The News Cycle

The Davis Senior High School's Blue Devil Hub and the Davis Enterprise produce this weekly podcast for the Davis community. The podcast dives into issues relevant to students and residents. You can find the show at or wherever you get your podcasts. It is broadcast on 95.7 KDRT at 8 AM on Mondays and noon on Tuesdays.

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A Christmas Carol Part One

Marley was dead to begin with. The HUB presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Starring reporters and editors as Victorian Londoners and some ghastly ghosts, this holiday offering is sure to make you smile. The story will conclude in part two next week.

Producers: Stella Maze and Max Davis-Housefield; Theme Music: Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez; Sound Effects: Executive Producer: Jihan Moon

Holiday sleep, stress and safety

The winter time can cause a lot of stress in community members for different reasons. Sleep, or lack-there-of can contribute to these feelings. Next, opinions vary surrounding the decision to buy a real tree for Christmas versus an artificial one. Finally, some high school students have noticed problems in adherence to safety precautions regarding COVID-19 at school. Packages by: Bridget Nagle, Julian Dunn, Leyla Bolkan & Xochitl Armien Funk.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Infectious Omicron variant spreads concern

A new variant of SARS-COV 2 with an increased number of mutations was detected in South Africa on November 24. We speak with Dr. David Kimberlin, a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Co-Director of their Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases about the new variant. Dr. Kimberlin also is one of two liaisons from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, where COVID vaccine recommendations are crafted.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

PHOTO: Transmission electron micrograph of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. CREDIT: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Davis turkeys celebrate Thanksgiving

Davis's turkey population is a perpetual annoyance for some but today we investigate the reason for the ubiquitous flocks. Also, Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the Davis Community has a variety of plans and views on the holiday. Finally, a look into this year's pardoned turkeys, Peanut Butter and Jelly. Packages by- Max Davis-Housefield and Xochitl Armien Funk.

Producers- Max Davis Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez


Mondavi Center reopens while seniors apply for college

High school fall sports seasons are coming to a close and student athletes are moving forward. Next, some high school students have been altering COVID test results in order to fake negative statuses. Meanwhile, as COVID restrictions loosen, the Mondavi Center is reopening to the public. And finally, high school seniors are working on their college applications with help from school counselors. Packages by- Colette Quaas, Julia Lindburg, Julian Dunn & Maria Anderson

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

The War of the Worlds

A meteor has crashed into Arroyo Park, but with releases of energy from  the Martian surface earlier this morning, the object could be more than  it seems. The News Cycle presents HG Wells' The War of the Worlds,  adapted by Max Davis-Housefield.

Cast:  Max Davis-Housefield as himself, Stella Maze as herself, Elliot  DeJong as Professor Svyatoslovovich, Skye Adams as Professor Petronov,  Mattias RowenBale as Reporter 1, Daniel Jebri as Reporter 3, Alex  Miyamoto as Ramon Raquello, Bridget Nagle as Reporter 2, Genna Olavarri  as Reporter 4, and Sophia Young as the Police Chief.

Produced by Stella Maze and Max Davis-Housefield. Music by Daniel  Ruiz-Jimenez, Gerardo Matos Rodríguez, and Tchaikovsky. Sound Design  from

Poverty, protection and protest

In part two of the homelessness series, we focus on community solutions to growing poverty. Next, crossing guards face hostility from drivers while keeping students safe. Finally, Davis High students take part in the Oct. 22 Global Climate Strike on Friday afternoon, pressuring those in power to take action for the planet. Packages by: Max Davis-Housefield, Sophia Young & Mattias RowenBale

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

Pumpkin patches prepare for Halloween Season

Halloween draws near, and pumpkin patches are ready to welcome guests for the spooky season. Also, we look at the different styles of masks people are wearing and investigate the extended closure of G Street. Packages by: Genna Olavarri, Alex Miyamoto, and Declan Fee.

Producers- Max Davis-Housefield & Stella Maze, Theme Music- Daniel Ruiz-Jimenez

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