Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

Summary: Dive inside the biggest Bay Area stories of the day with Fifth & Mission, a new podcast from the San Francisco Chronicle.


 PG&E Outage: Anger, confusion erupts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1270

The power is out in huge parts of Northern California as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. makes good on its threats to turn off electricity lines to an estimated 2.3 million people. Across the region, officials and residents have scrambled to respond, with mixed results. As the utility struggles to get out accurate information to those affected, residents prepare for a days-long outage. But questions remain: Why did the Bay Area seem so ill prepared to deal with what could become the new normal?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 PG&E's Power Shut-offs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 913

Hundreds of thousands of people — not just those in wooded areas — could be affected as PG&E prepares to shut off power in an attempt to prevent wildfires in this week's dry and windy weather. Reporter J.D. Morris on how we got here and what you need to know. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Teen Crime Plunge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1163

In a rare good-news crime story, reporters Jill Tucker, Evan Sernoffsky and Joaquin Palomino have been tracking historic drops in crime among teens. They talk about that and their investigation into the surge of kids tried in adult courts in the past two decades — under policies now seen as too severe.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Visiting Our Underwater Future | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 933

Culture Desk Reporter Ryan Kost spent four days wandering the Bay Area to explore future flood zones, areas that scientists expect to be swallowed up by rising sea levels. He tells Audrey Cooper about what he learned there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 What Is Bay Area Culture? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1305

The Bay Area is a quirky place. And The Chronicle is launching an effort to explore all of those quirks that make us hella Bay. Sarah Feldberg joins Audrey Cooper to debut the Culture Desk, a new coverage focus that will explore everything from wealth to sex to health and parenting.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Rocks and Hard Places on Clinton Park | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 872

Heather Knight and Kevin Fagan join Demian Bulwa to talk about the infamous boulders on Clinton Park alley, which have become a symbol for San Francisco's inability to provide basic services for its homeless population or to enforce laws when street behavior turns dark and violent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 BART vs. Fare Evasion and Suicide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 923

Transportation reporter Rachel Swan talks about BART's plan for fare gates that scofflaws might find harder to hurdle or squeeze through, and the agency's frustration over trying to prevent suicides.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Soleil Ho on Restaurants, Culture and Politics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1800

The San Francisco Chronicle's restaurant critic talks with Audrey Cooper about how she wants to challenge readers to think about where they dine and how that intersects with politics and influences local culture.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Pelosi Pulls the Impeachment Trigger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1143

Political reporter Joe Garofoli and editorial page editor John Diaz join Demian Bulwa to talk about Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives will open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Will her strategy of waiting pay off?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 San Francisco's Broken Mental Health System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1023

Reporter Trisha Thadani talks about The Chronicle series "Broken Care," which explores breakdowns in the way San Francisco aids its most vulnerable residents — those who are homeless, addicted and mentally ill.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 A Brother’s Heartbreak on San Francisco’s Streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1440

When a photo of a desperate, homeless heroin addict ran in The Chronicle, the man's brother — with help from reporter Kevin Fagan — launched an effort to find and help him. Incredibly, he succeeded, but the story ended in tragedy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Transportation, Housing and Climate Change | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1539

Much of the Bay Area's new housing is in distant San Joaquin County. Reporter J.K. Dineen talks about the environmental impact of that. Plus: Rachel Swan on California falling short of its emissions goals.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Protecting San Francisco From the Bay | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1067

Urban design critic John King on why we need to start planning now to prepare the Bay Area for the impacts of sea level rise — and why the development of vulnerable spots like Treasure Island is still taking place.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 California's "Underground" Climate Fight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1486

Washington correspondent Tal Kopan on the growing divide between President Trump's denial of climate change and California's effort to do something about it. Part of the cooperative Climate Week media project. See for more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Symphony in Blue Jeans | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1546

As the San Francisco Symphony opens its final season under Michael Tilson Thomas, classical music critic Joshua Kosman talks about the longtime conductor's legacy, and advises first-time symphony-goers to relax. Come as you are.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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