The KDVS News department is dedicated to bringing you compelling stories on subjects that matter to the community. KDVS News is staffed by a News Director and Assistant News Director and made possible by the work of reporters and interns. News briefs are aired on KDVS 90.3FM Tuesday-Friday at 6:05am, 9:30am, 1:05pm, 3:05pm, and 7:05pm; and a 30-minute KDVS News Broadcast airs every Mondays at 4:00pm. Click on the header of each news brief to be linked to the podcast!

Zombie bees researched

Dr. John Hafernik, Professor at San Francisco State University, has been researching the phenomena of “Zombie Bees”. He discusses his research involving certain species of flies taking over the bodies of bees. Recent research has mentioned that “Zombie Bees” have been found in USA for the first time. Julie Ngo reports. Aired 2/20.

Bayanihan Clinic

Student run clinics are some of the most helpful volunteer organizations at UC Davis. One of these clinics, called The Bayanihan clinic, specifically caters to Filipino World War II veterans but has broadened their horizons in recent years. Joseph Bustos sits down with two members of the clinic to get their take on the changes and the state of the organization. Aired 2/17.


On February 10, 2014, ASUCD president Carly Sandstrom sits solemnly in an empty room across from the bookstore, attracting the attention and stares of many a passersby. This stunt, however, has been decided and planned since her entry into office. Reporter Mark de Dios interviews the president hours into her interview. Aired 2/14.

100th Picnic Day Preview

The 100th annual Picnic Day will be held April 12, 2014, and planning for this event has already begun. Julie Ngo interviews board members of Picnic Day to elaborate further on what this event is all about. Aired 2/12.

Janet Napolitano, UC President

Controversy surrounded Janet Napolitano’s confirmation to the UC Presidency. Napolitano, an unlikely candidate due to her lack of academic administration experience and contentious record on immigration, was confirmed by the Board of Regents despite the dissenting vote of Cynthia Flores, the only student Regent. Adrian Glass-Moore reports. Aired 7/25/2013.

Fran Lebowitz talks with KDVS News


News Director Adrian Glass-Moore was joined by author and social critic Fran Lebowitz for a lively conversation about writing, smoking bans, skyrocketing obesity rates, getting kicked out of high school, and looking for water.

Fran Lebowitz is the author of the books Social Studies, Metropolitan Life, and the children’s book Mr. Chaz and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, and is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. Aired 8/30/13.

International student “buddy” program

Need a buddy? ASUCD Senator Shehzad Lockandwalla is spearheading an international student buddy program, designed to match international students with “buddies” to make their college experience more enjoyable. Delaney McCune reports. Aired 2/11.

Prof. Bamforth wins documentary award


UC Davis professor of brewing science Charlie Bamforth recently starred in a short documentary called The Art and Science of Beer”, which won a viewer’s choice Taste Award in Hollywood. Joseph Bustos spoke with professor Bamforth, as well as director of the video Mike Checkowski to get their take on the production process and receiving the award. Aired 2/10.