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Dive inside the biggest Bay Area stories of the day with Fifth & Mission, a new podcast from the San Francisco Chronicle.

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    • Sep 17, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Bay Area Schools Weighing Vax Mandates

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 20:47

    Two of the Bay Area's biggest public school districts will decide next week whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staffers and students 12 or older. But an effort to bring normalcy back to their campuses is already drawing opposition — and may bring legal challenges. Host Demian Bulwa speaks to reporter Rachel Swan and Professor Dorit Reiss of UC Hastings College of the Law, an expert on the history and legal landscape of vaccine mandates. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Booster Shots, the Mu Variant and You

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 17:50

    After 19 months of the pandemic, many of us feel like COVID-19 experts but still have plenty of questions about what we should be doing. Is the delta variant surge finally waning in the Bay Area? Who needs third vaccine booster shots? Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about the latest coronavirus updates. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Can Gavin Newsom Do With His Big Recall Win?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 24:03

    "We said yes to pluralism," the governor said after Californians voted overwhelmingly to let him finish his term. With the recall attempt behind him, does Newsom have the wind at his back? Chronicle reporters Joe Garofoli, Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff join host Demian Bulwa on this joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It's All Political. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: pod.fo/e/e708c Chronicle election coverage: sfchronicle.com/recall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Election Day: Will Newsom Survive the Recall?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 17:13

    After over a year of pandemic upheaval and partisan rage, Californians will finally decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office. Reporter Alexei Kosseff interviewed Newsom this weekend and he joins host Cecilia Lei to chat about what Newsom had to say about the recall — and that infamous French Laundry dinner — and what voters can expect as election results roll in. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: pod.fo/e/e708c Chronicle election coverage: sfchronicle.com/recall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    $50 Million Lawsuit Over a Parking Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 15:40

    Two Bay Area residents have filed class-action lawsuits against the century-old practice of chalking tires as a form of parking enforcement. One suit claims it's a violation of drivers' Fourth Amendment rights, and similar lawsuits have popped up across the country. Reporter Rachel Swan joins host Cecilia Lei to explain the debate. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Simu Liu: Why "Shang-Chi" Is the Superhero Asian America Needs

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 17:51

    After over a year of escalated racism, turmoil and violent attacks on elders, the Asian American community got its first Marvel superhero in the film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," set partially in San Francisco. Simu Liu joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how the film is elevating Asian representation in Hollywood and how he brought authenticity to his lead role in the blockbuster. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How 9/11 Launched a Muslim Civil Rights Movement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 18:36

    Nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changing the world forever. In the wake of the tragedy, wars raged, national security efforts increased and Muslims in the United States faced mass scrutiny and profiling. Chronicle reporter Deepa Fernandes shares the story of two Bay Area Muslim women who came of age in the aftermath of 9/11 and how they supported their community's resilience against oppression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How to Keep Your Kids Safe at School

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 14:46

    With the Delta variant booming, cases of COVID-19 are rising faster among children than among people over 50. It's a scary time for parents and kids alike as they've mostly returned to in-person school. Reporter Aidin Vaziri has spoken with a variety of public health experts and he tells host Cecilia Lei their best advice for keeping kids safe. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    One Bay Area Family's Escape From Afghanistan

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 21:45

    The Sultani family of Milpitas, who've been living in California since 2017, were visiting relatives in Kabul this summer when the Taliban seized power. Reporter Deepa Fernandes talks to Demian Bulwa about their struggle to get home, and what lies ahead for them and others in the area's large, and now growing, Afghan community. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    TotalSF: Meet the Angriest Letter-Writer in San Francisco

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 38:35

    Quentin Kopp had such a long and influential career as a member of the Board of Supervisors, a state senator and a judge that the I-380 freeway is named after him. He's still going strong at 93, and on this episode of the TotalSF podcast, he's paid a visit by hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight, who have received plenty of Kopp's angry letters. Fifth & Mission is bringing you this episode of our sibling podcast as a Labor Day special. Subscribe to TotalSF: chronicle.com/totalsfpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Texas Abortion Ban: What's at Stake for California?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 22:30

    Are abortion rights in California at risk as Gov. Newsom faces a recall? Texas just outlawed abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and the Supreme Court formally rejected requests by abortion providers to block the law. Now, California and the rest of the nation brace for the impact of the ban. Host Cecilia Lei discusses what's at stake with Khiara Bridges, a professor at UC Berkeley, and Shannon Olivieri Hovis, the California Director of NARAL Pro Choice California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    It's All Political: Good News for Gavin Newsom?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 17:57

    As voters are deciding whether to keep or dump Gov. Newsom, a new poll makes the recall look like a longshot. Today's Fifth & Mission episode features a portion of the Chronicle's It's All Political podcast, hosted by senior political writer Joe Garofoli. He sits down with Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner to break down the poll results and explore what Republican Larry Elder would do if he became governor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "I Can't Imagine Living Anywhere Else": Tahoe Evacuees Speak

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 18:14

    A day after an unprecedented citywide evacuation in South Lake Tahoe due to the Caldor Fire, host Cecilia Lei checks in with evacuees who share what it's been like to leave their houses behind, what the Tahoe community means to them and how they're coping with the uncertainty they face in the days ahead. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Chronicle Fire Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/firemap Chronicle wildfires coverage: sfchronicle.com/wildfires Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lake Tahoe Evacuation: Caldor Fire Threat Grows

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 20:25

    The go-to vacation destination for Bay Area residents is also home to more than 20,000 locals who have been forced to leave. Chronicle photographer Carlos Avila Gonzalez joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss what he's witnessing on the front lines, and Bay Area native Katie MacBride talks about what it's like to potentially lose a cabin that's been in her family for generations. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod  Chronicle Fire Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/firemap Chronicle wildfires coverage: sfchronicle.com/wildfires Chronicle Drought Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/water Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Not In Your Side Yard: A San Francisco Housing Fight

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 18:03

    In a small but telling flare-up of the housing wars, a Corona Heights homeowner wanted to add units, including affordable ones, on his spacious corner lot. Neighbors objected and called him a profiteer, zoning laws stood in his way, and pro-housing politicians balked at stepping in. City Hall columnist Heather Knight interviews Scott Pluta, the homeowner, then talks to host Demian Bulwa about why it's so hard to build housing — and how we can expect to see even more intense fights in the near future. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wildfires Are Different This Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 13:45

    California's blazes are bigger and hotter, and they're jumping highways and mountains, including in the Sierra Nevada. Reporter Julie Johnson joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how this season compares to previous years, how the drought factors into fire behavior, and what firefighters will have to face in the months ahead. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Chronicle Fire Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/firemap Chronicle wildfires coverage: sfchronicle.com/wildfires Chronicle Drought Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/water Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The COVID Crisis in Rural Hospitals

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 24:32

    A year and a half into the pandemic, hospitals in Northern California's rural counties are running out of room, stricken with a contagious delta variant and communities with low vaccination rates. Patients are suffering. Doctors and nurses are exhausted and pleading with the public to get the shots before it's too late. On this episode of the Fifth & Mission podcast, Chronicle reporter Shwanika Narayan tells host Demian Bulwa how bad the surge is getting in these places, and Dr. Stephanie Dittmer, a physician in Humboldt County, describes being right in the middle of it.    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Prop. 22 Ruling Not a Quick Fix for Gig Workers

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 14:22

    An Alameda County Superior Court judge striking down the measure is a win for Uber and Lyft drivers and others, but reporter Carolyn Said tells host Cecilia Lei that there are more legal battles ahead before companies must classify them as employees. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why Is It Taking PG&E Years to Pay Fire Victims?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 17:40

    The utility has been linked to some of California's most destructive and deadliest wildfires, and fire victims have had to wait for compensation — none longer than survivors of the 2015 Butte Fire. Reporter J.D. Morris joins host Cecilia Lei to explain why the amount they'll be able to collect could be affected by the company's role in the massive Dixie Fire, which is burning now. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Chronicle Fire Map & Tracker: sfchronicle.com/firemap Chronicle wildfires coverage: sfchronicle.com/wildfires Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    What Are the Unvaccinated Thinking?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 18:35

    Chronicle reporters went to the Bay Area ZIP codes with the lowest vaccination rates and asked people why they hadn't gotten the shots. Reporter Julie Johnson tells host Demian Bulwa that people offered a mix of reasons, from lack of trust in medical authorities to belief in conspiracies, from laziness to lack of access. Plus: Reporter Ryan Kost digs into the plight of the immunocompromised as the delta variant surges. What are their lives like, and what are officials doing to help? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    A 100-Year Secret in the Sunset District

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 14:48

    In 2019, Christina Lalanne found a century-old diary in her San Francisco home. She spent two years chasing its ghosts around the city and across the Atlantic, uncovering a love story that was almost lost to history. Sarah Feldberg reports. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    "The Bleakest Moment:" Local Afghans Share Their Devastation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 23:39

    As news of Afghanistan's recent fall to the Taliban continues to develop, Fifth & Mission is talking to fellow California residents for whom the latest report is more than a headline. From Khaled Hosseini, author of “The Kite Runner," to an Afghan-American professor, to twin sisters who made it back to the U.S. just in time before the fall of Kabul — host Cecilia Lei talks to Afghans in the Bay Area about their hopes and fears for their home country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Newsom Recall: What to Expect and How to Vote

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 18:56

    California's recall election may have begun as a right wing endeavor, but it is now a legitimate threat for Gov. Newsom. Will Democrats be able to mobilize enough of the state's voter base to counter any dissatisfaction with Newsom's handling of issues like wildfires, homelessness or the pandemic? Cecilia Lei discusses the latest on the recall with the Chronicle's state capitol reporter, Dustin Gardiner, and senior political writer and “It's All Political” podcast host, Joe Garofoli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Barbara Lee on Afghanistan and Oakland: It's All Political

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 28:39

    Fifth & Mission presents an episode of the Chronicle's politics podcast, It's All Political, featuring Rep. Barbara Lee. The progressive icon talks to host Joe Garofoli about her famous no vote on war authorization, how her East Bay district is the "wokest" in America, the personal struggles she overcame — something she's rarely discussed publicly — and the new documentary about her, “Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power.” | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to It's All Political: podfollow.com/its-all-political   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Lessons From a Wildfire Reporter

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 19:23

    The Camp Fire, the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, destroyed the Butte County town of Paradise in 2018. Former Chronicle reporter Lizzie Johnson, now with the Washington Post, tenaciously covered the tragedy, from training with firefighters to interviewing hundreds of Paradise residents. She joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about her new book, "Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire," and to share the vital lessons she's learned as another catastrophic wildfire season is under way. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Episodes of Fifth & Mission featuring Lizzie Johnson: To Catch a Fire-Setter: pod.fo/e/ad07c The Life and Death of Braden Varney: pod.fo/e/ade1a Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    No Vax, No Service in San Francisco Restaurants

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 18:36

    Proof of vaccination will be required starting Aug. 20 at many businesses in San Francisco, including restaurants, bars, gyms and some of the biggest event venues. The city decided to put in one of the nation's toughest mandates, both to keep people safer from COVID-19 and to push holdouts to get their shots. Trisha Thadani talks to host Demian Bulwa about how the new rules work, and Janelle Bitker takes you behind the scenes at Bay Area restaurants that have been demanding proof of vaccination for several weeks. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How Oakland's Vaccine Ambassadors Get the Message Right

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 18:06

    The Fruitvale neighborhood has one of the lowest vaccination rates and highest COVID case rates in Alameda County. Reporter Deepa Fernandes joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss an outreach program that's hoping to change that with the help of key ambassadors in the community: children of immigrants. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Unemployment Benefits Will Soon Be Slashed — What Then?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 12:08

    The enhanced federal safety net has helped keep more than a million Californians from poverty this year, but the extra payouts are set to end on Labor Day. Chronicle reporter Carolyn Said joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about who will be affected the most and how jobless people will have to cope in the months ahead as the delta variant continues to threaten the economy. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Some Parents Aren't Happy About In-Person School

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 20:14

    With the delta variant on the rise, concerned parents are demanding a distance learning option from school districts. Education reporter Jill Tucker joins Cecilia Lei to talk about this week's bumpy start to the new in-person school year. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    When the Fire Comes for Your Town

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 26:27

    It's happened again: A California community wiped out by flames. The Dixie Fire tore through the Gold Country town of Greenville last week even as neighborhoods in places like Santa Rosa, Redding and Paradise continue to rebuild after past catastrophes. What's it like to lose everything? Host Demian Bulwa talks to Margaret Elysia Garcia, who was evacuated from Greenville, and Melissa Geissinger, who lost her Santa Rosa home in the 2017 Tubbs Fire.  Read Garcia's Eulogy for Greenville in the Plumas News: bit.ly/3lEvSvr Visit Geissinger's website: survivaloversurrender.com Read Out of the Fire by Lizzie Johnson: bit.ly/2VAwyHD Listen to the accompanying podcast City of Ash: spoti.fi/3lGtg0m Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    How Should We Cope with the Pandemic Now?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 19:46

    The Delta variant has been a tough reality check, so Chronicle reporters went out into the field to ask Bay Area residents about how they're feeling at this stage of the pandemic. Internationally known stress scientist Dr. Elissa Epel joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how we can maintain our emotional health, even as a prolonged pandemic stirs strong emotions of anger and frustration.  | Get full digital access to the Chronicle: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Behind the Delays in Bay Area Rent Relief

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 19:45

    All over the Bay Area, the pandemic left hundreds of thousands of people and families unable to afford their rent. But as Chronicle reporter Lauren Helper reports, government programs designed to provide aid and shore up local communities have been slow to disperse the funds. As of mid-July, only 10% of $889 million in available aid had been distributed. Hepler tells host Demian Bulwa how these programs work, how they are breaking down, and what is at stake for renters, landlords and everyone else. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Breakthrough COVID: The Virus Isn't Done With Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 29:06

    Indoor mask mandates are back in seven Bay Area counties because of the highly transmissible delta variant, and the risk isn't just for unvaccinated people: post-vaccination cases are also on the rise. UCSF's Dr. Bob Wachter joins host Cecilia Lei to explain breakthrough cases, and what the latest public health guidance means for the future of the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Moving to the State's Most Fire Prone Areas

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 15:26

    Many Bay Area residents moved away from cities like San Francisco and Oakland during the pandemic and landed in the places that are most vulnerable to wildfires. Chronicle reporter Susie Neilson joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss the trend and why some people are knowingly placing themselves closer to the blazes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    New Pride Flag to Fly in the Castro?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 16:32

    For more than four decades, Gilbert Baker's iconic rainbow flag has been the global symbol of the LGBTQ community. But critics say it's time for the flag to be updated and inclusive of other groups, including Black and transgender people. The Chronicle's Tony Bravo joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss what's happening with the flagpole at Castro and Market streets, which stands at the center of the debate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Going Back to School – Are We Ready?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 18:58

    It's another huge moment in the pandemic: the full return of in-person instruction at Bay Area public schools. But what will that look like? And are we ready amid the frightening surge of the delta variant of the coronavirus? Chronicle health reporter Jill Tucker tells host Demian Bulwa how school officials are preparing, including what they are requiring in terms of vaccinations, masks and social distancing. She talks about how students are transitioning back. And she discusses the prospect of potential lockdowns in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    No Vaccination, No Mask, No (Indoor) Service

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 20:38

    Thanks to the delta variant, the Bay Area is now an emerging coronavirus hotspot and now, restaurant and bar owners are taking matters into their own hands to protect the health of their workers and businesses. Chronicle food and wine editor Tanay Warerkar joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how the vaccination requirement movement is gaining momentum in the Bay Area, and Ben Bleiman, the president of the San Francisco Bar Owner Alliance, explains why implementing the vaccination requirement was a no-brainer decision. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Newsom Recall: The Race is Closer Than You Think

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 19:25

    The effort to oust California's governor started as a fringe right-wing movement, but things have gotten serious. While Californians oppose the recall generally, likely voters are closely split with the election mere weeks away. Reporter Alexei Koseff talks to host Cecilia Lei about how the governor has to motivate what's so far been an unenthusiastic Democratic base. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Wildfire Season Is Here: What to Expect

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 18:24

    As two major fires burn in the Sierra, reporter J.D. Morris joins Cecilia Lei to talk about what Northern California should brace itself for, what we've learned from previous disasters and how major stakeholders like PG&E are shifting their strategies. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    COVID Surge: How Bad Is It Going to Get?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 20:09

    Thanks to the delta variant, Bay Area coronavirus cases are rising yet again, just six weeks after California's big reopening. But this is a different kind of surge with very different lessons, says Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday. She tells host Demian Bulwa why the latest case rates may be a flawed measurement, and talks about what we need to know about breakthrough infections and booster shots. Also: Do mask-wearing and social distancing need reconsideration in a post-vaccine world? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Could Artificial Intelligence Help Him Grieve?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 25:33

    Joshua Barbeau was 26 when his fiancee, Jessica Pereira, died from a rare liver disease. Eight years later, still grieving, he turned to Project December, a website that allowed him to text with an artificial intelligence simulation of Jessica. The Chronicle's Jason Fagone talks to host Cecilia Lei about his story about love and A.I., and Joshua Barbeau discusses how a chatbot helped him cope with loss. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Tokyo Olympics: Ann Killion on the Strangest Games

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 19:02

    These Olympics, which officially begin Friday U.S. time, are sorely lacking in the usual camaraderie and brotherhood. Fans are absent. COVID protocols already aren't working as planned. Athletes are nervous about being put into quarantine and missing training or events. And what if the star of stars, Simone Biles, is compromised? Ann Killion reports from a nervous, unhappy Tokyo. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Can West Oakland's Last Frontier for the Homeless Survive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2021 16:03

    Hundreds of people live in Wood Street, an unhoused community under Interstate 880. It's one of the city's largest encampments with its own health clinic, communal kitchen and other amenities. But it's been placed in the crosshairs for eviction by the city of Oakland and CalTrans. Caron Creighton reports on a tight-knit community that's fighting to survive. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Are the A's on Their Way Out of Oakland?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 19:27

    It's not exactly the bottom of the ninth, but it's a big day for the A's proposed ballpark along the Oakland waterfront. The City Council will weigh in on dueling visions for a $12 billion development at Howard Terminal, and club officials say they'll be forced to move the team if they don't get their way. Chronicle reporter Sarah Ravani and sports columnist Scott Ostler join Demian Bulwa to talk about the issues at play, including the bill for taxpayers, affordable housing, and whether Oakland might lose another pro sports team. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Oakland Violence: Are Police the Problem, the Solution or Both?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 19:45

    With violence in the city surging, some Black community leaders are feeling the pressure to plead for peace alongside Oakland police, despite not trusting them. Chronicle columnist Justin Phillips joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about a unique moment, and why he says police alone can't quell violence in Oakland. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Homelessness: S.F.'s $1 Billion War Chest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 21:53

    Thanks to Proposition C, San Francisco now has a huge amount to spend on homelessness, and the pressure is on for that money to make a difference. Chronicle reporter Trisha Thadani chats with host Cecilia Lei about how it will be spent. Then, Shireen McSpadden, the new director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, explains how Prop C funds are a game changer for her department. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Parklets Are Permanent — Is That Good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 12:32

    Outdoor restaurant spaces that sprouted up during the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay. That's good for the restaurants and their customers, but advocates for the disabled, the elderly and the homeless, and those who believe San Francisco is fighting an unproductive war on cars, aren't so thrilled. Reporter Mallory Moench joins Dominic Fracassa to talk about the reaction from businesses and groups affected by the popular fixtures. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    The Pandemic Is Not Over

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 17:21

    A spike in Bay Area COVID cases. Breakthrough infections on the rise. New mask mandates for schools. Reporter Erin Allday talks to Cecilia Lei about how worried we should be about headlines like this, and how we can stay safe. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Has San Francisco Become Gotham City?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 15:23

    Viral videos and news coverage have painted San Francisco as a crime-riddled city, but Mayor London Breed and SFPD Chief Bill Scott say the portrayal is inaccurate. Crime reporter Megan Cassidy chats with host Cecilia Lei about what the latest crime stats actually say, and what city leaders are highlighting about policing. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Why I'm Leaving Stanford Medicine

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 16:29

    Dr. Jorge A. Caballero went viral on Twitter when he announced his resignation from Stanford University. The former clinical instructor says Stanford repeatedly passed him over for career advancement after he spoke up about racial bias in the residency selection process in 2014. His inspiration? Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, who recently declined an offer of tenure at the University of North Carolina — which had been delayed when a conservative donor had objected to her hire. Caballero chats with host Cecilia Lei about what it means to push back on historically white institutions, and what led him to step away from medicine. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    Is Awkward the New Cool?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 21:06

    As social lives resume, people are negotiating another new normal: being socially awkward. While we stumble all over ourselves getting reacquainted with loved ones and strangers alike, Chronicle arts and culture columnist Tony Bravo says there's only one way to get through: embrace it — and practice what he calls "FOMOR," the fear of missing out ... responsibly. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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