City Visions

1:43pm

Wed January 7, 2015
City Visions: January 12, 2015

City Visions: What Does it Mean to Be a Resilient City?

Residential block following 1906 earthquake
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No strangers to natural disasters, San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland have long been pioneering ways to rebound from earthquakes, floods, droughts and fires. But what does it mean to call ourselves “resilient,” and should we be doing more?  Host David Onek and guests take a look at the innovative ways the Bay Area is adapting not just to survive, but to prosper, in the wake of a natural disaster -- and how preparedness goes beyond a simple earthquake kit.

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1:22pm

Fri December 12, 2014
City Visions: December 15, 2014

City Visions: How are Droughts, Floods and Climate Change Connected?

Folsom Lake reservoir
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To what extent is climate change causing or worsening California's drought, and how is the drought similar to other extreme weather events like superstorm Sandy? Columbia University climatologist Adam Sobel joins us to talk about the current drought, its causes, and how we can manage the increasing risk of future natural disasters.

Guest:

Adam H. Sobel, Professor of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University. He is also the author of Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future.

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8:12pm

Tue December 2, 2014
City Visions: December 8, 2014

City Visions: Minerva Seeks to Reinvent the University

Minerva's inaugural class

This fall, San Francisco’s newest university, Minerva, enrolled its founding class of students -- but the Nob Hill school has no libraries, sports facilities, or even classrooms. Tuition is far lower than that of traditional universities, and students will move to a different international location each year. Is this the future of higher education?

  

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12:40pm

Sat November 22, 2014
City Visions: December 1, 2014

City Visions: Will Fresh Food Vouchers Improve Public Health?

Host Joseph Pace examines food insecurity in San Francisco and EatSF, a new fresh fruit and vegetable voucher program for "food insecure" residents of the Tenderloin.  

Nearly one quarter of San Francisco's residents don't have reliable access to fresh, nutritious food, despite the city's commitment to social services.  The Department of Public Health and UCSF  have teamed up to create EatSF to tackle this problem.  If EatSF works, it will expand to other neighborhoods.

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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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