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COVID-19 Community Report July 14, 2020

Starting with Episode 28 on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, I'm officially doing something I've been unofficially doing: two interviews, the first substantive and directly related to some aspect of COVID-19, and the second, short, sweet, and designed to bring awareness to and lift up an arts/culture organization or individual, noting how they've been affected by the pandemic.

My first guest next week is Jenny Tan, Public Information Officer for Yolo County. You may know Jenny from her weekday daily live video updates on the county's Facebook page. Since the start of the pandemic, Jenny has been incredibly helpful in terms of helping me access COVID-19 information, as well as helping me book county public health personnel as guests for the show. We'll talk about her role within the county and the impact of COVID-19, and she'll have the latest news for us on the numbers within Yolo County, including hospital beds, testing sites, and recent changes to the county's public health orders.

Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove Highlighted on KDRT's Silver Nine Volt Heart - July 9, 2020

Casey Van Beek and the Tulsa Groove are veteran musicians whose individual histories include stints with legends like Eric Clapton, Bonnie Riatt, Linda Ronstadt and more. Known for their sultry, laid-back "Tulsa Sound", their new album released in April 2020 called "Heaven Forever" adds their own flavorings, yet is also reminiscent of the sounds of forerunners Leon Russell, JJ Cale and Elvin Bishop.  This album, produced by band member Walt Richmond is sponsored by the nonprofit Little Village Foundation, that seeks out music happening in communities created by artists with non-traditional backgrounds, but often deep experience performing.  The Little Village Foundation records and produces a CD album free-of-charge as a gift to the musicians and as a means of supporting community-based artists. 

Jazz After Dark July 07 2020

Great jazz pianists at 8 pm on Jazz After Dark tonight: Mose Allison, Eubie Blake, Earl "Fatha" Hines, Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams, Kenny Drew, Dave Brubeck, a vocal by Ella Fitzgerald, Tommy Flanagan, Ennio Morricone, Allen Toussaint.

Broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA. Replays Monday 11 pm.

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

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Archive of this show: https://kdrt.org/audio/jazz-after-dark-800pm-jul-7th-2020

Jazz After Dark June 30 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Sonny Stitt, Bobby Jaspar, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Stan Getz, Buddy Rich, Art Pepper & George Cables, Helen Merrill, George Robert, Eva Cassidy, Fraser Macpherson Quartet

Broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

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Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Link to this show (music shows are archived for two weeks): https://kdrt.org/audio/jazz-after-dark-800pm-jun-30th-2020

High Country Music Radio Acoustic

This week's High Country Music Radio features acoustic instrumentation from the Albion Country Band, Jimi Hendrix, Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Gus Cannon, Lesley Riddle, The Carter Family, Amythyst Kiah, John Craigie, Dolly Parton, Dom Flemons, Donovan and Rachel Harrington.

Tune in Tuesday from 11 a.m. to Noon at KDRT 95.7FM, or stream at KDRT.org. High Country Music Radio replay is Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. 

COVID-19 Community Report Episode 26: Working Towards a Vaccine

My guest on Tuesday, June 30's show is Dr. Koen Van Rompay. I first met Koen many years ago when he attended a meeting of Soroptimist International of Davis to talk about his work with Sahaya International. Over time I learned about his groundbreaking work helping to develop and test the anti-viral drug tenofovir, used in the prevention and treatment of  HIV. He is another community member we are so fortunate to have access to due to proximity to UC Davis. He is a virologist at the California National Primate Research Center at UC Davis with expertise in nonhuman primate models of viral infections, and he'll tell us about his current work collaborating toward a vaccine for coronvirus.

We'll also speak about Sahaya International, the Davis-based non-profit he founded that builds awareness and support of healthcare, education, environmental and socio-economic grassroots programs in developing countries.

 

Jazz After Dark June 23 2020

On Jazz After Dark tonight: Chick Webb with Ella Fitzgerald, Les Paul, Gigi Gryce, Toots Thielemans, Art Farmer, Zoot Sims, Houston Person, Chet Baker, Tito Puente.

Broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm, Tuesday 12 midnight, Wednesday 10 pm

Live-streaming at https://kdrt.org/page/listen-now

Playlists, archives, and RSS Feed here: https://kdrt.org/blogs/don-shor-0

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

High Country Music Radio June 23rd 2020

This Tuesday on High Country Music Radio KDRT 95.7FM we'll hear from John Hartford (thank you UK listener Bill Snooks) and continue with Snap Jackson and the Knock On Wood Players, Tracy Chapman, Kate Wolf, Greg Brown, Sheryl Crow, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Neil Young's recent release "Homegrown" an album recorded in the 1970's and put on the shelf until this past Friday. We'll complete this week's musical journey with Pure Prairie League.

Tune in Tuesday from 11 a.m. to noon or 7 to 8 p.m at KDRT 95.7FM, or stream at KDRT.org

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KDRT Celebrates Worldwide Make Music Day June 21 with Special Program: Make Music Davis Song Showcase Featuring Over 20 Local Musicians

In honor of worldwide Make Music Day, KDRT 95.7 FM is producing a special broadcast  - the Make Music Davis Song Showcase - where over 20 local musicians of all ages and genres have contributed videos and will join us briefly on the air to share their songs and celebrate our community of music lovers.

This special show airs on KDRT Sunday June 21 at 10 -11:30 AM and again at 6-7:30 PM. To view the YouTube version with videos, link to Make Music Davis - Participate.

Here's the special schedule on KDRT.org for June 21:

10 - 11:30 AM  Make Music Davis 2020 Song Showcase - over 20 local musicians stop by and share a song video

11:30 - 3 PM  Live Recorded Concerts from Davis Odd Fellows Hall - Calvin Handy and the Jazz Patrol, Misner and Smith, Gary Lee Yoder, and MUMBO GUMBO 

6 - 7:30 PM   Make Music Davis 2020 Song Showcase - over 20 musicians visit with host Pieter Pastoor and share song videos

7:30 - 9 PM   Live Recorded Concerts from Odd Fellows Hall - featuring Achilles Wheel Trio and Me & Him.