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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

Fifth & Mission San Francisco Chronicle

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    • 4.3 • 238 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 Do Vaccines Affect Long COVID?

    How Do Vaccines Affect Long COVID?

    We know now that fully vaccinated people can avoid serious illness or death from COVID-19, but not a lot is known about whether vaccines prevent long COVID, a condition whose symptoms can range from shortness of breath to psychosis. But as reporter Nanette Asimov tells host Cecilia Lei, researchers are starting to learn how the shot can help prevent and lessen the disease. Plus: A fully vaccinated woman who's had long COVID for months talks about her often-frightening situation. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 14 min
    COVID Evictions: Could a Law Keep California Renters Housed?

    COVID Evictions: Could a Law Keep California Renters Housed?

    A bill to change the controversial Ellis Act is making its way through Sacramento. But for some tenants, it's already too late. Reporter Lauren Hepler joins host Dominic Fracassa to discuss what the new bill would do, where it would apply and who could still be left behind. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 14 min
    Lift Every Voice: Bay Area Black Elders Share Their Legacies

    Lift Every Voice: Bay Area Black Elders Share Their Legacies

    To honor the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Fifth & Mission offers this encore presentation of the June 18, 2021, episode. Part of an exclusive series of conversations with Black Bay Area leaders, Betty Reid Soskin, Harry Edwards, Rev. Amos Brown and Barbara Rodgers share stories of the past and offer visions for future generations. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 22 min
    What Will Happen To Oakland's Unvaccinated Students?

    What Will Happen To Oakland's Unvaccinated Students?

    Last October, the Oakland Unified School District became one of the first in the state to require students ages 12 and older to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Chronicle education reporter Jill Tucker joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how the mandate is going, and what the stakes are for the district, as well as families who are choosing to not vaccinate their kids. | Unlimited Chronicle access:sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 15 min
    Has Policing Increased in the Tenderloin?

    Has Policing Increased in the Tenderloin?

    Last month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a police crackdown in the Tenderloin to combat rampant drug use and crime. Chronicle reporter Megan Cassidy checked in with the mayor to see how it's going. She joins host Cecilia Lei to share what's next for the neighborhood. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 11 min
    Tools to Manage the Pandemic: Covid Pills and Sonoma County's Strategy

    Tools to Manage the Pandemic: Covid Pills and Sonoma County's Strategy

    The omicron variant is breaking daily COVID-19 case records in the Bay Area — and prompting us to reevaluate how we live with the virus. Reporter Catherine Ho joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why new antiviral pills could be a game changer for the pandemic. Plus: Reporter Erin Allday discusses Sonoma County's new shelter-in-place recommendation and why it isn't a return to the early days of the pandemic. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod
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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 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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