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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 The Family By the Bridge: The Story Behind a Tragic Ukraine Photo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1613

A photo of a woman and her two children killed by a Russian mortar captured the world's attention. The woman was 43-year-old Tatiana Perebeinis, a chief accountant at SE Ranking, a Palo Alto tech firm. Chronicle reporter Carolyn Said shares more details of her life with host Cecilia Lei, and SE Ranking's Ksenia Khirvonina shares what preserving Tatiana's memory means for the world. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Mayor Breed Says COVID Is Over, "San Francisco Is Coming Back" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1448

In her first state of the city address to a live audience since the start of the pandemic, the mayor strikes an optimistic tone and pledges to tackle the city's most pressing issues, including homelessness and a battered economy. Host Cecilia Lei talks to City Hall reporter Mallory Moench about the mayor's plans, and to health reporter Erin Allday about whether we really are past COVID-19. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Zelenskyy Zoom Call: How Ukraine Affects the Bay Area | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1414

Rep. John Garamendi, who represents a district between San Francisco and Sacramento, tells It's All Political on Fifth & Mission host Joe Garofoli about Saturday's congressional Zoom call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Garamendi talks about Vladimir Putin's similarities to Adolf Hitler, how oil companies are using the crisis as cover to gouge prices, and how Americans should be willing to sacrifice by paying higher gas prices to protect democracy. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod For more Fifth & Mission coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, listen to the episodes dated Feb. 25 and March 1. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 S.F. Steps Closer to a Permanently Car-Free JFK Drive | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1264

The Recreation and Parks department has released a report advising that the Golden Gate Park roadway remain closed to vehicles permanently. Now the matter goes to the Board of Supervisors. Since the start of the pandemic, JFK Drive has been a car-free haven. But opponents argue that it impacts traffic and hinders access to the park for the elderly and disabled. Chronicle reporter Ricardo Cano and columnist Heather Knight join join host Cecilia Lei to discuss the latest development in this fierce debate. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Which Black Californians Should Get Reparations? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1105

California is the first state in the nation to have a reparations task force to explore compensating Black Americans for slavery, which caused generations of racial disparities. The group has been split over who should be eligible for restitution: all Black Californians or those who can trace their lineage to slavery. Columnist Justin Phillips joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why requiring Black Californians to prove their ancestry might be unfair. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Newts Crossing: A Bay Area Biodiversity Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1150

Thousands of the salamanders die on Bay Area roads each year during breeding season. The toll in Los Gatos is one of the largest rates of reported wildlife roadkill deaths in the world. Two volunteer groups are on a mission to stop it. Chronicle reporter Tara Duggan joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss their efforts, and why protecting these delicate creatures is important for the environment. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Life After a Terrorism Conviction — a Wrongful One | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1459

America's intense fear of terrorism after the 9/11 attacks landed hard on the shoulders of Hamid Hayat, whose California upbringing was shattered when he was accused of being part of a terrorist sleeper cell. Wrongly convicted, he spent 14 years in "Little Gitmo" and other lock-ups. But now he's free, and he spoke exclusively to The Chronicle's Jason Fagone about his famous case and his difficulty reclaiming his life. Fagone tells host Demian Bulwa why Hamid's story is so crucial to our understanding of the post-9/11 world. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Read Hamid Hayat's story: sfchronicle.com/hayat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 San Francisco Drug Crisis: Is It Time for an Abstinence-only Approach? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1121

City leaders and nonprofits are considering an approach that was rejected in the 1990s: abstinence. That model is reflected in a new coalition called the Urban Vision Alliance. Reporter Kevin Fagan joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how this strategy differs from the city's decades-long harm-reduction approach, and why this get-tough method is being revived. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Fight for Ukraine: From Berkeley and Abroad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1565

Maksym Zubkov was working on his PhD at UC Berkeley when Russia invaded his native Ukraine. He talks to host Cecilia Lei about what it's like to watch the war from the Bay Area. Plus: Four Ukrainians share what they're witnessing in their homeland. For information on how you can help people in Ukraine, visit Maksym Zubkov's website: maksymzubkov.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Falling COVID Cases Change the Rules | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 992

Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday breaks down a wave of changes coming to the Bay Area due to the retreat of the omicron variant. The federal government is shifting its guidance, and California is poised to drop its school mask mandate. Also, reporter Chase DiFeliciantonio tells host Demian Bulwa about San Francisco's new push to get office workers off Zoom and back downtown to spend money. Has the ship sailed on in-person work?sailed on in-person work? | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: "We're Way Past a New Cold War Era" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1031

The violence on the other side of the planet doesn’t seem far away to those with Ukrainian or Russian heritage, or their allies. UC Berkeley political science professor M. Steven Fish joins host Cecilia Lei to explain why there are larger consequences for all Americans, what Putin’s motives are and how he might be stopped. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 California Ready to Ditch School Mask Mandates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1122

The fight is heating up as parents, teachers unions, district officials and public health experts all have different ideas about the best way forward. Education reporter Jill Tucker joins host Demian Bulwa to talk about the different views between and within districts. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Corrected: UC Berkeley vs. Its Neighbors in a Housing Fight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1176

Nearby city residents have leveraged an environmental law to try to cap the university's enrollment numbers and stop campus expansion projects. Now, the California Supreme Court will decide whether the school will have to slash undergraduate admissions by more than 3,000 slots. But state Sen. Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that might let the state's colleges skip the lengthy environmental review for housing. Chronicle reporters Dustin Gardiner and Nanette Asimov join host Cecilia Lei to explain the drama. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod An earlier version of this episode was published with an editing error. That version has been fixed, and we’ve also republished the corrected episode here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 UC Berkeley vs. Its Neighbors in a Housing Fight | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1176

Nearby city residents have leveraged an environmental law to try to cap the university's enrollment numbers and stop campus expansion projects. Now, the California Supreme Court will decide whether the school will have to slash undergraduate admissions by more than 3,000 slots. But state Sen. Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that might let the state's colleges skip the lengthy environmental review for housing. Chronicle reporters Dustin Gardiner and Nanette Asimov join host Cecilia Lei to explain the drama. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Asian Americans' Complicated Political Power in San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1284

The school board recall spotlighted how Asian Americans are flexing their political muscle, especially Chinese voters. Chronicle reporter Roland Li joins host Cecilia Lei to explain why. Later, activist Gaynorann Siataga shares how Pacific Islanders are often rendered invisible in discussions about the AAPI vote. She talks about the impact of the recall of Faauuga Moliga, the first Pacific Islander to serve in elected office in San Francisco. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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