Reports focusing on the latest community events and happenings along California's Central Coast.

Broadcast date: 11/4/2015

Join Correspondent, Tom Wilmer, reporting from Alcatraz Island, as he visits with members of the National Park Service about the myth, legend and lore of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, which attracts more than 1.4 million visitors annually!

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: 10/28/2015

Wine guru Archie McLaren gathers together some of the prominent vintners on the Central Coast to talk about this year’s harvest, and what we can expect to see and taste in the coming year.

Jordan Bell

The Cayucos Pier is set to reopen this weekend after a two year closure. This week, crews pressure washed the renovated pier to clean it before it opens to the public. 

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A stretch of Highway 101 in the Salinas Valley will soon be renamed as the "John Steinbeck Highway." 

Broadcast date: 10/20/2015

Between 15 and 20 percent of adults in the United States seek out some variety of mental health support or treatment each year. 

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. 

Broadcast date: 10/15/15

In today’s world we are living longer lives, but often are diagnosed with many more complex health conditions. In times of need, individuals often turn to family members for their care and support, and so the numbers of family caregivers is not only increasing, but becoming more challenging too. The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) estimates 43.5 million adults in the United States have provided unpaid care to an adult or a child in the prior 12 months.

Broadcast date: 10/14/2015

The city is in the midst of an amazing renaissance, and is fast becoming an alluring destination, not only for tourists from around the country and around the world, but a permanent destination for young techies, high tech corporations such as Pandora, and the soon to be completed headquarters for Sunset Magazine.

Broadcast date: 10/13/2015

Sometimes the most interesting, helpful, healing and life-changing experiences are the result of a random conversation with a stranger. 

Broadcast date: 10/07/2015

Delivery methods for NPR content are evolving. 

Broadcast date: 10/06/2015

It's said that human beings will struggle with change until the discomfort and misery of staying the same becomes more unbearable than the pain of living through the change. 

Broadcast Date: 09/23/2015

Host Brian Reynolds talks with two local educators about helping non-English speaking students succeed

Broadcast date: 10/8/15

In 2014 the release of a report claiming that instances of certain types of cancer were on the increase in San Luis Obispo County, spurred Egologistics, a local non-profit to action. Concerned that certain segments of the population who had no access to health care might not be able to get critical, early detection screening the board of the non-profit began work towards an innovative solution. 

Aidan Mathews

A protest is moving through the Central Coast this month, intended to show outrage over the Pope’s canonization of Father Junipero Serra last month.