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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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 Where We're Going, There Are No Cars — Maybe? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1148

Columnist Heather Knight joins host Demian Bulwa with exclusive news: San Francisco leaders may be on a path toward removing cars permanently from scenic John F. Kennedy Drive through Golden Gate Park. The decision is certain to intensify a larger debate over whether the city should turn famed roadways, including the Great Highway and Twin Peaks Boulevard, into pedestrian-only havens. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Total SF, hosted by Heather Knight and Peter Hartlaub: sfchronicle.com/totalsfpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Maskless Mayor Breed: The Story Behind the Viral Story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1299

Chronicle senior arts and entertainment editor Mariecar Mendoza talks to host Cecilia Lei about inadvertently capturing video of London Breed breaking her own mask mandate as she sang and danced at an impromptu Tony! Toni! Toné! reunion performance at the Black Cat in the Tenderloin, and Heather Knight chats about the possible political consequences for the mayor. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod       Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Oakland Chinatown Deliberates: More Police or Less? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1318

Violent attacks have left some residents demanding increased police presence. But others say it sends the wrong message about the actual public safety needs of the neighborhood, and that it pits the Asian community against other communities of color. Reporting from Chinatown, Cecilia Lei speaks to residents, activists and merchants to explore how it's become ground zero for some of the most charged debates on policing. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Bay Area Schools Weighing Vax Mandates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1247

Two of the Bay Area's biggest public school districts will decide next week whether to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all staffers and students 12 or older. But an effort to bring normalcy back to their campuses is already drawing opposition — and may bring legal challenges. Host Demian Bulwa speaks to reporter Rachel Swan and Professor Dorit Reiss of UC Hastings College of the Law, an expert on the history and legal landscape of vaccine mandates. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Booster Shots, the Mu Variant and You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1070

After 19 months of the pandemic, many of us feel like COVID-19 experts but still have plenty of questions about what we should be doing. Is the delta variant surge finally waning in the Bay Area? Who needs third vaccine booster shots? Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about the latest coronavirus updates. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 What Can Gavin Newsom Do With His Big Recall Win? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1443

"We said yes to pluralism," the governor said after Californians voted overwhelmingly to let him finish his term. With the recall attempt behind him, does Newsom have the wind at his back? Chronicle reporters Joe Garofoli, Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff join host Demian Bulwa on this joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It's All Political. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: pod.fo/e/e708c Chronicle election coverage: sfchronicle.com/recall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Election Day: Will Newsom Survive the Recall? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1033

After over a year of pandemic upheaval and partisan rage, Californians will finally decide whether Gov. Gavin Newsom will remain in office. Reporter Alexei Kosseff interviewed Newsom this weekend and he joins host Cecilia Lei to chat about what Newsom had to say about the recall — and that infamous French Laundry dinner — and what voters can expect as election results roll in. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Listen to Kosseff's interview with Newsom on It's All Political: pod.fo/e/e708c Chronicle election coverage: sfchronicle.com/recall Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 $50 Million Lawsuit Over a Parking Ticket | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 940

Two Bay Area residents have filed class-action lawsuits against the century-old practice of chalking tires as a form of parking enforcement. One suit claims it's a violation of drivers' Fourth Amendment rights, and similar lawsuits have popped up across the country. Reporter Rachel Swan joins host Cecilia Lei to explain the debate. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Simu Liu: Why "Shang-Chi" Is the Superhero Asian America Needs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1071

After over a year of escalated racism, turmoil and violent attacks on elders, the Asian American community got its first Marvel superhero in the film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," set partially in San Francisco. Simu Liu joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how the film is elevating Asian representation in Hollywood and how he brought authenticity to his lead role in the blockbuster. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How 9/11 Launched a Muslim Civil Rights Movement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1116

Nearly 3,000 lives were lost in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, changing the world forever. In the wake of the tragedy, wars raged, national security efforts increased and Muslims in the United States faced mass scrutiny and profiling. Chronicle reporter Deepa Fernandes shares the story of two Bay Area Muslim women who came of age in the aftermath of 9/11 and how they supported their community’s resilience against oppression. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How to Keep Your Kids Safe at School | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 886

With the Delta variant booming, cases of COVID-19 are rising faster among children than among people over 50. It's a scary time for parents and kids alike as they've mostly returned to in-person school. Reporter Aidin Vaziri has spoken with a variety of public health experts and he tells host Cecilia Lei their best advice for keeping kids safe. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 One Bay Area Family's Escape From Afghanistan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1305

The Sultani family of Milpitas, who've been living in California since 2017, were visiting relatives in Kabul this summer when the Taliban seized power. Reporter Deepa Fernandes talks to Demian Bulwa about their struggle to get home, and what lies ahead for them and others in the area's large, and now growing, Afghan community. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 TotalSF: Meet the Angriest Letter-Writer in San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2315

Quentin Kopp had such a long and influential career as a member of the Board of Supervisors, a state senator and a judge that the I-380 freeway is named after him. He's still going strong at 93, and on this episode of the TotalSF podcast, he's paid a visit by hosts Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight, who have received plenty of Kopp's angry letters. Fifth & Mission is bringing you this episode of our sibling podcast as a Labor Day special. Subscribe to TotalSF: chronicle.com/totalsfpod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Texas Abortion Ban: What’s at Stake for California? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1350

Are abortion rights in California at risk as Gov. Newsom faces a recall? Texas just outlawed abortions after six weeks of pregnancy and the Supreme Court formally rejected requests by abortion providers to block the law. Now, California and the rest of the nation brace for the impact of the ban. Host Cecilia Lei discusses what's at stake with Khiara Bridges, a professor at UC Berkeley, and Shannon Olivieri Hovis, the California Director of NARAL Pro Choice California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 It’s All Political: Good News for Gavin Newsom? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1077

As voters are deciding whether to keep or dump Gov. Newsom, a new poll makes the recall look like a longshot. Today’s Fifth & Mission episode features a portion of the Chronicle’s It’s All Political podcast, hosted by senior political writer Joe Garofoli. He sits down with Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner to break down the poll results and explore what Republican Larry Elder would do if he became governor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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