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Talk of the Bay 2009 Archives
A discussion of issues affecting residents of the Central Coast.

This show is now broadcast live weekly, Sunday evening at 7pm

 

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Nuclear Renaissance - Fact or Fiction?
Sunday, December 27 -
Hosted by Kelly O'Brien. Archive of this program is not available.

Assemblyman Bill Monning and Mayor Jim Reed
Sunday, December 20
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Host Rick Kleffel speaks with Assemblyman Bill Monning and Scotts Valley Mayor Jim Reed.

Alternative Ideas for Giving

Sunday, December 13
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Kelly O'Brien is joined by guests Mary Adams from the United Way of Monterey County as well as Susie Franklin and Franz Vector to discuss other ways of giving for the holiday season.

Fish Hatcheries & more from DA Tamala Harris

Sunday, December 6
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Rick Kleffel hosts.

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A Conversation With Watsonville Newly-Elected Officials.
Sunday, November 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel speaks with mayor-elect Luis Alejo and vice-mayor elect Nancy Bilicich.

Choosing Your Next Fuel Efficient Vehicle
Sunday, November 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Kelly O'Brien talks to Jay Friedland from "Plug in America" and others about new developements in vehicle fuel efficency.

Talking More About Water
Sunday, November 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
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After the passage of a historic water bill, host Rick Kleffel is joined by guests Katherine Bowie (California American Water), Darby Fuerst (Monterey Penninsula Water district and California Assembly Member from the 28th District, Anna Caballero.

Carmel Valley Debates Incorporation
Sunday, November 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Kelly O'Brien hosts the debate about Carmel Valley's Measure G, which is about incorporation of the town. Listen to pro and con, from candidates and callers.

Water - How Do We Manage What We Have?
Sunday, October 25 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel is joined by guests Katherine Bowie (California American Water), Darby Fuerst (Monterey Penninsula Water district and California Assemblyman Bill Monning.

What is the Place of Athletics in Higher Education?
Sunday, October 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Athletics is big business at major universities. Each year, young men in particular set out to realize their dreams of playing for glory and money in the NFL or NBA. Who are the winners and who are the losers in the Division 1 sports machines of today.

Twilight Zone III and and Shakespeare Santa Cruz Production of The Diaries of Adam & Eve
Sunday, October 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel interviews some of the folks behind the stage production of the Twilight Zone and then he interviews Marco Barricelli, artisctic director from Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

GMO's and the Organic Farm
Sunday, October 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Kelly O'Brien discusses issues, concerns of GMO's including the perspective of two organic farmers from Carmel Valley, who join her on the program.

The New VAPA Complex at Cabrillo College
Sunday, September 27 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel talks more with Wilma Marcus Chandler and Dan Martinez about new things at Cabrillo.

The New Art Village at Cabrillo and a Report from Sanger Paranormal
Sunday, September 13 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel discusses Cabrillo College's new Art Village with Jana Marcus and Daniel Martinez. Then he speaks with Jeffrey Gonzales of Sanger Paranormal Society.

Plug-Ins and Other Choices
Sunday, September 6 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Kelly O'Brien discusses electic vehicles - where we are now and where we're going - with Jay Friedland from Plug-in America.

Community Redevelopment and Health Care
Sunday, August 30 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel speaks with John Leopold about Five Year Plan for the Santa Cruz County Redevelopment Agency. We'll also hear from Congressman Sam Farr about health care and the economic recovery in Santa Cruz county.

Health Dialogues from KQED
Sunday, August 23
No archive availalbe , but you can go to the Health Dialogues website for more info.

Bike Safety & Duets of Broadway
Sunday, August 16 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel explores transportation alternatives and bicycle safety with members of PedX and People Power. Duets of Broadway bring a dose of drama to the second half of the show.

Defining Sustainability
Sunday, August 9 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Kelly O'Brien welcomes guests Jane Parker, Forest District Supervisor of Monterey County, and Michael Kinsley, senior consultant at Rocky Mountain Institute, in a discussion to get to the heart of what sustainability means for our community.

Salinas Crime & Shakespeare Santa Cruz
Sunday, August 2 - Listen listen graphic and link
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There are considerable challenges facing Salinas and its crime-fighting efforts. Salinas Police Chief Louis Fetherolf joins the show today to voice his concerns and opinions about the uphill battle. In part two - behind the scenes of a Santa Cruz Shakespeare production.

Carmel to Incorporate as a Town?
Sunday, July 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Residents of Carmel Valley will be faced with an upcoming vote decision, Measure G, which would incorporate Carmel Valley into a town. This show invites members from both sides to explore the decision at hand.

Discussing Gang Violence in Salinas
Sunday, July 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Alice Vecchiola hosts a call-in program about the alarming rise of gang violence in Salinas. Joining Alice is the Mayor of Salinas, Dennis Donohue and California Assemblymember Anna Caballero.

Electric Powered Vehicles
Sunday, July 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Kelly O'Brien discusses electic vehicles - where we are now and where we're going - with two local guests, Sharon Sarris who worked on GM's EV-1 and now focuses on green building; and Jay Friedland from Plug-in America, and the Zero Motorcycles.

The Family - Fundamentalism and power
Sunday, July 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rick Kleffel invites Author Jeff Sharlet to speak about his book: "The Family, The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" which follows an exclusive Christian sect.

National Healthcare Controversy
Sunday, June 28 - Listen listen graphic and link
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The issue of healthcare is becoming increasingly heated in Washington D.C. - what will this mean for us locally? Local professionals from both sides voice their cases.

Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Gun Violence
Sunday, June 21 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Alice Vecchiola invites three major players of Shakespeare Santa Cruz to discuss the upcoming season. In part two, congresswoman and former Mayor of Salinas, Anna Caballero joins us to speak about measures to reduce gun violence in Salinas.

Medical Benefits Down, Fundraiser Up
Sunday, June 7 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A recent legislature passage permits certain medical benefits to be cut out of the state budget, affecting mostly dental coverage. On another front, the Santa Cruz Actor’s Theater is presenting a benefit variety show and our host Alice Vecchiola has the details.

Talking Trash About the Ocean
Sunday, May 31 - Listen listen graphic and link
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We would never do that, it's more like, talking about trash in the ocean. Host Rachel Anne Goodman is in to talk with those people who work intimately with the preservation of the Pacific Ocean and know of other threats that face our wondrous ocean.

Contesters of Politics and Producers of Theater
Sunday, May 24 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rick Kleffel first invokes a conversation about the political aspects of the war with author Robert Scheer and UCSC protestors who admonish against budget cuts. The show cools down in part two, speaking to actors in the local production of the ancient epic Indian poem, Ramayana.

California Fiscal Election May 19th
Sunday, May 17 - Listen listen graphic and link
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The Governor is painting a morbid picture of what the election will bring about, but opposers claim that the proposition will not fix the problem. Experts John Layard, former State Assembly man, and John Myers visit guest host Brian Peterson to enlighten us.

Scam Prevention and Talking about NextSpace
Sunday, May 3 - Listen listen graphic and link
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How to avoid being scammed. Then, a discussion about NextSpace, a successful co-working space in downtown Santa Cruz.

Social Justice and Changing Marijuana Laws
Sunday, April 26 - Listen listen graphic and link
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The annual social justice conference at Cabrillo is this Saturday, the 2nd of May - is social justice being achieved? In part two, host Alice Vecchiola converses with the founders of the Women's Alliance for Medical Marijuana about the recent DEA enforcement rules.

The Follies of Immigration and the Future of Energy
Sunday, April 19 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Host Rachel Anne Goodman examines the minute to the broad, and the local to the statewide effects of Immigration. In part two - how will the booming energy industry pan out?

The New Downtown Salinas and Disk Golf Course
Sunday, April 12 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Alice Vecchiola discusses the redesign of downtown Salinas with the redevelopment director. In part two, a founding father sort and a world champion of disc golf discuss the sport alongside the new course in Pinto Lake, Watsonville.

Local Agricultural History
Sunday, April 5 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman explores some little-known local history with Donna Mekis and Kathryn Mekis Miller, whose book Blossoms Into Gold is a historical account of the role of Croatian immigrants in California's apple industry. Nita Gizdich of Gizdich Ranch also joins the conversation.

Local Home Brewery and Santa Cruz Film Festival
Sunday, March 29 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Once illegal, home brewing has become a popular hobby. Alice Vecchiola speaks with two members of a Santa Cruz home beer brewing club. In part two, Alice speaks with the founder, a director, and an actor featured in the Santa Cruz Film Festival.

Child Abuse Prevention
Sunday, March 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with Susan True, director of First Five, about the upcoming child abuse prevention month. Find out how Santa Cruz is addressing awareness and info on further upcoming events.

Garbage in our Oceans
Sunday, March 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Guest host Alice Vecchiola interviews four heads of coastal organizations: International Coastal Cleanup, Santa Cruz Surfriders Foundation, and Save Our Shores. The amount of trash in the ocean may astound you.

Jobs, The Bailout Package, and Newspapers
Sunday, March 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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In part one, consultants Christine Lambden and Casey Conner discuss how to land a job. Part two presents the inside swoop on what the bailout means to us Californians. Part three weighs the future of the newspaper industry which seems to have fallen oh so ill.

Dead Seabird Mystery
Sunday, February 22 - Listen listen graphic and link
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A scientist reveals the recent mystery of dying and dead seabirds all along the coast. In part two, Peggy Flynn, author of "Care Giving Zone" shares how to better take care those family members who are aged and ill.

Local Art and Activism
Sunday, February 15 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Rachel Anne Goodman speaks with two guests: Mary McCaslin, a local singer and songwriter, and Sylvia Quarles, the new president of the Monterey County branch of the NAACP.

Personal Post-War Struggle
Sunday, February 8 - Listen listen graphic and link
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DJ Skelton, commander of Echo Company 229th Military Intelligence Battalion defense language institute of foreign language in Monterey, is a strategist and activist for wounded soldiers - with his published book "Our Hero Handbook".

The Stimulus Package
Sunday, February 1 - Listen listen graphic and link
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An hourlong call-in town hall meeting with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo about the economic stimulus package and more.

Local Celebrations
Sunday, January 18 - Listen listen graphic and link
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Come get sworn in as 'we the people' on the Courthouse steps! Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Santa Cruz.

The Honorary Gail Rich Award
Sunday, January 11 - Listen listen graphic and link
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This award, which was named after somewhat of a 'renaissance woman' in the arts of Santa Cruz, was recently awarded to a handful of artists - marking the 13th annual occasion of the event.

Money
Sunday, January 4 - Listen listen graphic and link
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First, some personal financial advice from Mark Zaifman, who contributed to Your Money Or Your Life, a guide to achieving financial independence. Then, a look back at the best and worst films of 2008.

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