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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 committed to exploring ideas about how to improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County with individuals and groups that are making an effort to make the Central Coast a better place to live for all. The show's topics and guests focus on raising public awareness about local and regional concerns such as health care access, neighborhood design, the state of our education infrastructure, 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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  • On the next edition of Central Coast Voices, we will hear host Kris Kington Barker's discussion with Eve Neuhaus (former owner of Mama Ganache), and author of a timely and powerful new book-Red Vienna.They will discuss the personal history she put into the book and what it reflects today.Our program this week is prerecorded, however you are invited to listen and learn with Central Coast Voices this Thursday from 1-2 pm on KCBX and join the conversation with your questions to email voices@kcbx.org.
  • On the next edition of Central Coast Voices, join us as we once again look at the challenges facing many of ourcommunity organizations doing everything within their power to end homelessness. While successes within these programs come our way daily, for many there seems to just be no path leading out of this struggle.Join host Fred Munroe, as he talks with Janna Nichols, from the 5Cites Homeless Coalition. Wendy Lewis, from the El Camino Homeless Organization. And Jack Lahey, from CAPSLO and the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center.Their discussion on Thursday, July 11’s Central Coast Voices, will likely help us to better understand how theirefforts are having many positive outcomes. And why there is still a long way to go.You are invited to listen and learn with Central Coast Voices every Thursday from 1-2 pm on KCBX and join theconversation with your questions or comments by calling 805-781-3875.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker and guest Donna Jones, Executive Director of San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation in a discussion about SLOLAF services, who is eligible to receive them, how to access free legal assistance, and an update on the state budget and anticipated impact locally from reduced Victims of Crime Act (VODA) funding.Live with your calls at 805-781-3875 Thursday from 1-2pm on KCBX
  • Join host Lata Murti and guests in recognizing the 57th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia–the U.S. Supreme Court case that led to the legalization of interracial marriage–as well as the first anniversary of Multiracial Heritage Week (June 7-14, 2023). In the second of this two-part series on multiracial identity on California’s Central Coast, Kaito Lopez, a 2020 graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo who is now a Botanist with the U.S. Forest Service, and Kalyan Balaven, Head of School at Dunn School in Los Olivos, talk to Lata about their experiences being multiracial not only on California’s Central Coast but also in other regions of the U.S. and the world. Although we cannot take your calls live during this pre-recorded show, you are invited to listen, learn and send your questions to voices@kcbx.org. Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday from 1-2pm on KCBX.
  • Join host Lata Murti and guests in recognizing both occasions in a two-part series on multiracial identity on California’s Central Coast.
  • Join host Dr. Mario Espinoza-Kulick on Central Coast Voices as we explore the work of Future Leaders of America, an organization dedicated to developing resilient youth leaders who advocate for systemic change. Learn about how their culturally proficient programs equip young individuals with public speaking, advocacy, and leadership skills to address community issues and create lasting social impact.Listen to the conversation Thursday at 1pm on KCBX
  • Join this week's host Lata Murti as she speaks to guests Andrew Boyd-Goodrich, Executive Director of Camp Ocean Pines; Rick Craig, Camp Ocean Pines’ Conferences and Retreats Director; and Erin Moses-Wierman, Camp Ocean Pines’ Senior Programs Director. They will discuss the camps, workshops, outdoor education programs, and facilities that are not only fulfilling but also expanding Camp Ocean Pines’ mission “to foster enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world among people of all ages.” Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday from 1-2pm on KCBX and join the conversation with your questions at 805-781-3875, or at voices@kcbx.org.
  • Join host Fred Munroe, as he talks with his guests from Restorative Partners. They will share with us how their Restorative Justice programs are working to break the cycle of incarceration in ways having positive lasting effect on all sides of the criminal justice system, including the families of those incarcerated. We will also discuss, with Executive Director Sister Theresa Halpin, the ongoing success of The Bridge Café, the Central Coast’s first social enterprise restaurant endeavor.Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday live from 1-2pm on KCBX. And join the conversation by calling 805-781-3875 or email voices@kcbx.org.
  • Join host Kris Kington Barker and her guest Sherrill Wayland (She/Her/They), MSW, Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Partnerships for SAGE Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Seniors in a discussion about the LEI is so important, what the results showed, local results, efforts that will make a difference in our community and how you can get involved. You are invited to listen, learn, and send your questions or comments during the show to voices@kcbx.org. Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday from 1-2 pm on KCBX.
  • May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and the organization Asian American & Pacific Islanders of San Luis Obispo County, or AAPI SLO, is ready to celebrate! Join Lata Murti and her guests from AAPI SLO, co-founders Mia Shin and Kaela Lee, as they discuss this year’s third annual AAPI SLO Festival as well as the Asian American and Pacific Islander community of California’s Central Coast. Although we cannot take your calls live during this pre-recorded show, you are invited to listen, learn and send your questions to voices@kcbx.org. Listen to Central Coast Voices every Thursday live from 1-2pm on KCBX.