City Visions Special: Live Bay Area COVID Update and What makes communities resilient in crisis?
Join us for a special edition of City Visions tonight from 9-10pm. We will have a brief update on the status of COVID-19 in the Bay Area from Erin Allday, health reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle. Then we will have a panel of experts discussing why some communities are especially resilient during crises and what we can learn from them. How is the Bay Area handling shelter-in-place? How is your community responding and how are you coping? How will we be changed by this experience? Host: Grace Won Producer : Wendy Holcombe Guests: Erin Allday, Health Reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle Huggy Rao , sociology professor at Stanford Business School and the Athol Bean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at Stanford. Dr. Elissa Eppel , Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF Resources: Resources to help you cope. How you can help others .
City Visions: What to read, watch or listen to while you shelter in place.
Every day brings an avalanche of anxiety-inducing news: The spread of novel coronavirus, the reaction of the markets, the stress on the healthcare system, and the pending November elections. Singularly, each event is worrying. Collectively, it is hard to take it all in. Where can we find a moment of respite from all the news? Host Grace Won talks with a group of authors, artists and experts to hear how they are using art, music and literature to cope in these challenging times. What are you listening to, reading or watching to calm your nerves? Guests: Skye Pillsbury, Editor and Podcaster, Inside Podcasting ; Gary Shteyngart , New York Times Bestselling Author of Lake Success, Super Sad True Love Story, Little Failure; David Talbot , Author, Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke and Season of the Witch; Founder of Salon.com; and, Martin West , Music Director and Principal Conductor, San Francisco Ballet Resources: San Francisco Shelter in Place FAQs: https://sf.gov/stay-home
City Visions: ‘Fight of the Century’ celebrates 100 years of the ACLU
This year marks the 100th birthday of the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization dedicated to preserving the rights and freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. Host Grace Won celebrates this historic event with the ACLU of Northern California, as well as Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, local authors and the editors of the new book, Fight of the Century: Writers Reflect on 100 Years of Landmark ACLU Cases.
City Visions: Special Presidential Primary Coverage
San Francisco heads to the polls Tuesday to choose the next Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Voters will also decide on important propositions ranging from funding renovations at City College and financing earthquake safety, to taxing vacant commercial properties.
City Visions: E.J. Dionne: How progressives and moderates can unite America
Will progressives and moderates feud as the country burns? Or will they unite to defeat President Trump and usher in a new era of reform?
City Visions: How do we pay for public education?
In the 1970s, California ranked 7th out of all states in per pupil funding. Now it's 41st in the nation according to Governor Gavin Newsom. The education budget line is robust, but most Californians think it is not enough. How does the state pay for public education, K through college? Will the new Prop . 13 , a $15 billion bond measure, change the landscape? What about efforts to reform the old Prop 13 , which restricted property taxes that were used to pay for schools?
City Visions: Lessons from Japanese internment camps
Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the history of discrimination against Japanese Americans and immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. What parallels can be drawn between their experiences and today’s debate over immigration and national security?
San Francisco: The decade in architecture
San Francisco's urban landscape has evolved significantly over the last decade. City Visions host Joseph Pace and our panel review some of the decade's most notable - and controversial - development projects.
City Visions: MacArthur 'Genius' sujatha baliga on the promise of restorative justice
Host Ethan Elkind sits down with sujatha baliga, director of the R estorative Justice Project at Oakland-based Impact Justice. sujatha is one of recipients of the 2019 MacArthur "genius" grants and joins us to discuss her work expanding access to survivor-centered restorative justice strategies.
City Visions: Therapy that's a click away
As affordable mental health care becomes harder to access, more people are downloading self-help and therapy apps to address problems as wide ranging as phobias, depression, procrastination, and anxiety. But do these apps actually work? In the brave new world of digitally delivered mental health care, will your next therapist be an algorithm? Guests: Elissa Chakoff, Clinical Implementation Manager, Recovery Record Christy Choy, Marriage and Family Therapist and Talkspace Provider C. Barr Taylor, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus, Stanford University and Research Professor and Director of the Center for M2 Health at Palo Alto Universiy. Resources: Psyberguide VA App Store
City Visions: Are lawyers to blame for inequities in our criminal justice system?
On tonight's show host Joseph Pace will examine the flaws in our legal system that have contributed to the mass incarceration of Americans, particularly impoverished Americans. The discussion will include San Mateo DA Steve Wagstaffe and lawyer Alec Karakatsanis, author of Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System, whose ideas often challenge our assumptions about justice, poverty, and opportunity in our country. Guests: Steve Wagstaffe, District Attorney of San Mateo County. Alec Karakatsanis, Lawyer and Author of Usual Cruelty, The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System. You can join Alec for a lunch and talk about his book on Thursday, Dec 5 from 12:30-1:30 in the Google Community Space (188 Embarcadero). Sponsored by Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights . RSVP to Producer: Wendy Holcombe
City Visions: After the blackouts: The Bay Area's energy future
PG&E's decision to cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers threw the Bay Area into disarray. Yet despite the blackouts, fires still raged, with people evacuating and in some cases losing homes.
City Visions: Are sugary drinks a public health hazard?
Last week, researchers at UCSF published a study showing that a ban on sugary drinks at work has significant positive health effects, from a smaller waist size to improved insulin resistance to lower cholesterol.
City Visions: What's on the San Francisco ballot?
October 28, 2019: Next Tuesday, San Francisco voters go to the polls to vote on a slate of city officials -- many of whom are running unopposed -- and ballot measures that address housing, campaign finance, e-cigarettes and taxes on Uber and Lyft rides.
City Visions: San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim on managing a boomtown
How has the city of San Francisco changed in the last decade, and what will it look like in the future? Host Ethan Elkind sits down with retiring San Francisco Planning Director John Rahaim.
City Visions: Keeping our eyes on the road towards Vision Zero
What will it take to make San Francisco streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists? In 2014, the City adopted Vision Zero, an ambitious plan to end all traffic deaths and severe injuries by 2024.
City Visions: Where is San Francisco's money going?
Did you know that San Francisco’s budget is bigger than the state of Arizona’s? And on par with Afghanistan’s?
City Visions: SF's Money Man: Treasurer José Cisneros
September 23, 2019: If you live or work in San Francisco, chances are you have received mail from José Cisneros, the Treasurer for the City and County of San Francisco. Cisneros oversees over $5.2 billion in revenue for the city and county. But did you know the Treasurer's office also has a division devoted to financial equity issues?
City Visions: Shafia Zaloom on 'Sex, Teens, & Everything in Between'
Tonight, veteran teen sex educator Shafia Zaloom and two of her students join guest host Eric Jansen for a conversation on healthy teen relationships, getting and giving consent, and preventing sexual assault.
City Visions: California High Speed Rail Chair Lenny Mendonca
In 2008 California voters approved nearly $10 billion in bonds to begin construction of a high speed rail linking the northern and southern portions of the state. The project envisioned a bullet train able to whisk passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours, while slashing pollution from air travel, relieving congested freeways and containing sprawl. Since then, the project’s been beset by litigation, delays and massive cost overruns. But the story’s far from over: right now, construction of a high speed line between Merced and Bakersfield is underway. We’ll talk about the status of the project and the future of high speed rail in the state. Guest: Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic and Business Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom and Chair of the California High Speed Rail Authority