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10:23am

Tue May 14, 2013
City Visions: May 20, 2013

How to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Pets

The amount of dog waste generated in North America each day is the equivalent to the size of 153 blue whales, or 55,845 blue whales a year, according to the recent Canadian film "Dog Dazed."  On the next City Visions, host Joseph Pace will examine the innovative uses of this dog waste, the critically important but lesser known reasons to keep cats indoors, the perils of pet obesity and more.  What do you need to do be a more environmentally aware pet owner?  

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2:10pm

Tue May 7, 2013
City Visions: May 13, 2013

Driverless Cars in California

Driverless cars- brave new technology or scary future?
Credit http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/05/02/is-it-legal-to-take-a-nap-in-your-self-driving-car/

Recording of City Visions conversation May 13 about driverless cars in California.

Google's self-driving cars have been seen all over Bay Area roads for several years, but now that California has passed SB 1298, autonomous vehicles could become a reality here much faster than many people have predicted. Will these 'driverless' cars prevent some of the 5 million motor accidents in the United States by eliminating human error and distraction? How will manufacturers resolve the safety and liability issues related to autonomous vehicles? What about the privacy concerns about the data that self driving cars will collect?

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1:14pm

Wed May 1, 2013
City Visions: May 6, 2013

Re-imagining Public Housing in SF

Rendition of Hunters Point development in Bayview Hunters Point

City Visions host Joseph Pace and guests discuss what the future may hold for public housing in San Francisco. How can the city improve living conditions, ensure a reliable source of funding, and ensure an adequate stock of safe and affordable housing for residents?

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11:42pm

Tue April 23, 2013
City Visions: April 29, 2013

Urban Etiquette

Probable inappropriate behavior.
Credit Duane Hoffman/msnbc.com

  

Living with 4.5 million people in the metropolitan

Bay Area means accepting some fundamental social premises and following a few rules. But what are they, and who makes them?

What’s the difference between infringing on rights, racism, and just plain annoying behavior?

What about using cell phones in public restrooms and on BART? When doesn't 10 items or less mean 10 items or less?

And how do you break up with your hair stylist? Discussing this with host Joseph Pace are:

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9:52am

Tue April 16, 2013
City Visions: April 22, 2013

What does federal health care reform mean for Californians?

California is required to implement federal health care reform by January 2014.  We discuss what needs to happen by then, and what this means for you.  Is California ready?  What will change and what has changed already?  And what are health benefit exchanges and who needs to use them?  Host David Onek and a panel of Bay Area experts make sense of this landmark legislation.

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