Rachel Duchak

Morning Edition Host

Rachel is a long-time public radio listener and news enthusiast. She first heard about one of her favorite albums, The Shrine presents Afrobeat: The Funkiest Music Ever Made on a music segment during All Thing Considered. Favorite musical artists include Fela Kuti, Los Lobos, Sade, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Novalima.

An escapee from Midwestern winters, she moved to the Central Coast in 2004 and promptly bought a road bike to take best advantage of all the great cycling routes in the area. She enjoys edible gardening and lives in California's 24th district with her husband.

Ways to Connect

On this week’s Issues and Ideas, we talk gun safety and gun violence. As of Monday, December 9, 2019, there have been been 393 mass shootings across the United States and more than 55,000 acts of gun violence. We speak with two Central Coast community members with differing perspectives on the issues surrounding gun violence, gun safety and the 2nd Amendment. Dr. Bill Pummer of the San Luis Obispo Sportsman Association and Morro Bay city councilmember and Women’s March SLO founder Dawn Addis join host Brian Reynolds in the KCBX studio.