City Visions

Mondays at 7pm

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

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6:10pm

Thu April 3, 2014
City Visions: April 7, 2014

Plug-in vehicles edge toward the mainstream

Are electric vehicles poised for a renaissance? As Tesla talks of gigafactories, San Francisco develops new public charging stations and the state moves forward with its zero emission vehicle plan, is it time for consumers to go electric? Host David Onek and guests discuss the benefits and challenges associated with EVs.

Producer: Susie Britton

Guests:

-Marc Geller, writer, advocate and co-founder of Plug-In America, a non-profit group that promotes the use of electric vehicles. He appeared in the 2006 film "Who Killed the Electric Car."

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9:10am

Tue March 25, 2014
City Visions: March 31, 2014

San Francisco Grapples With a Widening "Wealth Gap"

Courtesy of the Brookings Institute

Can San Francisco become more affordable?  According to the Brookings Institute, San Francisco's "wealth gap" has widened at a faster rate than that of any other city in the United States.  Host Joseph Pace and a panel of experts explore the implications of the accelerating economic division in San Francisco.

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10:21pm

Tue March 18, 2014
City Visions: March 24, 2014

Who's a Feminist?

Feminism and intersectionality
Credit Soirart

More than 160 years since Sojourner Truth asked, "Ain’t I a Woman?", 30 after Geraldine Ferraro's vice-presidential run, and 23 years after Anita Hill testified to Congress about sexual harassment, women are still dealing with violence and social, political, and economic inequality.

How are powerful female pop icons, such as Beyoncé and Janet Mock, changing the way women talk about strength, community, and sexuality?

Who are the next generation of political and professional leaders an dhow are they reshaping feminism?

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10:36pm

Thu March 13, 2014
City Visions: March 17, 2014

Teaching Mindfulness to At-Risk Kids

Can yoga help students better focus in the classroom?
Credit www.elephantjournal.com

  

How can mindfulness training address the negative effects of growing up in poverty? City Visions talks with educators and researchers about an innovative program at Stanford that is helping kids address stress through mindfulness and yoga.

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11:09am

Wed March 5, 2014
City Visions: March 10, 2014

Clean power gains momentum...but not in San Francisco

What's it like to have an alternative to PG&E? Host David Onek and guests explore why more and more cities and counties in our region are choosing greener electricity for their residents, and why San Francisco remains, at least for now, a one-utility town.

Producer: Susie Britton

Guests:

-Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer of Marin Clean Energy, a public agency and renewable electricity provider.

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