Jonestown, on ‘Davisville’

By From page A8 | August 06, 2014

Thom Bogue, a member of the Peoples Temple as a child, was one of the relatively few people to survive the massacre at the temple’s camp in Jonestown, Guyana, in November 1978.

On the current edition of “Davisville,” Bogue — who is now the vice mayor of Dixon — and Julia Scheeres, whose book “A Thousand Lives” tells the story of Jonestown, talk about the temple, temple founder Jim Jones, the day of the massacre and more.

Both recently spoke at The Avid Reader in Davis to discuss her book and his memories of the camp. “A Thousand Lives,” which has earned awards and good reviews, draws partly on previously unavailable recordings and documents from the temple, which was once a major presence in San Francisco.

“Davisville” airs on KDRT, 95.7 FM, at 5:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 7:30 a.m. Saturdays. The interview with Scheeres and Bogue debuted Monday and will be broadcast through Aug. 16. It is also available online at http://kdrt.org/davisville.

Enterprise staff

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