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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 5, 2023

Join us for a conversation with Emily Hay, the owner of the Playful Space. Emily is an artist, educator, and community champion who believes in the power of play and creativity as she has seen the impact made in her life, and that of others. Learn more about her and how to bring more joy into your life!

Apr 21, 2023

Born and raised in Bakersfield, Thomas Benham has always loved good food. While attending UC Berkeley, Thomas landed a summer job at Chez Panisse. He started as a wine runner and eventually made his way up the ranks in the kitchen.

After five years at Chez Panisse, he traveled east to Gloucester, Massachusetts, where...

Apr 7, 2023

In this episode, we sit down with David Coffey and discuss Bakersfield's Architectural history and how Bakersfield made his dream of owning a Neutra home come true.
David David Coffey is the owner of Richard Neutra’s Davis House (1937) in Bakersfield, CA. He is also the curator/caretaker of the FLW Ablin House...

Mar 21, 2023

Mao is the owner of Downtown's new restaurant, Mango Haus, located next to the Best Western Hill House on Truxtun Avenue across from Beale Memorial Library. Listen to Mao's story and how he found himself in Bakersfield's urban core.

Feb 25, 2023

In this episode, we chat with NeTesha "T" Johnson, Director of Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development for Bakersfield College & Kern College Community District. Join us for an engaging conversation about her life and how she pours into our community.