Talk of the Bay

Talk of the Bay is committed to covering political, social, and cultural topics from around the Monterey Bay. We focus on current events and people making news locally (from the central coast to Sacramento). We also consider national and international issues, their impact on the central coast, and local responses. We tackle perennial topics like housing, homelessness, transportation, education, and more from a new angle.

How can we save our redwoods?

How can we save our redwoods?

Save the Redwoods League, astonishingly, is over 100 years old. But that's young compared to many of the trees they are trying to save. Redwood forests are perhaps the single greatest treasure that...

28th Assembly District Candidates Forum

28th Assembly District Candidates Forum

Three of the four candidates for the 28th State Assembly District appeared in a radio forum answering questions about everything from climate change to what to do with the state's surplus. They are...

Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM


Monday, May 30 6:00am


Suki Wessling and Christine Barrington (Mondays)

Chris Krohn (Tuesdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)

Click here to contact Rachel Anne Goodman

   Rachel Anne Goodman

Since 1980,  Rachel has hosted radio shows on public stations around the U.S. where she interviewed many amazing figures. She is the producer of radio documentaries such as Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old Time Music, A Labor of Love: Midwifery in the South, The Boomtown Chronicles, and Pastures of Plenty, a History of California Farmworkers. Ms. Goodman has a Peabody award for her work on The DNA Files for NPR. She currently teaches at Cabrillo College
in Aptos and at UC Santa Cruz.