City Visions: Oakland native Tommy Orange on his best-selling novel, 'There There'
Host Joseph Pace sits down with Oakland native and New York Times best-selling author, Tommy Orange.
City Visions: Why We're Eating Ocean Plastic
On July 8, 2019: Scientists estimate that over 8 million tons of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year, wreaking havoc on marine life who become trapped in abandoned fishing nets or mistake plastic bags for food. Much of it breaks down into irretrievable tiny particles. Now some of this plastic is finding its way back into our food system, not as packaging, but inside our food and water.
City Visions: Psychiatrist Shaili Jain on PTSD and 'The Unspeakable Mind'
Stanford psychiatrist and trauma specialist, Dr. Shaili Jain joins host Joseph Pace to discuss her debut book, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science .
City Visions: A New Age of Space Exploration
It's a New Age of Space Exploration. NASA is preparing for another manned trip to the moon. New technologies will be tested there in order to plan a much longer trip to Mars. Scientists are figuring out how to grow food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals in space.
City Visions: What is life like after incarceration?
Another in our series on criminal justice in the Bay Area, this show focuses on life after incarceration, or what’s known as “reentry.”
City Visions: Do you love avocado toast? Thank a hippie.
The next time you eat a piece of avocado toast, thank a hippie. It was the hippie movement that gave rise to so much of what we eat and take for granted today: tofu, yogurt, organic produce, farm to table, whole grain breads and so much more.
City Visions: Will psychedelics transform mental health care? [Rebroadcast]
Psychedelics are making a comeback. Is America ready? Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the history and new therapeutic applications of psychedelic drugs.
City Visions: What's it like for women in the restaurant industry?
City Visions: Bay Area author Vanessa Hua on immigration, motherhood, and the American Dream
Host Ethan Elkind sits down with the author and San Francisco Chronicle columnist.
City Visions: Reforming California's drug rehabilitation industry
Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the “Wild West” of California’s drug rehabilitation industry.
City Visions: College success without the scandal
The recent college admissions scandal highlighted the extreme, and in some cases, illegal efforts that wealthy parents will take to get their children into college. But what is the college admissions landscape like for students who don't have tutors or private admissions counselors? How do you afford college when tuition costs as much as $68,000 per year? Is college no longer attainable?
City Visions: Indie Films and Hollywood Stars
The 62 nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival opens this week. With 163 films from 52 countries, the Bay Area will be bursting with cinematic and live performances reflecting the social and cultural issues of our time. Host Ethan Elkind talks to festival producers and filmmakers about how they tackle critical topics like immigration, wealth inequality and redemption. Find out which celebrated musicians and Hollywood stars are in town for the festivities.
City Visions: Why has juvenile crime declined?
Tonight we continue our series on Criminal Justice in the Bay Area, this time with a focus on the juvenile justice system.
One year after legalization, how's the cannabis business?
One year after legalization, has California's cannabis business been booming as people hoped or is it a bust? What are the challenges of doing business in an industry that had a thriving black market, but is now highly regulated?
City Visions: How will artificial intelligence transform medicine?
Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the ways in which artificial intelligence (AI) will impact US healthcare.
City Visions: How to Protect Your Digital Privacy
Do you shop online? Use social media, dating apps or free email? Then personal information – like your address, your clothing size, even your politics and dating preferences - isn’t private.
City Visions: Adnan Khan and Alex Mallick of Re:store Justice on why rehabilitation matters
Joseph Pace sits down with the co-founders of Oakland-based Re:Store Justice, Alex Mallick and Adnan Khan, who was recently released from San Quentin after 16 years.
City Visions: The Oakland teacher strike and the future of public education in California
Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the policy and funding issues underlying Oakland and California’s public school crisis. What solutions exist to get our schools back in session and back on track?
City Visions: Check out the San Francisco Public Library
In a city where the cost of living is rising, the San Francisco Public Library remains a free and open public space.
City Visions: What can be done about PG&E?
Host Ethan Elkind does a deep dive into PG&E.