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.


 Broken Promises at the Hunters Point Shipyard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1177

What led federal and city officials to back away from voter-demanded promises to completely clean radiological contamination and what is next for the nation’s most complex Superfund site? Note: An earlier edit of this episode contained an error about the timing of the Bikini Atoll nuclear tests. They began after World War II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Esther Mobley on How to Drink Wine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1786

The Chronicle’s wine critic shares her secrets and brings her spit bucket for a tasting session. Plus: How California vintners are adjusting to climate change, which threatens Cabernet Sauvignon, the state’s most important grape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Oakland's Warehouse Scene After Ghost Ship | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 986

A crackdown on people living and making art in warehouses followed the deadly 2016 fire at an unsanctioned music event. But as Rachel Swan reports, bigger changes came as a result of another shift: the legalization of marijuana. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Doctor Accused of Murder | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 806

Health reporter Erin Allday on Dr. Thomas McNeese Keller, the Santa Rosa physician who, already under investigation by the state medical board, has been charged with murder in the deaths of five patients who suffered opioid overdoses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Justin Phillips on Black Culture in the Bay Area | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1213

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Justin Phillips talks to editor in chief Audrey Cooper about his new column on the African American experience in and around San Francisco.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 How the Town Beats the City on Housing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 730

Oakland has historically underproduced housing, but in 2019, it's on pace to finish about 2,000 more new units than San Francisco. Reporter J.K. Dineen talks about what's changed in the East Bay.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 SF City Insider: An Epidemic of Untreated Mental Illness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1055

Fifth & Mission presents an episode of the Chronicle podcast San Francisco City Insider. The city is compelling far fewer mentally ill people into mandated treatment. Columnist Heather Knight and City Hall reporter Dominic Fracassa discuss the rise in clearly untreated mental illness on San Francisco’s sidewalks.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Should San Francisco Buy PG&E's Power Lines? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1090

The utility's wildfire-related bankruptcy has San Francisco looking to take over its power operation in the city. Reporters J.D. Morris and Dominic Fracassa talk about the opportunities and risks the multibillion-dollar move would present. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Swag: It’s Fun! It’s Free! It Works! It’s a Nightmare! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 714

It’s a constant in the tech industry and has been for ages. The data says swag is an effective marketing tool, and sometimes the goodies are nice. But there’s a cost for the environment. Owen Thomas and Carolyn Said on “stuff we all get.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Live Event: San Francisco Homelessness With Mayor Breed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1060

Editor in chief Audrey Cooper and homelessness reporter Kevin Fagan talk about highlights from the recent Chronicle Talks event with Mayor London Breed and a panel of homeless people and experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Salesforce Tower Light Show, Featuring ... YOU? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 758

Reporter Melia Russell on new images atop Salesforce Tower. Starting this fall, the tower top will show snippets of city life that are recorded by cameras planted around San Francisco. The next version could feature a blurry image of you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Big Event: Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor of Ear Hustle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2305

In this episode of the Chronicle podcast The Big Event, Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods tell Peter Hartlaub about creating one of the biggest hits of the podcast boom, which brings listeners inside San Quentin State Prison. Subscribe to The Big Event, your concierge to Bay Area culture, wherever you get Fifth & Mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 California's Secret Automaker Deal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 936

Alexei Koseff of the Chronicle's Sacramento bureau joins Audrey Cooper to talk about the state getting four carmakers to agree to cut emissions — a deal that puts California on a collision course with the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  On the Streets With the Homeless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1667

Kurtis Alexander, Nanette Asimov and Evan Sernoffsky talk about reporting for the Chronicle's multimedia project "One Day, One City, No Relief: 24 hours Inside San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 What We Know About the Gilroy Shooter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 776

Why did a 19-year-old man gun down three people and wound a dozen more at the Gilroy Garlic Festival? Reporter Rachel Swan on the hunt for a motive, the search of the shooter's apartment and the trend of killers fueled by online hate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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