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Local Bay Area issues, with listener participation, every Monday at 7pm

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Local Bay Area issues, with listener participation, every Monday at 7pm

    City Visions: MUNI's Jeff Tumlin On How Public Transportation Will Survive

    City Visions: MUNI's Jeff Tumlin On How Public Transportation Will Survive

    “Is it safe to take the bus?” That’s the question on people’s minds as we enter into the seventh month of the pandemic in the Bay Area. With ridership down, revenue across all Bay Area transit agencies has taken a huge hit that they may never recover from. Host Ethan Elkind talks to Jeff Tumlin, the director of the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency, about how MUNI is coping with all of these changes and planning for the future.

    • 58 min
    City Visions: COVID Exposes Racial Health Gap In Bay Area

    City Visions: COVID Exposes Racial Health Gap In Bay Area

    According to federal data, African Americans and Latinos are three times as likely as white Americans to become infected with COVID-19 and twice as likely to die from the virus. Similar disparities persist in California. We'll talk about what accounts for the numbers and how to improve the health of local communities of color amid the pandemic, and after.

    • 59 min
    City Visions: Racism in the workplace, musician Mia Pixley, and a COVID update

    City Visions: Racism in the workplace, musician Mia Pixley, and a COVID update

    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.

    • 59 min
    City Visions: More Distance Learning for Schools in the Fall

    City Visions: More Distance Learning for Schools in the Fall

    On July 17, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that the majority of schools in California will have to revert to distance learning as coronavirus case numbers rise. How have schools prepared over the summer for more online learning? What can families expect and will the state's most vulnerable children fall further behind?

    • 58 min
    City Visions: The Case For Reparations In California

    City Visions: The Case For Reparations In California

    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.

    • 59 min
    City Visions: Fighting for Racial Justice and Jazz Singer Paula West

    City Visions: Fighting for Racial Justice and Jazz Singer Paula West

    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.

    • 59 min

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