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City Visions explores new ways Bay Area high schools are addressing teen anxiety and depression, following student suicides in several local communities. Host Joseph Pace and guests look at teen suicide risk factors, new school-based mental health interventions, and the impact of the culture of success on kids' lives.

Your Call: Who's in charge of America's schools?

Oct 21, 2015

  On the October 21st edition of Your Call, veteran education journalist Dale Russakoff joins us to discuss her new book The Prize, Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? 

On the September 29th edition of Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with reporter Kristina Rizga about her new book “Mission High.”

Hear Here: Meet Ben Nelson

Aug 13, 2012

If you're a San Francisco resident, there is a good chance you went to college. Over 40 percent of the residents are college graduates, making San Francisco one of the most educated cities in the country. So when we send our community storytelling team out to gather stories from locals, many have tales of college life. Our Hear Here team heard one of them from San Franciscan, Ben Nelson at the San Francisco Main Library. He shared his plan for a new kind of Ivy League university, which he first thought of as a college student.

Listen to the full story above.

Should entrepreneurship be the 4th R? On August 5, 2012, Marty Nemko will debate that question with his wife and member of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction's cabinet, Dr. Barbara Nemko. To ensure both sides are explored fairly, in the middle of the debate, they'll switch sides.

Plus call in for a three-minute Workover. Marty and Barbara will help solve your career conundrum.

Work with Marty Nemko is heard Sundays from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.

Is it ethical to hire a resume writer? On July 1 at 11 am, Marty Nemko will debate his wife, Napa County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barbara Nemko on those questions.

And to ensure both sides of each question are covered fairly, in the middle of each debate, Marty and Barbara will switch sides.

They'll also invite you to call in with your work problem. They'll debate what they think is the right solution, in what they call a Three-Minute WorkOver.

What's your Communication Quotient? Marty will give Barbara (and you!) a Communication test he's cooked up.