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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

    How Texas Women are Coping After the Abortion Ban

    How Texas Women are Coping After the Abortion Ban

    It's been three weeks since Texas passed the most restrictive abortion law in the country. Since then, women have been fleeing to other states to obtain the procedure, including in one Oklahoma clinic that Chronicle photographer Gabrielle Lurie has been shadowing. She chats with host Cecilia Lei about the Texas women she met with, and how they've navigated the abortion ban since it went into effect.
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    • 19 min
    San Francisco's Answer to Retail Theft

    San Francisco's Answer to Retail Theft

    In July, Mayor London Breed and Police Chief Bill Scott rebutted the narrative that the city is overwhelmed by rampant lawlessness. But as retail thefts have persisted, the leaders unveiled a multi-pronged approach to combat robberies. Chronicle reporter Megan Cassidy joins host Cecilia Lei to explain the city's new strategy. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod

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    • 14 min
    Corrected: Where We're Going, There Are No Cars — Maybe?

    Corrected: Where We're Going, There Are No Cars — Maybe?

    Republished to fix an editing error: Columnist Heather Knight joins host Demian Bulwa with exclusive news: San Francisco leaders may be on a path toward removing cars permanently from scenic John F. Kennedy Drive through Golden Gate Park. The decision is certain to intensify a larger debate over whether the city should turn famed roadways, including the Great Highway and Twin Peaks Boulevard, into pedestrian-only havens. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    Where We're Going, There Are No Cars — Maybe?

    Where We're Going, There Are No Cars — Maybe?

    Columnist Heather Knight joins host Demian Bulwa with exclusive news: San Francisco leaders may be on a path toward removing cars permanently from scenic John F. Kennedy Drive through Golden Gate Park. The decision is certain to intensify a larger debate over whether the city should turn famed roadways, including the Great Highway and Twin Peaks Boulevard, into pedestrian-only havens. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    Maskless Mayor Breed: The Story Behind the Viral Story

    Maskless Mayor Breed: The Story Behind the Viral Story

    Chronicle senior arts and entertainment editor Mariecar Mendoza talks to host Cecilia Lei about inadvertently capturing video of London Breed breaking her own mask mandate as she sang and danced at an impromptu Tony! Toni! Toné! reunion performance at the Black Cat in the Tenderloin, and Heather Knight chats about the possible political consequences for the mayor. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
     
     
     
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    • 21 min
    Oakland Chinatown Deliberates: More Police or Less?

    Oakland Chinatown Deliberates: More Police or Less?

    Violent attacks have left some residents demanding increased police presence. But others say it sends the wrong message about the actual public safety needs of the neighborhood, and that it pits the Asian community against other communities of color. Reporting from Chinatown, Cecilia Lei speaks to residents, activists and merchants to explore how it's become ground zero for some of the most charged debates on policing. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
231 Ratings

231 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.

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.

Ben from Fresno ,

Reflexively and blindly progressive

I listen to podcasts from across the spectrum, from The Weeds to the Daily to The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg, to the Realignment. I’m not afraid of differing opinions. But this podcast is shockingly bad. It has no understanding that people might reasonably differ, like for instance, it’s not absurd to take off your mask when you are vaccinated and you don’t need to worry or identify others around you are vaccinated.

It’s truly a terrible attempt at information.

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