City Visions

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

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1:22pm

Fri December 12, 2014
City Visions: December 15, 2014

City Visions: How are Droughts, Floods and Climate Change Connected?

Folsom Lake reservoir
http://ca.water.usgs.gov/

To what extent is climate change causing or worsening California's drought, and how is the drought similar to other extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy? Columbia University climatologist Adam Sobel joins us to talk about the current drought, its causes, and how we can manage the increasing risk of future natural disasters.

Guest:

Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. He is also the author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.

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8:12pm

Tue December 2, 2014
City Visions: December 8, 2014

City Visions: Minerva Seeks to Reinvent the University

Minerva's inaugural class

This fall, San Francisco’s newest university, Minerva, enrolled its founding class of students -- but the Nob Hill school has no libraries, sports facilities, or even classrooms. Tuition is far lower than that of traditional universities, and students will move to a different international location each year. Is this the future of higher education?

  

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12:40pm

Sat November 22, 2014
City Visions: December 1, 2014

City Visions: Will Fresh Food Vouchers Improve Public Health?

Host Joseph Pace examines food insecurity in San Francisco and EatSF, a new fresh fruit and vegetable voucher program for "food insecure" residents of the Tenderloin.  

Nearly one quarter of San Francisco's residents don't have reliable access to fresh, nutritious food, despite the city's commitment to social services.  The Department of Public Health and UCSF  have teamed up to create EatSF to tackle this problem.  If EatSF works, it will expand to other neighborhoods.

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9:49am

Tue November 11, 2014
City Visions: November 17, 2014

City Visions: Understanding and Addressing Voter Apathy

Last election’s voter turnout hit a record low in California, and national turnout was the lowest it’s been since 1942. What’s keeping people away from the polls -- even in the politically active Bay Area -- and to what extent does voter disengagement threaten our democracy

Guests:

- Supervisor Katy Tang, representing San Francisco’s District 4

- Jason McDaniel, Assistant Professor of political science, San Francisco State University

- Melissa Breach, Executive Director, League of Women Voters California 

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10:21am

Wed November 5, 2014
City Visions: November 10, 2014

City Visions: Contingent Faculty Challenge Higher Education Labor Norms

Contingent, adjunct or part-time professors make up the majority of faculty nationwide, yet many labor under difficult if not harsh conditions -- including low pay, lack of resources and minimal job security. As the slogan goes, teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. What is this emergent labor movement working to make visible, transform and achieve?

Producer: Zara Zimbardo

  Guests:

- Maria Maisto, president, New Faculty Majority

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