Health, Science, Environment

3:42pm

Wed November 16, 2011
Health, Science, Environment

A genius among us: UCSF neuroscientist William Seeley

UCSF neuroscientist William Seeley was named a 2011 MacArthur fellow

“Genius” is a pretty loaded title. But the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation began bestowing that honor on American luminaries who shine in a variety of respective fields. They no longer call the recipients “geniuses,” but they do still award half-a-million dollars to 20 or so every year to support their work. No strings attached.

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8:00am

Mon April 11, 2011
City Visions: April 11, 2011

Exploring the Link Between Child Abuse and Brain Chemistry

Host:  Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

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7:00am

Mon February 28, 2011
City Visions: February 28, 2011

Scarcity in a City of Means: Food Insecurity in San Francisco

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Judith Sansone

When we think of people who are hungry, images of Depression-era food lines, or a scantily clad child from a non-specific less developed nation typically come to mind. However, the true face of hunger in San Francisco is better captured among the familiar faces on the Muni train; all ages, all ethnic backgrounds, all body types struggle to put enough food on the table.

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7:00am

Mon January 24, 2011
City Visions: January 24, 2011

The Parks of San Francisco: What's in Store for our Urban Oases

Host: Lauren Meltzer

Producer: Susan Britton

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7:00am

Mon January 10, 2011
City Visions: January 10, 2011

Domestic Violence in the Economic Downturn

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Lisa Denenmark

Widespread, long-term unemployment continues to strain California’s social systems. Underfunded and stretched to the limit amid increased need, Bay Area women's shelters are turning away women and children.

Victims of domestic violence are staying longer in abusive relationships, where, according to some reports, the violence is more frequent and more severe. Among those survivors, 34 percent will become homeless, in a climate where competition is rife for scarce public and affordable housing.

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