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:

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 Should San Francisco Buy PG&E's Power Lines? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1090

The utility's wildfire-related bankruptcy has San Francisco looking to take over its power operation in the city. Reporters J.D. Morris and Dominic Fracassa talk about the opportunities and risks the multibillion-dollar move would present. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Swag: It’s Fun! It’s Free! It Works! It’s a Nightmare! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 714

It’s a constant in the tech industry and has been for ages. The data says swag is an effective marketing tool, and sometimes the goodies are nice. But there’s a cost for the environment. Owen Thomas and Carolyn Said on “stuff we all get.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Live Event: San Francisco Homelessness With Mayor Breed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1060

Editor in chief Audrey Cooper and homelessness reporter Kevin Fagan talk about highlights from the recent Chronicle Talks event with Mayor London Breed and a panel of homeless people and experts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Salesforce Tower Light Show, Featuring ... YOU? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 758

Reporter Melia Russell on new images atop Salesforce Tower. Starting this fall, the tower top will show snippets of city life that are recorded by cameras planted around San Francisco. The next version could feature a blurry image of you.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 The Big Event: Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor of Ear Hustle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2305

In this episode of the Chronicle podcast The Big Event, Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods tell Peter Hartlaub about creating one of the biggest hits of the podcast boom, which brings listeners inside San Quentin State Prison. Subscribe to The Big Event, your concierge to Bay Area culture, wherever you get Fifth & Mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 California's Secret Automaker Deal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 936

Alexei Koseff of the Chronicle's Sacramento bureau joins Audrey Cooper to talk about the state getting four carmakers to agree to cut emissions — a deal that puts California on a collision course with the Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  On the Streets With the Homeless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1667

Kurtis Alexander, Nanette Asimov and Evan Sernoffsky talk about reporting for the Chronicle's multimedia project "One Day, One City, No Relief: 24 hours Inside San Francisco’s Homeless Crisis." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 What We Know About the Gilroy Shooter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 776

Why did a 19-year-old man gun down three people and wound a dozen more at the Gilroy Garlic Festival? Reporter Rachel Swan on the hunt for a motive, the search of the shooter's apartment and the trend of killers fueled by online hate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 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


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