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.
March to End Homelessness: April 1st
On April 1 join a special community celebration: The March to End Homelessness! Host Janet Quinn interviews Mer Stafford, Chief Impact Officer for Santa Cruz non-profit Housing Matters about the...
Assemblymember Gail Pellerin
Gail Pellerin represents parts of Santa Cruz and Santa Clara Counties. In this interview she talks about several bills she is introducing, including legislation about reproductive and voting rights.
Jasmine Nájera on the challenges of substance abuse and mental health for youth, and on the role of PVPSA to bring healing and restorative justice
Jasmine Nájera is the CEO of Pájaro Valley Prevention and Student Assistance (PVPSA). Jasmine is a life-long Santa Cruz County resident who is committed to serving her community as a Licensed...
Michael Tree, CEO of Santa Cruz Metro, on innovations to double ridership, reduce emissions, provide housing, and support environmental protection
Michael Tree is the CEO and General Manager of the Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, more commonly known as Metro. He came to Santa Cruz Metro in April of 2022 after more than 27...
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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.