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David Breaux, RIP. He was known in Davis for his persistent, public focus on compassion

Update:  Link here to a Davis Enterprise article with photos documenting the vigil Sunday evening April 30, organized by the Davis Phoenix Coalition. 

We as a community continue to process the extremely sad news of David Breaux's death. His devotion to compassion inspired the creation of the Compassion Corner Earthbench at 3rd and C streets downtown, which is a local landmark to many. David was slain in Central Park on Thursday just a day before the 10th anniversary of the "community work party" that constructed the Earthbench. The Davis Enterprise is reporting the story, which it has already updated several times.

Thousands of people talked with David, mostly as he stood at 3rd and C for several years in all weather, but also for newspaper articles or broadcast programs. He appeared twice on Davisville, KDRT's longstanding public affairs program, in June 2010 and again for a follow-up discussion in December 2013, in which he explained what brought him to Davis, why he stood at 3rd and C, his deep commitment to compassion, and what he wanted to achieve. By 2013, his vigil had grown into a much larger effort.

Implosion, April 26, 2023: We end April with some rare tunes

We've got rare tunes on the latest Implosion with Nick Saloman, including songs from The Moontrekkers, Electric Sandwich, Paul Jones, The Busters, and more.

But these tunes'll be a little less rare for you if you tune in to this week's show.

(The photo is screen shot from a YouTube video of The Moontrekkers' "Night of the Vampire")

This should be lively: Celtic Songlines host brings Paddy on the Binge to Woodland ceilidh this Friday

A ceilidh is a Scottish or Irish social gathering, and a great one is coming up this Friday, April 28, with Paddy on the Binge at Morgan's Mill in Woodland, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This show is organized by David Reynolds, host of KDRT's weekly Celtic Songlines.