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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 • 274 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

    An Accountability Crisis at the Oakland Police Department — Again

    An Accountability Crisis at the Oakland Police Department — Again

    Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong is on paid administrative leave after a report said he mishandled an officer misconduct investigation. Chronicle reporters Sarah Ravani and Joshua Sharpe join host Demian Bulwa to discuss the latest scandal to rock the department, and whether Armstrong can keep his job and keep OPD on the path to ending 20 years of federal oversight. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 14 min
    Can California Prevent More Mass Shootings?

    Can California Prevent More Mass Shootings?

    The state has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, including background checks and bans on assault-style weapons, but mass shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay this week have left the state reeling. Assembly Member Evan Low joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss the limits of state legislation — and the support that AAPI communities need now. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min
    5 Oakland Schools Won’t Close, But Trouble Remains

    5 Oakland Schools Won’t Close, But Trouble Remains

    The newly elected Oakland school board reversed the controversial decision to shutter several elementary schools. Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how that reversal may have serious consequences across the district, as well as the financial uncertainty that continues. ​| Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 19 min
    How SFPD Language Reveals Racial Bias

    How SFPD Language Reveals Racial Bias

    A Chronicle analysis of more than three years of police data has found that San Francisco cops used terms like “marijuana” and “baggy” clothing to justify searches of Black residents that yielded no contraband. Chronicle columnist Justin Phillips and reporter Susie Neilson join host Cecilia Lei to explain the issue and the city’s plan to end pretextual stops. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min
    11 Million Bucks or the Bay Bridge Lights Go Dark

    11 Million Bucks or the Bay Bridge Lights Go Dark

    The Bay Bridge has sparkled for 10 years with a light installation designed by artist Leo Villareal. But the display costs millions to maintain and, with funds drying up, could soon go dark forever. Columnist and TotalSF podcast co-host Heather Knight and urban design critic John King join host Cecilia Lei to argue the cases for — and against — a fund-raising campaign to preserve the Bay Lights. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 20 min
    Can San Francisco Ever Be Ready for the New Breed of Storms?

    Can San Francisco Ever Be Ready for the New Breed of Storms?

    Climate change has unleashed flurries of rain on a city with an antiquated sewer system, and the severity of future storms is not going to lessen. Reporter St. John "Sinjin" Barned-Smith joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about what San Francisco officials can and can't do, and a brewing fight over who will pay for the extensive damage. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 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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