City Visions

9:53pm

Fri March 6, 2015
City Visions: March 9, 2015

City Visions: Should Parents be Required to Vaccinate their Kids?

California law currently allows parents to claim a "personal beliefs exemption" from vaccination requirements for school admission. Should this law be changed? Host Joseph Pace talks with State Senator Richard Pan and a panel of public health professionals about proposed legislation that would remove this exemption and require all children (without a medical exemption) to be fully vaccinated before attending school.

Guests:

Dr. Richard Pan, California State Senator and Pediatrician

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7:28pm

Wed February 4, 2015
City Visions: February 9, 2015

City Visions: Can We Effectively Treat Deadly Food Allergies?

February 9, 2015: Did you know that every two minutes, a severe reaction to a food allergy sends someone in the US to the ER? City Visions host David Onek speaks with Stanford immunologist Dr. Kari Nadeau about her groundbreaking treatments for life-threatening food allergies and how close we are to finding a cure.

Guests:

Dr. Kari Nadeau,  Director of the Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy Research at Stanford University. 

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6:04pm

Sat January 31, 2015
City Visions: February 2, 2015

City Visions: What Will it Take to Fix BART?

As BART's ridership grows, passenger satisfaction continues to slip. That's according to BART's new survey of 5,600 riders, who in record numbers reported dissatisfaction with packed, hot, dirty trains and badly maintained stations. But BART's newest board member, Nick Josefowitz, says he has plans to change all that, and we'll hear from him about how he hopes to improve BART's infrastructure, rider experience and management practices.

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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
http://www.archives.gov/

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.

Guests:

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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
http://ca.water.usgs.gov/

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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