City Visions

Mondays at 7pm

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

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Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Susan Britton 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Lisa Denenmark 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Judith Sansone 

At some point in our day, most of us are pedestrians walking the 7x7 swatch of land we know as San Francisco. The city’s relatively small size, temperate weather, and inviting neighborhoods make San Francisco inherently walkable.

Yet statistics tell a very different story. San Francisco is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians nationwide with over 800 people hit by cars here each year--that’s between 2 and 3 pedestrians a day.

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Yumi Wilson 

From delicately crafted tea bowls to contemporary jazz to the spoken word, Bay Area artists are marking this May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by dedicating contributions from some of their work and performances to the victims of the recent earthquake in eastern Japan.

Some artists have gotten involved because of a personal connection; others are simply reaching out to help a country in need.

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton 

With legal obstacles cleared, San Francisco is well on its way towards implementing its long awaited bike plan. In addition to 34 miles of new bike lanes, the plan calls for new bike parking, a regional bike share program and a variety of educational initiatives. All this and more to help the city gear up to meet its goal of 20 percent of trips by bike by 2020.

 

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Yumi Wilson

The war in Vietnam ended more than 30 years ago, but the legacy of Agent Orange remains, both here in the United States and in Vietnam.

Host:  Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Yumi Wilson

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

Bay Area Uprising: Changing the Local Landscape

Mar 7, 2011

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

If you Google news for “West Oakland,” mainstream news organizations will cover mostly crime, toxins and fires. Yet, within this and other vulnerable communities, organizations and leaders are collaborating with stakeholders in innovative ways to bring about social change.

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Judith Sansone

When we think of people who are hungry, images of Depression-era food lines, or a scantily clad child from a non-specific less developed nation typically come to mind. However, the true face of hunger in San Francisco is better captured among the familiar faces on the Muni train; all ages, all ethnic backgrounds, all body types struggle to put enough food on the table.

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Susan Britton

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Susan Britton

Domestic Violence in the Economic Downturn

Jan 10, 2011

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

Widespread, long-term unemployment continues to strain California’s social systems. Underfunded and stretched to the limit amid increased need, Bay Area women's shelters are turning away women and children.

Victims of domestic violence are staying longer in abusive relationships, where, according to some reports, the violence is more frequent and more severe. Among those survivors, 34 percent will become homeless, in a climate where competition is rife for scarce public and affordable housing.

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