Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

Summary: The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Editor in chief Audrey Cooper and San Francisco City Hall columnist Heather Knight 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

Podcasts:

 Why San Francisco Won't Close Streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1441

Rec and Parks director Phil Ginsburg explains why the city is not following Oakland's lead of shutting down miles of roads to cars during the coronavirus shutdown to allow walkers and bicyclists to spread out — even in Golden Gate Park. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Understanding Dr. Fauci's History | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1242

Longtime Bay Area residents remember Dr. Anthony Fauci not as the man who is leading the coronavirus charge but as the one who helped the country fight AIDS. Peter Hartlaub talks about how The Chronicle covered him the first time he worked with a president who was spreading disinformation about a lethal virus. Also: Deadly lessons about returning to normal from San Francisco in the 1918 flu epidemic. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Armistead Maupin Consoles Us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 934

The beloved author of the "Tales of the City" series has been offering virtual readings during the coronavirus shutdown, including the first chapter of his latest book in the classic series of San Francisco novels. Calling from his new home in London, he tells Heather Knight, "Give my love to the city." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How Close Is the Coronavirus Peak? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1641

Scientific models can’t predict the future, but they can give a pretty good idea of what it might look like. The most optimistic ones say Bay Area coronavirus deaths will peak this week, while the ones used by state officials say it will be a bit longer. How does this affect soon-to-be released plans to start a return to normalcy? Erin Allday discusses the science of disease modeling. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Why Animal-to-Human Viruses Are on the Rise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1127

Scientists are increasingly concerned that environmental degradation is linked to an increase in the transmission of viruses — like the coronavirus from animals to humans. Reporter Kurtis Alexander explains why damage to habitat and other environmental factors contribute to explosions of novel viruses. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Heather Knight Joins Fifth & Mission as Co-Host | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 731

To better cover the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout, City Hall columnist and San Francisco City Insider host Heather Knight joins Fifth & Mission as co-host with Audrey Cooper. In this episode, the new co-hosts discuss Heather's recent stories about how COVID-19 deaths are likely being undercounted, and how City Hall is failing the homeless. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Wear a Mask! But How? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1342

Health officials say everyone should wear a mask when going out during the novel coronavirus pandemic. But the scarcity of surgical and N95 masks is well known, so what's a person to do? Tony Bravo discusses how masks could become a regular accessory, which fashion companies are stepping up to produce them, and how you can make one for yourself. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Homelessness, Fare Evasion Worsen on BART | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1407

Essential workers who rely on BART feel even less safe in transit than they did before coronavirus prompted shelter-in-place orders, as the homeless population on the trains seems to be rising and fare evasion is still rampant. Phil Matier joins Audrey Cooper to discuss the eerie situation. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 More Trouble Aboard the Theodore Roosevelt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1704

In the wake of Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly resigning amid controversy over how little the military is doing to contain a coronavirus outbreak aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier, Matthias Gafni discusses his troubling report about how the ship is being cleaned and the few precautions being taken for the sailors who have yet to become infected. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 We’ve Flattened the Curve — Now What? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1607

The pace of the coronavirus outbreak is slowing down in the Bay Area, and the number of new cases may even be falling in San Francisco. Can we declare victory yet? Erin Allday discusses what this means for life in the Bay Area and what a “return to normal” may look like. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Exclusive: Listen to Acting Secretary of the Navy Speaking to Theodore Roosevelt Crew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1046

Fifth & Mission presents the raw audio of a speech given by Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly to the crew of the nuclear aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt Monday. Modly relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of his command of the ship last week after Crozier pleaded for help with a coronavirus outbreak in a letter to the Navy. Crozier has since tested positive for COVID-19. | Full coverage: sfchronicle.com/coronavirus Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 “I Am Risking My Health By Being Here” | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 990

Listen to the voices of San Francisco workers who have either lost their jobs to the coronavirus shutdown or must continue to work — possibly endangering themselves — amid the pandemic. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 First Responders Sickened, Sidelined | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1172

Coronavirus is spreading among health care workers and first responders. Reporter Megan Cassidy joins Audrey Cooper to talk about what local police, fire and ambulance companies are doing to limit exposure, including rationing of services and limiting arrests. Plus: Why is one ambulance company considering furloughing its EMTs? | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Homeless and Coronavirus Positive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1482

San Francisco has recorded its first instance of a homeless person testing positive for coronavirus. Kevin Fagan discusses the extensive steps officials are taking to contain the spread before the virus sweeps through the unhoused population, threatening their lives and the stability of the health care system. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Financial Help You Might Not Know About | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1468

If you’re confused about the money you could be entitled to receive from the government, you’re not alone. Columnist Kathleen Pender tells Audrey Cooper about the new programs designed to help people who have lost income due to coronavirus and COVID-19. She also explains some obscure programs you probably don’t know about. | Get unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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