The first in a three part series on prisoners sentenced to life, new ways to think about the high US high school drop-out rates, the origins of the name of San Francisco's McLaren Park, and jazz great Bobby Hutcherson in his own words.
Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address, San Francisco public library's approach to dealing with the homeless, a thriller on Alcatraz, Alameda Point--one of the Bay Area's five poorest neighborhoods, and local musicians Los Boleros.
What the recession looks like from inside a food bank; people who solve their food problems by growing their own food; a teenager reflects on the nature of modern entertainment; the nutrition of McDonald's; and local singers Con Alma.
California prepares to empty a prison for the first time; an Alternative Custody Program seeks to thin out the state's overcrowded prisons and to help reunite families; Deborah Peagler's story; and local duo Clangin' and Bangin'.
Some of the new developments in California's budgetary thinking; Alexander Monsanto is taking his job search to the San Francisco streets; a conversation with 1968 bronze-medallist John Carlos; and local singer Garrin Benfield.
The skyrocketing number of homeless families in San Francisco; ways to keep families from foreclosing; a great grandmother tells her story of eviction; what a high school student thinks of gentrification; and SF singer-songwriter Misisipi Wolf.