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Salinas Underground

We tell the story of the city we grew up with by interviewing the people that make it what it is: the business people, the musicians, the scholars, anyone that adds to the culture of Salinas.

Nov 18, 2020

Digital Nest is an organization that is trying to get the youth of our area the tools to compete in a modern workforce. We talk to their founder, Jacob Martinez, and their Salinas site manager, Yesenia Molina, to discuss how they have been doing that in Salinas and Watsonville. We talk about their history, the...


Nov 14, 2020

The election has finally passed, and now we can get back to our normal routine here at Salinas Underground. I bring in the guys from The Electro and Banno Movie Power Hour to go over what happened in the election and talk about what has been going on in Salinas for the last month. This episode was recorded before...


Oct 31, 2020

Our candidate interview series brought to you with our friends at Voices of Monterey Bay comes to an end with a candidate for Salinas City Council in the fourth district. Ray Montemayor has worked for Salinas and has some ideas about how his district can be better represented. He talks about those ideas and answers...


Oct 30, 2020

Election Day is right around the corner, and our series brought to you with Voices of Monterey Bay is almost done, but we still have a couple more to go. In this episode, we talked to Mike Lipe, a multi-generation Salinas resident running for Mayor. Why did he decide to run, and what are his plans for city hall? Listen...


Oct 24, 2020

As we get closer to election day, our series with Voices of Monterey Bay carries on. This time on the hot seat is Ernesto Gonzalez, candidate for Salinas mayor. After being involved in local politics for years, Mr. Gonzalez throws his hat in the ring to be the next mayor of Salinas. Why did he do it, and what are...