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.
Political Report on Talk of the Bay, Tuesday, May 25, with Chris Krohn: Bringing the Green New Deal Home to Santa Cruz
New York’s Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez introduced the Green New Deal with Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey back in 2019 to great fanfare and delight of progressives. The Green New Deal emphasizes...
As Santa Cruz opens back up, what's happening in our most active tourist and local shopping district? Santa Cruz Downtown Association Executive Director Jorian Wilkins joins Talk of the Bay host...
Jessica Gonzalez and Joseph Torres of FreePress on monopolization of the media, internet neutrality, and the history of racism in media
Talk of the Bay host Len Beyea interviews Jessica Gonzalez, attorney and Co-CEO of FreePress, and Joseph Torres, author and Senior Director of Strategy and Engagement for FreePress. FreePress was...
Around the country, conservative lawmakers are rushing to enact laws restricting the rights of parents, doctors, and transgender teenagers to pursue treatments that are well-studied, safe, and...
Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 17 5:00pm
Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)
Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)
Len Beyea (Wednesdays)
Christine Barrington (Tuesdays)
Brad Kava and Suki Wessling (Mondays)
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.