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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.

Sep 26, 2019

This week we speak with Photographer Noé Montes. Over the last 25 years, Noé has developed a socially engaged practice in which he creates documentary work around a specific social issue or geographic location. His commissions includes work for The Annenberg Foundation, The California Community Foundation,...

Sep 19, 2019

This week we speak with Jorge Barrientos, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations with local law firm Chain Cohn Stiles, and local community leader. We discuss his history in Bakersfield, including his time as a local journalist, his involvement in our community, and The Hub of Bakersfield’s new Innovation Lab.

Sep 12, 2019

This week we speak with Don Bynum, President and CEO of Temblor Brewing Company, a local brewery and restaurant. Don stops by to chat about the inspiration behind his brewery, our thriving local beer scene, and his very interesting hobby.

Sep 5, 2019

This week we speak with Shannon LaBare, founder of Purveyor House, a marketing agency that guides businesses in building + developing their brand. Shannon talks to us about how she is helping to shift culture and change perceptions of Bakersfield while cultivating community and building unifying camaraderie through...