City Visions: Can we prevent history from repeating itself? 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
City Visions: Lara Bazelon on fairness, justice, and who's credible
Host Grace Won sits down with Lara Bazelon , Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco Law School and head of the school’s Criminal Juvenile and Racial Justice Clinics .
City Visions: Drowning in Student Loan Debt
On the presidential campaign, student loan debt is a hot topic with good reason. Nationally, borrowers hold nearly $1.5 trillion in debt, and here in the Bay Area, student loan debt has nearly tripled in the last 15 years to $26.6 billion. Borrowers are taking longer to repay loans and more students are finding college out of reach. Why is student loan debt ballooning? What can be done to solve this crisis?
City Visions: Are we Zucked? Silicon Valley investor Roger McNamee on fixing Facebook
Host Joseph Pace speaks with long-time Silicon Valley investor and author Roger McNamee about his book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.
City Visions: The Rising Cost of Childcare
July 29, 2019: No where in the country is childcare more expensive than in San Francisco. This comes as no surprise to parents who can spend nearly $2,000 a month per child for full-time care, if of course there is a spot for the child, which oftentimes there is not. How are families coping with the rising cost of childcare in a region that is already so expensive? What resources are available for families in need?
City Visions: The federal crime bill - a win for reformers or not?
We continue our examination of criminal justice in the Bay Area, this time with a discussion of the federal crime bill, The First Step Act , which was signed by President Trump in December.
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.