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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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  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Michelle Garner, volunteer National Training Team lead with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and Rudy Espinoza Murray, volunteer California Moms Demand Action Spokesperson. They will discuss this grassroots movement fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 6/23/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests from the Central Coast involved in organizing upcoming Juneteenth celebrations in their communities, including Lawanda Lyons-Pruit, President, of the Santa Maria-Lompoc NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and the Rev. Stephen Vines, President, NAACP SLO County Branch, and Cheryl Vines, San Luis Obispo Juneteenth Chair. They will discuss the history and importance of Juneteenth, as well as share details about upcoming celebrations.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 6/16/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests from Planned Parenthood California Central Coast, Luz Reyes-Martin, VP of Community Engagement, and Eloisa Chavez, Director of Education. They will discuss the work of Planned Parenthood to provide access to women’s health care in the community, as well as the movement for reproductive freedom both nationally and locally.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 6/9/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with guests from Access Support Network (ASN) David Kilburn, Executive Director, Karla Quiroga, Program Manager, and Elena Salias, Compliance & Program Development. They will talk about their work providing support to people living with HIV or Hep C, and offering harm reduction and prevention education opportunities.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 6/2/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Lauren Thorne, Director of Early Learning and Educational Support at San Luis Obispo County Office of Education (SLOCOE), Raechelle Bowlay, Coordinator and Quality Early Learning Manager of the San Luis Obispo Child Care Planning Council, and Jim Dantona, President, and CEO of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce. They will discuss the current state of the childcare crisis in San Luis Obispo County, and the efforts, and assistance needed to reduce the crunch on families, providers, and businesses.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 5/26/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Linda Beck, Staff Ombudsman with the Long Term Care Ombudsman Services of San Luis Obispo County, Kathryn Cherkas, Director of Care & Support with the Alzheimer's Association, and Jenny Molinar, Geriatric Care Manager with Guided Aging. They will discuss their work to establish Family Councils for family and friends of long-term care residents.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 5/19/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.
  • Join Lata Murti as she speaks with guests Michelle Call, Executive Director of the Gala Pride and Diversity Center, Dusty Colyer-Worth, Gala board president, Arti Kothari, Gala board secretary, and Lynn Schmidt, with Central Coast Pride. They will talk about the history of Pride, share details about the upcoming SLO PRIDEfest, as well as talk about continuing work to lift the LGBTQ+ community and how we can assist with these efforts.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 5/12/2022Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with guests C.R. Lara, President of the Latino Outreach Council, and Victoria Condor-Williams, community activist. They will discuss the meaning of Cinco de Mayo and share insights into Latinx culture.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 5/5/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests involved with Uplift Central Coast, Paso Robles Mayor, Steve Martin, President and CEO of REACH, Melissa James, and CEO and founder of ACI Jet, Bill Borgsmiller. They will discuss efforts to cultivate a space and aeronautics ecosystem from Santa Cruz to Ventura Counties.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 3/24/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.
  • To celebrate Earth Day 2022, please join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests Benjamin Ruttenberg, Associate Professor in the Biological Sciences Department at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), and the Director of the Center for Coastal Marine Sciences, and Yi-Hui Wang, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly. They will discuss the future and possibility of offshore wind energy on the Central Coast.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 or email questions to voices@kcbx.org.Broadcast date: 4/21/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.