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.

KSQD @ YouTube: On-demand content grows

KSQD @ YouTube: On-demand content grows

KSQD has its roots firmly in the analog airwaves, but we've also got our eyes on the digital stars! With podcasting now implemented on YouTube, you can find KSQD's on-demand content anywhere you go....

Santa Cruz Gives (A Lot)

Santa Cruz Gives (A Lot)

Santa Cruz Gives is a crowdfunding platform and initiative of the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz and the Good Times Weekly newspaper. We hear from Jeanne Howard of Good Times and Karen Delaney of...

Janus Opens New Peri-Natal Center

Janus Opens New Peri-Natal Center

Janus has been the go-to recovery center in Santa Cruz County for the past 30 years. In this interview, board chair, Edison Jensen, and CEO Amber Williams talk about ways to support recovery during...

Host Bios

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Airs Monday through Friday at 5:00 PM


Thursday, February 22 5:00pm


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.