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Alex Roth discusses the Pepper Peddler, his bike-powered Davis coffee business

Alex Roth, who started and operates the Pepper Peddler coffee roaster in Davis, talks about the business on the current edition of Davisville.

The Pepper Peddler has attracted attention for its unusually green business practices—it delivers by bicycle, distributes in re-usable glass jars and uses a pedal-powered roaster. But Roth, a musician and graduate of UC Davis, runs it as a serious business, with all the problems, satisfaction and attention to detail a small business usually involves.

Updating some Davisville interviews from 2009

This program updates several of the best interview subjects on Davisville in 2009, and looks ahead to 2010. It includes updates from Cold Shot, two former editors of the Davis High School newspaper the Hub, Gene Parsons (former member of the Byrds), Cindy Burger of Grace in Action, Joy Cohan of the Davis Downtown Business Association, Newsbeat co-owner Terence Lott, and Davis journalist Jeff Hudson.

KDRT interviews former Byrd Roger McGuinn ahead of his Davis concert

The Dec. 21 show is an interview with Roger McGuinn from January 2008, shortly before he played at the Mondavi. The interview originally aired on Live Tracks nearly two years ago, and we adapted it for re-broadcast, adding some songs from the Byrds concert CD he announced on the interview (but which wasn't released until late 2008).

Gene Parsons, part of the Byrds from 1968-72, on Davisville

Gene Parsons, who has lived in Mendocino for years, played Davis in 1987 at the Palms when it was located in southeast Davis. The audience was small, but his playing was stellar, and in 2009 I asked him for an interview for Davisville. The original interview got deleted from the KDRT archives, so we played it again in late 2009. Parsons, one of two latter-day members of the band still alive--three original members are also still with us--discusses the band, his music, and--among other things--the scale steam engine he's building.

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