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Alternative Radio

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Alternative Radio, also known as “Audio Energy for Democracy,” is a nationally syndicated public affairs show that sheds light on important stories that mainstream media often ignore or distort. With its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, AR has been heard by millions of listeners over the years and shows no sign of slowing down. 

Replays Tuesday 8-9am

Behind The News

behind the news

Topics covered include the broad economy and the financial markets, trade and globalization, income distribution and poverty, political candidates (with an emphasis on their general bogosity), Latin American resistance to neoliberalism, crime and imprisonment, financing health care, environmental economics, and the culture of money. Of course, that list will evolve as circumstances warrant. Doug Henwood has been hosting Behind the News since 1996; his radio career began in 1989, with commentaries delivered on the late and deeply missed Samori Marksman's show.

Replays Tuesday 12-1pm

Between the Lines

Between the Lines KDRT

Between the Lines is an award-winning progressive news magazine covering myriad topics—international and national—social, political, and economic. Unaffiliated with any political parties or major media networks, this syndicated program is able to present unique perspectives and diverse ideas that corporate media too often ignores.

Replays Monday 8-8:30am

Bioneers

Bioneers KDRT

Airing in more than 250 cities across the country and around the world, this syndicated program brings bold ideas and innovations that lead to practical solutions. Simply put, Bioneers brings “revolution from the heart of nature.”

Replays Monday 5-5:30pm

Building Ideas / Solving Problems

On Building Ideas, DJs Gunner & Kyle discuss big ideas and solutions to problems that affect us all. When we come together to solve problems, proactively dealing with difficult questions, nothing can hold us back from achieving our goals and changing our world for the better. Bring us a problem, let’s solve it together. BBB - Bring Back Bravado

 

Live Tuesday 4-5pm
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Chambers Street Theatre

Join host Ruth Chambers as she shares stories from 1800 to 1920 in the dialogue and dialects of the time as written by the authors. You'll hear Gold Rush and Wild West Stories, Tall Tales, and plenty of Mark Twain. Some of the stories were written by the reader herself! Tune in, sit back, and enjoy a taste of simpler times.

Live Thursday 11-11:30am
Replays Friday 2:30-3pm, Saturday 11:30pm-Sunday 12am

Civilization Phaze IV

Join host Eunah (“Oo’-na”) as she harvests the ripest fruits of classical music and its offshoots. She’ll tell you a bit about their roots and show you how nutritious this music can be for the mind and the soul. Only the most delicious and occasionally unusual pieces will be handpicked for your consumption. Do give them a taste—you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these classical jams. 

Live Sunday 10-11am
Replays Wednesday 7-8am, Thursday 10-11pm
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Climate One

California Weekly Climate One KDRT

Climate One presents essential discussions on the environment and climate issues. Created by Commonwealth Club Vice President Greg Dalton in 2007 after his journey to the Arctic Circle, this syndicated show brings together the greatest minds and leaders from business, government, and academia to achieve the world’s goal of creating a low-carbon economy. 

Replays Thursday 8-9am, Sunday 12-1pm

Cultural Baggage

Hosted by Dean Becker, Cultural Baggage is the only nationally distributed radio program that focuses solely on the U.S. war on drugs. Tune in for timely, 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. 

Replays Monday 12:30-1pm

Davisville

Davis is a wonderful and diverse community, full of interesting people, ideas, and happenings. On Davisville, host Bill Buchanan presents unique stories from in and around town that are relevant to the Davis community.

Live Monday 5:30-6pm
Replays Wednesday 8:30-9am, Friday 12:30-1pm, Saturday 8:30-9am

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman photo

Hosted by Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now is an award-winning syndicated news program that gives voice to perspectives rarely heard in corporate-sponsored media, including independent journalists, grassroots leaders and peace activists, artists, academics, independent analysts, and ordinary people from around the world.

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

Divine Intervention

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Divine Intervention strikes the KDRT airwaves—a musical ministry—live every Monday evening with an unholy assortment of ambrosial audio to indoctrinate your ears. Tune in for much new music in the spirit of alt/rock/pop/indie/punk, with some roots and randomness to round out the service. For the truly devout, don't miss Vinyl Vespers—a weekly feature to worship a "best of the worst" cut from the deep-discount record bins. 

Live Monday 7-9pm
Replays Wednesday 4-6pm, Sunday 5-7pm

E-Town

eTown KDRT

E-Town, taped before a live audience in Boulder, Colorado, features today’s top folk and Americana artists, along with information and discussions on the environment and conservation. Host Nick Forster nimbly walks the line between musician and radio journalist, playing guitar, mandolin, or lap steel with musical guests and then switching gears to engage artists in conversation. Co-host Helen Forster lends her voice to both the spoken and musical portions of the show.

Replays Tuesday 1-2pm, Wednesday 11pm-Thursday 12am

Exploration with Michio Kaku

Dr. Kaku

An hour long radio program on science, technology, politics, and the environment. Topics covered include black holes, time travel, higher dimensions, string theory, wormholes, search for extra-terrestial life, dark matter and dark energy, the future of space travel, genetic engineering, the aging process, the future of medicine, the human body shop, artificial intelligence, the future of computers and robots, as well as topics from science fiction.

Hosted by Michio Kaku.

Replays Sunday 3-4pm

Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart KDRT program Davis California

Nothing brings greater rewards than a life filled with love and care for people and the world around us. With Heart to Heart, host "Dr. G" inspires and teaches listeners to live life richly and lightly. To ask a question on the show, call 1.530.792.1648 during the live broadcast. Check the Davis Enterprise to for guests and weekly topics.

Live Wednesday 12-1pm
Replays Sunday 9-10am
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Independent and Local

Independent and Local

Independent and Local is a music program featuring local unsigned artists and bands. Also included are "moments" featuring brief interviews with experts in the scientific, health, and artistic communities about interesting topics and current events. The main focus is music, with a few outside-the-box ideas.

Live Tuesday 11am-12pm
Replays Monday 4-5pm
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Listening Lyrics

Welcome to an hour of LISTENING LYRICS. Right here on KDRT 95.7FM in Davis, California. Listening Lyrics is a genre free zone - we feature the artist. What makes them do their thing. Listen to the hope and satisfaction in their voices. Listen to what only commercial free community radio can bring you. Close your ears - open your ears - relax your mind. Join host Pieter Pastoor and co-host Jeanne Pastoor. Now lets enter, the mother of all that is music and lyrics and the human capability of producing art.
Live Friday 4-5pm
Replays Monday 9-10pm, Sunday 11am-12pm

Live Tracks

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Live Tracks highlights a wide range of live musical performances, from early 60s rock to rockabilly, from blues to bluegrass. The program frequently features local performers recorded and mixed here in Davis by host Jim Buchanan.

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Friday 10am-12pm, Saturday 9-11pm
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Roots, Shoots, and Leaves

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DJ Tree has a theory of music that involves a tree. Suffice it to say that it involves a trinity, an exploration of themes and connections among recording artists, and otherwise very few boundaries. Listen for music old and new, known and unknown. And if you listen long enough, you may experience some musical enlightenment. 

Live Tuesday 6-8pm
Replays Monday 1-3pm, Saturday 6-8pm

That's Life

calling card for That's Life program on KDRT

Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life offers a mix of music, readings, panel discussions, and interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; and birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois frequently incorporates music in an easy-listening style -- from ballads to 1970s pop to current local artists to the slack key sounds of Hawaii.

If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion, leave a message for Lois at 530-758-5058 or in the comments here.

Live Thursday 1-2pm
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The Folk Brothers

The Folk Brothers—Bill and Peter—explore an eclectic range of music, including traditional folk of the British Isles and the U.S, contemporary singer/songwriters on both sides of the Atlantic, and American roots music and some of its lesser-known offshoots. Tune in for a great music mix served with just a shake of sibling rivalry.

Live Wednesday 10-11am
Replays Thursday 9-10pm, Sunday 8-9am

The Golden Road

Golden Road Program KDRT Davis California

The Golden Road takes you on a musical exploration of the sounds of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, and many other fine musicians, from Northern California and beyond. The program focuses mainly on recordings captured from the Grateful Dead’s live shows, along with Jerry Garcia's fine solo work, both electric and acoustic.

Live Friday 7-9pm
Replays Monday 10am-12pm, Saturday 2-4pm

The Grapevine

The Grapevine KDRT Davis California

Join host Rod Moseanko as he explores the best of classic R&B, soul, funk, the blues, Motown and other sounds that'll put a smile on your lips and a swing in your hips! It's all right there...for your listening pleasure...on The Grapevine.

Live Wednesday 6-7pm
Replays Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am, Friday 7-8am
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