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.

Adam Scow Runs for Congress

Adam Scow Runs for Congress

Adam Bolanos Scow is a democrat running for the 20th Congressional District seat currently held by Jimmy Panetta. Fashioning his campaign after those of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and...

Approaching New Music with Phil Collins

Approaching New Music with Phil Collins

For 41 years, Santa Cruz's New Music Works has been presenting works by modern composers ranging from the sublime to the bizarre. Suki Wessling and Brad Kava interview NMW Director Phil Collins...

Dr. Stephen Zunes Middle East Update

Dr. Stephen Zunes Middle East Update

Stephen Zunes  is an American international relations scholar specializing in the Middle Eastern politics, U.S. foreign policy, and strategic nonviolent action. He is known internationally as a...

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Thursday, January 30 5:00pm


Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

George Cadman (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.