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.

New Tourism Survey Yields Some Surprises

New Tourism Survey Yields Some Surprises

What percent of locals are eager to see the return of tourism to Santa Cruz County? The number may surprise you. Who books the travel and what are they saying about how safe it is to travel to our...

Future of Local Libraries

Future of Local Libraries

Susan Nemitz is the Executive Director of the Santa Cruz Public Library system. In this episode of Talk of the Bay, she talks about how the role of libraries in our modern world is changing. Will...

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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)

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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.