Host Joseph Pace and guests explore the history of discrimination against Japanese Americans and immigrants in the first half of the 20th century. What parallels can be drawn between their experiences and today’s debate over immigration and national security?
San Francisco's urban landscape has evolved significantly over the last decade. City Visions host Joseph Pace and our panel review some of the decade's most notable - and controversial - development projects.
Last week, researchers at UCSF published a study showing that a ban on sugary drinks at work has significant positive health effects, from a smaller waist size to improved insulin resistance to lower cholesterol.
In 2008 California voters approved nearly $10 billion in bonds to begin construction of a high speed rail linking the northern and southern portions of the state. The project envisioned a bullet train able to whisk passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than three hours, while slashing pollution from air travel, relieving congested freeways and containing sprawl. Since then, the project’s been beset by litigation, delays and massive cost overruns.
July 29, 2019: No where in the country is childcare more expensive than in San Francisco. This comes as no surprise to parents who can spend nearly $2,000 a month per child for full-time care, if of course there is a spot for the child, which oftentimes there is not. How are families coping with the rising cost of childcare in a region that is already so expensive? What resources are available for families in need?
It's a New Age of Space Exploration. NASA is preparing for another manned trip to the moon. New technologies will be tested there in order to plan a much longer trip to Mars. Scientists are figuring out how to grow food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals in space.
The next time you eat a piece of avocado toast, thank a hippie. It was the hippie movement that gave rise to so much of what we eat and take for granted today: tofu, yogurt, organic produce, farm to table, whole grain breads and so much more.
The recent college admissions scandal highlighted the extreme, and in some cases, illegal efforts that wealthy parents will take to get their children into college. But what is the college admissions landscape like for students who don't have tutors or private admissions counselors? How do you afford college when tuition costs as much as $68,000 per year? Is college no longer attainable?
The 62nd annual San Francisco International Film Festival opens this week. With 163 films from 52 countries, the Bay Area will be bursting with cinematic and live performances reflecting the social and cultural issues of our time. Host Ethan Elkind talks to festival producers and filmmakers about how they tackle critical topics like immigration, wealth inequality and redemption. Find out which celebrated musicians and Hollywood stars are in town for the festivities.
Host Grace Won talks to a panel about the business of cannabis
One year after legalization, has California's cannabis business been booming as people hoped or is it a bust? What are the challenges of doing business in an industry that had a thriving black market, but is now highly regulated?
Host Ethan Elkind speaks with the founders of Grab Your Wallet and Sleeping Giants to learn how two Bay Area residents took to Twitter to metabolize the confusion and anger they felt around the 2016 election and in the process created two different and very successful grassroots campaigns -- one a boycott of companies doing business with Trump and his affiliates and the other aimed at advertisers on Breitbart, an alt-right website.
Research from local clinics and medical studies show that 87% of teenagers get less than the recommended amount of sleep on the average night. What role do the internet and social media play in this wide-scale sleep deprivation? What are the effects that play out in the daily life of our youth? And how is this problem being addressed by parents, teachers, and schools?
San Francisco is home to more restaurants per person than any other major U.S. city. The city boasts 55 Michelin-starred restaurants, and its chefs are often celebrities. What does it take to run a restaurant? Join us for a behind the scenes look at the joys and challenges of being a chef and restauranteur.