Thursday News Broadcast 6/2/16


The Thursday News Broadcast reports on the weekly weather forecast, the South African drought, a piece about NCAA athlete monetary compensation, and an interview with ASUCD senate candidate regarding environmental policy.

Thursday News Broadcast 5/19/16

The Thursday News Broadcast covers the weekly weather report, the students for Chancellor Katehi movement, a story about Bike polo at UCD, and a Vipassana silent meditation piece.

Vipassana & Zen Silent Meditation


KDVS news’ Rebekah Velasco reports on a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat in Kelseyville, Ca, a CDP in Lake County, placed two hours north of Sacramento. Vipassana is an Indian meditation tradition aimed towards eliminating stress, suffering, and anxiety. Participants abstain from all forms of communication for the 10-day period, such as speaking, sign language, writing, and eye contact. (Image:

UC Davis Makes Forbe’s List for Number of Women in STEM


UCD was ranked #1 on Forbe’s list as the most highly valued degree for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our spring reporter, Myah Daniels, discusses the UC Davis grant program ADVANCE, which encourages women to establish careers in science and engineering; and interviews students in the program. (Image:

Thursday News Broadcast 5/12/16


The Thursday News Broadcast brings you a weekly weather forecast, current international news, a report on recreational Adderall use at UCD, female students in the Davis STEM program, the campus event, Relay for Life, and the Bernie Sanders political rally in Sacramento.

Watermelon Music Celebrates Duke Ellington’s Birthday


On Friday, April 29th, the Watermelon Music Store in downtown Davis hosted a celebration marking the store’s 20th anniversary and the 117th birthday of the late Jazz musician, Duke Ellington. Our spring reporter, Rebekah Velasco, interviews some of the local jazz vocalists and musicians who performed Ellington classics at the event. (Image:

Thursday News Broadcast 5/5/16


The Thursday News Broadcast reports on the community development Nishi Gateway Project, the 20th anniversary event for Watermelon Music store, the UCD snapchat account “Ucdsnaps,” and the End of Silence Movement for the Active Minds Club.

Davis Nishi Gateway Project


The Downtown University Gateway District is a community project implemented by the city of Davis, UC Davis, and Yolo County to build a live and work development tailored towards post-graduate students involved with university inclined research. KDVS news reporter, Kelly Brady, interviews the project developer for the Davis project, Tim Ruff. (Image:

Thursday News Broadcast 4/28/16

The Thursday News Broadcast covers an interview with “An American Mosque” filmmaker, David Washburn, a story about the UCD snapchat account “Ucdsnaps,” a report about the UCD Active Minds Club, and a piece on the food resource website, Spoon University. 

UCD Snaps


Our spring reporter, Danny Nilsen, discusses the emergence of the two snapchat accounts created for UC Davis students, titled “ucdsnaps” and “ucdxsnaps,” as well as the controversies surrounding them. (Image: UCD Snaps Facebook page)