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
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?
City Visions: Is the Bay Area becoming more segregated?
While our region is one of the most diverse in the nation, both data and anecdotal evidence indicate that the area’s extraordinary economic growth in recent years has led to growing inequality.
City Visions: Getting into ‘The Heart of the Mission’ with Cary Cordova
Host Joseph Pace delves into the Mission District’s colorful political, cultural and artistic history with author, professor and San Francisco native, Cary Cordova.
City Visions: Silicon Valley actor Matt Ross
September 11, 2017: Host Ethan Elkind sits down with actor, director, writer - and Berkeley resident - Matt Ross. You may know Ross from his role as Hooli CEO Gavin Belson on the HBO show, Silicon Valley . He is also the writer and director of last year's critically acclaimed movie Captain Fantastic . Ross will discuss what inspired him to create this unusual, thought-provoking movie, as well as reflect on Silicon Valley - the place and the show - and perhaps offer some insight into who the characters are modeled on.
Innovations in supporting survivors of violent crime
August 28, 2017: Survivors of violent crime often suffer from the lingering effects of trauma for the rest of their lives.
City Visions: Are teen pregnancy prevention programs at risk?
Since 1991, teen pregnancies have declined by 67% in the United States. However, rates remain higher in the US than in other industrialized nations, and teen pregnancies have significant social and economic repercussions.
City Visions: A conversation with the new OUSD and SFUSD Superintendents
This summer, both San Francisco and Oakland welcomed new superintendents. Both individuals were educated in the district they will now be running. As leaders of high profile school districts that have had their share of problems in the past, these superintendents are under a great deal of pressure to succeed.
City Visions: How can we waste less food?
August 7, 2017: Did you know that 40% of all food grown in the United States each year winds up in the trash? Why is so much food wasted when nearly 1 in 5 children in California goes to bed hungry? What can we do differently on farms and in restaurants, grocery stores and our own homes to reduce the amount of food wasted? Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the topic of food waste and what several Bay Area organizations are doing about it. Guests : JoAnne Berkenkamp , Senior Advocate in the Food and Agriculture Program of the Natural Resources Defense Council Chris Cochran , Executive Director of ReFED Mary Risley , Founder of Food Runners Produced by: Anne Harper
Zeroing in on safe streets - does SF measure up?
July 24, 2017: San Francisco ranks worst of all California counties for walking injuries related to traffic accidents.
City Visions: The potential and perils of gene editing
Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the social, ethical and legal implications of the CRISPR / Cas9 gene editing technology.
City Visions: Male brain, female brain
Guest host Grace Won explores the difference between the male and female brain, and why this difference matters.
Is San Francisco ready for a safe injection facility?
June 12, 2017: Should San Francisco provide a clean, indoor, medically-supervised facility where drug users can safely and legally inject?
City Visions: Can Silicon Valley solve our sleep problems?
Is America undergoing a sleep revolution? Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are betting that sleep is the health craze of the moment, investing time and money to develop devices they claim will monitor and improve the quality of our rest.
City Visions: Why are hundreds of California foster care children arrested each year?
On June 19, 2017: Each year hundreds of foster care children in California shelters are sent to juvenile hall for offenses as minor as throwing books or blankets. One county shelter called the police an average of 9 times a day last year. Why are kids as young as 8 being arrested for behavioral issues? Joseph Pace and guests delve into the San Francisco Chronicle's excellent investigative reporting on the criminalization of foster care kids in California. Guests: Karen de Sa , Investigative Reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle Jennifer Rodriguez , Executive Director of the Youth Law Center Produced by: Anne Harper
City Visions: Deborah Tannen on how women talk to their friends and why it matters
H ost Joseph Pace and New York Time s best-selling author Deborah Tannen discuss her new book, You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships .
City Visions: Institutional Racism, its Roots and Legacy
Does racism persist today because of the bigotry of individuals or hate groups or are racist policies actually embedded in American law? What role have local, state and federal governments played in promoting segregation and protecting white privilege? Joseph Pace and guests explore the topic of Institutional Racism and how government policies have promoted segregated neighborhoods, schools and communities, and in turn, restricted equal access to education and employment opportunities. Guests : Dr. Amos Brown , President of the San Francisco Chapter of the NAACP and Pastor of the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco. Richard Rothstein , Research Associate of the Economic Policy Institute and author of The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America. Robert C. Smith , Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University and author of numerous essays, articles and ten books, most recently American Politics and the African American Quest for
City Visions: Tabitha Soren, photographing baseball and life
Gen X'ers know Tabitha Soren as the young college student who burst onto the scene in the early days of MTV. But today, Tabitha spends most of her time looking through the lens of a camera.
City Visions: Are criminal justice reforms working?
Host Ethan Elkind moderates a debate on criminal justice reforms in California. Two bills that would eliminate bail are headed for the state legislature, championed by advocacy groups seeking to reduce incarcerations and to make sentencing laws more flexible and equitable.
City Visions: Are we close to a cure for aging?
What if we could end aging and prevent age-related diseases? Joseph Pace and guests explore recent advances in aging and longevity research.