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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.

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    • Politics
    • 5.0, 17 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.

    New Coronavirus Cases Fall Slightly, Food Assistance Extended

    New Coronavirus Cases Fall Slightly, Food Assistance Extended

    San Francisco’s coronavirus infection rate falls slightly but remains in the red zone, with the city expected to reach 7,000 cases overall in days. Also: SF extends the Great Plates program until September, funding restaurant-prepared delivery meals for some seniors sheltering in place.

    • 24 min
    Richmond housing group addresses community's uncertainty and finance questions in pandemic

    Richmond housing group addresses community's uncertainty and finance questions in pandemic

    When the fallout of the pandemic started to hit Richmond, the affordable housing organization Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services jumped into action, setting up a rapid response fund for families and making its money management and housing education courses virtual. Nikki Beasley, the organization’s executive director, talks about inequities in housing and wealth in the Bay Area, how to think about financial and housing stability in a time of uncertainty and how crucial homeownership can be to that stability across generations.

    • 29 min
    A photojournalist documents vehicle dweller communities — while living in an RV

    A photojournalist documents vehicle dweller communities — while living in an RV

    In the reporting series “Driving Home: Surviving the Housing Crisis,” photojournalist Yesica Prado documents life on four wheels in Berkeley and San Francisco. The project, in partnership with CatchLight Local, offers an intimate look at what it really means for home to be a vehicle in the Bay Area, whether it’s an RV with lots of space and utilities or a sedan with neither. Prado, who was and is part of one of the vehicle dweller communities she documented, says vehicle living comes with the daily task of avoiding parking or law enforcement and securing access to basic needs like hygiene, food and water.

    • 29 min
    For Central Americans in U.S., federal enforcement actions recall authoritarian crackdowns

    For Central Americans in U.S., federal enforcement actions recall authoritarian crackdowns

    For some of the Bay Area’s Central American residents, there are parallels between the deployment of federal law enforcement to American cities and their own experiences with authoritarian governments in their countries of origin. Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, director at advocacy and social service nonprofit CARECEN SF, talks about how the Bay Area’s Central American diaspora is reacting.

    • 29 min
    Major COVID-19 surge in San Francisco

    Major COVID-19 surge in San Francisco

    In this press conference, SF officials announce that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in San Francisco is rising rapidly and the city is facing “a major surge.” Department of Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax said, “In April, we experienced a surge of COVID-19 cases, which at its peak, saw 94 San Franciscans in the hospital. That number dropped to just 26 patients six weeks ago. Today, it's 107.” Listen to the full announcement here.

    • 24 min
    Working from home may drastically change the workplace, even post-pandemic

    Working from home may drastically change the workplace, even post-pandemic

    Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom says what had once been uncommon is now a necessity. “Before COVID, about 5% of working days were spent at home and that was done by about 15% of Americans, with an average of one in every three days. During COVID, 42% of us are now working from home so it's an eight-fold increase.” When the pandemic is over, Bloom predicts that fewer people will work five days a week in a central office.

    • 29 min

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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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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