Episodes

In The Studio - Poetry in Context

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Davis Poet Laureate Julia B. Levine. She read two of her poems and talked about the context in which they were written. She discussed how she came to writing poetry, how she has enjoyed her role as the poet laureate and her plans for Davis, including a contest.

For more info: sites.google.com/view/juliablevine

Recorded: 1/17/22

Ten Minutes on Topic - Pandemic Update

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Autumn Labbe-Renault checks in with Dr. Aimee Sisson, Health Officer for Yolo County. Although we are miles ahead of where we were at this time last year, Dr. Sisson notes, "we may be done with the pandemic, but it's not done with us." Discussion includes current case numbers, test positivity rates and hospitalizations; boosters and how to access them, and holiday travel and gathering guidance.

www.yolocounty.org

#covid19reporting #covid19 #publichealth #yolocounty #communitymedia #davisca

Recorded 11/22/21

10 Minutes on Topic - Redistricting in Yolo County

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Last year, the 2020 Census marked the 24th count of the U.S. population.  Census results are used to apportion seats in the House of Representatives, to realign congressional districts, and to determine how to distribute hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funds each year. On a local level, Census results inform the redrawing of County, City, and School District lines to appropriately represent evolving populations and communities of interest.  

10 Minutes on Topic - County Crisis Co-Response Team

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Recent developments have seen Yolo County place mental health professionals  at law enforcement agencies throughout the county, including Davis, West Sacramento, and Woodland. Known as the County Crisis Co-Response Team, the Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency developed this county-wide program to respond to those in behavioral crisis, to deescalate those, and to avoid unnecessary and/or unfortunate outcomes for the community when interacting with law enforcement. Autumn Labbe-Renault spoke with Robert Villarreal, LMFT, who is the supervising clinician for the program.

10 Minutes on Topic - Voter Accessibility Committee

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Maria Coronel, Outreach Specialist with Yolo County Elections. The interview profiles the work of the recently formed Voter Accessibility Advisory Committee (VAAC) and Language Accessibility Advisory Committee (LAAC) meeting in Yolo County. Also discussed: the Voter Choice Act/Redistricting and its impact on Voter Assistance Centers for the June and November 2022 elections, and efforts to recruit diverse poll workers.

www.yoloelections.org

Recorded 11/18/21

10 Minutes on Topic - Davis Sustainability and Resiliency Campaign

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Cool Davis is recruiting a team to re-envision a household greenhouse gas reduction campaign that reaches a broader Davis audience with the message of a resilient future for all. Campaign Manager Leslie Crenna outlines why the campaign’s mission is important, and how community members can participate in a special Cool Davis task force to plan and launch a broad-appeal, community-driven household greenhouse gas reductions campaign. #climatecrisis #greenhousereductions #communitycampaigns #resilience #davisca #yolocounty #communitymedia

10 Minutes on Topic - Sustainable Groundwater in Yolo County

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Kristin Sicke, Executive Officer for the Yolo Subbasin Groundwater Agency, discusses the state of groundwater in Yolo County. Her agency exists because of 2014 legislation enacted by then-California Gov. Jerry Brown, which recognized that groundwater management is best managed locally. Discussion centers on a current community input process as the YGSA works to meet the State’s Jan. 31, 2022 deadline for developing a groundwater management plan. #groundwater #subbasin #yolocounty #communitymedia

yologroundwater.org

In The Studio - Zombie Bike Parade '21

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Host Bryce Parker talked with Aaron Wedra, zombie bike committee chair about the 3rd annual Zombie Bike Parade on Halloween day. Topics discussed include the history and growth of the event, a preview of the entertainment and grand finale, what is new this year, the route, and how the event has adapted to keep everyone safe due to the pandemic.

https://www.zombiebikeparade.com

Recorded 10/8/21

In The Studio - Resilient Yolo

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The Resilient Yolo planning group is built around the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study, with goals to build awareness about childhood trauma and create methods to improve the lives of at-risk youth. Susan Jones joins Autumn Labbe-Renault for a discussion about educating people in Yolo County, CA, about adverse childhood experience (ACEs), and an upcoming community summit focused on health equity, resilience from trauma, and improved community outcomes.

#resilientyolo #ACES #healthequity #resilience #communityoutcomes #communitymedia #DavsC #yolocounty