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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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    • 4.3 • 234 Ratings

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

    Midnight for Democracy With Adam Schiff

    Midnight for Democracy With Adam Schiff

    The California congressman, lead House impeachment manager in the first Senate trial of Donald Trump, and now author of the bestseller "Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could," talks to Joe Garofoli about the Jan. 6 insurrection hearings, the Trump administration, and the ongoing crisis for democracy. A longer version of this interview appeared on the It's All Political podcast. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 23 min
    Conservatorships: Could One Have Saved This Life?

    Conservatorships: Could One Have Saved This Life?

    If you’ve heard the term conservatorship this year, it’s likely been about the legal fight around pop star Britney Spears. Taking away a person's decision-making power is meant to be an option of last resort, but in San Francisco, some say they're too hard to obtain, with sometimes deadly consequences. Reporter Mallory Moench joins host Demian Bulwa to talk about the controversy and the story of a woman who fought for a conservatorship to try to save her brother. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 18 min
    Rain Is Here! We Need It! (But Not Too Much)

    Rain Is Here! We Need It! (But Not Too Much)

    The Bay Area has been begging for rain for months amid the worst drought in modern state history. Now that it's here, can we relax? Not so much. A potential atmospheric river in the forecast may cause mudslides. It also may not be enough to put an end to fire season or the growing need to conserve water. Chronicle reporters Jessica Flores and Tara Duggan join host Demian Bulwa to discuss what you need to know about the change of seasons, whether the winter will be wet or dry, and how technology is improving to predict local storms, even down to the neighborhood level. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 14 min
    Just How Bad Is Shoplifting in San Francisco?

    Just How Bad Is Shoplifting in San Francisco?

    When Walgreens said it would close five stores in the city, the reaction was a firestorm. Why? Because the company blamed shoplifting, reigniting a polarizing debate over whether San Francisco is tough enough on property crimes. Reporters Shwanika Narayan and Susie Neilson join host Demian Bulwa to discuss the Chronicle's findings: that statistics on reported shoplifting cases from the SFPD do not support Walgreens' explanation. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min
    How Will Redistricting Change California?

    How Will Redistricting Change California?

    The state is entering the home stretch for drawing new maps for congressional and legislative seats based on 2020 Census data. The redistricting will shape partisan control as well as determine the power of minority voters, and the power lies in the hands of a 14-member nonpartisan commission. Washington correspondent Tal Kopan joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about the key dynamics at play as the deadline nears. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min
    School Desegregation in Sausalito Marin City: Is It Working?

    School Desegregation in Sausalito Marin City: Is It Working?

    After years of funding discrepancies and generations of racial division, the Marin County district was ordered by the California attorney general to desegregate. This fall, the district combined the student populations of mostly Black Marin City with the wealthy, predominantly white population of Sausalito. Cecilia Lei visits the district to check in on how it's going at the new, unified, two-campus school — and what comes next. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
234 Ratings

234 Ratings

jeremyianmeyer ,

Ms. Ghandi’s Interview

Great podcast today regarding San Francisco’s restrictions due to Covid. I left Miss Gandhi’s take on a compassionate approach to all of this and breaking down the four safety measures so eloquently is really helpful.
However I’m really curious as to how many children Ms. Gandhi has in the San Francisco public school system.She spoke of tech’s wrong in the changing of our city but I think we need to look at tech’s roll in the upkeep of our schools through taxes. When we went on lockdown San Francisco schools were nowhere near one to one with technology and there lies the delays and problems we saw in getting teachers and students up to speed. What makes anyone believe that unified will be capable of providing dividers masks sanitizers and extra staff to supervise the hallways during passing time. Why on earth would we think sending our children to school one day a week without the ability to socialize with friends or have lunch at school or do group projects would be more beneficial than what we are experiencing right now? Not to mention that the glaring inequities would be even more pronounced since manyWealthier families would never even consider sending their children back to school. Thereby creating homogeneous environments of learning that would benefit no one.
I realize I’m speaking into av void but at this point it’s the only place I feel my voice can go.

dancingwitch ,

eugenicist garbage

Uncritically interviewing Monica Ghandi on behalf of the overlords while millions die as a result of policies for which she’s advocated…. Embarrassing.

Alex w 1313 ,

Covid covid covid

Nearly every episode is about covid. We are in one of the most vacccinated areas of the world. Please stop stoking fear about the pandemic when there are so many other interesting and important topics to discuss as it relates to the Bay Area. The covid fear mongering is exhausting.

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