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Host Lois Richter’s That’s Life format is mosty 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 -- but mostly it's just talk.

If you want to suggestion a topic for discussion or a person to interview, text Lois at 530-902-0209 or leave a message in the comments here.

Lois seldom (but occasionally) updates her KDRT-blog. Check it out at: https://kdrt.org/blogs/lois-richter

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That's Kim Stanley Robinson Again

Repeat: "Kim Stanley Robinson Interview" -- originally aired last year, 10/31/2019

Renowned science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson is an opinionated person.  And a thoughful one.  And a great researcher.  But mostly he is a very fine writer.  Of the many many books he has written and published since the 1980s, my favorite is "The Years of Rice and Salt", set in an alternate world where the Plague killed 90% of northern Europe leaving empty land to be resettled by people from further south and east.  This book is a series of about a dozen novellas tied together by a cast of characters who get reincarnated in different parts of the world and different  circumstances and cultures.  A most fascinating book!

That's Voting in 2020

An historic election.  That's what we have this November.   A presidential election in the middle of a pandemic with face-coverings and physical distancing requires a different process be uses to cast our ballots. 

THAT we can vote is never in doubt, HOW we will vote has changed. 

To explain the process (and answer concerns people might have) is Yolo County's Jesse Salinas -- our local elections officer.  If after listening to this show you still have questions, you can contact Mr Salinas and his staff at:   yoloelections.org

That's a lovely Flower Arrangement

This week two officers from the Davis Flower Arrangers -- Myra Appel and Stephanie DeGraff-Hunt -- share their passion for floral designing with us.   The club is now holding online meetings and it is going strong.  After recording this interview, Lois joined the September meeting and was impressed with the beauty, knowedge, joy in that Zoom meeting!

The Davis Flower Arrangers Club started in June 1952, and began holding regular meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.  TODAY that same club gathers at the same time for its regular meetings -- 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month from September thru May.  The members have changed, but the enthusiasm remains the same.  

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Comments

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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