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Crosscurrents is our award-winning radio news magazine, broadcasting Mondays through Thursdays at 11 a.m. on 91.7 FM. We make joyful, informative stories that engage people across the economic, social, and cultural divides in our community. Listen to full episodes at kalw.org/crosscurrents

San Francisco has lowest share of kids of any major U.S. city

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Grant Barrett
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Kids at daycare

According to data from the 2020 census, San Francisco has the smallest share of children out of the 100 most populous cities in the US. In fact, we’ve seen the number of kids shrinking around the Bay Area for the past 20 years. What does this all mean for the future of the city? Data reporter Susie Nielson wrote about this for the San Francisco Chronicle. I asked her to explain what they found.

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Susie Neilson, SF Chronicle
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2020 Census data on the Bay Area population

This interview was produced by Ellen Finn.

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Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ellen (she/her) has a background in oral history, communication studies, and music. For the past two years, she has worked as a homelessness case manager in South Minneapolis. As a social worker, she got to hear compelling stories from her clients every day and is driven to amplify personal narrative as a source of empowerment and change. In her free time she bikes, plays double bass, and does queer stuff.