City Visions

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

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10:54am

Tue April 22, 2014
City Visions: April 28, 2014

Bay Area Cities Tackle the Minimum Wage Debate

Credit California Budget Project

Will raising the minimum wage reduce economic inequality in the Bay Area?  Or will businesses respond by employing fewer workers, as critics claim?

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4:21pm

Tue April 15, 2014
City Visions: April 21, 2014

Support Your Local Sex Worker

International Union of Sex Workers

As the St. James Infirmary campaign says, "Someone you know is a sex worker."

Escorts, street and survival sex workers, personal companions, adult film actors, porn models, nude models, body work providers, exotic dancers, phone sex operators, and sexological surrogates are all sex workers.

For some people, those jobs might be part survival or a career path -- one that is often fraught with stigmatization, criminalization, and the fight for primary health care and social services.

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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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