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Tue June 19, 2012
City Visions June 25, 2012

Religion in a Secular Society: The Divided States of America

Religion has been the social backbone of human civilization for thousands of years.  It helps explain the unexplainable, gives hope to the hopeless, and its places of worship have been the common spaces whose members get to know each other, practice common traditions, build trust, and help each other in an enormous and frightening world.  But what happens when the world gets smaller, and people of different faiths, or no faith at all, live together - and in a democracy none the less? Next week we'll discuss the influence faith-based organizations have on secular society.

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Thu June 14, 2012
City Visions: June 18, 2012

Difficult Diagnosis: Treating Mental Illness in the Bay Area

photo from ehealth frontier

On June 18th, City Visions explored new research on and interventions for mental illness. Questions discussed included: how are health professionals in the Bay Area identifying and treating people with mental illness? What is the role of family members and family history in the treatment process? And how does the stigma of mental illness impact patients who seek diagnosis and treatment? Guests were:

Dr. Terence Ketter of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at Stanford University

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Tue June 5, 2012
City Visions: June 11, 2012

Understanding and Preventing Teen Dating Violence in the Bay Area

For many of us, adolescent romance conjures images of little more than awkward kisses, missed curfews, and outsized phone bills. But recent data reveal a much darker reality: young adults experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence of any age group. A study released in March of more than 1400 seventh graders found that more than one in three reported experiencing psychological dating violence, and almost one in six reported being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

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Tue May 29, 2012
City Visions: June 4, 2012

Fit to Screenprint: A Bay Area Tool for Social Change

Melanie Cervantes

From wheat paste to telephone poles, to museums … tonight we're talking about visual art that addresses social inequities—politically engaged art that challenges and visualizes truth to power. 

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Wed May 16, 2012
City Visions: May 21, 2012

City Visions: Urban Renewal - (not) Throwing out the Neighbor with the Neighborhood


Tonight on City Visions we’ll talk about the unintended effects of urban renewal in the Bay Area. San Francisco has been undertaking a huge effort to revitalize its most blighted neighborhoods. What are the effects of gentrification on lower-income residents? Is there a way to improve the neighborhood without sacrificing the neighbor? 


Peter Cohen, Co-Director of the Counsel of Community Housing Organization 

Oscar Grande, Community Organizer with People Organized to Demand Environment/Economic Rights