Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

Summary: The San Francisco Chronicle's flagship news podcast features editor in chief Audrey Cooper discussing the biggest Bay Area stories of the day with Chronicle journalists and newsmakers.


 The Fallout Over Those Crazy San Francisco General Hospital Bills | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1144

San Francisco General Hospital has finally changed its billing practice so patients will no longer be charged $92,000 for a simple appendectomy or $24,000 for bumps and bruises. But in today's broken health care system, that's not the end of the story. Columnist Heather Knight talks about an effort to ban these bills statewide and how City Hall has promised to scrutinize S.F. General's budget requests in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 "American Taliban": Terrorist or Scapegoat? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1365

With John Walker Lindh set to be released from prison, reporter Kevin Fagan joins Demian Bulwa to talk about the Marin County man who was captured with Taliban forces in Afghanistan in 2001.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Photographing California's Wildfires | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1784

Gabrielle Lurie, a staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle, sits down with Metro Editor Demian Bulwa to discuss how she covers the wildfires, the dangers that come with it and what stories she looks for in the deadly aftermath. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Navigating San Francisco's Shelter System | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1981

Homeless shelters and Navigation Centers are critical in San Francisco's fight against homelessness. But they're only one piece of a harrowing, complicated puzzle. Editor in Chief Audrey Cooper and reporter Dominic Fracassa discuss the city's shelter system and the role that permanent housing plays in solving San Francisco's homelessness crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Rebuilding of Aisha | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1510

Aisha McCain spent years in prison after getting busted in a massive San Francisco gang crackdown, then she felt a lump in her breast and everything changed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Jeff Adachi, a Police Raid and the Freedom of the Press | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2494

After SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi's death, a confidential police report with photos leaked. This week, police raided a freelance journalist's home to investigate who in their own department gave him the information. We discuss the raid, what happens next and what it means for journalists in the Bay Area. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Inside Our Investigations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1443

Managing Editor of Investigations and Enterprise Michael Gray talks about the Chronicle's past and present investigative reporting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 How a Young Vegetarian Became California's Face of Hunting | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 716

Interest in hunting and fishing is down in California, and so are the revenues generated from the sports that pay for conservation. To counter the trend, the state has hired Jen Benedet, a.k.a. Jen the Archer, to boost interest in hunting and fishing. We spoke with Archer about her unusual job and talked about whether the initiative can work in a state where many people just aren't into hunting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 People's Park at 50 With the Man Who Started It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1176

Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the People's Park riot which resulted in the only fatality in the long history of protest and activism in Berkeley.  To honor it, Heyday Books will release an encyclopedic  history.  We talk with its publisher, Steve Wasserman, and with Mike Delacour, the antiwar activist who started it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Disabilities Services Struggle to Survive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 656

Chronicle editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper interviews reporter Catherine Ho about her story on why nonprofits that provide services for people with disabilities are shutting down across California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Mid-Market: Vision vs. Reality | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1321

The “Twitter tax break” San Francisco created in 2011 to draw companies to the downtrodden Mid-Market neighborhood is expiring. Chronicle reporters Trisha Thadani, J.K. Dineen and Roland Li discuss its impact and effects, both good and bad. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Camp Fire: 6 Months Later | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1436

Kurtis Alexander talks about how far the Northern California town of Paradise has to go in order to rebuild — and whether it should. Lizzie Johnson discusses the difficult and monumental job the coroner had: identifying bodies after the fire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 SB 50: The Battle Over California's Housing Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1457

From the archives: SB 50, a new housing bill, has drawn national attention to a growing crisis in California. And it’s reinvigorated a years-long fight over about who gets to shape neighborhoods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 From Homeless to a $4 Million Home | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1452

Otis Taylor Jr. talks about Greg Dunston and Marie Mckinzie, a black homeless couple he first wrote about in January. A Piedmont developer took them in, but neighbors in the wealthy, mostly white town soon began calling the police on them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Future of Winter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1717

With climate change threatening to make our winters shorter and warmer, writer Porter Fox looks to ski areas around California to understand how higher temperatures are already changing how resorts operate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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