That's Life

Lois Richter’s format for That’s Life is mostly interviews. Recurring topics include Davis activities and groups; work and life choices; philosophy and theory; plus birding, cooking, art, and other passions. Lois occasionally breaks into music -- from ballads to the slack key sounds of Hawaii to golden oldies rock 'n' roll -- but mostly we just talk.

If you want to suggest a topic for discussion or a person to interview, text Lois or leave a message in the comments here.

Lois seldom (but occasionally) updates her personal website. Check it out at:

Replays Saturday 7-8am
Live Thursday 11am-12pm
Music programs are only online for two weeks after they are broadcast.

That's Life with HardWater's Osmosis from 2009

When the debut CD "Osmosis" came out from the local band Hard Water, it was NEW! (and 2009). Over ten years later, we have heard these songs and this Davis band at many places around town, often assisting with fundraisers for local nonprofits.  Over the years they have reconfigured, added differant members, played lots of places, and transformed in many ways.  Yet they remain true to their beginnings -- sharing with us good music and good times.  This show was originally broadcast in fall 2009, and we re-air it for your timeless enjoyment.

If you would like to hear what the band is doing more recently here's a link to their Facebook Page and to their website --

That's William T "Bill" Hollingshead, 1937 - 2021

This is in memory of Bill Hollingshead who died last month.  He was a UCD alum, a native of Woodland, and the son of a famous photographer.  During an interview on That's Life in 2009, Bill shared much of his history as well as that of his father -- Paul W Hollingshead.  We re-air that interview now so that Bill's friends can hear his voice one more time.

Bill's obituary was published by the Daily Democrat (Woodland CA) and is online at:

That's Life for Freddie Oakley in 2019

Do you remember when Freddie Oakley was our Elections official for Yolo County?  She has done so much more than that!  I've know Freddie for many years, interviewed her here several times, had her as a guest on my television series back in the 1990s, and she even hosted that show once ("Thoughtfulness" on DCTV).  Today on That's Life, we reminisce about the old days (good old days? bad old days?) and hear what Freddie has been doing since she retired. 

Retired?  HAH!  Busier than ever is more like it!  Hope you enjoy the chat.

That's Lisa Henderson

Lisa Henderson is a dynamo!  She is always very busy, yet never too busy to help if help is needed.  Lois and Lisa have worked together on many genealogy activities -- Davis Genealogy Club presentations (and now zoom meetings), the DGC website, IGGC (the International German Genealogy Conference) in 2019 and other events. We have also shared some just-for-fun times.  This episode of "That's Life" was recorded during the pandemic (summer of 2020) and does not have current announcements. 

History!  It's all HISTORY !!  (Family history, that is.)  Enjoy!

That's AWEsome Allen Klein

"THE AWE FACTOR: How a Little Bit of Wonder Can Make a Big Difference in Your LIfe" by Allen Klein is the topic of this week's chat on "That's Life".  A well known author with a new book, Allen Klein chats with Lois about AWE -- awe-some, awe-ful, awe-inspiring and lots of other words and ideas.  These long-time friends remember earlier connections and discuss how things change and what stays the same.   

Philosophy? maybe.

Humor? certainly. 

Clown noses? ABSOLUTELY! 

Hope you enjoy this show.

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I love listening to your Hawaiian music choices and your comments on Hawaii when you play Hawaiian music. :-)

-- Arielle

I forgot about all this great music...thanks for reminding me.

Great show! Never knew so much about green building...great guest. [Casa Verde]

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