Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

Summary: The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco City Hall columnist Heather Knight and managing editor 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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 Executions Under Trump Split Catholics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1235

Attorney General William Barr has restarted federal executions for a president who wants to exude toughness. He's also a devout Catholic, in a church that opposes the death penalty. Reporter Jason Fagone explains how a Catholic organization's honoring of Barr this week has outraged some Catholics and opponents of capital punishment. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Jackie Fielder: A Challenger From the Left | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1328

A 25-year-old democratic socialist who got her political start joining Lakota relatives protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, Fielder is running against Sen. Scott Wiener in the race for District 11 She has big ideas for combatting California’s wildfires, tackling the state’s affordable housing problem and more. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Communal Living in a Pandemic | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1623

The Manor of Being in San Francisco includes 11 residents who share meals, values and the desire to improve themselves. Here's the inside story from Chronicle reporter Annie Vainshtein on how they've coped with the coronavirus pandemic and how they're protecting each other while still having a semblance of a life outside. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Six Months Into Our New Normal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1461

A half year has passed since that fateful day when Bay Area residents were ordered to shelter in place to avoid the coronavirus. What many assumed would be temporary has become our new way of life. Health reporter Erin Allday talks about what we’ve learned and how that may apply to the six months ahead. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A State Senator Battles QAnon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1746

California Senator Scott Wiener has become the target of revolting online harassment and even death threats from followers of QAnon, the blatantly false delusion that says shadowy Democratic pedophiles are out to get President Trump. Wiener is setting the record straight. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Trump Brings Climate Denial to a Burning California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1311

As wildfires continue to endanger lives and foul air up and down the West Coast, the president pays a visit to the Sacramento area. Reporter Alexei Koseff recounts how Trump resisted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s call to confront the reality of climate change, even as Joe Biden signaled he may focus more on the issue and on the fires. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Police Violence in Vallejo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1739

In the last five years, at least 60 people, most of them people of color, have complained they were victims of excessive force by officers in Vallejo. And 19 people have been fatally shot in that city since 2010. Columnist Otis Taylor Jr., who has been investigating how Vallejo cops use force, talks about what he's found — and how it fits in with the broader Black Lives Matter movement. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 San Francisco's Master of Disasters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1720

Coronavirus, heat waves, wildfire smoke and apocalyptic orange skies have hit the city — and it's Mary Ellen Carroll's job to respond. She's the director of the Department of Emergency Management, and she tells Heather Knight how residents can cope and what we should tell our kids about all the doom and gloom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfcronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Bay Area's Blade Runner Skies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 832

What's causing our air to turn an apocalyptic orange? Is it safe to breathe? How long will this dystopian atmosphere stick around? Chronicle reporter Michael Cabanatuan has talked to scientists and is here to explain. | Full wildfires coverage: sfchronicle.com/wildfires | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Coronavirus' Disproportionate Toll on Latinos | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1087

Latinos make up 16% of the population of Marin County, but 71% of coronavirus infections. Though it's more extreme in Marin than elsewhere, that disparity exists all over the Bay Area and beyond. Reporter Tatiana Sanchez explains how it traces to factors including the prominence of Latinos in front-line jobs and cramped living situations. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Why There Was a Baby in the Assembly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1715

Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks just had a baby in late July and wanted to vote by proxy to avoid coronavirus risks. When the Assembly speaker said no, Wicks drove from Berkeley to Sacramento and cast crucial votes while carrying her daughter. She also got three of her own housing bills through the Legislature, and now they’re before Gov. Newsom. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Total SF: Pandemic News From the Kids | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2292

On this episode of the Total SF podcast, host Peter Hartlaub talks to Chris Colin, a Bernal Heights writer and parent who, on a whim, launched Six Feet of Separation, an online newspaper for the coronavirus era created entirely by kids. An endorsement by Dan Rather and some national coverage have inspired many more local kid-staffed publications. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A Fire's Hellish Path: How the Hennessey Fire Raged into Vacaville | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

Chronicle reporters Matthias Gafni and Lizzie Johnson reconstruct the Hennessey lightning fire as it raced east from Napa County into Vacaville, burning homes, forcing people to flee for their lives, and stretching firefighters who didn’t have nearly enough resources. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A New Direction for San Francisco Police | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1763

Malia Cohen, sworn in this week as the city's newest police commissioner, discusses changes she'd like to see in the San Francisco Police Department and what comes next in the national protests over police brutality. | Get full Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Why They're Fighting About Water in the California Delta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1353

Gov. Gavin Newsom, like governors before him, wants to overhaul how water moves through the delta and supplies the rest of the state, proposing a 30-mile tunnel out of the Sacramento River. But as Kurtis Alexander reports in his Chronicle series "Delta on the Edge," local farmers, boaters, fishers and others are united in a fight against it, with signs saying, “No tunnel. Save our delta.” Also: Sutter Island resident Dan Whaley talks about why he opposes the project. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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