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 there is just talk.

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 other website. Check it out at 

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That's Going, Going, Gone Music

"Okay, Lois; think of a topic for the next show. ...  Or maybe a THEME? ... "

Now that many folks are NOT coming and going, how about a show featuring music with those words?

I looked thru my personal collection and found a great many songs by searching for 'coming', 'going', and similar words .  TOO MANY songs, in fact, to fit into just one show.  So here  is "Going, Going, Gone"  --  the first of my pair of Coming and Going shows.  

Lots of different albums, singers, and styles here -- including Lena Horne, The Beatles, John Denver -- and with song dates ranging thru the Civil War, the 1940s, '60s, '70s, and even some this century!  Hope you enjoy this eclectic selection ... with love, Lois.

That's City Business for Now

Bob Bowen has been working for the City of Davis for over 40 years.  In addition to his being in charge of Public Relations for the city, he is also a well-known historian of Davis.  

Today Lois and Bob talk about how our businesses are doing; what plans there are to find more space for them to spread into when they re-open; what businesses are not returning; and what's happening with the "Davis Crafts and Vintae Fair" vendors.  We also talk about new physical amenities; how the City staff are holding up; and what procedural changes we might see soon.  Finally, we get personal -- chatting about wishes and ideas and general Davisite stuff.

I also tell him about 'bear hunting' in Davis (hence the picture of Hugs and friends in my car!)  

Thanks for listening in.

That's Repeating Kim Stanley Robinson

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

KDRT remains closed to live broadcasting, and the staff works remotely; so uploading new home-made shows is possible.   But Lois missed the deadlline this week, and so folks heard this interview of a nationally-famous local author.  Lois is still healthy.


That's April Birding Again

A repeat airing of the April 26th episode "That's Birding in April".

Last week, I went and interviewed Mary Scheidt for a brand new "Birding in Summer" episode -- and it was GREAT!  Unfortunately, the recording device stopped after a minute and all the rest of the interview was lost.  DANG!   I'll take another shot at that in a while, but that's why today 's episode is a repeat of the Spring Birding episode.  **sigh**

That's the color BLUE, part 2

Would you like another COLORful show?  This is part two of the color "BLUE"!

BLUE is in the name -- of the song, of the album, or of the artist/band.  There were so many "blue" choices, that I made TWO shows this color! 

This one includes Kate Wolf, the Grateful Dead, Johnny CashEric Clapton, Ella Fitzgerald, Gershwin, and more. 

So here it is --  "Blue, part two".

That's BLUE, part 1

Sitting at my computer   ...    browsing the songs in my iTunes Library   ...   trying to figure out what to feature next  ...

I decided to be COLORful !!!  So this show is the color "BLUE"!

Not jazz-blue, nor blue-grass, nor being-sad-blues.  BLUE is in the name -- of the song, of the album, or of the artist/band.  And I have so many "blue" choices, that I am making TWO shows this color!   So here it is --  "Blue, part one"!

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

-- Arielle

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 1:16pm

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 11/16/2009 - 10:42am

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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 08/24/2009 - 10:31am

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