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  • Getting Out of Dodge

    Getting Out of Dodge

    12/09/2020 Duración: 34min

    On this edition of KCBS In Depth, as wildfires throughout the state spread with unprecedented speed, we consider what it takes to keep those in the path of the flames safe.  Guests:  Kipp Goding, chief warrant officer, California Army National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade Chris Dicus, professor of wildland fire and fuels management at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Hosts:Keith Menconi and Kathy Novak  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • How Did Californias Fire Season Get So Destructive?

    How Did California's Fire Season Get So Destructive?

    05/09/2020 Duración: 27min

    Another start to fire season, another reminder that we are living in a new, far more destructive normal. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we discuss why this new normal is the result of some pretty abnormal fire management in California, and what it might take to bring our wildlands back to a more natural, fire resilient state.  Guests: Bill Stewart, a forestry specialist with UC Berkeley and the co-director of Berkeley Forests Malcolm North, a forest ecologist with the US Forest Service and a professor at UC Davis Host:Keith Menconi  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • Californias World-Renowned Firefighting System Facing Historic Test

    California's World-Renowned Firefighting System Facing Historic Test

    29/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    After generations battling wildfires, California has among the most robust fire fighting systems in the world, but as the last two weeks have demonstrated even the golden state has its limits. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we take stock of California’s firefighting resources after weeks of major fire disasters that have stretched those resources to their breaking point.   Guest: Brice Bennett, deputy state fire marshal and spokesperson, Cal Fire Host:Keith Menconi  See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • The Suffrage Movements Unfinished Business

    The Suffrage Movement's Unfinished Business

    22/08/2020 Duración: 27min

    As we mark the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, KCBS In Depth takes a look back at the suffrage movement in California -- what it achieved and what was left unfinished -- and also consider how the legacy of activism that the suffrage movement helped create is still reshaping politics today.  Guests:  Elaine Elinson, writer, co-author of “Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California” Aimee Allison, founder of She the People Hosts:Keith Menconi, Melissa Culross   See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • Former Secretary of Defense William Perry on The New Nuclear Arms Race

    Former Secretary of Defense William Perry on "The New Nuclear Arms Race"

    14/08/2020 Duración: 30min

    It's now been 75 years since the nuclear attacks against Hiroshima and Nagasaki ushered in the beginning of the atomic age, but the threat of nuclear devastation is still very much with us. Our guests this week warn, though, that it’s not a sudden surprise attack that we should be most worried about, but instead, a sudden surprise mistake.  Former Secretary of Defense William Perry and the Ploughshares Fund's Tom Collina join us to lay out that that warning and discuss their new book, “The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump."  Guests:  William Perry, a former secretary of defense and a professor of international relations at Stanford University Tom Collina, the policy director for the San Francisco-based Ploughshares Fund Host:Keith Menconi    See omnystudio.com/policies/listener for privacy information.

  • Navigating 2020s Turbulent Election Season

    Navigating 2020's Turbulent Election Season

    07/08/2020 Duración: 27min

    With no end in sight for the Covid-19 pandemic, the November elections are shaping up to be an unprecedented test of the nation’s voting system. So, on this edition of KCBS In Depth, as election officials surge vote by mail systems and harden polling places, we take a closer look at the effort to create a socially distanced election. Then in the second half we speak with a longtime election reform advocate about what voters need to know to make sure their votes do indeed get counted this fall.  Guests:  Nate Persily, a Stanford law professor, who earlier this year helped launch the Stanford-MIT Healthy Elections Project  Kim Alexander, the president of the California Voter Foundation Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Mind Your Mask

    Mind Your Mask

    03/08/2020 Duración: 27min

    Face masks: they don’t just catch Covid, they also catch plenty of controversy. But what does the science have to tell us about them and how much protection they could bring to this pandemic? On this edition of KCBS In Depth we dig into the latest and greatest mask science with a local health expert to find some answers.  Guest: Dr. Krutika Kuppalli, a Bay Area infectious disease physician and also a biosecurity fellow with the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.  Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on Which Country Is Getting Healthcare Right

    Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel on Which Country Is Getting Healthcare Right

    24/07/2020 Duración: 27min

    The global Covid-19 pandemic is testing the healthcare systems of countries all around world, and this test is revealing an awful lot about what is working and what isn't. But across all these many national attempts to get healthcare right, who is doing it best? Obviously that question is much bigger than even this crisis, but physician and bioethicist Ezekiel Emanuel takes it on in his new book, "Which Country Has the World’s Best Healthcare?” He joins us to discuss the answers he's found (spoiler alert: yes, there's more than one) and how those answers could guide reform here in the US.  Guest:Ezekiel Emanuel, professor of medical ethics and health policy at the University of Pennsylvania where he co-directs the Healthcare Transformation Institute. He was also a top health policy adviser in the Obama administration.  Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Locking Back Down

    Locking Back Down

    19/07/2020 Duración: 27min

    After a promising start to California’s fight against Covid-19 how do we find ourselves here all the way in mid July now sliding back? On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we trace the course of the state's pandemic response and discuss the role that politics has played along the way. Then -- since it it seems like we'll be here for a while -- in the second half we discuss how we can learn to keep living our lives even in the face of pandemic risk. Guests:  Jeremy White, who covers California politics for Politico and also co-writes the California Playbook Julia Marcus, a professor of population medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine  Host:Keith Menconi

  • Back to School Debate Heats Up as Covid Surge Continues

    Back to School Debate Heats Up as Covid Surge Continues

    11/07/2020 Duración: 27min

    As counties and school districts begin releasing their plans for the fall term, they’re facing push back from teachers concerned that the classroom just won’t be a safe place to learn in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we take a closer look at how this debate is shaping up in the Bay Area and also discuss why emerging science about the virus is offering some glimmers of hope. Guests:  John Fensterwald, a writer for EdSource, an online education news outlet based in Oakland Dr Yasuko Fukuda, the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics in California and a primary care pediatrician practicing in San Francisco Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Carl Guardino Reflects on Two Decades of Bay Area Public Advocacy

    Carl Guardino Reflects on Two Decades of Bay Area Public Advocacy

    04/07/2020 Duración: 37min

    After more than two decades heading the Silicon Valley Leadership Group -- a tenure in which he helped oversee 15 ballot initiative campaigns, raising billions of dollars for housing, transportation, homeless services and more -- Carl Guardino is hanging up his spurs. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we invite Guardino on to discuss his storied time as president and CEO of this influential South Bay advocacy group as well as his perspective on what it’s going to take to get the region's economy back on track as the pandemic risks continue.  Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Reopening Plans Reconsidered as Covid Cases Surge

    Reopening Plans Reconsidered as Covid Cases Surge

    26/06/2020 Duración: 27min

    The process of reopening has been moving forward slowly and steadily for more than a month now, but a recent surge in Covid-19 cases taking place across the country is forcing some counties to reassess their plans. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we take a closer look at the troubling rise in the Bay Area’s own Covid case numbers and consider what they could mean for reopening.  Guests:  Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology, Stanford University School of Medicine Dr. Nicholas Moss, acting director for the Division of Communicable Disease Control & Prevention, Alameda County Public Health Department Host:Keith Menconi

  • Police Reform Visions Diverge Over Defunding Question

    Police Reform Visions Diverge Over Defunding Question

    20/06/2020 Duración: 27min

    Weeks of demonstrations against police brutality have thrust police reform into the center of the national conversation, but just how deep will those reforms go? On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we consider the growing calls to defund police as well as the stiff push back against them.  Guests: Shamann Walton, San Francisco supervisor who has been among the city’s leading voices for police reform Tony Montoya, president of the San Francisco Police Officers Association, which recently joined with other big city police unions to release a full page newspaper ad outlining their own reform proposals  Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Talking Transit as Bay Area Traffic Returns

    Talking Transit as Bay Area Traffic Returns

    13/06/2020 Duración: 31min

    It was nice while it lasted, but those empty Bay Area roads are filling up again pretty quickly as lockdown orders ease and residents begin heading back to work. An awful lot has changed though over the past few months: public transit agencies are now facing major budget challenges as they contend with low ridership, and, meantime, many commuters have gotten quite used to working from home and may just keep on doing so. So just what will the transit picture look like in a post-lockdown world? We discuss on this edition of KCBS In Depth.  Guest:Randy Rentschler, the director of legislation and public affairs for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Host:Keith Menconi 

  • After Days of Mass Protests, Could Reform Follow?

    After Days of Mass Protests, Could Reform Follow?

    06/06/2020 Duración: 35min

    The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police has ignited waves of heated demonstrations that have swept across the Bay Area and the country. Of course protests against police brutality and calls for reform are nothing new, but many believe this moment is different. So on this edition of KCBS In Depth we consider what could be done to meet the demands of those who have been taking to the streets, from reforming police departments, to pushing for broader social changes outside of police work.  Guests:  Rev. Jethroe Moore II, president of the San Jose Silicon/Valley NAACP Richard Corriea, director of the University of San Francisco International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership Host:Keith Menconi

  • Need an Outdoors Fix? Heres How to Get It, Safely

    Need an Outdoors Fix? Here's How to Get It, Safely

    29/05/2020 Duración: 27min

    As the weather warms the great outdoors is beginning to beckon, and California’s much-loved parks, campgrounds and beaches are starting to fill up. But with Covid-19 still circulating and lockdown orders still in place, are these outdoor excursions really safe?  On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we get the view from both a virologist and an outdoors expert as to how all this fun in the sun can be enjoyed responsibly.  Guests:  Tom Stienstra, KCBS and San Francisco Chronicle outdoors editor Paula Cannon, professor of microbiology and immunology with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California Host:Keith Menconi 

  • What Has the Lockdown Accomplished?

    What Has the Lockdown Accomplished?

    23/05/2020 Duración: 28min

    It’s been a long slow journey, but it’s looking a lot like the Bay Area has indeed managed to bend the curve on this pandemic, but the question now is, what’s going to happen as we begin to reopen? On this edition of KCBS In Depth we consider the work that's been done to step up preparedness since the lockdown began -- from boosting hospital capacity, to buying up protective gear, to expanding testing and tracing -- and then ask how far that effort has gone toward making us safer.  Guests:  Dr. John Swartzberg, emeritus professor of public health at UC, Berkeley’s Division of Infectious Disease  Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Host:Keith Menconi 

  • Crisis and Community in San Franciscos Bayview

    Crisis and Community in San Francisco's Bayview

    18/05/2020 Duración: 27min

    On this edition of KCBS In Depth we focus on just one corner of the Bay Area: San Francisco’s Bayview District, which has been among the city’s hardest hit by the virus, but with a strong network of community groups already present before the pandemic began, it’s also been the site of a whirlwind of organizing and outreach. We speak with the community leaders behind that work to find out what it's taken to meet the needs of their community during this trying time.  Guests:  Shamann Walton, San Francisco Supervisor whose district includes the Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhoods Joi Jackson-Morgan, executive director, 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic  Kristin Houk, owner and operator of three restaurants in Bayview, All Good Pizza, Tato, and Cafe Alma Hosts:Keith Menconi, Melissa Culross 

  • What It Will Take To Reopen Safely

    What It Will Take To Reopen Safely

    10/05/2020 Duración: 29min

    For nearly two months now life here in the Bay Area has been kept to a near standstill, but this time is being used in important ways. Even as most residents shelter-in-place at home, armies of health workers and medical professionals are hard at work, helping to prepare the region for the day when the lockdown is lifted. On this edition of KCBS In Depth we discuss that work and why health officials say to reopen safely a lot more of it still needs to be done. Then in the second half of the program we take a deep dive into just one of the major efforts underway: contact tracing. We'll hear what it is and why state officials are racing to train thousands of workers to make it happen.  Guests:  Dr. Sara Cody, Santa Clara County health officer  Dr. George Rutherford, professor of epidemiology at UC San Francisco Host: Keith Menconi 

  • The Science of COVID-19: Whats The Latest?

    The Science of COVID-19: What's The Latest?

    01/05/2020 Duración: 54min

    We’ve had a few months now to get to know this new coronavirus and because it is so new there’s been a lot to learn - how it infects new people, how it changes over time, just how deadly it might be. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we check in with some of the Bay Area scientists who have been studying this pandemic to hear from them what they’ve managed to learn so far.  Guests:  Dr. Yvonne Maldonado, chief of infectious diseases at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and professor of epidemiology at Stanford's School of Medicine Dr. Marm Kilpatrick, who studies infectious diseases at UC Santa Cruz’s Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology  Host: Keith Menconi 

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