Speakeasy alternating with Bamboozled

I love to talk with people, to find out what makes them tick, what their stories are. Over the years I've interviewed everyone from rockers Michael Franti and Amy Ray, to his holiness Swami Paramand Ji Marahaj of India, to a plethora of local movers and shakers. It's a joy to share this information and these connections with my community.

Speakeasy is a half-hour talk show recorded live on alternate Wednesdays and generally features in-studio guests. The goal of the program is good conversation with folks doing interesting work, in our community and beyond. The show launched Oct. 2008.

Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts and welcomes program suggestions. She may be contacted at autumn AT davismedia DOT org.


Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

Jan 19th, 2011

In recognition of Dr. King's birthday, today let's look at his sermon, The Drum Major Instinct. His focus is service and that one person makes a difference. If we embrace that ideal, we can improve conditions for the poor in our community, challenge the system in Sacramento-cuts to education-or join in the debates at the national level over the gross expenditures for the military and terror industrial complexes. We are the change we seek!

Speakeasy, 1/12/11 - Jeff Shaw on LPFM & Common Frequency

My good friend & community radio advocate Jeff Shaw and I talk about the history of the Low-Power FM service, the recent legislation enacted that will greatly increase numbers of said stations, and our lessons learned in our 10 years of being involved with LPFM. A fun ramble through the LPFM avenues of our minds...

Speakeasy: Nov 17, 2010 - Ashley Horan, LGBTQ bullying

Ashley Horan serves as the intern minister for the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis. In her capacity as a liaison to students at UC Davis, she has spoken about the intolerance that has fueled a widely publicized rash of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) suicides recently, and the resulting "It Gets Better Campaign" on YouTube and Facebook.

Horan, who identifies as a queer person of faith, speaks about the perception that people of faith are responsible for perpetuating intolerance, and posits UU as a place and a faith welcoming of all people. She shares a message of encouragement for all who are being bullied because of their sexual preference. Interviewed by Autumn Labbe-Renault.

Speakeasy: Picnic Day Public Forum - Nov. 3, 2010

In the wake of widespread problems with this year's Picnic Day celebration, the City, UC Davis, businesses and community leaders are beginning a dialogue geared at creating a better community experience for all in 2011. A public forum will take place Wed., Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center's Multipurpose Room, 646 A Street in Davis. Join me at 10 a.m. that same morning for a preview with Gary Sandy, Director of Local Government Relations for UC Davis, and Kelly Stachowicz, Deputy City Manager for Davis, as we talk about the problems, the process and how community members can provide input and feedback.

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