City Visions

11:19pm

Mon July 14, 2014
City Visions: July 21, 2014

City Visions: Exploring the Human Microbiome

what are these millions of organisms doing in our bodies?
Nature Magazine

City Visions for July 21, 2014: According to researchers, there are 100 trillion microorganisms living in the human body. But where does this 'human microbiome' come from? What do these microorganisms do for us and how are they related to chronic disease? And how can we keep our microbiome healthy?

City VisionsĀ host David Onek explores these questions and more with Bay Area leading researchers Katie Pollard of the Gladstone Institutes, Susan Lynch of UCSF, and Peter diLaura of Second Genome.

Produced by: Victoria Thorp

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6:10pm

Thu April 3, 2014
City Visions: April 7, 2014

Plug-in vehicles edge toward the mainstream

Are electric vehicles poised for a renaissance? As Tesla talks of gigafactories, San Francisco develops new public charging stations and the state moves forward with its zero emission vehicle plan, is it time for consumers to go electric? Host David Onek and guests discuss the benefits and challenges associated with EVs.

Producer: Susie Britton

Guests:

-Marc Geller, writer, advocate and co-founder of Plug-In America, a non-profit group that promotes the use of electric vehicles. He appeared in the 2006 film "Who Killed the Electric Car."

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1:30pm

Thu January 30, 2014
City Visions: February 3, 2014

What's Next for CA High Speed Rail?

What does the future hold for California High Speed Rail? Host David Onek and guests review the latest legal, political and financial developments in the state's quest for a bullet train linking San Francisco and LA. We hearĀ from the High Speed Rail Authority, the High Speed Rail Peer Review Group and citizen advocates.

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10:06pm

Wed November 6, 2013
City Visions: November 18, 2013

Why Are Girls Starting Puberty Early?

Researchers have new evidence that girls are starting puberty as young as 8 years old. What is behind the downward trend in maturation for girls of different races and ethnicities? And what are the environmental, social and nutritional issues that may be triggering the start of puberty for girls? On November 18th, guest host Victoria Thorp talks with Bay Area physicians and researchers who are involved with a leading national study of early onset of puberty in young girls, and explore the implications of this issue for parents and educators.

Guests:

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