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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Monday, December 11 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.