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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.

Aug 27, 2020

Hello Bakersfield! Art After Dark is taking over the show for a roundtable discussion and live performances with local music historians and performers for a deep dive into all things Bakersfield Sound. In conjunction with BMoA’s upcoming exhibition The Bakersfield Sound: Roll Out the Red Carpet, this special...

Aug 20, 2020

Sarah Hendrick is the director of Alumni Engagement at CSU Bakersfield. Listen-in as we chat about her experience growing up with a Bako-famous father, how she ended up working with alumni at her alma mater, and her outlook on life in Bakersfield.

Aug 7, 2020

This week we speak with Kelly Damien who is a long-term resident, teacher and writer. Damien gained notoriety (and a lot of hate mail) when she started writing for Bakersfield Life Magazine. She penned her first essay about her mixed feelings on Bakersfield. Damien wrote that it was a tough place to arrive as an...