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.

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

"Summer birds: Where ARE they?!" on That's Life, 6/21/2012

Every spring I see the male Red-Winged Blackbirds preening, courting, and establishing their territories as the yellow mustard starts to flower. Then the ladies show up, and "defending their space" is what all those boy birds think about. Suddenly, a few weeks later, I don't see them around. Silence. The mustard gets cut down without drama. No blackbirds. Where ARE they? Surely "fall migration" doesn't start in May! Or does it? I've asked Mary Sheidt (a birding expert, Audubon leader, and Fish & Game official) to talk to us about summer birds in Davis. Including blackbirds. And Barn Swallows. And Scrub Jays -- like, if all those others leave, why don't the jays? 

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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]

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