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Something amazing is happening in Bakersfield, CA. The once small-town has doubled in its' population over the past twenty years. Now the 9th largest city in California, the growing community is experiencing a cultural shift as it welcomes a more diverse population while still valuing its' rich history, honoring the traditions, institutions and values that have made us who we are. Join our hosts Andrae Gonzales, Rachel Magnus, Jesus Gonzalez & Carla Barrientos as they explore the dynamic people, places and culture of our community.

Feb 18, 2021

Anna Camp-Smith is a passionate advocate for Bakersfield, unendingly enthusiastic about its potential. As a columnist for the Bakersfield Californian and the co-owner of Sage Equities, a local commercial real estate firm with focus on Downtown, Anna is helping re-write the narrative of Bakersfield to promote a more...


Dec 10, 2020

In this episode, we speak with Anne-Natasha Pinckney, Executive Director of The Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity who also teaches The LGBTQ+ Experience in the U.S at CSUB. We discuss the importance of representation and the impact of celebrating diversity.


Nov 19, 2020

In this episode we speak with Kaitlyn Yates, Sr. Manager for the Wonderful Company’s philanthropy team and Downtown Bakersfield local. Katelyn shares about her journey to the bustlin urban core, her amazing work with The Wonderful Company, and why she chooses to call Bakersfield home.


Nov 5, 2020

In this episode, HelloBakersfield talks with Dr. Michael Burroughs, Director of the Kegley Institute of Ethics at CSU Bakersfield. Join us for a interesting conversation on ethics and beyond!


Oct 29, 2020

Welcome back for Season 3! In this episode, the hellobakersfield team talks with Mitchall Patel to learn about the services available to our community related to mental health.