City Visions

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

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8:58pm

Tue April 24, 2012
City Visions: April 30, 2012

Co-operatives: Workers in Progress

The U.N. has dubbed 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. In the U.S., there are roughly 30,000 co-ops comprising nearly 900,000 members. Of these co-ops, somewhere between 300 and 400 are worker co-operatives—where workers own their jobs and the business, and have the power to make decisions about where, how, and with whom to do business.

Today’s worker co-op is arguably not just your hippie grocery store.

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9:51am

Mon April 23, 2012
City Visions: April 23, 2012

A New Vision for Summer Learning

New research shows students losing substantial academic ground during the summer months. While funds to summer school continue to dwindle, local districts are finding creative ways to keep their students learning throughout the summer break. Host Joseph Pace and guests Katie Brackenridge of the Partnership for Children and Youth, Lara Fox of the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club and Jane O'Brien of Oakland Unified School District had a great discussion about why summer may no longer be the most overlooked part of the school year.

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6:49pm

Tue April 10, 2012
City Visions: April 16, 2012

Urban Farms: Your Neighborhood Market Just Got Closer

 

Earth Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the Earth than by putting our hands in it.  Manipulating the soil, harvesting crops, tending bees, and even raising livestock is not just for those living in the country anymore. Guest host Matt Fidler talks to Novella Carpenter and Willow Sommer about the ins and outs of urban farming in their new reference book The Essential Urban Farmer.

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2:49pm

Thu March 29, 2012
City Visions: April 2, 2012

Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup

photo courtesy of americascup.com

On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America’s Cup -- sailing's pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.

The agreement finalizes the venues for the 34th America's Cup and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.

What was behind the unanimous vote? How will the race benefit the city, and what concerns are still on the table?

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8:12am

Tue March 20, 2012
City Visions: March 26, 2012

Sharks of the San Francisco Bay

Photo by David McGuire

They are the Bay's majestic apex predators, critical to the aquatic food web and leading indicators of the health of the entire Bay ecosystem. Yet, relatively little is known about the eleven species of shark who call the San Francisco Bay home. What is the size, range, and biology of each of these populations?

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