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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 Lata Murti, Mario Epinoza-Kulick, 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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  • Living with dementia can be challenging for not only the person suffering with it, but for their loved ones as well.On today's program, host Kris Kington-Barker speaks with Kim Chartrand, RN and Care Manager about Life with Dementia as a Caregiver.Although we cannot take your calls live today You are invited to listen and learn and send your questions today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm to voices@kcbx.org..Broadcast date: 4/18/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Jim Dantona, CEO and President of the San Luis Obispo(SLO) Chamber of Commerce, and Rachel Whalen, Workforce Development Coordinator with the SLOChamber. They will discuss how the SOAR (SLO Onboarding Assistance Resources) Program is designedto make it easier for employers to recruit and retain employees by taking a broader approach tocommunity connection and support.You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm.Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 781-3875
  • Join host Mario Espinoza Kulik as he speaks with guests Melissa Mose and Evelyn DeMeglio Gould from OCD Southern California to deepen your understanding and learn how to become a part of the solution for those affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday live from 1-2pm on KCBX
  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests working to move Hope Village Santa Maria forward, Sylvia Barnard, Executive Director with Good Samaritan Shelter in Santa Maria, and Edwin Weaver, Executive Director with Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley. They will discuss the proposed Hope Village in Santa Maria Valley, an interim supportive housing community specifically for people experiencing homelessness in the Santa Maria Valley.You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855.Broadcast date: 3/28/24 Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Laura DeLoye, Program, and Education Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter. They will discuss the growing incidence of dementia and the similarly growing concerns for folks about "what if it happens to me?”.Hear Central Coast Voices Thursdays at 1 on KCBXBroadcast date: 3/21/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Skye McLennan, San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (SLOIFF) Director, Cindy Kitagawa, Program and Festival Assistant and Central Coast filmmakers, Lee Kemp, Producer of Wrested Away, and Shane Stanger, Filmmaker of Good Bad Things. They will discuss filmmaking and share highlights of the upcoming festival year.Join us live Thursdays, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855.Broadcast date: 3/14/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with Frank Warren, Deputy Director of the San Luis Obispo (SLO)County Behavioral Health Department and Morgan Torell, Business Analyst with the SLOCounty Behavioral Health Department. They will discuss the new community Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, the first of its kind following the pandemic, which details goals through 2029.You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation today, Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 781-3875.Broadcast date: 3/7/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with members of The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County (LWVSLO). Ann Havlik, Co-President, Ed Cabrera, 1st Vice President, and Julie Rodewald, Voter Services Director. They will discuss the history and purpose of the League, resources for local voters, and recent advocacy work of the LWVSLO on redistricting and campaign finance issues.You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855.Broadcast date: 2/29/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Today in recognition of Women’s History Month, guests will talk about this celebration and the work of organizations who are making sure that all women, including women of color, are being recognized while listening to youths' concerns about gender, the economy, and gender equity on California’s Central Coast. Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests Rita Casaverde, Executive Director of Diversity Coalition of San Luis Obispo (SLO) County and co-lead organizer of the County’s Women of Color Network, Joy Pedersen, Dean of Students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Chair of Coalition Building for Diversity Coalition of SLO County, and co-lead organizer of the County’s Women of Color Network, and Rachell Frazian, Youth Services Librarian and Bookmobile Manager at Lompoc Public Library.You are invited to listen, learn, and participate in the conversation, between 1-2 pm. Call in and be part of the discussion at (805) 549-8855.Broadcast date: 2/22/24Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Michelle Barra, the founder of At Her Table, Brittney Yracheta, Chef and Owner of Momotaro Ramen, and Elena Martinez, Partner in Crime of TOP Winery. They will discuss the purpose of At Her Table, its history, upcoming events, and future.Broadcast date: 2/15/24 Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.