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.

What about the Trees?

What about the Trees?

As the Rail-Trail moves into development of Sections 8 and 9 (a 2.2-mile bicycle and pedestrian system that extends from the Beach Street/Pacific Avenue Roundabout to the eastern side of 17th...

Kids Rock Out: Be Natural Teen Bands

Kids Rock Out: Be Natural Teen Bands

We hear from members of the Rhythm Avenue teen band and their mentor, (Yoga) Matt Pinck.  Be Natural is a music school that has been teaching music lessons and mentoring teen bands since 1998. Matt...

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Monday, June 5 6:00am


Suki Wessling and Christine Barrington (Mondays)

Chris Krohn (Tuesdays)

Len Beyea (Wednesdays)

Rachel Anne Goodman (Thursdays)

Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (Fridays)

Click here to contact Rachel Anne Goodman

   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.