Urban Habitat

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.

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Your Call's One Planet Debut: Exxon's history of climate denial

In 2015, a massive investigation by Inside Climate News and the LA Times detailed how Exxon conducted cutting-edge climate research decades ago and then, without revealing all that it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial.

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"San Quentin State Prison" by Zboralski. Used under CC BY-SA 3.0. http://bit.ly/2fxIh2g

More than two-thirds of the inmates in California's state prisons are Latino or African American, according to the most recent census. More than 1,000 military veterans are admitted annually.

Photo courtesy of John Sasaki

It’s not only football players protesting during the national anthem. Members of the Oakland Unified School District Honors Band also discussed ways to take part.

Photo courtesy of Jim Gensheimer/Bay Area News Group

This story originally aired in November of 2016.

On September 10, 2016 football players from Mission High School in San Francisco were headed to a game in Redwood City. They were led by San Francisco Chronicle 2015 football player of the year Niamey Harris, a 17-year-old senior quarterback from Bayview.

Photo courtesy of flickr user Sam Howzit

Colin Kaepernick ignited a heated conversation over race and patriotism with a simple gesture involving the national anthem.

 

We’re all familiar with the song; it’s played at the beginning of major sporting events in the United States.

Screenshot from Al Jazeera English. http://bit.ly/2fhPLnd

This story has been updated since it originally aired in November of 2016.

For many people, this is a time to reflect on what it means to live in the United States. The election season revealed a divided nation, and many folks are saying they feel like strangers in their own country. Clearly, many already did.

 

Incidents of police misconduct here in the Bay Area and nationwide have fueled widespread public concern. That’s what inspired filmmaker Pete Nicks to make his documentary movie “The Force,” which is out right now.

Marga Gomez performs Wednesday, September 20th at the Punch Line in san Francisco. Find tickets here.

Jamie Lee's performances this week were cancelled, so we'll try to feature her again the next time she's in town.

 In her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, historian Nancy MacLean tells the story of the Nobel Prize-winning political economist James McGill Buchanan who played a key role in the rise of the radical right.

Aidan Wakely-Mulroney / Creative Commons Flickr

 

State legislators put in a 48-hour marathon session before going on recess, passing hundreds of bills on to Governor Brown who must pass or veto them by October 15.

"Balmy Alley", by Jorge Moran, used under CC license/ resized and cropped

Host Joseph Pace delves into the Mission District’s colorful political, cultural and artistic history with author, professor and San Francisco native, Cary Cordova.

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Coming in October: The Uncharted Radio Hour

Uncharted is the annual festival of ideas in downtown Berkeley produced by Berkeleyside , Berkeley's award-winning news site.

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Almanac - Monday 9/25/17

Today Monday, the 25 th of September of 2017 is the 268th day of the year. There are 97 days remaining until the end of the year....

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