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.
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.
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.