City Visions

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

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9:49am

Tue November 11, 2014
City Visions: November 17, 2014

City Visions: Understanding and Addressing Voter Apathy

Last election’s voter turnout hit a record low in California, and national turnout was the lowest it’s been since 1942. What’s keeping people away from the polls -- even in the politically active Bay Area -- and to what extent does voter disengagement threaten our democracy

Guests:

- Supervisor Katy Tang, representing San Francisco’s District 4

- Jason McDaniel, Assistant Professor of political science, San Francisco State University

- Melissa Breach, Executive Director, League of Women Voters California 

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10:21am

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

City Visions: Contingent Faculty Challenge Higher Education Labor Norms

Contingent, adjunct or part-time professors make up the majority of faculty nationwide, yet many labor under difficult if not harsh conditions -- including low pay, lack of resources and minimal job security. As the slogan goes, teachers’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. What is this emergent labor movement working to make visible, transform and achieve?

Producer: Zara Zimbardo

  Guests:

- Maria Maisto, president, New Faculty Majority

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12:41pm

Tue October 28, 2014
City Visions: November 3, 2014

City Visions: Pre-Election Special 2014

Bay Area voters head to the polls tomorrow to consider measures addressing water shortages, housing costs, sugary beverage consumption, clogged streets, and artificial turf battles in Golden Gate Park. And they'll decide on San Francisco's next assemblymember and Oakland's next mayor. Host Joseph Pace takes up these issues and more with USF politics professor Corey Cook.

Guest:  Corey Cook, Associate Professor of politics, University of San Francisco

 

Producer:  Wendy Holcombe

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3:59pm

Thu October 23, 2014
City Visions: October 27, 2014

City Visions: SF Voters to Consider Sugary Drink Tax

City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss San Francisco's politically charged Proposition E, which would levy a two cent per ounce tax on sugar sweetened beverages to fund citywide health and recreation programs. Proponents of Proposition E argue that the tax, which would be the first of its kind in the nation, is necessary to combat obesity and Type II diabetes in children, reduce medical costs and save lives. Opponents say the tax would unfairly burden local merchants, drive up grocery prices, cost jobs and fail to bring about the promised health benefits. How will you vote?

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9:27pm

Mon October 13, 2014
City Visions: October 20, 2014

City Visions: Sifting Through the Pros and Cons of Prop G

Host David Onek and guests dive into one of this election's most contentious ballot measures:  Proposition G.  Known as an "anti-speculation" tax, Prop G has ardent support and robust opposition, reflecting ongoing tension about the high cost of housing in San Francisco.

Would Prop G make San Francisco housing more affordable?

Is it an effective deterrent to real estate speculation, or is it just a major new tax on property owners?

Guests: 

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