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Tue September 17, 2013


Tue September 10, 2013
City Visions: September 16, 2013

Sensory Processing Disorder Inches Toward the Mainstream

A discussion of sensory disorders.

Do you know a child who is undone by loud noises and crowds?  Or one who is impossibly picky about the texture of his food?  These children might be diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  What is SPD and why is it controversial?  Host David Onek and guests to examine the unorthodox treatments for SPD and UCSF's new use of brain imaging to help diagnose it.

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Wed September 4, 2013
City Visions: September 9, 2013

Controversy and the DSM V

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders--Fifth Edition

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has long been a Bible for mental health treatment.

Some clinicians say call the latest edition of the DSM a deeply flawed manual, but with a necessary common language for researchers and mental health professionals.

Some are outright rejecting it, saying that the new edition -- the DSM V -- is just a tool for the psychiatric drug industry to create more patients and prescribe more drugs.

Is it time for the DSM to go?  

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Thu August 22, 2013
City Visions: August 26, 2013

A Conversation with the SFUSD School Board

SFUSD students face new standards and more


What's ahead for San Francisco public schools this year? City Visions explores the issues facing San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD),  

such as the Common Core Standards, new formulas for school funding, a changing school nutrition program and ongoing questions about student assignment. Listen for David Onek's conversation with SFUSD School Board members Rachel Norton and Matt Haney.


Producer: Victoria Thorp


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Thu August 15, 2013
City Visions: August 19, 2013

A Conversation with San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision guaranteeing all criminal defendants the right to an attorney, regardless of their ability to pay for one. City Visions host Joseph Pace speaks with San Francisco public defender Jeff Adachi about the challenges that persist in ensuring justice for the poor and what his office is doing to keep vulnerable populations out of the system.

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