Talking About California

Thursday Mornings at 9 AM

Talking About California is a public affairs program produced and hosted by Cal Winslow, and focusing on issues of major historic, social and cultural importance to Mendocino County and California.

Starting on 14 September 2017, Cal returns to KZYX with a new Talking About California short series marking Hispanic Heritage Month and co-hosted by Ana Loreto Rojas, a Mendocino County journalist and educator.

Together, Cal and Loreto will focus on the crisis of the Trump presidency and its attacks on millions of workers and their families, an attack best symbolized by his vilification of Mexicans and, by implication, all Latinos; by his decision to end DACA; and by his supporters’ racist chant, “Build that wall.”

In these interviews, the program will explore the origins of this crisis, its immediate and projected long-term impacts, the widespread opposition to Trump, as well as alternate visions and solutions. 

The first guest in the series is David Montejano, Professor of the Graduate School in Chicano/Latino Studies and Professor Emeritus of History, University of California Berkeley.

Cal Winslow is Director of the Mendocino Institute. He is a retired Fellow in Geography at UC Berkeley and a founder of Mendocino Parents for Peace. His latest book is River of Fire; Commons, Crisis and the Imagination. He is editor of West of Eden, Communes and Utopia in Northern California. He lives with his family near Caspar on the Mendocino Coast.


This month Ana Loreto Rojas joins Cal Winslow to co-host “Talking about California.” Together they are presenting a special series marking Hispanic Heritage Month focusing on today’s crisis: The Trump presidency and its attacks on millions of workers and their families. This attack is best symbolized by Trump's vilification of Mexicans – and by implication all Latinos – and by his revoking of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA and his supporters’ racist chant, “Build that wall.”