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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 Immunocompromised: What It’s Like to Be the Pandemic’s Most Vulnerable | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1146

"Immunocompromised" and "immunosuppressed" are familiar terms now, but they are also umbrellas for many different health situations. The CDC estimates that 7 million U.S. adults are moderately to severely immunocompromised. As the U.S. death toll surpasses 800,000 and the omicron variant rises, the most vulnerable in our communities remind us that good health is never a guarantee. Producer Téa Francesca Price shares the pandemic experiences of those with compromised immune systems. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Newsom's Texas Two Step on Ghost Guns | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1033

The governor is co-opting the Lone Star State's end run around the courts on abortion to target illegal homemade firearms. As reporter Dustin Gardiner tells host Demian Bulwa, Newsom sees his gambit as an attempt to use a bad tactic for something good. But the ploy faces the same problem the cops know all too well: Ghost guns are all but impossible to trace. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Breed’s New Tone for the Tenderloin: More Police | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2125

Mayor London Breed unveiled a strategy that would significantly boost police presence in S.F.'s Tenderloin district in order to manage increased gun violence and open air drug dealing. Despite promoting alternatives to policing recently, Breed's latest plan indicates an abrupt change in tone. Chronicle reporter Trisha Thadani joins host Cecilia Lei to explain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 COVID '22: What Lies Ahead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1432

UCSF's Dr. Bob Wachter and Dr. Monica Gandhi have turned into Twitter celebrities during the coronavirus pandemic. In this Twitter Spaces conversation with host Cecilia Lei and health reporter Erin Allday, they offer their advice on the omicron variant, mask mandates and how to gather safely during the holidays. They also chat about their differing perspectives on what constitutes safe behavior. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 How Would You Spend a Trillion Dollars? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1301

That's the question Bay Area communities are answering as money is distributed from the bipartisan infrastructure bill and possibly President Biden's Build Back Better bill. Political correspondent Tal Kopan joins host Demian Bulwa to talk about the big local projects that stand to benefit, from improving train lines and the Golden Gate Bridge to fighting drought and wildfires. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A Tale of Two Dickens Fairs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1504

It's a holiday tradition that brings the flavor of Victorian London to the Cow Palace. But some participants are boycotting over what they say is the parent company's failure to make the fair safe and inclusive for all. LaToya Tooles and Arielle Kesweder join host Cecilia Lei to talk about the problems haunting the event. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Omicron Variant and a Holiday Surge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1135

What you need to know about the emergence of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Northern California. Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday talks to host Demian Bulwa about how contagious and dangerous it is, and how well vaccinations and boosters protect against it. Allday also discusses the rising number of cases in the Bay Area heading into the holidays, and explains the link between the world's vaccine effort and the fight to better treat HIV. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Emeryville: Where Housing Gets Built | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 859

The small and mighty East Bay city is on track to exceed its regional housing development goals, unlike other cities in the Bay Area. Emeryville has long had a reputation of welcoming development of all kinds, including affordable housing. Chronicle reporter J.K. Dineen joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why the city is uniquely positioned to do so, and what other cities can learn from its approach. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Are Parklets Endangered in San Francisco? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1556

They've been a lifeline to restaurants, who were thrilled when the city made them permanent. But a slew of new rules might mean many will have to go. Zack Schwab, who owns the Pacific Heights bar the Snug, and Chronicle food reporter Janelle Bitker join Cecilia Lei to talk about it. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 A Mother's Fight Against Fentanyl's Pull in San Francisco | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1455

Fifth & Mission Host Demian Bulwa speaks with columnist Heather Knight and photographer Gabrielle Lurie about their story following a mother's desperate search to find her daughter in San Francisco, and get her clean from fentanyl. Laurie Steves quit her job, left her home in a Seattle suburb and moved to San Francisco with the desperate hope that she would not lose another child to drug addiction, but she had no idea how challenging that process would be.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Supply Chain Woes: Consumers Be Aware | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1283

The Covid-19 pandemic, worker shortages and even global warming are all factors that have contributed to what is known as 'the supply chain crisis'. Chronicle food reporter Janelle Bitker joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss how local Bay Area restaurants are impacted, and business reporter Carolyn Said explains why supply chain issues might stick around for awhile. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Omicron in San Francisco: What You Need to Know | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 967

A resident becomes the first case of the latest COVID-19 variant in the United States. Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday joins host Cecilia Lei to talk about what the detection means for the Bay Area, how vaccines hold up against the variant and whether we should change our behavior now that omicron is here. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Bay Area Retail Theft: Oakland Cannabis Merchants Weigh In | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1076

Cities across the Bay Area have been jolted by a spree of retail thefts. On Monday, struggling Oakland cannabis merchants made a plea to city and state leaders for more protection — and a tax break. Chronicle reporter Rachel Swan joins host Cecilia Lei to explain their demands and how conversations about retail crime are becoming increasingly politicized. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Omicron Variant: Here We Go Again? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1349

As the latest coronavirus variant spreads across the globe, Chronicle health reporter Erin Allday joins host Cecilia Lei to discuss why it's worrying health experts and why we should feel hopeful. Plus: Reporter Kellie Hwang shares what five local experts say about staying safe for the rest of the holiday season. Get unlimited Chronicle access for 26 weeks for 99 cents: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Your Bay Area Transportation Questions Answered | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1022

Transportation reporter Ricardo Cano joins guest host Heather Knight to answer questions from listeners and readers submitted via the Bay Area Transportation Project Roadmap. As the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency prepares to make limited service restorations in 2022, tune in to hear all about transit, safe streets, car-free JFK Drive and more. You can send more questions to sfchronicle.com/transitFAQ. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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