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.

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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.

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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 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

Talking Point - The Evolution of Power

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Dutch Born UC Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Geerat J. Vermeij of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is a prominent paleoecologist and evolutionary biologist of our time.

His latest book “The Evolution of Power" will be published in November 2o23 by Princeton University Press.

Our interview will focus on how power has played a determining role in the evolution of all life on earth, and the unique impact that humans have made as the most powerful species ever evolved on our earth.