City Visions

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12:38pm

Tue November 27, 2012
City Visions: December 3, 2012

Understanding the Quantified Self

Credit http://www.innovation-alliance.net/

An interview with WellnessFX chief Jim Kean, local author Ashley Tudor, and Dr. Paul Abramson of My Doctor Medical Group

City Visions explores the growing "quantified self" movement in the Bay Area. Proponents say that gathering, analyzing -- and sharing-- data about our everyday activities can help us sleep better, lose weight, avoid disease, stay happier and live longer. What kinds of self-tracking technologies are out there, and is there ever such a thing as too much self-knowledge?

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9:27pm

Wed November 14, 2012
City Visions: November 19, 2012

Star Search: Can You Trust Online Reviews?

Caveat empty?

Maybe that hotel has bedbugs. Maybe the competitor's brother-in-law wrote the review. And just maybe that root canal in Freemont was almost pleasurable?

Think you can spot a fake review on Yelp, TripAdvisor, Amazon, or even RateMyProfessors?

We discuss online reviews and their impact on consumers, small businesses -- and the (de)centralizing of information.  Also, who's gaming the system, and how have consumer-generated reviews changed the game?

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2:34pm

Wed October 31, 2012
City Visions: November 5, 2012

Election Special!

Election day is almost upon us - but for Californians there is much more at stake than just electing our next President. Voters are being asked to weigh in on issues ranging from criminal justice reform to fixing our state budget, GMO food labeling, and the influence of unions in elections. City Visions runs down California's propositions and the many local issues on the ballot.

  

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1:44pm

Mon October 22, 2012
City Visions: October 29, 2012

Propositions 34 and 36

photo courtesy of the Amsterdam News

On November 6, voters will have a chance to weigh in on two proposals that could have a big impact on how criminals are treated in California. Prop 34 would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life in prison, while Prop 36 would alter California's "3 Strikes" law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is "serious or violent."

Supporters say these propositions are step towards a more cost-effective approach towards incarceration, while opponents claim that these initiatives will cause an increase in crime rates and harm public safety for Californians. City Visions takes up the debate.

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2:59pm

Tue October 9, 2012
City Visions: October 15, 2012

Conversation with SF Environment Department chief Melanie Nutter

City Visions speaks with Melanie Nutter, head of San Francisco's Department of the Environment. Hear about the Department's current initiatives -- from the bag ban to climate change adaptation measures to new rules for nail salons -- and how they could affect you and influence statewide policy.

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