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.

Podcasts:

 Powerless: A Weekend of Shut-offs and Fire | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1076

Megan Cassidy joins Audrey Cooper to talk about her reporting on the Kincade Fire, one of many wildfires around the Bay Area. J.D. Morris talks about the massive PG&E shut-offs in response to the weekend's major wind event — and the reactions by the public and Gov. Gavin Newsom.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How the Fire Tracker Works | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 934

Senior interactive developer Evan Wagstaff joins Audrey Cooper to talk about how he and his team build the tools that are some of the Chronicle's most popular features, including the California Fire Tracker and the PG&E Outage Map. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 PG&E Shut-offs: Here We Go Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1152

For the second time this month, PG&E is preparing to preemptively cut power to hundreds of thousands of people in a bid to prevent wildfires. Reporters J.D. Morris and Mallory Moench tell us what to expect and answer key questions about how people are coping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Sports Wagering in California Is No Sure Bet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 852

Michael Cabanatuan talks about the slow road to sports betting in California. A third of states now allow it, but not the Golden State, where it will take cooperation between gambling interests, as well as consent from state lawmakers and the voters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Tony Bravo: The View From the Audience | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1100

The San Francisco Chronicle arts writer joins Audrey Cooper in a chat about his new column exploring the Bay Area’s vibrant scene, what he learned from drag shows and how to be a supporter of the arts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Old Quakes, New Quakes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 965

Northern California residents marking the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake were shaken anew this week by a couple of big jolts. Reporter Peter Fimrite joins Demian Bulwa to talk quake science, why we can't predict the Big One, and ShakeAlert, the new earthquake early-warning system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Life on the Warriors Beat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1365

Connor Letourneau joins Audrey Cooper to talk about what it’s like to cover the Golden State Warriors. They discuss what Steph Curry’s really like, how things will be different for the team at the Chase Center, and the “Connor Letourneau Curse.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

 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 megaphone.fm/adchoices

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