In The Studio - Illuminate, Educate and Connect - the Mondavi Center at 20

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Host Tim Gaffaney spoke with Jeremy Ganter,  Director of Programming and Associate Executive Director of the Mondavi Center about the center's history and mission, its role as both a campus and regional resource, its diverse programming, the focus on diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion, and their vision for the next 20 years.


Recorded 11/01/22

In The Studio - TANA Creating Culture/Building Community

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Host Tim Gaffaney talks with the director of TANA, Jose Arenas. They discussed how the idea of a workshop of the new dawn got started, the groundwork to establish a location, the mission to find spaces for the Latinx community for artistic expression, to come together to share ideas and bring about change. They highlighted up coming events culminating in the annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration Oct 29, 5-8pm.


Recorded 10/4/2022

In The Studio - The Pence, for Art's Sake

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Host Tim Gaffaney talks with Natalie Nelson, Director of the Pence Gallery. They discussed the history of the Pence and their mission of focusing on local and regional artists, as well as education. They delved into specifics of developing artists, not just showing their work, opportunities for young artists, classes offered, The Healing Arts project, field trips to the Pence, the annual Art Auction, and Gala on Sept 24 and how the proceeds from these fundraisers are used.


In The Studio - Thursdays in The Davisphere

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Host Tim Gaffaney talks with Will Mosley, DDBA Marketing & Outreach Coordinator about a new event for the Davis community called Thursdays in The Davisphere. They talked about how they came up with the name, the events which will include youth performance groups, a beer and wine garden with proceeds going to non-profits, food vendors, and bands that will be on stage in the evening. It will take place in Central Park beginning Sept 1st and run through Oct 27th starting at 4pm.

Recorded 7/28/2022


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

In The Studio - In the Dance of Her Life

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Allegra Silberstein who was the first poet laureate of Davis. At 91 she has just published another book of poetry which she read two poems from. They talked about where her love of poetry came from and how it was kindled. She discussed the role of nature, light, and color in her writing. She talked about her history, that of being a published author, and what she hopes people will experience from her works.

Recorded 7/27/2022

In The Studio - In-Home Supportive Services: Making a difference

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Host Steve Streeter talks with Kim Britt, Manager, Yolo County In-Home Supportive Services and Kate Laddish, Chair, In-Home Supportive Services Advisory Committee about programs and services offered through In-Home Supportive Services and Public Authority. Topics discussed included who is eligible, how to apply, understanding and managing care givers, as well as training for consumers & providers. They also talked about the Advisory Committee and their many accomplishments, as well as efforts to recruit additional people to serve as members of the committee.

In The Studio - The Mysteries of Catriona McPherson

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Tim Gaffaney hosts Davis-based mystery writer Catriona McPherson.  The native Scot talked about the themes and settings covered in her over 30 novels to date – including 1930s detective stories, darker contemporary psychological thrillers, and comedies set in a fictionalized version of Davis. She also read an excerpt from her latest novel, In Place of Fear.


Recorded 6/8/2022