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.

Women’s Exxpedition Update

Women’s Exxpedition Update

The all-female sailing expedition around the world to raise awareness about ocean pollution will be underway for two years. Marine biologist Rikki Erikson, one of the leaders of the first legs of...

Want to Climb a Wind Turbine?

Want to Climb a Wind Turbine?

If your car breaks, you take it to a mechanic. If your wind turbine breaks, you call a climbing technician who isn't afraid of heights. In this interview we talk with Jackie Sommers and David Anthes...

Chris Webster and Nina Gerber on K-Squid

Chris Webster and Nina Gerber on K-Squid

"...the epitome of a perfect musician! It is so Zen the way she perfectly under-girds and complements whatever music is at hand, never playing an extraneous or superfluous or irrelevant note, &...

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Thursday, December 12 5:00pm


Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

George Cadman (Tuesdays)

Brad Kava (Mondays)
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Rachel Anne Goodman

Rachel Anne Goodman was bit by the folk
bug growing up in Canyon, California surrounded by the burgeoning music
scene of Berkeley and environs. Singing was always her passion. When she
“grew up” she hosted folk/bluegrass radio shows on public radio
stations around the U.S. where she interviewed many of her musical
heroes. From Jean Ritchie to Mike Seeger to Etta Baker, these musical
giants had a big impact on her singing and playing. Her songwriting is
steeped in the folk eras of the 60’s, 70’s, and 30’s, drawing from a
sense of the land, of history and of lives lived in place.In the 80’s,Ms.
Goodman produced radio documentaries for Appalshop, a media center in
the coalfields of eastern Kentucky. She was grateful to meet and play
with many great traditional singers on their front porches and at
old-time festivals and learn their repertoire of old songs. She is the
producer of radio documentaries such as Southern Songbirds: The Women of Early Country and Old Time Music, The Boomtown Chronicles, and Pastures of Plenty, a History of California Farmworkers. She has a Peabody award for her work on The DNA Files for NPR. Currently, Rachel sings and plays Celtic
and folk music with her husband, Steve Coulter, Boss Tim and the
Laylows, The Dooners and with Steve Palazzo. She has taught singing
workshops at Redwood Music Camp, Lark in the Morning, Sweet’s Mill and
Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. She teaches journalism at Cabrillo College
in Aptos.