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.
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?
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?