Today, many of the foods we eat come from Genetically Modified Organisms such as modified corn, wheat, and soy to make them grow more productively. But do consumers have the right to know if the food they are buying at the grocery store contains GMOs? This November, voters are being asked to decide if GMOs and foods that contain GMOs should be labeled as such in retail outlets. We take up the pros and cons of Proposition 37.
Some safety advocates have called those bright, changing digital billboards on the freeway “television on a stick," which -- in addition to texting -- give drivers one more reason to take their eyes off the road.
CIty Visions explores the impact of technology on social activism and fundraising. Do social and digital media motivate people to take meaningful action, or encourage a belief that all it takes is a click to make a difference? Guests include leaders from Fundly.com, an online fundraising website and Change.org, a social action platform, and Rainforest Action Network, a national nonprofit based in San Francisco that is using technology to reach out to new audiences.
City Visions host Joseph Pace speaks with Ed Reiskin, head of San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency. Find out the latest on the Central Subway project, Sunday parking and fleet improvements -- and hear Ed's reflections on his first year in one of the city's toughest jobs.
In 1972, Congress passed Title IX, the landmark legislation that guaranteed no person could, on the basis of sex, be denied participation in any education program that receives Federal assistance. In the 40 years since, women have made great strides in reaching equality with men, especially in athletics. However, there is still controversy surrounding Title IX. We discuss the law's impact and future.