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City Visions: Restoring trust in the media in the "post-fact era"

Ethan Elkind and guests explore America's escalating distrust in the media. How are the economics of journalism, "fake news", politicians and partisan news sources undermining our trust in the press?

City Visions: Citizen Science in Action

On January 30, 2017: With rates of extinction accelerating, ordinary people are taking part in extraordinary scientific efforts. Joseph Pace interviews Mary Ellen Hannibal about her latest book, Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction and Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory. Learn about citizen science projects going on in your neck of the woods - no science degree required! Guests : Mary Ellen Hannibal , author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction Allen Fish , Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Produced by: Anne Harper

City Visions: Is our democracy in danger?

When he took the oath of office on Friday, Donald Trump swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America to the best of his ability. But what about our democracy?

City Visions: YIMBYs add new voice to affordable housing fight

The emergent "Yes In My Backyard" (or YIMBY) movement and its well-established opposition both come out of the progressive left.

City Visions: Does sugar kill? Gary Taubes thinks so.

29 million Americans are living with diabetes, and more than one-third of US adults are obese. The question is why?

City Visions: Celebrating 25 Years in San Francisco

On December 12, 2016, h ost Joseph Pace and guests celebrate City Visions' 25th anniversary and discuss the most defining trends and moments of San Francisco history over the past 25 years. W hat was happening when City Visions debuted in December 1991? Well, San Francisco was in the thick of the AIDS epidemic and effective therapies were years away, incumbent Mayor Art Agnos had just been defeated by former Police Chief Frank Jordan and the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco was a whopping $1000 a month. Trends over the past 25 years include rising costs of housing, increasing income inequality, progress toward marriage equality and physical improvements to San Francisco's waterfront, among other topics.

City Visions: How will Trump's first 100 days impact the Bay Area?

Even though Bay Area voters chose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a huge margin, on January 20th Donald Trump will become president of all of America, including California.

City Visions: How doctors fueled the opioid epidemic

According to the CDC, three out of four people addicted to heroin started out on a prescription opioid.

City Visions: How the GOP plans to take back California

California hasn't always been the Democratic stronghold it is now. In fact, between the years of 1952 and 1988, Republican candidates won the state in nearly every presidential election. City Visions host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss the future of the Republican Party in California.

What Will California Voters Decide?

November 7, 2016: While the Presidential race has dominated the headlines, Bay Area ballots brim with 17 State propositions, in addition to the U.S. Senate, House and California State races. Host Joseph Pace and guests provide special coverage of the 2016 Election and explore the biggest decisions facing California voters on Election Day. Guests : Mark DiCamillo , Director of The Field Poll Joe Garofoli , San Francisco Chronicle Senior Political Writer Ben Trefny , KALW Public Radio News Director Producer : Anne Harper

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