New Opportunities and Conflicts for Marijuana Legalization in California
City Visions explores the policy conflicts facing the marijuana legalization movement in California. Do the recent ballot victories in Colorado and Washington provide new momentum for cannabis legalization in the Golden State? Or will enforcement of federal law by the Department of Justice prevent California from forging its own vision for the use and sale of marijuana? Host Victoria Thorp discusses these questions and more with guests Dr. Robert MacCoun, Professor of Public Policy and Law, UC Berkeley, Beau Kilmer, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Institute's Drug Policy Research Center, and Dale Gieringer, Director of Cal NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws).
Host Joseph Pace speaks with San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr. Is violent crime on the rise in San Francisco? How does crime in different neighborhoods compare? Are the SFPD's tools, such as the "Bat Computer," making streets safer? Hear Chief Suhr discuss the challenges and successes of the SFPD.
Discussion with 3 Bay Area food business pros about creating, nurturing, and sustaining community through what you eat and where you buy it.
Can the corner grocery store bring prosperity to a community? Consumers are making more trips to drug, club, and dollar stores, and taking precious community money out of their neighborhoods. City Visions talks with Bay Area businesses that are re-circulating the food dollars to bring health and wealth to local residents, farmers, and artisans.
City Visions explores the ways that digital media use by school-aged children may be changing how they perform in the classroom. Are students losing their ability to focus as a result of spending so much time online? Or does digital entertainment provide positive tools to boost students’ creativity and motivation? Host Joseph Pace and guests discuss a study that examined these questions and more.