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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

    Oakland's $50M Promise: “Students, Your City Loves You”

    Oakland's $50M Promise: “Students, Your City Loves You”

    Mayor Libby Schaaf's $50 million initiative will give secondary education scholarships to Oakland's low-income students and college savings accounts to every baby born to a low-income family. Mayor Schaaf joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how the ambitious initiative will end generational poverty, and what it means for her legacy as mayor. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    Secrets of Donald Trump’s Most Loyal Followers

    Secrets of Donald Trump’s Most Loyal Followers

    Former longterm Republican strategist Tim Miller, a Never Trumper and author of the bestselling “Why We Did It: A Travelogue From the Republican Road to Hell," talks to Joe Garofoli about the state of the Republican Party, whether anyone can beat Trump, and his own journey out of the GOP. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 25 min
    How Brooke Jenkins Will Run the D.A.'s Office — If She Survives Controversy

    How Brooke Jenkins Will Run the D.A.'s Office — If She Survives Controversy

    Most of the criticisms aimed at San Francisco's new district attorney have been about her policy positions — until now. A new report shows that she was paid more than $100,000 from a nonprofit tied to a wealthy backer of the Recall Chesa Boudin campaign. In this conversation recorded one day before the controversy broke, Jenkins shares with host Cecilia Lei her vision for public safety in San Francisco. But will she be able to fulfill it? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 30 min
    Home Restaurants Blossom, But Some Are Choking on Red Tape

    Home Restaurants Blossom, But Some Are Choking on Red Tape

    A handful of chefs have been running small restaurants out of their homes for years. They're often low-income people of color operating underground, serving their specialties to neighbors and homesick immigrants. But pandemic lockdowns prompted a surge in interest — and a government move to inspect and license the businesses, with uneven results. Chronicle reporter Elgin Nelson and critic Cesar Hernandez join host Demian Bulwa to discuss who's opening home restaurants, who's showing up for the food, and why the business is much more complicated than it might appear. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min
    What's Missing in the S.F. School Board Ann Hsu Debate

    What's Missing in the S.F. School Board Ann Hsu Debate

    The San Francisco school board formally admonished new board member Ann Hsu for her comments, which blamed Black and brown families for racial gaps in academic achievement. The debate over whether she should resign has been heated and emotional. Chronicle columnist Justin Phillips joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss what's missing from the scandal's fallout —and why blaming parents isn't a solution. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 18 min
    The Latest Battle for People's Park in Berkeley

    The Latest Battle for People's Park in Berkeley

    People's Park in Berkeley is a symbol of the city's long legacy of activism and protest but UC Berkeley is constructing new development on the site to address its student housing shortage. Protesters clashed with police as construction began on Wednesday. Chronicle reporter Michael Cabanatuan joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss what went down and why this battle is more about culture than housing. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 15 min

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Great show for Bay Area current events!

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Boudin Recall

The way this publication conducted itself around the Chesa Boudin recall was a vile and unethical display of journalism. The explicit bias and lopsided journalism should be enough to fire all political reporters and find ones who can be less pushy with their pro-cop anti-Fact propaganda.

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