In The Studio - What The Birds Are Telling Us

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Kristin Trent hosts PhD Candidate, Jacob Johnson, who shares his research exploring the behavioral responses of animals amidst climate crisis. He discusses his field work with the Dark-eyed Junco, their response to the growing number of wildfires in California, and ways individuals can get involved with conservation.

For more information about Jacob's research https://www.jacobjohnsonscience.com/science

Recorded 9/28/23

In The Studio - The Story's The Thing

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Host Tim Gaffaney talks with Emily Masuda who is the Director of Stories On Stage Davis. They discussed how it got started and the original vision of the creator, as well as describing a typical event. They talked about the differences between having an actor read the story verses the author reading their own work, their collaboration with other arts organizations, and working with Davis Senior High School with a writing contest.

In The Studio - A Space to Create

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Jord Nelson who is the president and executive director of Third Space. They discussed the concept of Third Space for the arts, how it has served the community in the past and reforming that approach. They explored why Davis is in need of an arts focused space, how arts contribute an important cultural history, art as a purpose, the expense of creating, and they talked about the future for Third Space which is seeking a permanent home.

For more information: https://thirdspacedavis.org/

Recorded 7/20/2023

In The Studio - Forever Home

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Kristin Trent hosts Eunah Preston who is a volunteer with Yolo County Animal Services. Eunah talked about how she got involved with volunteering, her experience giving dogs much needed time away from their enclosures, what the job entails and the different levels of volunteering with the animals. They talked about what the shelter's biggest needs are, adoption events and how to let the community know about the animals that need forever homes.

In The Studio - The Pros of Poetry

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Host Tim Gaffaney talked with poetry impresario Andy Jones. They discussed what inspired him to love poetry, what it uniquely expresses verse prose, poetry as a cultural resource, what it adds to the community, what the current appetite for poetry is, why that has changed and the elements that have helped it grow. They also talked about Poetry Night held the first and third Thursday of every month at the John Natsoulas Gallery.

For further information http://poetryindavis.com

Recorded 7/20/2023

Dumpster Diving Disruptors

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Host Hanna Nakano talks with the Co-Founders of Community Merchantile, Stephanie Koop and Larry Fisher. They discussed how the merccantile got started and how they became partners. The focus that each brings to the business, the goals of putting goods back into the community, the kinds of things they are finding, plans for growing the mercantile with offerings of a tool lending library, workshops and classes, and volunteering opportunities.

For more information http://communitymercdavis.org

Recorded 7/17/23

In The Studio - Davis is Dancing

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Linda Bair the artistic director of the Linda Bair Dance Company. They discussed how she got into dance and her discovery of modern dance. They talked about how she made the leap from a passion to forming her own company, as well as the challenges of running a company, how she creates dances, how the pandemic affected dance and what lies in the company's future.


Recorded 6/12/2023

In The Studio -The Real Dirt on Davis

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Hanna Nakano the editor and publisher of THE dirt DAVIS. They discussed what prompted her to take this over, what changes she has made, what is unique to THE dirt, the differences between the on line version and the paper copy, how to get your events, club or news into THE dirt, and her impressions of what makes Davis special for arts and events.

THE dirt DAVIS is online at thedirt.online or find the newsletter in coffee shops, bookstores and the library

Recorded 5/26/23

In The Studio - T.R.O.T.R.: Care for Animals & People Alike

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This episode of "In the Studio" spotlights local nonprofit Therapeutic Riding and Off-Track Rehabilitation, commonly called TROTR. Located on Road 102 between Davis and Woodland, TROTR is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to assisting retired racing horses learn new careers, as well as caring for abused or abandoned horses and finding them new, loving homes.

In The Studio - Cultivating the Artist Within

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Stacie Frerichs the Executive Director of the Davis Arts Center. They discussed the history of how Davis got an arts center, why it's important to cultivate arts in youth and their focus on visual arts, how they pivoted during the pandemic dealing with both the positive and negative aspects, how they created tools for teachers to create arts curriculum within other subjects in school, and current challenges in arts organizations


Recorded 4/18/23