Next on City Visions: Will Marching Make a Difference?
From walking out of Bay Area classrooms to marching in Washington D.C., millions of young people are protesting gun violence. The world is watching as American students demand that their schools be safe. But how effective can they be when many aren't even old enough to vote? Will marching make a difference to politicians beholden to the NRA? Find out how teenage activists are driving the debate over gun control on the next City Visions, Monday night at 7 pm on 91.7 FM or KALW.org. Produced by: Anne Harper and Jennifer Rewick
City Visions: Stanford provides new insights into what diets really work.
March 17, 2018: Do your genes determine your weight? Will personalized diets lead to a slimmer, healthier population? Host Grace Won delves into a Stanford study that provides new answers about the interaction between genes, diet and overall health. Low-carb diets are more popular than low-fat diets these days, but are they healthier? Can you eat the same number of calories as someone else but have different outcome? Materials of note: Why Do Dieters Succeed or Fail? by Julia Belluz in Vox Stanford Diet Study Well for Life at Stanford Producer: Wendy Holcombe Guests: Christopher Gardner - Director of Nutrition Studies and Stanford Prevention Research Center and Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Susan Kirkpatrick - Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator at Enara Health, Inc.
City Visions: Micia Mosely on educating Bay Area youth about race
Micia Mosely joins Joseph Pace for a conversation about how to speak with Bay Area youth - and adults - about race.
City Visions: Aging in Place
March 5, 2018: Aging Baby Boomers are an exploding demographic, and by 2060 that population is expected to double in size as people are living longer. What options and opportunities are available to seniors who wish to age in place?
City Visions: The Dangerous Downside of Technology for Teens
February 26, 2018: Is there a dangerous downside to growing up with smartphones and social media? Today's teens are glued to their phones and virtually connected to each other like never before. So why are rates of teen depression and loneliness skyrocketing? Will our kids grow up better able to pick the right emoji over the right facial expression? Guests: Sue Porter , PhD, Dean of Students at The Bay School of San Francisco Jean Twenge , PhD, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and author of iGen: Why Today's Super Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy - and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood . Colby Zintl , Vice President of External Affairs at Common Sense Produced by Anne Harper and Jennifer Rewick
City Visions: What can San Quentin inmates tell us about human nature?
February 12, 2018: Host Grace Won talks to Nigel Poor and Jody Lewen, both of whom work at San Quentin State Prison, often in active collaboration with inmates, and as such have a unique window into a world most of us never see. Nigel Poor is the co-host and co-producer of Ear Hustle , a podcast that features prisoners sharing their experience of prison life. Nigel is also a visual artist and professor of photography. Jody Lewen is the founder and Executive Director of the Prison University Project at San Quentin, which in 2016 was awarded a National Humanities Medal from President Obama for providing prisoners access to higher education. The programs that Nigel and Jody are involved in are part of the relatively robust selection of offerings available to San Quentin inmates. It is a minimum security prison for the roughly 3,000 members of the general prison population who reside there, and has fewer violent incidents than other state prisons. For all of these reasons, despite being
City Visions: The Bay's fight to save net neutrality
Host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s December repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules, regulations designed to ensure a free and open internet.
City Visions: Assessing the Mental Health of Donald Trump and the Country that Elected Him
Host Joseph Pace and his distinguished guests assess the mental health of Donald Trump and the country that elected him. Is he crazy or crazy like a fox? Does his narcissism reflect the narcissism of American culture? And does his volatility pose a real danger to the American public? If so, what can we do about it? Guests : Dee Mosbacher , MD, PhD , psychiatrist, Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, and contributor to The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President . Thomas Singer , MD , psychiatrist, Jungian psychoanalyst, and contributor to The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President . Produced by: Anne Harper
City Visions: Combating online violence and harassment
Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss how trolling and “doxing” or, posting someone’s personal information online, are increasingly being used as weapons to intimidate and harass.
City Visions: Why is California jittery about tax reform?
Californians are still sorting out what this bill means for them. Has the tax code been simplified, as Republicans contend? Who will be paying less tax? Additionally, state lawmakers are looking for ways to address the bill’s potential consequences to California. Last week, legislators floated policy proposals to blunt its impact. Will the elimination of state tax deductions impact the state budget? If wealthy Californians are incentivized to leave California for states with lower taxes, what impact will that have? Why does California dislike this bill so much? Producer: Wendy Holcombe Guests: Alan Auerbach, Ph.D. - Alan is the director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance at UC Berkeley, where is also a professor of economics and law. Bob Caplan, CPA - Bob is a managing partner at Caplan and Wong CPAs, LLC, with 40 years experience preparing for individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary tax returns. Senator Ben Allen - representative of the 26th
City Visions: Curbing the cost of prescription drugs
Host Joseph Pace and guests explore how California is addressing the price of prescription medicines.
City Visions: Keeping the faith: religion in the Bay Area
What is the state of organized religion in the Bay Area? A pair of 2015 surveys found that Americans increasingly identify as "spiritual but not religious" and that San Francisco is the nation's second most religiously unaffiliated metro area.
City Visions: Why is the NFL inseparable from politics?
December 4, 2017: A discussion of the intersection of pro football, politics, and culture, both in the past and in the present.
City Visions: State Senator Scott Wiener
On November 27, 2017: Host Ethan Elkind sits down with State Senator Scott Wiener to discuss the housing crisis, homeless youth, LGBT rights and California's efforts to resist President Trump. Want to know what's going on in Sacramento? Tune in.
City Visions: Ride-sharing in SF - boon or bust?
On November 13, 2017 City Visions with host Ethan Elkind discusses the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft on Bay Area traffic and transit.
City Visions: Assessing California vs. Trump, one year in
It's been almost a year since Donald Trump was elected president, and on issues from immigration to climate change, California's been putting up a fight. Host Joseph Pace and guests look at how our state has been influencing national law and policy, the limits of resistance, and the future of California's relationship with Washington. Guests: -Carla Marinucci, California Playbook reporter, Politico; former senior political writer, San Francisco Chronicle -Joe Eskenazi, editor-at-large, San Francisco Magazine; columnist, Mission Local -Jason McDaniel, associate professor of political science, San Francisco State University Edited excerpts: Jason McDaniel: Well, you know I'm struck actually...by sort of the low key, no drama sort of leadership and focus on governance that we see here in California. So it's not just big issues and big press conferences and lawsuits, which are important and will matter to people's lives. But the way in which the leaders of the state are keeping their head
City Visions: Rebuilding the North Bay, a more fire-resilient future
Host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss rebuilding sustainable, fire-resilient communities in the North Bay.
City Visions: Homelessness experts talk solutions
San Francisco spends over $275 million a year on homelessness, but is progress being made? A walk through San Francisco's streets might suggest our homelessness problem is worse than ever.
City Visions: The problem and politics of sexual assault on the college campus
Too many young women experience rape or other forms of sexual assault during college. Can universities do more to prevent this from happening? Once there’s an allegation, can both the rights of the victim and the accused be protected? And when everyone wants students to be safe on campus, why is this issue now so political? Join the conversation as host Joseph Pace and guests explore the problem of sexual assault and the politics of how it is handled on the college campus. Guests : KATHLEEN BUCKSTAFF , columnist and author of Get Savvy CASEY CORCORAN , Children and Youth Program Director at Futures Without Violence KATHLEEN SALVATY , University of California Systemwide Title IX Coordinator Produced by : Anne Harper Edited Excerpts: Joseph Pace: In your research and the interviews you did, what was your sense of how things have changed since this happened to you? Kathleen Buckstaff: Well, what's interesting, what has changed is that I'm from a silent generation, so we didn't talk about
City Visions: SF Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru
On October 2, 2017: Did you know that workforce development, pothole repair, tree planting and public toilets all fall under the mantle of San Francisco's Department of Public Works?