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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 Lifting the Curtain on Police Secrecy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1271

For decades, records of police officers' misconduct were hidden from view. But a new law, SB1421, has thrust into public view numerous incidents of dishonesty, sexual misconduct and use of force. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Bonus: Singing Across Gender Lines, Part II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1080

Joshua Kosman interviews Elliot Franks, who gave up a career as a mezzo-soprano for a new life and a new baritone voice after going through gender reassignment surgery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Singing Across Gender Lines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 850

For trans vocalists, the familiar categories that have long defined operatic and choral music don’t always apply. San Francisco Chronicle editor-in-chief Audrey Cooper talks with classical music critic Joshua Kosman about the artistic and physical realities of singing while trans. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Buckle Your Seatbelts, Here Comes Uber | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 967

Uber is set to thunder onto Wall Street with a stock market debut valuing it at $100 million. Its massive initial public offering will have ramifications for San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 "Freedom Week": A Frenzy of High Capacity Magazine Sales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1291

Over a brief seven-day span, California gun owners were allowed to buy high capacity magazines for the first time in almost 20 years following a judge's ruling. They went on a shopping spree. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 BART Cracks Down on Fare Enforcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 979

Commuters arriving by BART in downtown San Francisco Monday were met by teams of police officers, fare inspectors and managers in neon green vests. It was the beginning of an enforcement blitz meant to discourage fare evaders and reassure riders that lawlessness is not accepted aboard BART. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Vanishing Violence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1211

From the archive: Chronicle reporters Jill Tucker and Joaquin Palomino offer an inside look at the months they spent documenting the steep drop in youth crime. But they found the good news meant empty cells and also eye-popping costs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Giants Fan Bryan Stow Embraces New Life After Attack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1647

Giants fan Bryan Stow, who suffered severe brain damage in a March 2011 assault at Dodger Stadium, is starting to feel ‘whole’ again through sharing his anti-bullying message with kids. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Aging Into Homelessness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1830

A groundbreaking study shows that nearly half of all homeless people over the age of 50 became homeless for the first time after their 50th birthday. Our reporter Kevin Fagan talks with head researcher UCSF Dr. Margot Kushel about what it all means, and where the doctor thinks we should go from here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Finding Kyle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1115

Kyle Gamboa’s leap from the Golden Gate Bridge left his family stunned. But in the wake of the 18–year-old’s death, they found a cause to devote themselves to. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

 Coming Soon: Fifth & Mission | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 104

Dive inside the biggest Bay Area stories of the day with Fifth & Mission, a new podcast from the San Francisco Chronicle coming April 2nd. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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