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City Visions: Getting into ‘The Heart of the Mission’ with Cary Cordova

Host Joseph Pace delves into the Mission District’s colorful political, cultural and artistic history with author, professor and San Francisco native, Cary Cordova.

Duration: 00:58:28

City Visions: Silicon Valley actor Matt Ross

September 11, 2017: Host Ethan Elkind sits down with actor, director, writer - and Berkeley resident - Matt Ross. You may know Ross from his role as Hooli CEO Gavin Belson on the HBO show, Silicon Valley . He is also the writer and director of last year's critically acclaimed movie Captain Fantastic . Ross will discuss what inspired him to create this unusual, thought-provoking movie, as well as reflect on Silicon Valley - the place and the show - and perhaps offer some insight into who...

Duration: 00:56:49

Innovations in supporting survivors of violent crime

August 28, 2017: Survivors of violent crime often suffer from the lingering effects of trauma for the rest of their lives.

Duration: 01:01:29

City Visions: Are teen pregnancy prevention programs at risk?

Since 1991, teen pregnancies have declined by 67% in the United States. However, rates remain higher in the US than in other industrialized nations, and teen pregnancies have significant social and economic repercussions.

Duration: 01:00:11

City Visions: A conversation with the new OUSD and SFUSD Superintendents

This summer, both San Francisco and Oakland welcomed new superintendents. Both individuals were educated in the district they will now be running. As leaders of high profile school districts that have had their share of problems in the past, these superintendents are under a great deal of pressure to succeed.

Duration: 00:59:45

City Visions: How can we waste less food?

August 7, 2017: Did you know that 40% of all food grown in the United States each year winds up in the trash? Why is so much food wasted when nearly 1 in 5 children in California goes to bed hungry? What can we do differently on farms and in restaurants, grocery stores and our own homes to reduce the amount of food wasted? Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the topic of food waste and what several Bay Area organizations are doing about it. Guests : JoAnne Berkenkamp , Senior Advocate in...

Duration: 01:00:06

Zeroing in on safe streets - does SF measure up?

July 24, 2017: San Francisco ranks worst of all California counties for walking injuries related to traffic accidents.

Duration: 00:58:34

City Visions: The potential and perils of gene editing

Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the social, ethical and legal implications of the CRISPR / Cas9 gene editing technology.

Duration: 00:59:01

City Visions: Male brain, female brain

On tonight's City Visions, guest host Grace Won explores the difference between the male and female brain, and why this difference matters.

Duration: 00:59:11

Is San Francisco ready for a safe injection facility?

June 12, 2017: Should San Francisco provide a clean, indoor, medically-supervised facility where drug users can safely and legally inject?

Duration: 00:58:38

City Visions: Can Silicon Valley solve our sleep problems?

Is America undergoing a sleep revolution? Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are betting that sleep is the health craze of the moment, investing time and money to develop devices they claim will monitor and improve the quality of our rest.

Duration: 00:58:54

City Visions: Why are hundreds of California foster care children arrested each year?

On June 19, 2017: Each year hundreds of foster care children in California shelters are sent to juvenile hall for offenses as minor as throwing books or blankets. One county shelter called the police an average of 9 times a day last year. Why are kids as young as 8 being arrested for behavioral issues? Joseph Pace and guests delve into the San Francisco Chronicle's excellent investigative reporting on the criminalization of foster care kids in California. Guests: Karen de Sa ,...

Duration: 00:59:18

City Visions: Deborah Tannen on how women talk to their friends and why it matters

H ost Joseph Pace and New York Time s best-selling author Deborah Tannen discuss her new book, You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships .

Duration: 00:59:02

Tonight on City Visions: Institutional Racism, its Roots and Legacy

Does racism persist today because of the bigotry of individuals or hate groups or are racist policies actually embedded in American law? What role have local, state and federal governments played in promoting segregation and protecting white privilege? Joseph Pace and guests explore the topic of Institutional Racism and how government policies have promoted segregated neighborhoods, schools and communities, and in turn, restricted equal access to education and employment opportunities....

Duration: 00:59:48

City Visions: Tabitha Soren, photographing baseball and life

Gen X'ers know Tabitha Soren as the young college student who burst onto the scene in the early days of MTV. But today, Tabitha spends most of her time looking through the lens of a camera.

Duration: 00:58:34

City Visions: Are criminal justice reforms working?

Host Ethan Elkind moderates a debate on criminal justice reforms in California. Two bills that would eliminate bail are headed for the state legislature, championed by advocacy groups seeking to reduce incarcerations and to make sentencing laws more flexible and equitable.

Duration: 00:57:08

City Visions: Are we close to a cure for aging?

What if we could end aging and prevent age-related diseases? Joseph Pace and guests explore recent advances in aging and longevity research.

Duration: 00:59:46

City Visions: Governor Brown's Senior Adviser Discusses Priorities

As the Bay Area grapples with skyrocketing housing costs and choking traffic, what is Governor Jerry Brown and the state government doing to help? Ethan Elkind is one-on-one with Ken Alex, senior adviser to Governor Brown and head of the state's Office of Planning and Research, the agency that helps set land use policy.

Duration: 00:58:58

Confronting Tech's Gender Problem

City Visions host Ethan Elkind speaks with guests about the struggles faced by women in the technology sector.

Duration: 00:58:31

City Visions: Why the Summer of Love Matters

Fifty years ago this summer, 100,000 young people flooded San Francisco in what was called "The Summer of Love." Guest host Grace Won revisits this era with those charged with commemorating it. From psychedelic rock posters, to fringed leather jackets, to the music of local bands like the Grateful Dead, we will cover the art, music, and politics of the counterculture. Why was San Francisco the epicenter of this countercultural movement? What is its legacy? This program is produced in...

Duration: 00:59:40

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