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.

100+ Women Who Care

100+ Women Who Care

In this interview, Stacy McMillan and Athena Hurd joined me for a chat about this innovative program to give money directly to worthy charity projects and nonprofits. Next...

Host Bios

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Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM


Monday, July 22 6:00am


Christine Barrington
Len Beyea
George Cadman
Rachel Anne Goodman
Bodie Shargel
Rocky & Jack Snyder
Rick Kleffel/Clara Shirley-Appel (ToTB Writers)


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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.