Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

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


 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

 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

 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

 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

 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

 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


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