Fifth & Mission show

Fifth & Mission

Summary: The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. Producer/host Cecilia Lei and director of news Demian Bulwa 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

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 How UC Academic Workers Became Labor Organizers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1300

Amid a groundswell of labor actions in recent years, University of California academic workers have organized the largest strike in the history of U.S. higher education. Chronicle reporter Nanette Asimov joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss what they're demanding, and Ken Jacobs, the director of UC Berkeley's Labor Center, explains why organized labor is making a comeback. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Cultural District Gives S.F. Pacific Islanders Overdue Visibility | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1421

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is expected to adopt legislation Tuesday that will establish a Pacific Islander Cultural District. Reporter Elissa Miolene joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss the unique challenges facing the population, and activist Gaynorann Siataga talks about the decades of work that have made the cultural district a reality. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How Elon Musk is "Destroying" Twitter's Value | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1000

Since buying Twitter, the billionaire's leadership has resulted in massive layoffs, executive resignations and other questionable business decisions. Casey Newton, editor of the Platformer newsletter and co-host of the Hard Fork podcast, joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss the internal chaos at Twitter, and the tech industry's future as a possible recession nears. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Lifting Veterans From San Francisco's Streets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 993

At a supportive housing complex near Oracle Park, 62 military veterans who were once on the streets have started new lives. There are counseling offices, a computer lab and a garden. The Edwin M. Lee Apartments are a model for how to attack homelessness, Chronicle reporter Kevin Fagan tells host Demian Bulwa. Fagan discusses why the national homeless count among veterans dropped dramatically from 2010 to 2016 — and why that trend stalled under the Trump administration. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Willie Mays: "He Changed Lives, He Changed Minds" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1267

The San Francisco Giants icon is one of the greatest baseball players of all time. A new HBO documentary, "Say Hey, Willie Mays!" tells his story, from growing up in the Jim Crow South to capturing the imaginations of fans across the country. Chronicle national baseball writer and Mays biographer John Shea, who is featured in the film, joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss the racism Mays faced when the Giants moved from New York to San Francisco after the 1957 season, his quiet civil rights activism, and why everyone should learn about his legacy. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Election Night: What Happened and What's Next | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1102

Gavin Newsom was re-elected, San Francisco D.A. Brooke Jenkins was heading toward victory and California voters were defeating efforts to legalize sports betting. Nationally, the Republicans' "red wave" didn't materialize as abortion rights and the specter of Donald Trump and election denial loomed large. Joe Garofoli, Mallory Moench and Demian Bulwa break down the results from Tuesday's pivotal election. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Embattled Election Officials Face the Midterms | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1206

A new survey found that one in five elections officials say they are likely to leave their jobs before the 2024 election. Escalating hostility and conspiracy theories, including 2020's "Big Lie," are to blame. Chronicle reporter Shwanika Narayan joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how election workers are faring during the midterms, and Contra Costa County's deputy chief clerk recorder, Tommy Gong, shares what's needed to keep election workers safe. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Your Catalytic Converter Got Stolen. Where Did It Go? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 897

Brazen thefts of catalytic converters are exploding around the Bay Area, costing people thousands of dollars and in some cases leading to violence. So what's going on and why can't we stop it? Chronicle reporter Nora Mishanec tells host Demian Bulwa the answers lie in a shocking case in which the converters were sawed off cars, trafficked through a Northern California family and shipped across the country. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 What Elon Musk's Twitter Takeover Means for You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1482

The richest person on earth and self-proclaimed "free speech absolutist" has taken over the bird app. What does that mean for the platform's content moderation and users? Emily Dreyfuss, the co-author of “Meme Wars: The Untold Story of the Online Battles Upending Democracy in America,” joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about how Musk may fundamentally change Twitter — and the entire social media landscape. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Can’t Afford to Live in the Bay Area? Your New Region Might Be Hotter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 923

In response to high living costs, many California residents have moved to more affordable areas of the state that will also face the highest temperature increases by the end of the century. Chronicle reporter Yoohyun Jung joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss her latest data analysis — and how non-white communities will face key challenges to adapt to climate change. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Will Alliances Sway the Race For Oakland Mayor? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1233

In the final week before Election Day, the Oakland mayoral race is still a toss up with plenty of homestretch drama. Two front runners have emerged from a field of 10, and some candidates are forming alliances to try to influence the ranked choice vote. Bay Area Democratic consultant Jim Ross tells It’s All Political on Fifth & Mission host Joe Garofoli why that may not be the best idea, then Chronicle East Bay reporter Sarah Ravani explains an ongoing ethical investigation into one of the leading candidates. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Note: This episode has been edited to correct an error about the number of candidates San Francisco voters can rank. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Paul Pelosi Attack: How To Address Political Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1286

With midterm elections just one week away, the assault on Paul Pelosi, the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is illuminating the country's increasing surge of political violence. Dr. Garen Wintemute of UC Davis says the problem goes beyond politics. He joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss findings from a nationwide study he led that shows how Americans are resorting to violence to achieve political objectives, and he shares possible solutions. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Are the 49ers Trying to Sway Santa Clara's Elections? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1019

The San Francisco 49ers have long had a contentious relationship with the city they moved to in 2014. Team owner Jed York has spent millions of dollars for 49ers-friendly candidates since 2020, including a new high of $3.8 million this year. Chronicle reporter Dustin Gardiner joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why this year's mayoral race is so heated, and the debate it's prompted over corporate influence on local democracy. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Opaque Oil Refineries, Record-High Gas Prices | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 779

California residents have had to contend with the highest gas prices in the country, and oil refinery shutdowns have been named as the primary cause. Why do outages at refineries take place without a lot of public transparency, and what else might be contributing to high costs at the gas pump? Chronicle reporter Claire Hao joins host Cecilia Lei to explain why state lawmakers and energy experts are scrutinizing oil refineries closely. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 S.F. Housing Props D & E Got You Confused? Here's Help | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1329

Both propositions aim to speed up housing construction in San Francisco by streamlining the approval process. But why are there two? And will either one work? Reporter Noah Arroyo joins host Cecilia Lei to explain the competing measures and talk about a bigger question: Is putting complex, competing propositions before voters any way to run a city? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod San Francisco Chronicle Voter Guide: sfchronicle.com/voterguide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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