Cities should be fun and full of life! Join Ben Bleiman, Sharky Laguana, and Manny Yekutiel, as they interview local politicians and celebrities about the nitty gritty of San Francisco politics, policy, and nightlife. If you are curious how city government works, or wonder if we'll ever be allowed to have fun again, this is the show for you.
Castro, Housing, and Eggs - with Sen. Scott Wiener
An announced transformation of Castro Theater is discussed, downtown buildings are analyzed, several eggs are consumed, and a discussion of housing and coalition building with California State Senator Scott Wiener.
Footballs, Eyeballs, and School Board Recalls - with guest Damien Posey
Ben confuses everyone with a sports update. Manny gives hot tips on eye care and how to not get your car towed. We talk about every single facet of the school board recall (now that the ballots are here), guest Damien Posey shares his incredible life story with us and the work he does to help prevent violence, and a fun idea for Ocean Beach is analyzed.
The C-word(s) and Something City Hall Can Do Now
Some big health topics come up for our hosts. Also covered: the perennial issue of Car-Free JFK, a proposal for homeless housing hits a road block, and a fun idea for City Hall that Ben promises could actually happen.
Matrix Premiere, Tenderloin Emergency, Daytime Disco Dance
A big movie premiere hits SF and everyone's scrambling for a spot on the green carpet. A lengthy discussion of the Mayor's Tenderloin emergency proclamation followed by some deeply flawed prognostications, and a fun idea that could actually happen!
Nothing Is Certain But Santacon, Parklets, and Taxes - With David Nayfeld
Celebrity chef David Nayfeld (of Che Fico) joins us to catch up on hijinks from the recently completed Santacon, feast on the latest food trends, talk about perplexing Parklet pronouncements, and consider a radical idea to transform the Bay Area into the Yay Area.
Safe Consumption, Omicron, and Mushroom Bars - with guests Laura Thomas, and Dr. Jahan Fahimi
Today in a Fun Police first, we have TWO guests!
First up is Laura Thomas, who is the Deputy State Director, California, of the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization working to end the war on drugs. We talk about Safe Consumption Sites in San Francisco, and what they might mean for the lives of people addicted to opioids. We also learn that we should be learning Netherlandish.
Also joining us is Dr. Jahan Fahimi, who is the Medical Director for UCSF's Adult Emergency Department. We talk about the new Omicron variant, and the importance of having a good hat game (the Dr does).
And of course, we have a vigorous discussion about this week's One Fun Idea.
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So much better than Listening to public Comment. Starting to like these guys.
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