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State of the Bay

CITY VISIONS has a new name and look.Introducing the new STATE OF THE BAY.Every Monday at 6 p.m., beginning March 15.We’ve always been more than just “The City.” We talk about the entire Bay Area and its connections to California, and beyond. And as our show turns 30 years old, we figured it was the perfect time to pick a name that reflects who we are and what we do.We’ll keep bringing you live and local conversations with diverse voices. We’ll talk about where we live and what matters most. About local and state politics. About Bay culture, homegrown innovations, and more.Welcome to the new STATE OF THE BAY!

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Is CA 'Recall Happy'?/SF School Sup. Search/Don Reed's show "Going Out"

Should the recall system be reformed? Who will be the next San Francisco School Superintendent? And comedian Don Reed on his new show at the Marsh Theater Berkeley, "Going Out."


14 Sep 2021

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The Neuroscience of Addiction/San Francisco's Corruption/SFJazz High School All-Stars


31 Aug 2021

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The State of Muni, The Bay Area Reacts to the Taliban Takeover and a Trip to the CA Academy of Sciences

Co-hosts Grace Won and Ethan Elkind talk with SFMTA Executive Director Jeffrey Tumlin about all things MUNI. Then we'll explore how local Afghan communities are reacting to the Taliban takeover. Finally, co-host Joseph Pace gets a tour of the California Academy of Sciences with Elizabeth Babcock.


24 Aug 2021

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Authors Dr. Rupa Marya And Raj Patel On "Inflamed;" Newsom Recall Update; Dominique Mouton On "The Lower Bottoms" Podcast

We'll talk to the authors of the new book, Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice, and get the latest on the Newsom recall effort with Jeremy B. White of Politico's California Playbook. And, Joseph will interview the creator of "The Lower Bottoms", a new podcast about a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood in West Oakland.


17 Aug 2021

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San Francisco's Financial Justice Department Works to Eliminate Fees and Fines; Covid Update; A Conversation with Dominique Crenn

An update on Covid, a conversation with chef Dominique Crenn, and an exploration of San Francisco's Financial Justice Division


10 Aug 2021

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Update on San Francisco Board of Education Recall, Bay Area Olympic Athletes, and the Director of Pray Away

STATE OF THE BAY digs deep into Bay Area culture, news, and politics. And we invite you to join the conversation.THIS WEEK: We’ll be following the Bay Area athletes competing at the Olympics!PLUS: We’ll get the latest on the San Francisco School Board recall and how schools are preparing for the fall.AND . . . Grace Won interviews the director of PRAY AWAY, a new Netflix documentary about gay conversion therapy.We are live. And local. Every Monday night at 6. Right here on KALW - San Francisco (91.7 FM).


3 Aug 2021

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Dr. Jen Gunter's "The Menopause Manifesto;" The Sunset District's Affordable Housing Development; Highlining in Yosemite

Hosts Grace Won and Joseph Pace discuss the Sunset district's affordable housing controversy with SF Chronicle's J.K. Dineen.Bay area author and gynecologist Dr. Jen Gunter offers facts and feminism in her new book The Menopause Manifesto. And, the Monterrubio brothers tell of their record breaking highlining across the Yosemite canyon.


27 Jul 2021

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COVID-19 Update, Tips On Managing Eco-Distress, A Trip Back To San Francisco's Barbary Coast

Are you stressed out about climate change? You're not alone. We’ll talk with experts about how to cope with eco-anxiety. Plus, we’ll get latest on the Delta variant from the Chronicle's Erin Allday and UCSF's Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. And, Ethan Elkind takes us on a trip back to San Francisco's Barbary Coast.


20 Jul 2021

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Rising Drug Overdoses in SF, Rebuilding After Wildfires and "Mr. Jiu's in Chinatown" Writer Tienlon Ho

We dig into the alarming rise in drug overdoses in San Francisco, followed by a conversation about whether and how to rebuild after wildfires and close with an interview of "Mr. Jiu's in Chinatown" writer Tienlon Ho.


13 Jul 2021

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Can Oakland Hang On to the A's and "Mister Jiu's in Chinatown" Writer Tienlon Ho


29 Jun 2021

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