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Monday night on our program we're 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? 

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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
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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? 

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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.  

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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.

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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
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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.

City Visions: San Francisco Election Special

Nov 1, 2015

 

November 2, 2015: San Francisco voters head to the polls Tuesday to consider measures addressing affordable housing, building height limits, restrictions on Airbnb and a development moratorium in the Mission district. And they'll decide on the city's next mayor, sheriff and District 3 supervisor. City Visions discusses the props and the candidates. Guests:

-Lisa Feldstein, assistant professor of public affairs, University of San Francisco

City Visions covers the contentious San Francisco Supervisor's race for District 3.

Monday, October 19:  As part of City Vision's election coverage, guest host Eric Jansen sat down with the incumbent, Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi and his challengers, former interim Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and former Sheriff's Lieutenant John Robinson, to discuss the issues at stake in the election for Sheriff of the City and County of San Francisco.

On October 5, 2015 City Visions examines Common Core.  California adopted the Common Core standards in 2010, and in the spring of 2014 the first tests were administered under the new regime.  The results are in, and there is much room for improvement.  

September 21, 2015: As California lawmakers wrapped up the 2015 legislative session, aggressive climate change legislation faltered. Guest host Anne Harper explores with our guests what happened and what's next in California's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

City Visions: Do the Warriors belong in Mission Bay?

Sep 13, 2015

On September 14, 2015 host Joseph Pace dives into the pros and cons of the proposed Warriors arena in Mission Bay.  

There is powerful support for bringing the Warriors to Mission Bay.  Can opposition groups still block the proposed arena?  What would the economic impact be for Mission Bay and for the city?  Will an increase in traffic in Mission Bay impede access to UCSF's emergency and other medical facilities?  

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

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August 31, 2015.  Brittany Maynard brought end-of-life decisions to the attention of Californians, but nearly a year after her death state law still prevents terminally ill patients from ending their lives.  But a bill has been introduced that might change that. 

August 24, 2015:  Guest host Raja Shah asks a panel of experts:  What is an appropriate family leave policy?

Host Joseph Pace and our panel of experts talk about what young athletes, coaches and parents need to know about concussions as football, soccer and other fall sports get underway.

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