City Visions

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

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6:04pm

Sat January 31, 2015
City Visions: February 2, 2015

City Visions: What Will it Take to Fix BART?

As BART's ridership grows, passenger satisfaction continues to slip. That's according to BART's new survey of 5,600 riders, who in record numbers reported dissatisfaction with packed, hot, dirty trains and badly maintained stations. But BART's newest board member, Nick Josefowitz, says he has plans to change all that, and we'll hear from him about how he hopes to improve BART's infrastructure, rider experience and management practices.

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8:04am

Thu January 15, 2015
City Visions: January 26, 2015

City Visions: Which Vitamins and Dietary Supplements Should You Be Taking?

January 26, 2015: Are you confused by conflicting studies about what vitamins and supplements to take?  From improving your memory and preventing heart attacks to strengthening the immune system and reducing cancer risks, the promises can be big.  But do these supplements live up to the hype?  And when can they actually cause harm?

A panel of local doctors will help make sense of vitamins and supplements, leaving you more informed to decide what - if anything - you should be taking.

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1:43pm

Wed January 7, 2015
City Visions: January 12, 2015

City Visions: What Does it Mean to Be a Resilient City?

Residential block following 1906 earthquake
http://www.archives.gov/

No strangers to natural disasters, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland have long been pioneering ways to rebound from earthquakes, floods, droughts and fires. But what does it mean to call ourselves “resilient,” and should we be doing more?  Host David Onek and guests take a look at the innovative ways the Bay Area is adapting not just to survive, but to prosper, in the wake of a natural disaster -- and how preparedness goes beyond a simple earthquake kit.

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3:57pm

Fri January 2, 2015
City Visions: January 5, 2015

City Visions: San Francisco's Changing Urban Landscape -- The Year in Architecture

Rendering of Golden State Warrior's proposed new arena in Mission Bay

As San Francisco's building boom continues, City Visions examines our city's changing streetscape.  What are some of the city’s most notable -- and most controversial -- development projects of 2014? And what are some of the projects -- from apartment towers to community buildings to the new Warriors arena -- on drafting boards for the coming year?

Guests:

-John King, urban design critic for the San Francisco Chronicle. He is also the author of “Cityscape: San Francisco and Its Buildings.”

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1:22pm

Fri December 12, 2014
City Visions: December 15, 2014

City Visions: How are Droughts, Floods and Climate Change Connected?

Folsom Lake reservoir
http://ca.water.usgs.gov/

To what extent is climate change causing or worsening California's drought, and how is the drought similar to other extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy? Columbia University climatologist Adam Sobel joins us to talk about the current drought, its causes, and how we can manage the increasing risk of future natural disasters.

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Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. He is also the author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.

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