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Jazz After Dark November 10 2020

Tonight on Jazz After Dark: upbeat sounds of Pete Fountain, Peggy Lee, Glenn Miller Sound, Benny Goodman, New Orleans' Own The Dukes of Dixieland, Duke Ellington, Big Miller with the  Bob Florence Big Band, Joe Morello, Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra and the Jimmy Jones Trio, Frank Sinatra, Claude Bolling Big Band, Louis Armstrong, Louise Tobin with Peanuts Hucko and others,  Tony Bennett, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Bobby Hackett.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 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

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Jazz After Dark on KDRT - 10th Anniversary Show - October 27 2020

For this 10th Anniversary show of Jazz After Dark, I went back to find our very first playlist from October 26, 2010, and pulled a few of those first jazz numbers, along with some old favorites from the other early shows of 2010 and 11. We’ll hear from Bix Beiderbecke, Eubie Blake, Sidney Bechet, Artie Shaw and His Orchestra, Erskine Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald with the Ray Charles Singers, Gerry Mulligan, Tony Bennett, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck, Frank Sinatra, Ramsey Lewis, The Crusaders, Dianne Reeves, Don Ellis, and Allen Toussaint.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts locally at 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

COVID-19 Community Report: A Visit with the Davis Area Interfaith Religious Leaders Network - Oct. 27, 2020

So, a group of local clergy walks into a community media station…it sounds like the start of a joke, but rest assured it’s not. More like, a sign of the times.

For the past seven months, I’ve been talking to people about how COVID has impacted their lives — how it’s changed their business, their operations or services, and their lives. As I’ve also mentioned many times during this course of this show, it’s not just a global pandemic we’re weathering--2020 has been a highly complex year, one where layers are being peeled back on institutionalized racism, where fear and scarcity loom large, and where divisiveness seems to be the order of the day. In short, we’re a highly stressed populace. 

Lois' bio

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Lois@KDRT-2010

LOIS RICHTER is an active member of the community in Davis, California. In 1980, she started her main company, "The Organizer", to help people keep the papers from taking over their lives. Once the Internet came into being, Lois did website design and taught for many years (thru Davis Adult School, Davis Senior Center, City of Davis, and the Internet Users' Group [IUG]). Semi-retiring in 2009 to help her Mom (who had lost much of her vision), Lois continued to work with a few private clients. After Mom died at age 98, Lois officially retired and began focussing more on making art and on the Whole Earth Festival -- long-time interests that had been put on hold for those last five years.

What's happened since 2017?

You may notice that I haven't posted "upcoming shows" for 2018-2019.  I did, of course, keep my own list of who was scheduled for which day; but I didn't think people were actually looking here to find out what happening in the FUTURE.  Instead, I focussed on keeping the Archives descriptions accurate for all my current shows -- usually getting  things entered within a week or two after the show aired.

Now, mid-2020, I am producing my radio shows AT HOME and uploading them to the KDRT site for broadcasting at the usual time.

That means that I am ALWAYS adding descriptions and an image to each show as it gets scheduled, so that I'm always up-to-date.  No need for blogging. To see all my recent "That's Life" shows, go to:  https://kdrt.org/programs/thats-life  

Jazz After Dark October 20 2020

Coming up at 8 pm tonight on Jazz After Dark: our featured performer is Earl Hines. Selections will cover the whole arc of his career, from 1928 work with Louis Armstrong to solo performances from the 1970’s. Along the way, Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines performs with Johnny Hodges, Jimmy Rushing, Budd Johnson, Paul Gonsalves, and more. Plus some songs by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and a languorous performance of God Bless The Child by Sonny Rollins.

Jazz After Dark 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

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

Davis Media Access and KDRT Celebrate Free Speech Week October 19 - 25 and Community Media Day

Free Speech Week has been celebrated in the U.S. since 2005.  To kick off this special week, we're joining with non-commercial media centers across the country for Community Media Day on October 20th, and will debut a short video highlighting our wide array of  grassroots activities and local projects. Throughout the week, we will continue to post special videos and photos on our social media pages - Davis Media FB  and KDRT FB .  We'll feature our projects in youth media, social justice, community-based public affairs, local election education, and advocacy for local nonprofits,  arts and music. 

 

COVID-19 Community Report Oct. 20, 2020

Each October, the Davis Cemetery District & Arboretum holds a marvelous Dia de los Muertos celebration. Can you think of a more fitting setting for our local adaptation of this beautiful celebration of life and death that originated in Mexico, and today is celebrated all over Central America and here in the U.S.? Despite COVID, the celebration is on, and we'll hear from Executive Director Jessica Smithers how it's been adapted for this year. We'll also learn about some of the other unique features of this suprising local resource.

Also joining us with news of a big COVID pivot is Bobby Weist, president of Davis Firefighters Local 3494. In addition to being heroes on the frontlines, our local firefighters are tireless in their efforts to help others, all year long, and many of us are familiar with their "Fill the Boot" effort prior to each Thanksgiving, where these men and women stand on street corners at busy intersections and collect cash donations in a fire boot, all of which go to fund their Turkey Basket program. This year's effort is virtual, and he'll share how and when and why to donate.

Jazz After Dark October 13 2020

Coming up tonight on Jazz After Dark: instrumental virtuosity across several decades. We'll hear from Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum, Gerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond, Ray Charles, Gigi Gryce Quartet, Joe Morello, Zoot Sims, Abdullah Ibrahim, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Jeff`Healey, Wynton Marsalis.

Jazz After Dark broadcasts 8 pm Tuesdays on KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA.

Replays Monday 11 pm.

Link to this week's show: https://kdrt.org/audio/jazz-after-dark-800pm-oct-13th-2020

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

Show page here: https://kdrt.org/program/jazz-after-dark

Look for us on iTunes (you can listen to the live broadcast via their Radio link; just search for KDRT) or your favorite podcast site.

https://player.fm/featured/jazz

COVID-19 Community Report Oct. 13, 2020

The more I keep digging, the more stories I find there are to be told.

Today we'll hear about families who may have reached such a tough place that they are in true crisis, and we'll hear about the many ways Yolo Crisis Nursery steps up to help. Executive Director Heather Sleuter joins us to chat about the Nursery's services, and the ways it's had to adapt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We'll also hear from Evie Wright, president of Soroptimist International of Davis, which works to empower women and girls through education, training, and financial support as stepping stones to economic empowerment. With its most consistent fundraiser out of the running due to COVID, how is the club adapting, and what's new in its offerings?

Live today at noon on KDRT 95.7FM, and available anytime at kdrt. org.