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.
Does language influence how you think? Join psycholinguist Matt Wagers to learn all about language and the brain
We use it every day. It defines who we are and how we interact. But most of us never give much thought to language, how we attain it, how our brains process it, and what it says about us. UCSC...
International food and agriculture expert Raj Patel on hunger, poverty, and how our food system can be transformed
Raj Patel is an award-winning author, film-maker and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research...
Local historian Ross Eric Gibson on floods, rebellions, colonization, innovation, preservation, and heroism
Ross Gibson is a native Santa Cruzan and historian, with a lifelong interest in Santa Cruz County history. He’s written books and plays about local history, been an historic architectural...
John Malkin reflects on the 30th anniversary of the Gulf War, the history of protest in Santa Cruz, and the culture of policing
John Malkin is a local musician and journalist. He currently writes for the Santa Cruz Sentinel and hosts a weekly radio program on KZSC called "Transformation Highway." He's also written for the...
Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 25 5:00pm
Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)
Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)
Len Beyea (Wednesdays)
Christine Barrington (Tuesdays)
Brad Kava and Suki Wessling (Mondays)
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.