Central Coast Voices

Thursdays, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Central Coast Voices addresses the many ramifications of change and how today's choices will affect tomorrow's community. This program is an extension and production of "Action for Healthy Communities" an organization committed to identifying and carrying out projects that will improve the quality of life in San Luis Obispo County. The show's topics and guests focus on raising public awareness through credible and valid information about local and regional concerns such as health care access, neighborhood design, the state of our education infrastructure, the economic impacts, and much more. Your hosts Kris Kington-Barker and Fred Munroe invite you to join the conversation. To participate, call 805-781-3875 during the program.

Ways to Connect

Broadcast date: 6/2/16

Integrating behavioral health into our primary care system is no easy task. Communication is one way to bridge the treatment gaps for patients with mental health and substance use disorders. Evidence suggests that communication is an important part of the treatment process, yet many providers may not be aware of how to integrate these practices.

Broadcast date: 5/26/16

The purpose of HomeShareSLO is connecting people and homes. There are over 37,500 residents of San Luis Obispo County over 65 and 10,000 of these residents live alone. HomeShare helps match home providers (people with an extra room) with home seekers (people who need a room). It is a way to meet the housing challenges faced by seniors and others. It helps provide affordable housing with existing resource, allow for aging in place, build community and empower community members

Broadcast date: 5/19/16

While the Affordable Care Act has made coverage more available and affordable for many Americans through subsidized insurance and an expansion of Medi-Caid in states which have opted to do so, several million Californians still don’t have health insurance. However, due to a new law, that is set to change, at least for many children who will soon find themselves insured.

Broadcast date: 5/12/16

Domestic violence, can occur across the lifespan to victims of all ages, including older adults. It can be viewed as a sub-set of the larger elder abuse problem. 

Broadcast date: 5/5/16

In recent years, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, (Cal Poly) has made diversity one of its highest priorities. 

Broadcast date: 4/28/16

The upcoming Americans for the Arts Survey has important economic, social, and educational value to  the Central Coast and can benefit local schools and arts organizations on a local and regional level. 

Broadcast date: 4/21/16

Climate change represents a threat to the future of the planet and our children. 

Broadcast date: 4/14/16

East LA Interchange is a documentary film that follows the evolution of working-class, immigrant Boyle Heights from multiethnic to predominately Latino and a center of Mexican-American culture in the U.S. 

Living with MS

Apr 7, 2016

Broadcast date: 4/7/16

Every hour in the United States, someone is newly diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease of the central nervous system. 

Broadcast date: 3/31/16

In 2015 the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo housing opportunity index reported San Luis Obispo as the 4th least affordable housing market among regions of similar population size, placing it at the lowest end of the affordability scale in small markets. 

Broadcast date: 3/24/16

Currently, more than 39 million people in the U.S. are over the age of 65 years, and of these more than 1.5 million identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). 

A way back home

Mar 16, 2016

Broadcast date: 3/17/16

Many veterans encounter a variety of problems in transitioning from military service to a fully productive life as civilians. 

Movies Matter

Mar 10, 2016

Broadcast date: 3/10/16

The San Luis Obispo Film Festival (SLOFF) has grown into an important and significant tourism event for the Central Coast. 

Broadcast date: 3/3/16

Despite the swift passage of SB 277, mandating childhood immunizations, many parents continue to be concerned about the safety of vaccines and their effectiveness. 

Broadcast date: 2/25/16

Pacific Wildlife Care is the primary resource in San Luis Obispo County for wildlife concerns. 

Broadcast date: 2/18/16

What is cyberstalking? The Justice Department defines cyberstalking as “the use of technology to stalk victims.” 

Broadcast date: 2/11/16

In 2009, the state of California was court ordered to reduce its prison population because the then current level of overcrowding did not allow for adequate mental health and medical care.

Broadcast date: 2/4/16

Trauma Informed Care (TIC), is a treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. 

Broadcast date: 1/28/16

For almost 20 years, Softec has been the Central Coast’s premier software and technology association. 

Broadcast date: 1/21/16

Our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends are at risk. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 killers of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year– more than all cancers combined. 

Broadcast date: 1/14/16

What is cybersecurity and why do we need it? 

Broadcast date: 1/7/16

Although concussions are the most common and least serious form of brain injury, a concussion should not be thought of as just ‘getting your bell rung.’  

Broadcast date: 12/17/15

In today’s world, miscommunications and misunderstandings are more common than ever due to the prevalence of technology in personal and business dealings. Creative Mediation believes that conflict is healthy and works with individuals to become more comfortable with it. 

Broadcast date: 12/10/15

A new report just released by the Women’s Legacy Fund (WLF), an endowed field of interest fund of The Community Foundation San Luis Obispo, shines a light on significant issues affecting women and girls in our community. 

Broadcast date: 12/03/15

Join host Kris Kington Barker as she speaks with Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, founder of the International End of Life Doula Association (INELDA), as they discuss the role of doulas in serving the dying and their families, and how they are able to enrich hospice end of life care.

A real cost measure

Nov 17, 2015

Broadcast date: 11/19/15

Almost 1 in 3 San Luis Obispo County households are struggling to meet their basic needs, according to a report, was released recently by United Ways of California. 

Broadcast date: 11/12/15

Broadcast date: 11/5/15

The mission of Cal Poly’s Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) is to transform motivated students into resourceful, entrepreneurial and innovative leaders. 

Broadcast date: 10/29/15

Predicting the weather can be a challenging business. NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, asserts the El Niño that developed last spring is among the strongest recorded events since the 1950s. Forecasters believe El Niño will dramatically impact the weather and climate over the United States, especially in the coming winter months.

Broadcast date: 10/22/15

Although Alzheimer’s disease was first identified more than 100 years ago, and research has revealed a great deal about the devastating disease, much is yet to be discovered about how the disease can be prevented, slowed or stopped. 

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