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.


 Inside Juul’s Fraught Relationship With San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1133

Editor in chief Audrey Cooper and business reporter Catherine Ho discuss the latest in San Francisco’s efforts to ban the sale of e-cigarettes — and how Juul, the nation’s largest e-cigarette company and a fast-growing presence in the city, is pushing back. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Muni's Mess and Mayor Breed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 932

San Francisco Mayor London Breed didn't campaign on transportation issues, but she zeroed in on them once she took office. Rachel Swan on why the mayor is gunning for Muni, and the future of transit in the city.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Taxing Wealthy Companies to Solve SF's Problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 987

Should San Francisco raise taxes on prosperous companies to help pay for the city's most gripping problems? Between a tax on IPO's, Uber and Lyft and exorbitantly paid CEO's voters will have plenty of options to choose from in November. We break down the three business tax proposals headed to November's ballot, focusing on the most recent one that would raise money for a new mental health care system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The California Legislature's Key Bills to Watch | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1248

What bills are alive in the California Legislature after a month of big deadlines? We have the rundown, from proposals to expand housing to vaccine exemptions to a push to let bars serve until 4 a.m. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Why SF's North Beach Is Struggling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1408

San Francisco's Little Italy has seen a spike in empty storefronts. Residents, business owners and city officials blame a slow permitting process, earthquake construction and other challenges. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Halfway Through the Ghost Ship Trial | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1072

Crime reporter Megan Cassidy speaks to Metro Editor Demian Bulwa at the halfway point through the criminal trial of the Ghost Ship fire, where two men are charged in the deaths of 36 people who died in the 2016 blaze. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Bay Area's Crumbling Streets and Bridges | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1026

Drivers, it's not your imagination: the Bay Area has the worst roads in the nation. We also have concrete crumbling from bridges and freeway overpasses. How did we get to this point -- and what will it take to fix it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Palo Alto's Private Park | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 791

Reporter Michael Cabanatuan joins Demian Bulwa to talk about 1,400-acre Foothills Park. It's usually populated with wildflowers, deer and lawbreakers. That is, anyone who doesn't live in Palo Alto. The park is restricted to residents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Why California Teachers Who Get Sick Have to Pay For Their Own Substitutes | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1129

A strange state law allows school districts to charge teachers who get very sick for their own substitutes. But San Francisco Unified School District appears to be as strict as possible on the subject - including prohibiting a Lowell High teacher who needed a liver transplant from using his colleagues' donated sick time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 End of an Era for the Warriors? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1406

Columnists Ann Killion and Scott Ostler on whether the team's move to San Francisco will turn then into a symbol for Big Tech. Also: What’s with that co-owner pushing a Raptors player? And is Golden State's championship run coming to an end? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 From DACA Recipient to Med School Grad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1115

Immigration reporter Tatiana Sanchez talks about 29-year-old New Latthivongskorn, the first undocumented immigrant to graduate from the UCSF Medical School in it 155-year history. Latthivongskorn is a beneficiary of DACA, a program that protects young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children from deportation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The College Admissions Scandal & the Bay Area | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1121

As high school seniors graduate and prepare to head off to universities, the college admissions scandal continues to play out inside federal courtrooms. Many of the defendants have ties to the Bay Area and numerous California schools have been called into question. The scandal has raised questions about parenting, privilege and education. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 An Epidemic of Prison Overdoses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1194

Criminal justice reporter Megan Cassidy joins Audrey Cooper to talk about a 113% increase in drug overdoses in California prisons since 2015. Nearly 1,000 people received emergency medical attention in 2018. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Man Who Wrote the AIDS Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1333

Randy Shilts may have been the first out gay reporter at a major American newspaper. In 1982, he began writing about what would soon come to be known as AIDS. He would become it's top Chronicler — and it would kill him. An episode of the Chronicle's history podcast, Not Your Century.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Oakland Ballpark Dreams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1140

The A's would love to build a baseball cathedral on the waterfront, just like the Giants. Can they pull it off? And would that be good for Oakland? Phil Matier and Susan Slusser join Demian Bulwa to answer those and other questions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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