10 Minutes on Topic

Local matters, 10 minutes at a time.

There's thousands of issues to discuss, and none of us have a lot of time or a long attention span. In "!0 Minutes on Topic," Davis Media Access does a deep dive on a single topic in just 10 minutes. Hosted by Autumn Labbe-Renault, the program will explore everything from pandemic impacts, to civic issues, to the arts.

10 Minutes on Topic - Yolo County Moms Demand Action

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Emily Ault, volunteer with Moms Demand Action. They discussed what the organization does, how their work resulted in recent actions from the county supervisors and city council to further gun safety in Yolo County, how they are helping to move the dial on public safety measures to reduce gun violence with programs like BE SMART and Safe Storage ordinances, Rapid Response Team, and their support of gun sense candidates.


Recorded 8/8/2022

10 Minutes on Topic - Walk the Walk USA

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Autumn Labbe-Renault hosts Tony Wexler, Team Co-Leader, Walk the Walk, USA. They discussed what Walk the Walk USA is, how the local chapter got started, what Tony does, why he chose to get involved and what it means to him. And they talked about how this political action group differs from other grass roots organizations. 


Recorded 8/8/2022

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.


Recorded 11/18/21

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.  

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.


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

Recorded 11/22/21

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


10 Minutes on Topic - ARP Funding in Davis

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In the inaugural episode of “10 Minutes on Topic,” Davis Vice Mayor Lucas Frerichs and Councilmember Will Arnold discuss the particulars of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding coming to the City of Davis. Discussion includes when, how much, and a sense of priorities and concerns as the City works with these unprecedented funds.

#communitymedia #ARP #pandemic  #citycouncil #davisca

Recorded 9/17/21