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.


 Bay Curious: Your Questions on Homelessness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1078

In a collaboration with the NPR podcast Bay Curious from KQED, Chronicle editor in chief Audrey Cooper and reporter Kevin Fagan join host Olivia Allen-Price to answer four key questions about the homeless from listeners and readers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Horror at the Gilroy Garlic Festival | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 718

Reporter Lizzie Johnson joins Demian Bulwa to talk about the latest on the mass shooting in Gilroy. How did the shooter get his weapon? What was his motive? And who were the people — including two children — who died in the rampage?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Photographing Homelessness For 24 Hours | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1943

Photographers Gabrielle Lurie and Jessica Christian discuss photographing homelessness during our 24-hour homelessness project. They talk about the challenges of photographing for 24-hours straight, keeping safe out on the streets and how to make moving imagery under tough circumstances. We also learn about Jessica’s subject “Shorty” and how he lives as a disabled homeless man on the streets of San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Safe Parking for the Homeless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 987

People living in vehicles is the next frontier in the homelessness crisis for San Francisco city officials to deal with. A new proposal would turn a parking lot near Balboa Park into a "triage center" for overnight parking and services.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Town-Gown Quarrels at Stanford & UC Berkeley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 859

Tight housing and more students spell tension between the elite universities and the cities they live in. The city of Berkeley is suing UC, as Santa Clara County wrestles with an expanding Stanford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Newsom Takes on PG&E Wildfire Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1129

As wildfire season began, California lawmakers and Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a plan to shield utilities from wildfire liabilities. How does the fund work and how did Newsom navigate his first big crisis? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 'Miscarriage Leave' On the Rise | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1145

Miscarriages are very common — and emotionally searing. Some Bay Area companies are offering paid leave to employees, both men and women, who have experienced losses. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 A Change Could Be Coming to Prop 13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 874

A ballot measure headed for the 2020 ballot could bring $11 billion more in tax revenues by changing the way that commercial property is taxed. But county assessors said it would be a logistical nightmare to implement. The Chronicle's senior political writer Joe Garofoli explains how some politicians are ready to grab California's infamous third rail of politics -- Prop 13. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 No Straws, No Forks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 876

Welcome to ‘Ban Francisco’! Business editor Owen Thomas and writers Carolyn Said and Elena Shao discuss the city’s latest attempt to crack down on something. In this case it’s plastic waste from all the straws, utensils, condiment packages and other accessories that come with food orders. The new rule took effect July 1 and we found that restaurants and diners are still getting used to it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Immigration Politics in a Word: Chilling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1201

Senior political writer Joe Garofoli explains the politics behind the citizenship question on the census, the federal immigration raids, the new asylum laws and President Trump’s racist tweets about four House members who are women of color. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 What Google's $1 Billion Housing Plan Means | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1174

The tech giant's big Bay Area housing commitment is one of the largest of its kind and a sign that even the wealthiest companies are burdened by high rents. But many details are unclear. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Can Co-Living Help Make San Francisco More Affordable? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1240

While young people have long shared housing in cities, an increasing number of real estate developers are betting that co-living can work on a much larger scale. In this episode we talk about the trend, focusing on San Francisco’s starcity, which is building a 270 bedroom coliving project in San Francisco and 800-room complex in San Jose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 New Turn in Rideshare Rapist Case | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1063

A defense attorney in SF’s infamous “Rideshare Rapist” case says an illegal DNA search led police to the suspect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 SF Mayor London Breed -- One Year In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1334

With Mayor London Breed poised to cruise into a full term in office, Chronicle Editor In Chief Audrey Cooper and City Hall reporter Dominic Fracassa take stock of her past year in Room 200, and look ahead for what's in store for Breed over the next four years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Employees Versus Contractors: California’s Big Question | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1226

A new law will formalize a California Supreme Court ruling in a case called Dynamex that will make many workers employees instead of contractors. Reporter Carolyn Said explains why this matters to everyone from nail salon operators to investors in Uber and Lyft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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