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Tonight State Senator Scott Wiener will share his harrowing experience being targeted by the far-right conspiracy-theory group QAnon. Senator Wiener received over a thousand death threats from QAnon followers after sponsoring SB 145, a state law that corrects an inequality in sex offender registration requirements. We will also get a COVID update from Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle health reporter. And are you missing live music in the Bay Area? We’ll hear from Pitch Perfect’s music director and San Francisco native, Deke Sharon.

As the United States reckons with our history of racism and a pandemic that is disproportionately impacting people of color, race promises to feature front and center in this year's election.  But can Democrats talk about race and still win?  

Gage Skidmore

  On the next City Visions, East Bay Congressman - and former presidential candidate - Eric Swalwell will talk about protecting our elections, providing covid relief, and fighting corruption, among other topics. 

 

We will also feature our regular COVID update with Chronicle Health Reporter Erin Allday and UCSF doctor Peter Chin-Hong, as well as the comedy of local favorite, Zahra Noorbakhsh.  

 

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While protests against police violence are making headlines, less attention has been paid to an issue that affects the lives and livelihoods of black people every day... racism in the workplace.  On our next program, we'll hear stories about how racism has persisted for working black Americans and consider ways to address it. 

City Visions: The Case For Reparations In California

Jul 13, 2020
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Has the time come for reparations for slavery?  Host Ethan Elkind and guests explore the history of the reparations movement in the United States and discuss what can be done to bridge the racial wealth divide.

How are communities in the Bay Area heeding the call to address systemic racism?  Tonight on our program, we'll discuss recent initiatives introduced in San Francisco and elsewhere in the Bay Area. 

"Defund the Police" by Taymaz Valley, used under CC license, resized and cropped

As protests against systemic racism and police brutality continue across the country, Bay Area cities are now considering measures to reform, defund or even dismantle their police forces.  

C Pam Zhang's debut novel, “How Much of These Hills is Gold," tells a haunting tale of two Chinese-American siblings during the gold rush era as they set out to bury their dead father.   A beautiful story woven with grief and hope, Ms. Zhang brings to life and gives a voice to a group of people often omitted from the story of the American West.  

"mental health charities", by Andy Zurichs, used under CC license/ resized and cropped

Is COVID-19 impacting your mental health? You're not alone. Host Grace Won speaks to healthcare professionals about strategies to combat loneliness, anxiety and depression during this pandemic. 

City Visions: Author Bonnie Tsui and Why We Swim

Apr 29, 2020
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Described as "a love letter to water," Berkeley author Bonnie Tsui's new book "Why We Swim" takes a deep dive into the history, science and pleasures of swimming and its impact on her life. 

San Francisco Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday and UCSF infectious disease specialist Dr. Peter Chin-Hong discuss the latest coronavirus-related news.  In the second half of the program, a panel of nonprofit leaders explore how COVID-19 is impacting local nonprofits.  How can you help -- from home?

Join us for a special edition of City Visions tonight from 9-10pm.  We will have a brief update on the status of COVID-19 in the Bay Area from Erin Allday, health reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle.  Then we will have a panel of experts discussing why some communities are especially resilient during crises and what we can learn from them.

 

How is the Bay Area handling shelter-in-place? How is your community responding and how are you coping? How will we be changed by this experience?

Tim Hussin

 

 

Talking to peers can be a vital tool for making it through dark times. But what happens when your friends and loved ones aren’t around anymore? That’s the situation for many older gay men in San Francisco, whose community was decimated by the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s.