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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.

May 3, 2024

Join us as we get to known Jen Williams Cordova, a graphic design artist and muralist. She is working hard to make Bakersfield a more beautiful place through public art work, community work, and through her job at Willis-Williams Design Studio.

Jan 5, 2024

Happy New Year! In this episode, we are joined by Eric Mahanke of Mahanke Sports Performance and fitness to discuss his transition from football to training, resolutions, and all things fitness.

Dec 29, 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here's a special episode from our vault (circa 2020). Since May 2016, Daniel Cater has been the Principal and Founder of Cater Design Group, a local architectural firm. After he and his wife Monica moved back to his hometown, Dan has been instrumental in redesigning downtown....

Dec 8, 2023

In this episode of the HelloBakersfield Podcast, we're joined by Rubi Z, a celebrated photographer and entrepreneur whose journey from a photography enthusiast to the owner of Charizma is a story of passion, resilience, and creativity. Rubi shares her inspiring path, shaped by her upbringing in Bakersfield and her...

Nov 17, 2023

Step into 'Designing Futures' to experience the innovative realm of Dave Bantz, a distinguished principal at OFFICEUNTITLED. This episode takes you through his journey to Bakersfield, revealing his unique insights on why this city is ripe for future development. Explore how Dave's human-centered design philosophy...