Historical Sketches - Introduction

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"Historical Sketches" is a series of 28 minute films covering a historical period, a nation, a character, or providing curious knowledge and anecdotes that do not find their way in to text books. Each sketch is a fascinating mosaic of history that can peak the viewers curiosity and add to their knowledge. Art work and other images are added to give pleasure to the eye while entertaining the mind. We need history to understand the present and nurture the future. As Shakespeare would say 'may all the number of the stars give light to thy fair way.'

Fast Forward - Connie Willis

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Episode #287 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features a new interview with award winning author Connie Willis. Mrs. Willis talks about her latest novel, Crosstalk. The book is a romantic comedy, using the trope of telepathy to cause all sorts of havoc in the lives of the main characters.

Mrs. Willis also discusses a recent trip to the Space Telescope Science Institute, where she and other science fiction writers got to talk with the team that handles the Hubble telescope data.

Fast Forward - Ada Palmer

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Episode #286 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with author, historian and composer Ada Palmer. Ms. Palmer talks about her first novel, Too Like the Lightning.

Also in this episode:

Guest book reviewer Steve Cordle discusses Night Shift, the 3rd Book in the Midnight Texas series by Charlaine Harris.

Marianne Petrino gives 5 chans, her highest rating, to the thoughtful anime series Gingitsune.

We talk to the man behind "Dalek Rainer" at last year's World Science Fiction Convention.

Fast Forward - Charles Stross

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Episode #285 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction features an interview with award winning author Charles Stross. Mr. Stross talks about two of his popular book series - The Laundry Files and The Merchant Princes.

This interview was recorded on May 27th, 2016, on location at Balticon in Baltimore, MD.

Also in this episode:

Colleen Cahill gives us an unusual review of In Humor Most Odd, a story and essay collection by Alan Loewen.

Marianne Petrino gives a rating of four chans to the anime series Steins;Gate.

Fast Forward - Bill Campbell

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In Episode #284 of Fast Forward: Contemporary Science Fiction, we feature an interview with author, editor, and publisher Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell talks about the most recent developments at his company, Rosarium Publishing.

He discusses several recent book projects, including one of stories inspired by the works of Samuel (Chip) Delany, an anthology of Southeast Asian "Steampunk" stories, and a book of essays and comics dealing with the current problem of police brutality in America.

The City Considers - Catching Up with Valley Clean Energy

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Lucas Frerichs, City of Davis Council Member and Valley Clean Energy board member, and Don Saylor,  Yolo County Supervisor and Valley Clean Energy board member, to discuss VCE's first 18 months of operations and its bid to buy PG&E's assets in Yolo County.


Recorded 12/10/19.

The Connie Bryan Show - Dec'12 - Santa Comes to Town

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On this December 2019 holiday edition of "The Connie Bryan Show", Connie's blockbuster guest is SANTA CLAUSE himself, who shares his thoughts on several current social and political issues, and ultimately ties it all in to the REAL meaning of Christmas...This holiday edition also features 2 of Connie's musical performances, "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" and "Blue Christmas".

LWV Davis Area and CivEnergy Forum: "Housing: Past is Prologue"

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League of Women Voters Davis Area and CivEnergy Forum

"Housing: Past is Prologue"

Co-sponsored by:

City of Davis, Davis Media Access and Avid Reader Bookstore


Richard Rothstein, American historian and Author of "The Color of Law"


Ashley Feeney, Assistant City Manager, City of Davis

Alysa Meyer, Managing Attorney for Northern California Legal Services in Yolo County

David Thompson, President, Twin Pines Cooperative Foundation