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Civic is the flagship audio program from the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit news institution, covering the city and how it works. The radio program airs every weekday on KSFP -LP 102.5 FM in San Francisco.

Civic San Francisco Public Press & KSFP, Liana Wilcox, Mel Baker

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    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Civic is the flagship audio program from the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit news institution, covering the city and how it works. The radio program airs every weekday on KSFP -LP 102.5 FM in San Francisco.

    Is San Francisco a Sanctuary When You Don’t Have Housing?

    Is San Francisco a Sanctuary When You Don’t Have Housing?

    Increases in the number of migrants arriving in San Francisco have stress-tested the city’s shelter system, revealing the dire need for more housing and support for families. We talk to migrant parents driven out of their homes by violence and political upheaval about navigating San Francisco’s homeless response system and its impacts on their families’ health and wellbeing as they fight for a better future. A housing provider shares the limitations of the city’s data on family homelessness, and an immigration attorney tells us how a stable living situation helps migrant families with their court cases.

    • 34 min
    Unheard: The Plight of Maya Struggling with Addiction in SF

    Unheard: The Plight of Maya Struggling with Addiction in SF

    The impact of the COVID 19 pandemic led to a rise in fatal overdoses among the tens of thousands of Indigenous Maya living in the Bay area. That alarmed Latinx advocates and officials at the Mexican consulate in San Francisco. Indigenous Latin Americans are categorized as Latinx even though many speak limited Spanish. That means vital information, like drug awareness campaigns and the dangers of fentanyl, may not be reaching the Maya-speaking community. And service providers say culturally-sensitive treatment programs are crucial for healing but are nearly non-existent for the Indigenous population. We discuss the push for change in San Francisco with advocates and health professionals.

    • 39 min
    Forgetting the Lessons and Losses of Covid

    Forgetting the Lessons and Losses of Covid

    The first years of the COVID-19 pandemic are behind us and it’s time for an early reckoning of our successes and failures. An epidemiologist shares how a lack of public trust led to unnecessary deaths. AIDS activists discuss the importance of facing trauma and a woman who lost her father to COVID is fighting for a memorial for those who died.

    • 21 min
    Group Helps Asian American Communities Feel Safe

    Group Helps Asian American Communities Feel Safe

    Three years ago, when violence against Asian Americans spiked, local organizations took action to improve public safety. One group, the Coalition for Community Safety and Justice in San Francisco, is still doing that work. In this episode, we join them for one of their recurring community visits in the Richmond District. Outreach workers share how they connect with business owners and residents and help them feel safe.

    • 16 min
    Civic Roundtable: Three San Francisco Reporters Talk About Covering Drug Use and Overdoses

    Civic Roundtable: Three San Francisco Reporters Talk About Covering Drug Use and Overdoses

    Lila LaHood, publisher of the San Francisco Public Press, talks with Nuala Bishari from the San Francisco Chronicle, Sydney Johnson from KQED, and Sylvie Sturm from “Civic” and the San Francisco Public Press about their reporting on drug use, public policy and and substance use disorder treatment in San Francisco. They discuss the harm reduction philosophy and practice, San Francisco’s inconsistent stance on overdose prevention centers, public safety perceptions, Proposition F, and what other cities are doing to address drug use, sales and treatment in their communities.

    • 48 min
    What You Might Find on Your San Francisco Ballot: Party County Central Committees

    What You Might Find on Your San Francisco Ballot: Party County Central Committees

    Election Special: Voters in San Francisco registered with the Peace & Freedom, Green, Republican or Democratic parties have extra choices in the March 5th election that only come around once every four years — the party county central committees. We talk to a political strategist to discuss the power dynamics of these committees in San Francisco and find out what voters are tasked to choose. We also hear from representatives of each of these parties to learn a bit more about how they operate.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Rerye1 ,

Finally...

Excellent coverage in plain English. For those of us too busy to go out of our way for this education— I’m thrilled I can learn during my workout or cooking.

Thomas Clever ,

Excellent podcast

This is an excellent podcast for getting an inside look at underreported issues facing San Francisco and the nation.

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