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Davisville airs Gene Parsons interview as its most popular 2009 show

The current edition of “Davisville” is a rebroadcast of the program’s most popular show of 2009--an interview with Gene Parsons, a later member of the 1960s/70s rock band the Byrds.

Parsons, who lives in Mendocino County and played a show at the Palms in southeast Davis in the 1980s, sat for a phone interview with "Davisville" host Bill Buchanan in March. The program, aided by Byrds fans who learned about the interview via social media, logged several hundred downloads and listens before it was timed out of the KDRT archives in September.

“Davisville,” a talk show that largely focuses on Davis people, events and issues, is broadcast on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. New programs air every other week. The Parsons interview is dated Dec. 7, 2009, in the “Davisville” archives at KDRT.

"Thursday Live!" concert featuring Rita Hosking Trio airs on LIVE TRACKS

November's "Thursday Live!" concert series featured the acoustic sounds of the Rita Hosking Trio, Biscuits 'n Honey, and Me & Him. Playing to a packed house at the Odd Fellows Hall in downtown Davis Nov. 5th, this is the second in a series of monthly free concerts organized by local musician, Kurt Roggli.

The concert was recorded by KDRT's Jim Buchanan, with able assistance from KDRT programmer Dr. Strangely Strange, and will air on Live Tracks, Thursday evening, November 12th from 8-10pm. This show re-airs on Sat. 10pm-midnight, and Monday afternoon 1-3pm.

Davisville looks at downtown parking

It’s a hyper-local issue, but it affects everyone who drives to central Davis. Joy Cohan, administrator of the Davis Downtown Business Association, talks about the persistent problem of downtown parking on the late March edition of Davisville.

The discussion comes as the city completes its first six months of paid parking in the E Street Plaza, the latest in a series of efforts over the years to improve parking in the area. Have drivers accepted the meters? What other parking plans are in the works? Is finding a parking spot downtown even as bad as people say?

UCD professor to speak about conspiracy theories this week on Davisville

UC Davis history Professor Kathryn Olmsted will talk about conspiracy theories and U.S. democracy on the next edition of "Davisville", a new public affairs program produced at KDRT. The show airs at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays & 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

Olmsted's new book "Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories & American Democracy, World War I to 9/11" has just been published by Oxford Press.