Programs

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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 Wednesday 1-2pm

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 8:30-9am

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 8-8:30am

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 Tuesday 11pm-Wednesday 12am, Thursday 7-8am
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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 2-3pm

Cowboy Tracks

Barn

Join Nancy around the campfire to hear heartfelt cowboy music & poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, Hawaiian paniolos, Silver Screen buckaroos, rodeo riders, contemporary real cowboys and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom and the cowboy lifestyle.

 

Live Friday 1-2pm
Replays Wednesday 9-10pm
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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, 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

Divine Intervention on KDRT logo

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. Show hostesse @JessGoddesse is available for comments and convo via Twitter. :-J

Live Monday 7-9pm
Replays Sunday 6-8pm

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 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 Tuesday 8-9am, 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 Saturday 7-8am
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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 eyes - 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 Sunday 9-10am

Live Tracks

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

More than just a music program, you will be exposed to completely useless, historic or scientific bits of trivia.  Additionally, Live Tracks keeps you current with the weekly segment "50 Years Ago this week in Beatles History."

Live Thursday 7-9pm
Replays Tuesday 10am-12pm, Saturday 9-11pm
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Praise Time With Preacher

Praise Time

Gospel music is very powerful whether a Christian or not. It is safe to say that most people if not all love this type of music because it is uplifting and inspiring to the listener. The purpose of “gospel” music is in the word itself; Gospel derives from the old Anglo- Saxon word meaning “good message” or “good news”. A song is sung with passion and belief from the singer that those that hear will be touched in a good and heartfelt way. Even the musicians have a part in the beat they play, it causes the listener to be impacted.

Live Tuesday 4-5pm
Replays Sunday 7-8am
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Rap Snacks

Rap Snacks

Join your host, Kay-Beezy Fa Sheezy, as he takes you on a hip-hop source-sample voyage to the days of fresh Fila suits, Kangols and fat gold chains. Kay-Beezy's music collection will delight your ear holes as you experience live the oh-so-fresh vinyl records that inspired hip-hop producers to create the legendary tracks that shaped an entire generation. There are no artificial flavors or preservatives needed as the wheels of steel that stay spinning do not rust. Word is bond, kid!!

Live Wednesday 6-7pm

Silver Nine Volt Heart

silver nine volt heart

Tune in to Silver Nine Volt Heart, and join your host, Rodriguez, as he swings the gate wide open for a cool musical trip featuring sounds from all points of the compass.  Being mindful that "everything connects to everything else", on Silver Nine Volt Heart you will find the many colorful threads that make up the tapestry of recorded sound...just click it on and let the music start. 

Live Thursday 5-7 pm

 

Live Thursday 5-7pm
Replays Saturday 12-2pm
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Smashed and Rehashed

smashed and rehashed

Freeform conversations with local bands, artists, promoters and others who actively shape local culture. The show tilts in the direction if indie and punk music because that’s where I interact most, but it’ll reach far beyond that as well. These conversations should be accessible and interesting even if you don’t know the guest.

Live Tuesday 5-5:30pm
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That's Life

calling card for That's Life program on KDRT

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.

Live Thursday 1-2pm
Replays Friday 3-4pm
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The Awesome Patrol Show

Tune in to The Awesome Patrol Show (TAPS) to find out what host SaraTAPS and co-captain Bradwürst are offering on The Sidedish. Every Friday at 5pm, we'll do our damndest to serve you a variety of the freshest tunes along with the scoop on shows in and around Davis. Cheers Friends! All are welcome at our DaNCePaRtY!

Live Friday 5-6pm
Replays Tuesday 10-11pm, Saturday 6-7pm
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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 Monday 7-8am, Thursday 9-10pm

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
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