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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 • 276 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

    How S.F. Pride Plans to Counter Right-Wing Attacks

    How S.F. Pride Plans to Counter Right-Wing Attacks

    The LGBTQ community is facing aggression on both the legislative and community levels. New San Francisco Pride president Nguyen Pham joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about being the first gay Vietnamese man to hold the position. He shares recent challenges for the queer community and how the backdrop of anti-trans legislation across the country is informing his local leadership. ​| Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 20 min
    Half Moon Bay Farmworker Living Conditions: "A Shadow Community"

    Half Moon Bay Farmworker Living Conditions: "A Shadow Community"

    Last month's mass shooting highlighted problems that have long existed: Exploited populations living in substandard conditions on California farms. Reporters Matthias Gafni and Nora Mishanec join host Cecilia Lei to talk about what's been exposed since the shooting, and Darlene Tenes of Farmworker Caravan shares why deplorable living conditions at farms have been a long-standing crisis across the state. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 28 min
    Does California Have the Power to Go All-Electric?

    Does California Have the Power to Go All-Electric?

    California is facing huge challenges as it fights climate change and the extreme weather that comes with it. On one hand, the state wants to limit carbon emissions by going all-electric — in your home and in your car. But it also needs to keep the lights on, building a stronger and more innovative power grid less prone to frustrating outages. Chronicle reporter Claire Hao joins host Demian Bulwa to talk about potential solutions. ​| Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 16 min
    Can Santa Cruz Turn Back the Tide?

    Can Santa Cruz Turn Back the Tide?

    Intense storms like the ones that just rolled through California, combined with rising sea levels, are endangering scenic shoreline areas like West Cliff Drive in Santa Cruz, where large chunks of bluffs fell into the sea earlier this month. Reporter Kurtis Alexander tells host Cecilia Lei that coastal cities are having to deal with problems like this years before they thought they’d have to. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    "Fuel for Propaganda": Understanding the Attack on Paul Pelosi

    "Fuel for Propaganda": Understanding the Attack on Paul Pelosi

    Law enforcement officials have released recordings that document what happened before and after the attack on Paul Pelosi in the home he shares with then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Abner Hauge, editor-in-chief of Left Coast Right Watch, which monitors alt-right extremism, joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about attacker David Wayne DePape and his extremist rhetoric. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    California's 2024 Senate Race Is On

    California's 2024 Senate Race Is On

    Almost two years before Election Day, Katie Porter and Adam Schiff have tossed their hats in the ring, and Barbara Lee is making plans. Washington correspondent Shira Stein joins host Joe Garofoli to talk about who else might run for the seat now held by Dianne Feinstein, who's expected to retire, and how they'll raise the enormous amounts of money required. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

Learner A. ,

John Muir Stanford Partnership

This investigative reporting was excellent and a genuine public service.

So many questions remain:

What is Stanford’s role in overseeing how its “name” and perceived quality of care is used?

Where is the John Muir Board of trustees in this equation?

What kind of oversight does the State of CA have?

My condolences to the families.

telletelltelle ,

Good production, biased coverage

I’ve been listening for almost 2 years now waiting to see if a diverse perspective will ever make it to air. And I’m so disappointed. I love my home- the Bay. But this podcasts continues to present biased coverage and stories that lean to one side. The news coverage here only reinforces identity politics and constantly presents anything other than Uber progressive as authoritarian. Sick of it.

TLine1638 ,

Great show for Bay Area current events!

Great show for Bay Area current events!

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