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 Ethan Elkind and guests explore America's escalating distrust in the media. How are the economics of journalism, “fake news”, politicians and partisan news sources undermining our trust in the press? 

City Visions: Citizen Science in Action

Jan 24, 2017

On January 30, 2017: With rates of extinction accelerating, ordinary people are taking part in extraordinary scientific efforts. Joseph Pace interviews Mary Ellen Hannibal about her latest book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction and Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. Learn about citizen science projects going on in your neck of the woods - no science degree required!

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City Visions: Is our democracy in danger?

Jan 22, 2017
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  When he took the oath of office on Friday, Donald Trump swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America to the best of his ability.  But what about our democracy?  

The emergent "Yes In My Backyard" (or YIMBY) movement and its well-established opposition both come out of the progressive left.  

"Sugar" by Lea Lovora, used under CC license /resized and cropped

29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and more than one-third of US adults are obese.  The question is why?

City Visions: Celebrating 25 Years in San Francisco

Dec 9, 2016

On December 12, 2016, host Joseph Pace and guests celebrate City Visions' 25th anniversary and discuss the most defining trends and moments of San Francisco history over the past 25 years. What was happening when City Visions debuted in December 1991? Well, San Francisco was in the thick of the AIDS epidemic and effective therapies were years away, incumbent Mayor Art Agnos had just been defeated by former Police Chief Frank Jordan and the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was a whopping $1000 a month. Trends over the past 25 years include rising costs of housing, increasing income inequality, progress toward marriage equality and physical improvements to San Francisco's waterfront, among other topics.

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Even though Bay Area voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a huge margin, on January 20th Donald Trump will become president of all of America, including California.  

City Visions: How doctors fueled the opioid epidemic

Nov 28, 2016

According to the CDC, three out of four people addicted to heroin started out on a prescription opioid.

California hasn’t always been the Democratic stronghold it is now.  In fact, between the years of 1952 and 1988, Republican candidates won the state in nearly every presidential election.  City Visions host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss the future of the Republican Party in California.  

What Will California Voters Decide?

Nov 2, 2016

November 7, 2016: While the Presidential race has dominated the headlines, Bay Area ballots brim with 17 State propositions, in addition to the U.S. Senate, House and California State races. Host Joseph Pace and guests provide special coverage of the 2016 Election and explore the biggest decisions facing California voters on Election Day.

Guests

Mark DiCamillo, Director of The Field Poll

Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle Senior Political Writer

  

City Visions host Ethan Elkind talked to Dan Richard, Chair of the California High-Speed Rail Authority, about where things stand with the big infrastructure project that Californians have been squabbling over since approving it in 2008.  

 Host Ethan Elkind and guests investigate the origins of San Francisco’s 25 local ballot measures.  Is direct democracy in San Francisco broken?  

Sarah Pattinson

September 19, 2016.  Driverless cars are already prowling Bay Area streets doing trial runs.  Host Ethan Elkind and our panel discuss the remaining technical challenges and questions raised by the proliferation of these autonomous vehicles, including  how we might benefit and how autonomous vehicles might change our landscape.  

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  Host Joseph Pace will be in conversation with Kirk Lombard about his new book The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast.  

August 29, 2016: With our panel of experts, City Visions Host Ethan Elkind explores the pros and cons of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in California. Prop 64 is on the ballot this November and California voters will need to decide. What can we learn from Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Colorado? Who will reap the benefits of legalization? What are the downsides? 

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August 22, 2016: Award-winning science journalist and New York Times bestselling author Steve Silberman discusses his book NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity.  

On the August 15, 2016 City Visions:  In May, a leading earthquake scientist reported that the southern San Andreas fault is "locked, loaded, and ready to roll."  

August 1st, 2016: Recent police shootings of Black men have sparked outrage and a national movement against police brutality.  Despite women playing a dominant role in the leadership of Black Lives Matter, police violence against Black women has largely been ignored.

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.  

 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.

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-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

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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? 

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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.

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