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.

Wear A Mask Contest Winners!

Wear A Mask Contest Winners!

What better way to encourage all listeners to wear their masks than a good radio jingle? The best jingles stick in your head, whether you want them to or not. KSQD thanks all the contestants who...

Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM


Monday, September 21 6:00am


Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)

Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

Christine Barrington (Tuesdays)

Brad Kava and Suki Wessling (Mondays)

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   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.