City Visions

Mondays at 7pm

Local Bay Area issues, with listener participation, every Monday at 7pm

Call in line: 415-841-4134

Twitter: @cityvisionsKALW

Email: cityvisions@kalw.org

July 25, 2016:  Driverless cars are already prowling Bay Area streets doing trial runs, but what are the remaining technical challenges?  How will we benefit?  How will autonomous vehicles change our landscape?  Tune in for the answers to these questions and more.

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

Guests:

What Difference Can a Summer Make?

Jul 12, 2016
Jackson Ronald

  July 18, 2016: How can a summer experience change a young person's life? Guest host Anne Harper explores this topic with a panel of speakers who know first hand how the right summer program can change the trajectory of someone's life, from Hunter's Point to Harvard Business School.  

Guests:

Linda Mornell, Founder of Summer Search and author of Forever Changed: How Summer Programs and Insight Mentoring Challenge Adolescents and Transform Lives

Solaria Perez-Stepanov, Summer Search alum and Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor/Portfolio Manager 

Carlton Colbert, Summer Search alum and Video Producer, Editor and Webcaster

Produced by: Anne Harper

 The Oakland Police Department remains in upheaval following reports that at least 14 officers sexually exploited a minor and the sudden resignation of three department chiefs in June. City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the cultural issues underlying the scandal and what's next for the department.

Guests:

-John Burris, lead partner, John L. Burris Law Offices; specializes in civil rights and police misconduct cases

  June 27, 2016:  The mass shooting in Orlando has raised uncomfortable questions about Islam and homophobia.  We look at what it's like to be Muslim and gay.  

  On June 20, 2016:  San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has proposed a budget for the new fiscal year, which starts on July 1.  At a staggering $9.6 billion, it is equal to that of the entire state of Arizona and $2 billion more than the annual budget of Afghanistan.

City Visions: Special Presidential Primary Coverage

Jun 1, 2016

June 6, 2016: 

 Hundreds of thousands of people have registered to vote in California's Presidential primary on Tuesday, June 7. Will voters turn out? What impact could California have on the Presidential race? What effect will new voters have on state and local races and other measures on the ballot?  City Visions host Ethan Elkind and guests cover California's Presidential Primary Election. 

Guests

Mark DiCamillo, Director of The Field Poll

Okayplayer.com

  

What will it take to reduce the country's prison population -- now numbering 2.3 million? Monday on City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss the bipartisan #cut50  initiative, which aims to shrink the number of Americans behind bars by 50% in 10 years. We'll also look at the progress California has made under realignment and Prop 47 in keeping its inmate population down, and what more needs to be done.

City Visions: How to Raise an Adult

May 10, 2016

Host Joseph Pace interviews Julie Lythcott-Haims about her new book, How to Raise an Adult. As the Stanford University Dean of Freshmen, Julie spent over a decade encountering helicopter parents and an alarming number of students who were poorly equipped to handle the demands of adult life. How do we ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives? 

Guest: Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult

Produced by: Anne Harper

City Visions, May 9, 2016:  How have increasing fears about terrorism and Islamic extremism impacted Bay Area Muslims?

Let's Talk Trash: Waste-to-Energy in California

Apr 27, 2016

On May 2, 2016 on our program we were talking trash. Garbage that is. 

April 25, 2016: 

  City Visions host Joseph Pace interviews former FDA Commissioner and New York Times best-selling author, Dr. David Kessler. For decades, Dr. Kessler has studied the question of why people lose control when it comes to tobacco, food, and drugs. In his new book, Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering, he identifies the one underlying mechanism of a broad range of human suffering. This phenomenon - capture - is the process by which our attention is hijacked and our brains are commandeered. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? 

http://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/

April 18, 2016: Nearly 50 years after In re Gault, the landmark Supreme Court case that gave youth accused of crimes the same due process rights as adults, City Visions examines the current state of California's juvenile justice system.

City Visions:  Host Joseph Pace examines the tensions between free speech and University of California anti-discrimination policies.

Last month, the UC Regents approved a document condemning "anti-Semitic forms" of anti-Zionism.  Does a document like this effectively curb free speech, or is it a necessary check against discrimination?  What is happening on UC campuses to make the Regents feel this mostly symbolic gesture is necessary?

Producer: Wendy Holcombe

Guests:


April 4, 2016 host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss new reports indicating that sea levels may be rising at a faster pace than predicted. 

The Bigger Picture

On March 28, 2016  City Visions addresses how Bay Area youth are changing the conversation about the Type 2 diabetes epidemic.

City Visions: New Rules for Dogs in the GGNRA

Mar 15, 2016
Photo credit: Victor Barajas

City Visions host Joseph Pace explores the controversial dog management plan proposed for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 


March 14, 2016:   Host Joseph Pace dives into proposals to eliminate both the 4th and Mission rail yard and the end of I-280.  


March 7, 2016.  As Bay Area commuters push public transit to its limits and traffic in the region intensifies, is it time for the Bay Area to consider constructing a second transbay BART crossing? 

Photo Credit: http://www.fengshuidana.com/

On February 29, 2016 host Joseph Pace and guests explore the ways Bay Area companies are incorporating mindfulness into the workplace. 

City Visions: Are We Overmedicating Our Kids?

Feb 16, 2016

February 8, 2016: City Visions host Joseph Pace examines the "Work in Progress:  Investigations South of Market" exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  

The shooting of Mario Woods in the Bayview by police officers in December embroiled San Franciscans in the conversation about police confrontations with people of color that has been carried out in cities across the nation over the last year.  

Photo Credit: American SPCC http://americanspcc.org/facts-teen-suicide/

City Visions explores new ways Bay Area high schools are addressing teen anxiety and depression, following student suicides in several local communities. Host Joseph Pace and guests look at teen suicide risk factors, new school-based mental health interventions, and the impact of the culture of success on kids' lives.

Photo: Andrew Grinberg/Clean Water Action

January 11, 2016: City Visions guest host Anne Harper and her panel of experts explore whether California is doing enough to protect its dwindling groundwater supplies from the toxic chemicals used in fracking and drilling for oil and gas.

City Visions: Can "slow medicine" save money?

Dec 15, 2015

On this show, City Visions turns to San Francisco's "sick poor" and to Laguna Honda hospital, one of the last almshouses in the country.  Host Joseph Pace sits down with former Laguna Honda doctor Victoria Sweet to discuss her book God's Hotel.  Her book struck a chord with doctors, nurses, and patients hungry for a more personal approach to the business of health care.  


December 14, 2015.  These are tough times for fishermen in California.  Unsafe toxin levels have postponed Dungeness crab season indefinitely, and state officials warn that the winter-run Chinook salmon is on the brink of extinction. Host Joseph Pace speaks with guests about these issues and explores whether global warming is to blame and what can be done to address them. 

City Visions: Is Prop 47 Working?

Dec 7, 2015
npr.org

Last November California voters passed Proposition 47, which downgraded some non-violent offenses from felonies to misdemeanors. Supporters say the measure has reduced incarceration and will save the state more than $150 million. But critics say it has caused crime to rise in some cities. 

November 30, 2015: Each year, seniors and their families lose billions of dollars to scam artists and fraudulent financial schemes. City Visions host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts for a discussion of senior scams and what older people and their families can do to protect themselves against fraud.

Guests

Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney at CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform)

Cheryl Poncini, Deputy District Attorney of Alameda County, Elder Protection Unit

November 16, 2015:  More than 20% of California's foster youth are sent to placements across county lines, restricting their access to mental health care and other services.  Host Joseph Pace discusses this and other challenges facing out state's foster youth.  

What are some of the legislative solutions on the horizon?  Why are the use of group homes and psychotropic medications, among other things, being challenged by foster youth advocates and what are the alternatives?

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

Guests:  

November 9, 2015.  In October Governor Brown signed two laws making changes to California's requirements for sex education in high schools. One of those laws makes California the first state to require certain high schools to teach about sexual violence prevention and the “yes means yes” sexual consent standard.  Host Joseph Pace talks with educators about the new laws on City Visions.

Pages