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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, Laura Wenus, Liana Wilcox, Mel Baker

    • News
    • 5.0 • 23 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.

    What's New & What's Next 7/4/22

    What's New & What's Next 7/4/22

    NEW: Supes, mayor reach $28 billion budget deal; $4M estimate for abortion services; victory for safe consumption; call for city overdose plan; no more slow Lake Street; school board suspends meetings; two controversial housing bills pass; questions over monkeypox. NEXT: nixing new street cleaning department; potential vacant home tax; cost-of-living adjustment for elder city pensioners; shifting the election cycle; abortion rights protests.

    • 7 min
    What's New & What's Next 6/27/22

    What's New & What's Next 6/27/22

    NEW: Supreme Court decisions on abortion & gun rights sends city officials scrambling; SFPD won’t negotiate budget requests; school board reverses decisions on Lowell High School admission and controversial mural cover-up. NEXT: SFMTA decision makers to vote on union salaries and $7M cost for temporary facility; voters will decide fate of sales tax; SFPD equipment scrutinized; proposal to add gender identity to anti-discrimination rules; mitigating impact of ride-hailing and self-driving passenger service; upcoming 4th of July celebrations; supervisors weigh in on proposed $717M budget.

    • 7 min
    The Future of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

    The Future of the AIDS Memorial Quilt

    The largest display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in ten years took place in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in June. Now the quilt is being taken on the road to the southern U.S., where new HIV infections and lower levels of treatment for those infected are the highest in the country. We also speak with the White House official overseeing the Biden Administration’s response to the pandemic, after resources for HIV care were diverted to battling the COVID pandemic.

    • 32 min
    What's New & What's Next for 6/20/22

    What's New & What's Next for 6/20/22

    NEW: Tenderloin Center will shut down in December; proposed drug enforcement zones; “massive mismanagement” of addiction and mental health services; proposal to permit behested payments; reopen JFK Drive fight continues; money for Asian and Pacific Islander residents; bridge toll crackdown; town halls after traffic deaths. NEXT: expediting housing development; vaccines for young kids; Golden State Warriors parade; racial makeup of city workers; city budget public hearings; Pink Painted Lady owner breaks contract.

    • 8 min
    What's New & What's Next for 6/13/22

    What's New & What's Next for 6/13/22

    NEW: San Francisco recalls DA with 55% in support; voters approve three anti-corruption measures; COVID rates spike while testing sites are defunded NEXT: school board rethinks Lowell High admission changes; public hearing on Laguna Honda shutdown; housing help for low-income residents; law to allow police access private surveillance cameras.

    • 9 min
    When complaints roll in, PBS's public editor uses them to spark community conversations.

    When complaints roll in, PBS's public editor uses them to spark community conversations.

    With the proliferation of social media channels, misinformation and disinformation now spread as fast as the click of a trackpad. Even for a trusted outlet like PBS — nationally recognized for its family friendly programming and sober, nonpartisan news coverage — this era has brought a flood of digital rumors to quell. As the public editor at PBS, Ricardo Sandoval Palos fields complaints for the organization and uses community feedback to cultivate conversations between viewers and PBS’s creative teams.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 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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