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.

K-Squid Jingle Contest Results

K-Squid Jingle Contest Results

A big K-Squid thank you to everyone who entered our K-Squid Jingle Contest. Runners up will receive a KSQD bumper decal, and our winners will get a hat or shirt. Everyone is a winner at KSQD because...

Crush Time at Pelican Ranch Winery

Crush Time at Pelican Ranch Winery

In the Santa Cruz mountains, October is crush time. What does that mean? Find out with this short radio postcard from Pelican Ranch Winery. Featured are cellar assistant, Neil Abel and owner, Phil...

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Monday, October 25 6:00am


Suki Wessling and Christine Barrington (Mondays)

Chris Krohn (Tuesdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)

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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.