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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 Michael Chiacos, Director of Climate Policy with CEC, and Molly Taylor, Climate-Smart Agriculture Program Manager with CEC. They will talk about CEC’s ambitious plan to fight the climate crisis, and its vision to be climate safe by 2030 as well as discuss recently passed legislation. You are invited to listen and learn, between 1-2 pm. Broadcast date: 9/29/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests from the San Luis Obispo (SLO) County League of Women Voters. They will review and discuss the many ballot measures that will be voted on in the November 2022 California General Election.You are invited to listen to the conversation on Thursday, between 1-2 pm. Broadcast date: 9/22/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with the San Luis Obispo County Arts Council, Allen Root, Board president, and Jordan Chestnut, Program Manager. They will discuss the work and benefits of the SLO County Arts Council, the upcoming Open Studios Art Tour, and expanded event offerings in this, its 24th year.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: 9/15/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join Lata Murti as she speaks with guests Courtney Haile, Executive Director of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO and Project Visionary for the RACE Matters Belonging series, and Julie Lynem, board president of R.A.C.E. Matters SLO County and journalism lecturer at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. They will discuss the upcoming Belonging 2022 series and their work to amplify the voices of Black and other People of Color in an effort to build an actively anti-racist 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: 9/8/2022Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with guests Lynda Plescia, Recreation Services Manager with the City of Paso Robles, and Dennis Smitherman, Assistant (Interim) Director with the City of Santa Maria. They will discuss the significance and benefits of local parks and recreation programs, especially for youth and the elderly.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: 9/1/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests from the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition (CCBN), Leslie Mehigan, BS, MBA, CLEC, Chair of the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition, and Merrilee Costello, nurse, and lactation consultant at French Hospital. They will discuss how the Coalition brings together a collaborative team of breastfeeding advocates to network, share resources, accomplish projects, and provide breastfeeding education based on current research and best practice.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: 8/25/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Fred Munroe as he speaks with guests with Leadership SLO, Dan Riviore, Class 19, Executive Director, Leadership SLO, and Michael Boyer, Class 27, Leadership SLO Board Member, and Executive Director, Boys and Girls Club of the Mid Central Coast. They will discuss how Leadership SLO helps individuals reach their leadership potential, and as a consequence, build a better community.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: 8/18/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Lata Murti as she speaks with guests, artists Stephanie Krouse, Mireya Pina, and Christina Hernandez. They will discuss the importance of public art to our communities.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: 8/11/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Mario Espinoza-Kulick as he speaks with guests Chief Probation Officer with the County of Santa Barbara, Tanja Heitman, and Dr. Jill Sharkey, Professor Dept. of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach with UC Santa Barbara. They will discuss the future of juvenile justice 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: 8/4/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.
  • Join host Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Michelle Houston, local business owner, and Misty Reitner-Cameron, artist. Both are committee members with the Women’s Legacy Fund. They will discuss the work of the San Luis Obispo Community Foundation, and how the Women’s Legacy Fund supports women and girls in our community.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: 7/28/22Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX.