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The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Producer/host Cecilia Lei and director of news Demian Bulwa discuss the biggest stories of the day with Chronicle journalists and newsmakers from around the Bay Area. | Get full digital access to the Chronicle: sfchronicle.com/pod

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The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Producer/host Cecilia Lei and director of news Demian Bulwa discuss the biggest stories of the day with Chronicle journalists and newsmakers from around the Bay Area. | Get full digital access to the Chronicle: sfchronicle.com/pod

    The Rent Control Debate Moves to the Suburbs

    The Rent Control Debate Moves to the Suburbs

    Around the Bay Area, a new movement has emerged from the ruin of the pandemic. Cities like Concord, Richmond and Petaluma are moving to enact protections for renters, much to the frustration of property owners. The latest salvo came in Antioch, where leaders this week approved capping many landlords at 3% annual price increases. Chronicle housing reporter Lauren Hepler joins host Demian Bulwa to discuss the debate and why it has spread beyond tenant advocacy hot spots like San Francisco.  | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 18 min
    What's At Stake For Mayor Breed This November?

    What's At Stake For Mayor Breed This November?

    Though her name doesn't appear on the ballot, the upcoming November election may be consequential for Mayor London Breed's political future. Voters will weigh in on local measures and the fate of five Breed appointees, including District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. Chronicle reporter Mallory Moench joins host Cecilia Lei to breakdown the ballot and how it matters for the mayor.
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    • 16 min
    The Case of the Alleged Serial Stalker in S.F.

    The Case of the Alleged Serial Stalker in S.F.

    In 2021, a San Francisco Superior Court judge dismissed a case against Bill Gene Hobbs, a man with a long record who had allegedly harassed a teenage girl. Since then, women have turned to social media to allege they've also been stalked and harassed by Hobbs. Chronicle columnist Heather Knight joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why the saga highlights the shortcomings of the city's criminal justice system.
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    • 22 min
    Hawaii Faces the Consequences of Remote Workers

    Hawaii Faces the Consequences of Remote Workers

    When the pandemic closed offices and quieted cities, hundreds of office workers ditched the Bay Area for greener pastures: Hawaii. In exchange for free airplane tickets, remote nomads signed up to boost the local economy during a tourism downturn. Chronicle reporter Chase DiFeliciantonio joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how remote workers impacted the state, and why some people in Hawaii are still urging them to stay, even as companies are urging a return to the office. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 15 min
    How The Pandemic Created a School Absenteeism Crisis

    How The Pandemic Created a School Absenteeism Crisis

    Chronic absenteeism — missing at least 10% of school days — has reached devastating levels in San Francisco. Last year, almost a third of public school students were chronically absent, and those missed days can add up to serious repercussions for kids’ learning and progress. Education reporter Jill Tucker joins host Demian Bulwa to discuss how the pandemic contributed to an absenteeism crisis, which students are most affected and what schools are doing to get kids back in class.  | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 15 min
    Fixing Our City: How S.F. Is Helping Residents Get Out of Debt

    Fixing Our City: How S.F. Is Helping Residents Get Out of Debt

    Poor financial health can keep people from accessing city services like affordable housing. Even if they otherwise qualify. So San Francisco has developed a program that provides anyone who lives in, works in or gets services from the city with a financial coach free of charge. On this episode of The Chronicle's Fixing Our City podcast, producer Cintia Lopez test-drives the program by talking to a Smart Money Coach about her own finances. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod

    Fixing Our City is part of the San Francisco Chronicle’s SFNext Project

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    • 25 min

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Great show for Bay Area current events!

Great show for Bay Area current events!

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