections, lots from the 1940s to the 1980s. Some big band and swing, lots of cool jazz and West Coast, some fusion, a little bebop. Usually some boogie woogie, blues, bossa nova. Always something by Ella.

Listening Lyrics

Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 7-8pm, Tuesday 12-1pm, Saturday 11am-12pm, Sunday 4-5pm

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Each one-hour show features live interviews with local and national artists to hear their music and/or listen to music that might have inspired them. Do not let the name fool you, this show is all about music. Genres are focused on singer/songwriter, Blues, Americana, Jazz and Bluegrass. The show is hosted by Pieter Pastoor, who as a poet has a good ear for meaningful lyrics. Pieter's co-host is Jeanne Pastoor, who is known to ask those insightful questions that keeps this show in fine-tune mode.

Live Tracks

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Sunday 9-11pm

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Live Tracks frequently features performances from local musicians recorded and mixed by the show's host, Jim Buchanan. This show also highlights CDs and vinyl from live musical performances ranging widely from early 60's rock to rock-a-billy, and from blues to bluegrass recorded at a variety of venues.

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Making Contact

Replays Tuesday 8:30-9am

"Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in mainstream media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. 

Na Mele O Hawai'i

Live Wednesday 3-5pm
Replays Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5-7pm

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Featuring the music of Hawaii, from early icons of island music to today's innovators, exploring styles, the history of the music, and revered songs and performers.

Radio Curious

Replays Monday 12-12:30pm

Radio Curious- Half hour interviews on a curiously wide array of topics concerning life and ideas.  Produced by Barry Vogel out of Ukiah, CA.

Rocket Radio

Live Tuesday 5:30-6pm
Replays Sunday 10:30-11am

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A program aimed at Davis kids and teens from elementary to high school featuring music, books, poems, puzzles, interviews, and current events.

Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm

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Your host, Tree, loves music.  And his theory of music involves a tree of sorts. Suffice to say it involves a trinity, exploration of themes and connections amongst recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries.  Listen in as Tree plays music old and new, known and unknown.  Eventually if you listen long enough you might experience some musical enlightments. In the meantime, let him show you the way to the music from the tree of life.

Sea Change

Replays Thursday 8:30-9am

The primary project of Sea Change Media, a weekly show covering the shifts to social, environmental, and economic sustainability. Sea Change Radio is nationally syndicated and podcast globally. Launched in January 2009, the show evolved from Corporate Watchdog Radio, founded by Bill Baue and Sanford Lewis in 2005. Francesca Rheannon joined the CWR team in 2007 as Lewis phased out. Alex Wise took over as host and executive producer in May 2010.

That's Life

Live Thursday 1-2pm
Replays Sunday 2-3pm

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Sometimes interviews with local folks. It might be about work, or life choices, or philosophy, or history. Sometimes birding, or art, or other passions. Or about local activities, groups, or events.  It's rarely about politics, and it never includes shouting! When there's no guest, it's laid-back music.  Oldies or Hawaiian or Mom's 1940s songs--whatever feels right that day.

If you have a suggestion for a guest or topic, feel free to phone me at 758-5058 (8am-8pm).

The Awesome Patrol Show

Live Friday 5-6pm
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm

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Happy Hour Friday jams with The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS). Hosts Danny and Sara drone on about bands they like, think everyone should hear, or are performing in a venue nearby, perhaps, maybe if you're lucky or something. Cheers!

The Grapevine

Live Wednesday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Friday 7:30-8:30am, Saturday 8-9pm

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The best of Motown, classic R & B, soul, the blues now and then, and other sounds that move the spirit.

This Way Out

Replays Tuesday 11:30am-12pm

Twenty-two years' experience fighting for LGBT equality on radio, produced by a a team of producers, reporters, and hosts, This Way Out is an award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program.

Tomorrow Your Heart

Replays Tuesday 10-11pm

A weekly radio program featuring girl groups and female-fronted music from the 1960s.

Unfortunate

Live Tuesday 3-4pm
Replays Thursday 6-7pm

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Featuring a wide variety of recorded music from many different cultures, time periods and genres.  Although the show as a whole would be thematically sporadic, each individual installment (if not revolving around some central topic) would at least have a general flow.  In addition, we hope to include interviews and live performances by local youths who have an interest or talent in any type of music.

Vee's Beats

Live Wednesday 2-3pm

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Host Veronica Shanti bringing you an eclectic selection of fresh beats ranging from electronic downtempo,bass, soul, dub and more since 2006.

Woodsongs

Replays Saturday 10-11am, Saturday 10-11pm, Sunday 3-4pm

A worldwide multimedia celebration of grassroots, Americana music exploring folk, bluegrass, songwriting, new artists, literature, worldwide radio, television, and concerts.

World Reggae

Live Friday 1-2pm
Replays Monday 10-11pm

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DJ Dennis shares his love of Reggae music from around the world!