Blogs

Juneteenth Celebrated on KDRT

Preacher Cleveland, host of “Praise Time with Preacher” on KDRT, takes over the “Listening Lyrics” spot this Friday, June 19 at 4 PM with a special show to commemorate Juneteenth, celebrated each June 19 to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. The holiday was first celebrated in Texas, the most remote of all slave states, where on that date in 1865, slaves were declared free under the terms of the 1862 Emancipation Proclamation.

Here in Davis, Juneteenth is typically celebrated at a huge community event sponsored by The Culture Co-op, the Yolo County Library and other community partners, but in the absence of large gatherings, Preacher is stepping up to offer this programming to the community.

The show will be a mix of history, touching on topics from the evolution of Juneteenth to the Tulsa Massacre, weaving in songs of protest and praise, and connecting it all to the current-day Black Lives Matter Movement.

Jazz After Dark June 16 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Gigi Gryce, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Williams, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley, Art Pepper, Tommy Flanagan, George Cables Trio, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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

Perspectives: Try to Get Lost with Joan Frank

On this episode of Meraki Radio: Perspectives, Joan Frank, UC Davis Alumna, joins Alison B to discuss her new book, Try to Get Lost. Try to Get Lost is a book of essays surrounding the truth about travel. Written with clarity and brutal honesty, Joan gives the reader a chance to relive some of her travels and perhaps even... get lost. Joan considers the fulcrum that place becomes in so many conversations and challenges the status quo when it comes to travel as a modern, human, privileged practice. You can learn more about Joan Frank here: http://www.joanfrank.org/

You can listen to the archived show here: https://kdrt.org/audio/perspectives-try-get-lost-joan-frank

High Country Music Radio Americana, Roots, Country, Bluegrass

On this week's High Country Music Radio, join host David Arthur Reynolds and embark on a musical journey that includes Tex Mex and Tejano music accordionist, multiple Grammy award winner, Flaco Jimenez, an acoustic Bob Marley, Rayna Gellert, Kaia Kater, the Lonesome Sisters, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris, Peter Rowan, String Cheese Incident, Elizabeth Cotton, William Elliott Whitmore and Otis Taylor.

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

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thank you for listening.

 

Jazz After Dark June 9 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Count Basie, Sidney Bechet, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Bostic, Stan Getz, New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Earl Hines, Elvin Jones.

Broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA. Replays Mondays at 11 pm, Tuesdays at 12 midnight, and Wednesdays at 10 pm

Link for this show:

https://kdrt.org/audio/jazz-after-dark-800pm-jun-9th-2020

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

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

Look for us on iTunes or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

COVID-19 Community Report for Episode 23: Begins With NFCB Tribute in Honor of George Floyd at Noon and Continues With Local Focus Interviews - Don Saylor and Dawn Myers

A Change is Gonna Come.

Sam Cooke wrote this classic anthem of the Civil Rights era in 1963, after being turned away from a whites-only motel. This song is burned into my brain by my father, who loved the music and made sure I understood how and why it was connected to the movements of our time. I grew up in a house always filled with labor organizers (my dad was a steelworker and a union man). Sam Cooke's music is part of the soundtrack of my life.

I was moved to goosebumps when I learned the National Federation of Community Broadcasters was inviting its member stations to honor George Floyd on the day of his memorial at noon PST by playing this song and reading some words, and that just happens to be when I do my radio show.  So tomorrow, on June 9 and Episode 23, we'll start with a song, and a message, joining over 100 other community radio member stations in lifting up George Floyd, and in acknowledging the work we need to do.

And then we'll chat with Yolo County Supervisor for District 2 Don Saylor, and Dawn Myers of Yolo Adult Day Health Center, because COVID-19 is still ravaging our country, as well.

COVID-19 Community Report Episode 22: Updates from DJUSD with Dr. Cindy Pickett and Immigrant Advocacy with Anoosh Jorjorian - June 2, 2020

On Episode 22, I'm joined by Dr. Cindy Pickett and Anoosh Jorjorian.

For the past three years, Dr. Cindy Pickett has served as the Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Equity and Inclusion at UC Davis, and has also been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology.  She also serves as the president of the Davis Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees.  She recently accepted an appointment as inaugural Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at DePaul University in Chicago, a role she starts on July 1. We'll talk about how the school district and the families, faculty, and administration within it have weathered the past few months.

Also, the Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network is a group of people serving and advocating for immigrants in Yolo County.  Back in April, I interviewed then-YIIN President David Lichtenhan about their ApoYolo Project. Project Coordinator Anoosh Jorjorian joins me to talk about the project's milestones and current needs.

The shows airs live at noon Tuesdays on KDRT 95.7 FM in Davis, and https://kdrt.org anywhere.

High Country Music Radio: 'I'll Tell You What Freedom Is: No Fear' - Nina Simone

"I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear. I mean really, no fear!" -  Nina Simone. 

This week's High Country Music radio will feature songs and artists in response to our national crisis and need to confront social and racial injustice.

Featured artists: Nina Simone, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Amythyst Kiah, Kora Feder, Otis Taylor, Ruthie Foster, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Quantum Tangle, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Colter Wall and Bruce "Sugar Pie" Barnes.

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

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thank you for listening. 

Jazz After Dark May 26 2020

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark!

Illinois Jacquet, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Eddie Duran, Richie Kamuca, John Coltrane, Don Ellis & His Orchestra, Ernestine Anderson, Nancy Wilson & The Great Jazz Trio, Milcho Leviev, Don Ellis

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 'Will the Circle Be Unbroken'

This week's High Country Music Radio will feature songs from "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," a 1972 album that introduced many of us to bluegrass and old-time country music. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band wanted to play alongside their bluegrass heroes and bring together two generations of musicians. The Nashville- and Appalachian-based artists include Roy Acuff, Mother Mabelle Carter, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Norman Blake, Vassar Clements, and others. The result is a critically acclaimed album recorded with minimal processing, retaining much of the musician's dialogue between songs.

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

Subscribe to High Country Music Radio on iTunes.

Thanks for listening!!