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Central Coast Voices
Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying and carrying out projects that will improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County. The show's topics and guests focus on raising public awareness through credible and valid information about local and regional concerns such as health care access, neighborhood design, the state of our education infrastructure, the economic impacts, and much more. Your hosts Kris Kington-Barker and Fred Munroe invite you to join the conversation. To participate, call 805-781-3875 during the program.

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  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with Muara Johnston, Co-Director of the SLO Jewish Film Festival, and Bobby Naimark, Manager for the Jewish Community Center-Federation of San Luis Obispo, as they talk about the upcoming SLO Jewish Film Festival, a unique cultural experience on California’s Central Coast - celebrating Jewish life, community, and films.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with members of Paso People’s Action, Yessenia Echevarria, and Camille Katz. They will discuss their work to build community, take action, and promote healing.
  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests from the Santa Barbara County Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission, chair, Glenn Morris, and members, Megan Turley and Jannet Rios. They will discuss how the commission did redistricting differently this year, how the commission process functioned, and lessons learned in the first effort of this new commission.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests from the County of San Luis Obispo Department of Social Services, Child Welfare Program Manager, Roxi Selck, and Mark Haas, Division Manager, as well as the Cooper Family. They will discuss the urgent need for community assistance to help these youth, experiences with fostering, and types of opportunities available.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with guests Violet Sage Walker, Chairwoman, Northern Chumash Tribal Council, and P.J. Webb, Public Interest Attorney, Advisor to the Northern Chumash Tribal Council They will discuss how the Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary has the potential to help to address the global biodiversity crisis and accelerate nature-based solutions through inclusive partnerships and collaboration among federal, state and local governments, and California Native American Tribes.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with French Hospital Medical Center, Alan Iftiniuk, President & CEO of French Hospital Medical Center, Anita Robinson, Chair of French Hospital Medical Center Community Board, and Tom Lebens, Chair of French Hospital Medical Center Foundation Board. We will celebrate this major milestone with French Hospital Medical Center, talk about its past, and discuss its plans to build a hospital of the future.
  • In recognition of Veterans Day, join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with the Disabled Veterans (DAV) in Santa Maria, Joseph Skoda, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Commander, Chapter 82, Joseph Moseley, Department California, Sr. Vice Commander, and Robert Graves, Department California, Director of Operations. They will discuss how the DAV ensures that veterans have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. You are invited to listen and learn, between 1-2 pm.
  • Join Kris Kington Barker, and new hosts Mario Espinoza-Kulick and Lata Murti, as they speak with guests from the Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo County, board members Cornel N. Morton, Ph.D., Michael Boyer, and Jill Stollmeyer. They will discuss their work to provide programs and resources that celebrate our diversity and promote the inclusion of all members of our community.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Allison Schiavo from America’s Job Center of California and Eckerd Connects, and Dawn Boulanger, Director, the Workforce Development Board with the County of San Luis Obispo. They will discuss how they work to connect employees with employers and provide a range of career services and pathways to support adults, dislocated workers, and youth ages 16 and older.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests from Lumina Alliance, Christina Kaviani, Prevention and Education Director, and Janae Sargent, Prevention Manager. They will discuss their goal to equip parents, teachers, and influential adults with the tools needed to have meaningful conversations and raise emotionally intelligent children.