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

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Tue April 9, 2013
City Visions: April 15, 2013

Texting and tranquility: Finding mental calm in a sea of distraction

Addicted to an iphone? If yes, help is on the way!

Do you find yourself checking email and texts constantly? Are digital devices and social media distracting you from your work, your family, and the world around you? City Visions talks with researchers and psychology professionals about the addictive nature of technology and strategies for balancing the urge to be online with the need for mental calm.

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Thu March 28, 2013
City Visions: April 8, 2013

How much more water can the Bay Area conserve?


Advocates say that by mid-century the Bay Area will not have enough water to meet its needs without increasing supply or curbing demand. What more can local agencies and consumers do to conserve water, and can conservation alone help us avoid extreme water scarcity? Is water too cheap? What will it take to convince us all to adopt more water-efficient practices?

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Wed March 20, 2013
City Visions: March 25, 2013

A Conversation with SF Public Works Chief Mohammed Nuru

Mohammed Nuru, Director of SF DPW

Host Joseph Pace explores San Francisco's Department of Public Works with its head, Mohammed Nuru.  Is 2011's Road Repaving and Street Safety bond making a difference to San Francisco's streets?  How has DPW adapted to a reduced budget?  What is the status of DPW initiatives such as the Better Market Street project, the Grey to Green initiative, and the SF Giants Sweep Pledge?  



Tue March 12, 2013
City Visions: March 18, 2013

The Rise of the Young Philanthropist

Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, under 40 and the 5th largest donors in 2012.

Host Lauren Meltzer and guests discuss the growing impact of young philanthropists. Last year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that three of the top five donors of 2012 were under 40. Two of the three live in the Bay Area, which seems to generate new millionaires with each successful I.P.O. What are the values of these young donors? The Bay Area has lost some major philanthropists in the last five years - will this new guard fill their shoes? 

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Mon March 4, 2013
City Visions: March 11, 2013

Online U: How the Web Could Change Higher Education in California

Will some college courses be replaced by MOOCs?

An exploration of the growing interest in massive open online courses, or MOOCs. Many of the leaders in the MOOC field are located here in the Bay Area, from tech start ups to faculty members. 

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