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We are a "deep dive" news podcast, for Americans who get their news from the Internet. Our mission is to give the listener succinct, fact based analysis both non-ideological and independent from a California, Silicon Valley perspective.

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Jim Herlihy is a published author: his novel “Deceit and Dirty Money” is available on line. He served as President of the SF Public Library Commission 1992 - 1996. While working in Latin America, he was a stringer for The Economist, The Times and the BBC. Jim serves as a director on two SF sister city boards : Bangalore, India and Cork, Ireland.

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We are a "deep dive" news podcast, for Americans who get their news from the Internet. Our mission is to give the listener succinct, fact based analysis both non-ideological and independent from a California, Silicon Valley perspective.

Your host

Jim Herlihy is a published author: his novel “Deceit and Dirty Money” is available on line. He served as President of the SF Public Library Commission 1992 - 1996. While working in Latin America, he was a stringer for The Economist, The Times and the BBC. Jim serves as a director on two SF sister city boards : Bangalore, India and Cork, Ireland.

    Working from home: You knew it was too good to last.

    Working from home: You knew it was too good to last.

    While most of corporate America has been telecommuting to work from their homes for the last 11 months, that's about to change if Goldman Sachs' CEO David Solomon has his way. He views working from home as an aberration "that we're going to correct as soon as possible." He is a high profile executive whose opinions are closely followed in the corporate world. Today's episode focuses on the pros and the cons.


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    Is the Iran Nuclear Deal back on ? A conversation with Citizen Diplomat Bill Boerum

    Is the Iran Nuclear Deal back on ? A conversation with Citizen Diplomat Bill Boerum

    The Biden Administration is seeking to revive negotiations with Iran on the 2015 Obama Administration deal. The Trump Administration abrogated the agreement in 2018. And since then Iran's foes in the Persian Gulf - Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar - have established diplomatic relations with Israel. Israel has said it would do anything to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Iran has sped up its nuclear fuel capability and is in breach of 3 covenants. But they desperately want the economic sanctions lifted.  Presidential elections in Iran take place in June: what will Biden do ? Revert to the Obama tack or stick with a tough approach ?

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    Recall Fever: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

    Recall Fever: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore.

    California voters are especially testy these days as we enter our 12 th month of Covid lockdown. Not only is the Governor threatened with Recall over his handling of the crisis, but the San Francisco District Attorney is too, for being soft on crime and hostile to police as well as  School Boards. San Francisco's failure to open public schools while private and parochial schools have been in session since the Fall of 2020 is especially galling. Is California in for a sea change politically ?


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    Black History Month: In conversation with Jonathan Speed

    Black History Month: In conversation with Jonathan Speed

    February is Black History Month when we celebrate and acknowledge the many accomplishments of African Americans throughout the history of the United States. In today's episode, successful Venture Capitalist Jonathan Speed, and a US military historian by avocation, walks us through the sweeping experience of African American service men and women during World War II. The courage, perseverance and dedication of the 2.5 million Black Americans who enlisted during the War is richly honored in today's podcast and dedicated in gratitude  for their service to our country. 


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    Age Discrimination and Telehealth : A Conversation with Andrew Broderick

    Age Discrimination and Telehealth : A Conversation with Andrew Broderick

    The Medical profession has aggressively adopted the video call and the Zoom meeting during the Covid lockdown. Over 25 million video doctor visits have taken place in 2020. But as this digital health revolution got underway, seniors have often been left behind because of digital illiteracy, no access to broadband internet or not having a smartphone or computer. A recent TeleHealth Summit in San Francisco addressed these issues and proposed some fixes.


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    Ambassador Ric Grenell and the California Recall

    Ambassador Ric Grenell and the California Recall

    Ambassador Ric Grenell served as US Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020. Subsequently he served as Acting Director of National Intelligence in 2020, a cabinet level post. A favorite of Donald Trump for his blunt and forthright speaking style, Sean Hannity and Representative Matt Gaetz  were pushing him to declare for Governor in the likely California Recall Election. He was coy, interested,  but would not take the bait. In today's podcast we will briefly profile him.


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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Westernfront1 ,

The San Francisco Experience

Outstanding podcast! From stories about the city he clearly loves and knows intimately, to perspectives on the State of California and the country, Jim Herlihy draws you in with his fascinating and timely subject matter, his knowledge and meticulous research, and his smooth and polished delivery. Highly recommended podcast for locals and for listeners around the world who want to get a feel for California and the mood of the nation.

Quakerdad ,

San Francisco Experience

Jim’s presentations are modulated and easily understood. The subject matter is well researched and brought to life by its relevance to today’s events. Jim has been able to bring a richness to the San Francisco experience for visitors like myself. From the history of SF to current event like the response to the pandemic to the obscure fact, unique to San Francisco. I feel rewarded for my time, having learned something new and interesting. I’m always looking forward to the next installment. Definitely worth a listen.

West Side Scribe ,

Wandering Through The Jewel City

Jim Herlihy’s San Francisco Experience is a welcomed podcast from a longtime City resident who has lived and worked here long enough to discover the visible and hidden magic and wonder of the City by the bay. Jim’s clear voice and diction give the listener fresh insights, perspectives and explorations of San Francisco in all its cultural complexity and raw beauty. Celebrating San Francisco comes natural to Jim who has his heart firmly planted in the Jewel City, and let’s his listeners know it.

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