Fifth & Mission

The flagship news podcast of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco City Hall columnist Heather Knight and managing editor 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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Trump, a Pandemic and a Coup: A Long-Distance L...
Reporter Tatiana Sanchez tells the story of a two-year separation and a remarkable reunion for San Francisco schoolteacher Kenny Kruse and Yar Zar Min of Myanmar.
15 min
2
Breaking: California's New Equity Vaccine Plan
Health reporter Catherine Ho talks about a big change in the state's vaccine program that will steer 40% of the supply to eligible people in the roughly 400 lowest-income ZIP codes.
8 min
3
The Bay Area Reopens, But is That a Good Idea?
San Francisco and other counties entered the red tier on Wednesday, reopening indoor dining, gyms and museums. But is that smart with just a fraction of the population vaccinated and variants taking hold? Chronicle reporters Aidin Vaziri and Steve Rubenstein discuss the city's first day in the red tier and why it has some doctors concerned.
21 min
4
Is the End of Shutdown Near?
San Francisco prepares to open indoor dining and other activities as the city moves into the red tier. Erin Allday talks about whether we can expect another surge or if vaccines mean the worst is coming to an end.
16 min
5
What's Next for Schools After Reopening Deal?
Reporters Alexei Koseff and Jill Tucker talk about California's multibillion-dollar reopening plan, which could mean a windfall for schools if they meet certain dates and requirements.
17 min
6
Was it Blackface or Acne Cream? Blackface Accus...
Two boys who were forced out of a Bay Area high school over what appeared to be a blackface photo have filed a $20 million lawsuit, saying the selfie was years old and they were actually wearing acne medication. It's the latest emotional dispute over racism on campus and the responsibility of schools. Reporter Matthias Gafni and columnist Justin Phillips talk about the case and the necessary conversation it raises.
19 min
7
When Will Tourists Return to San Francisco?
The city's 215 hotels are usually packed nightly. But a year into the pandemic, half of them are temporarily closed, the rest mostly empty. S.F. Hotel Council CEO Kevin Carroll talks about how a key industry can rebound.
25 min
8
The Cost of Anti-Asian Racism
Reporter Janelle Bitker talks about conversations she's been having with Bay Area Asian Americans who have been victims of coronavirus-related racism, including a recent series of brutal physical attacks.
21 min
9
Remembering Lawrence Ferlinghetti
The legendary poet, publisher and City Lights founder, who died Tuesday, is remembered by Jerry Cimino of the Beat Museum and others, and we hear him recite from "A Coney Island of the Mind."
18 min
10
Half a Million Dead
The U.S. has surpassed 500,000 dead in the COVID-19 pandemic as steady progress is being made on vaccinations. Reporter Erin Allday talks about that and new worries about a variant spreading in California.
17 min
11
Can San Francisco's Iconic Cable Cars be Saved?
San Francisco's 148-year-old cable cars have been out-of-service for nearly a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with no timeline for returning.
16 min
12
Is the Winter Surge Over?
We're not out of the woods, but health reporter Erin Allday says the Bay Area is turning the corner on the pandemic. Plus: Business reporter Carolyn Said on a study estimating tens of thousands have died due to the nation's unemployment crisis.
19 min
13
How a Year of Distance Learning is Impacting C...
No San Francisco public school student has seen the inside of a classroom in nearly a year, though six elementary schools are ready to reopen -- eventually. Chronicle reporter Jill Tucker explains the latest on the move to reopen the city's schools and how Zoom school has spelled disaster for some kids.
22 min
14
A Man in Crisis Killed: Will the Officer Be Cha...
Reporter Rachel Swan talks about her investigation into the police shooting of a mentally ill man in Danville. An officer killed Laudemer Arboleda, who was unarmed, after stepping in front of his car during a low-speed chase.
22 min
15
The New Battle of People's Park
Just as in 1969, when Gov. Ronald Reagan sent in the National Guard, activists want to preserve the Berkeley park while UC wants to build housing. Times — and the stakes — have changed, but reporter Sarah Ravani says the fight is a familiar one.
15 min
16
Extra Spicy: The Fight to Save Chinatown
The 2021 Lunar New Year marks a full year of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on San Francisco’s Chinatown. Well before the Bay Area shut down, America’s oldest Chinatown experienced reduced business and xenophobia. With thousands living in Single Room Occupancy hotels and legacy businesses on the brink of closure, the neighborhood is fighting to survive. This is an episode of The Chronicle's food and culture podcast, Extra Spicy.
29 min
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Chinatown's Endangered Banquet Halls
Large banquets have long been crucial to San Francisco's Chinese community, and the halls that host them have been the backbone of Chinatown. Journalist Melissa Hung talks about their decline and efforts to save them.
19 min
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New Coronavirus Variant Found in Bay Area
The South Africa mutation has been identified in two patients, in Alameda and Santa Clara counties. As reporter Erin Allday explains, this could present a challenge: Current vaccines aren't as effective in fighting this variant.
16 min
19
Trump Trial Moves Forward
The Chronicle's Washington correspondent Tal Kopan has the latest from the impeachment of Donald Trump.
20 min
20
Will S.F. Schools Reopen This Year?
A deal between the district and labor unions only sets the conditions needed to return. Will it happen before summer? And what might the school day look like? Jill Tucker has answers.
16 min
21
Why You're Hitting the Pandemic Wall
Feeling exhausted, confused and just plain over it? You're not alone. Reporter Ryan Kost looks at the mix of good and bad news on the coronavirus front and why it's causing so much uncertainty.
16 min
22
Phil Matier Says Goodbye to the Chronicle
Ending his column after 35 years, Matier talks to Joe Garofoli about covering Gavin Newsom and Kamala Harris from the beginning in this excerpt from the It's All Political podcast.
12 min
23
Is Your Vaccination a Ticket to Freedom?
Once you get vaccinated against COVID-19, can you change your behavior? See your family? Get rid of masks and distancing? Yes and no. Reporter Erin Allday has the latest advice from medical experts, plus an update coronavirus variants.
17 min
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Newsom Scoreboard: Vaccines Up, Polls Down
California's vaccine rollout is improving. Still, Gov. Gavin Newsom's poll numbers have dropped, and a recall effort is humming along. Sacramento reporters Alexei Koseff and Dustin Gardiner have the latest.
17 min
25
SF vs. SF: City Hall Sues the Schools
Chronicle Exclusive: City Attorney Dennis Herrera is suing the San Francisco Unified School district and Board of Education in an attempt to force classroom doors open after 11 months of distance learning.
17 min
26
Why Lowell High is Dropping Selective Admissions
Reporter Jill Tucker talks about the San Francisco school board's proposal for the elite public school, which has long been a feeder to the UC system. The move has upset some Asian Americans, who make up a disproportionate percentage of the enrollment at Lowell.
18 min
27
Feeding the Hungry During a Pandemic
Paul Ash, longtime executive director of the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, just retired, and Tanis Crosby has signed on to replace him. She explains to host Heather Knight why she wanted the demanding job and her plans for feeding swelling lines of hungry people.
11 min
28
A Whiplash Week in the Pandemic
Reporters Alexei Koseff and Jill Tucker talk to Demian Bulwa about the extended eviction moratorium, vaccine distribution, a school reopening plan stalling and Gov. Newsom feeling political heat.
21 min
29
San Francisco's School Renaming Revolution
A stand against the racist legacies of slaveholders and oppressors, or an unnecessary and expensive distraction from the crisis caused by coronavirus? And: Renaming Lincoln High? Really? Jill Tucker on the controversy.
19 min
30
Is San Francisco Really Over? (Again?)
From the end of the Gold Rush to COVID-19, people have predicted San Francisco's demise whenever times have gotten hard. Total SF host Peter Hartlaub says the city has always rebounded from disaster, and will do it again this time.
24 min
31
The Man Who Finds Bodies
Keith Cormican has a very unusual job: he finds and retrieves dead bodies in lakes and rivers across the country.
26 min
32
How Scary Are COVID-19 Variants?
As scientists race to understand the newly discovered coronavirus mutations, Erin Allday explains how they might change the trajectory of the pandemic. Plus: Aidin Vaziri shares some practical tips we can all take to protect ourselves.
16 min
33
COVID-19 Crushed Mayor Breed's Homeless Plan
Shortly after she took office, San Francisco Mayor London Breed pledged to add 1,000 shelter beds to help with the city’s homelessness crisis. But after the coronavirus pandemic emptied out shelters, the city has been forced to recast its goals around homelessness. Chronicle City Hall reporter Trisha Thadani talks about the state of the city’s shelter system.
14 min
34
"Ding Dong the Devil Is Gone"
The center of the resistance reacts to Inauguration Day: Residents of San Francisco and Oakland describe an unusual mix of relief and optimism after watching President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris get sworn in.
14 min
35
New President, New COVID-19 Response
How quickly can Joe Biden change the course of the coronavirus pandemic? Dr. George Rutherford, an infectious disease doctor at UCSF, is optimistic about the new Biden-Harris administration.
20 min
36
Virus Mutation and a Bad Vaccine Batch
A new coronavirus variant is spreading, and it might be even more contagious. Meanwhile, thousands of vaccine doses are shelved after several people reported allergic reactions. Reporters Catherine Ho and Erin Allday have details.
17 min
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Why One Tech Titan Is Committing to San Francisco
Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson tweeted a thread that went viral calling for his fellow tech leaders to #committothebay. He says he's tired of them packing up for Austin or Miami and "dunking" on San Francisco on the way out.
23 min
38
California's Unemployment Benefits Nightmare
California has suspended 1.4 million unemployment accounts in its quest to crack down on fraud -- but hundreds of thousands of legitimately unemployed people got caught in the freeze. Business reporter Carolyn Said talks with Demian Bulwa about the issue, and what California is doing to fix it.
15 min
39
Vaccination Frustration
Why has California fallen behind almost every other state in getting COVID-19 vaccines into people’s arms?
17 min
40
The Impeachment of Donald Trump, Part 2
No president had ever been impeached twice before the House passed a resolution charging Trump with “incitement of insurrection.” in this joint episode of Fifth & Mission & It's All Political, Heather Knight and Joe Garofoli talk about what's next.
16 min
41
The Top 25 Restaurants in the Bay Area
Restaurant critic Soleil Ho has a brand new list of the region's best eats, which she'll update quarterly to reflect the quickly changing restaurant scene during the pandemic.
17 min
42
House Barrels Toward Impeachment
Introducing an article of impeachment, House Democrats accuse President Trump of “inciting violence against the government.” The pressure is on Republicans, say Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli in this joint episode with It's All Political.
17 min
43
Sick for the Long Haul With COVID-19
Charlie McCone, 31, got the coronavirus in March. It's wrecked his life. The "long-hauler," as doctors call people like him, still has brutal symptoms and wants to warn other young healthy people not to be cavalier about the disease.
27 min
44
Should the President be Removed?
On a joint episode of Fifth & Mission and It’s all Political, Demian Bulwa and Joe Garofoli talk about attempts to remove President Trump. Plus reporter Chase DiFeliciantonio on Facebook and Twitter finally cracking down.
23 min
45
President Trump's Mob
Encouraged by a president trying to hijack the election he lost, a mob of extremists stormed the U.S. Capitol. How did the chaos unfold? How did we get here? And what happens now? Tal Kopan, Joe Garofoli and John Diaz talk it over.
20 min
46
What Georgia's Senate Runoff Results Mean
With Raphael Warnock declared the winner over Kelly Loeffler and Jon Ossoff close to victory over David Perdue, Washington correspondent Tal Kopan talks about how the result will affect the Biden administration — and California.
11 min
47
The State of the COVID-19 Surge
Hospitals are filling up just as a more contagious variant of coronavirus invades California. Reporters Erin Allday and Jill Tucker talk about vaccine distribution, patients waiting hours for treatment, and what's happening with schools.
20 min
48
Why Georgia's Senate Races Matter to California
The results in Tuesday's runoffs — Perdue vs. Ossoff and Loeffler vs. Warnock — will have major ramifications Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Alex Padilla. It's All Political host Joe Garofoli joins Fifth & Mission host Heather Knight in this joint episode.
17 min
49
COVID-19 in 2021: What to Expect
2020 is behind us, but the coronavirus pandemic that's upended our lives and defined the past year is far from over. Health reporter Erin Allday discusses what’s in store in the first weeks and months of the new year.
16 min
50
2020: Listening Back on a Trying Year
Demian Bulwa hosts a review of the year that was, focusing on the four big stories of 2020: The coronavirus pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, the election and California's wildfires.
24 min
51
Bruce Bochy on His Past and Future
In this episode of Giants Splash, the former manager talks to John Shea about his life in the year since his retirement, which has included jumping out of a helicopter and managing the French team before the shutdown.
27 min
52
Hospital Crisis Eases, but Tough Times Ahead
California’s coronavirus numbers are showing signs that the worst of the post-Thanksgiving surge is behind us. Erin Allday talks about how soon is too soon to start getting our hopes up, and reflects on nearly a year’s worth of COVID-19 coverage.
15 min
53
Extra Spicy: 2020, What Was This Nonsense?
In the final episode of Season 1 of The Chronicle's food podcast, hosts Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips apply their “What is this nonsense?” segment to the year 2020, from a KFC movie to the politics of French Laundry dinners.
28 min
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California at a Coronavirus Breaking Point
Coronavirus Warning: Do Not Gather for Christmas
15 min
55
Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? Episode 3
"That Little Girl Was Me." In this episode of The Chronicle's 6-episode limited series profiling the vice president-elect, reporters and hosts Joe Garofoli and Tal Kopan explore how her childhood in Berkeley shaped her worldview. You don't have to have heard the first two episodes to enjoy this one.
20 min
56
California Is Driving the Holiday Surge
Vaccinations have begun, but COVID-19 is spreading so fast the state is opening makeshift field hospitals and bringing in hundreds of health care workers. If it gets much worse, doctors may need to ration care. Erin Allday on the crisis.
17 min
57
Best of 5M: One Man's Desperate Search for Help
In this episode from September, reporter Trisha Thadani tells the story of 23-year-old Will Andrews as he tried to kick his addictions to heroin and fentanyl while living on San Francisco's streets.
14 min
58
Are Shelter-In-Place Rules Working?
Dr. Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease doctor at UCSF, says some of the Bay Area's shutdown rules are too strict, and that schools and outdoor dining can operate safely with proper precautions.
26 min
59
To Catch a Fire-Setter
Cal Fire’s Mike Thompson suspected serial arson in a devastating string of blazes in Lake County. And he and his fellow investigators identified a suspect: Damin Pashilk, a former inmate firefighter. Lizzie Johnson tells the story of the chase.
25 min
60
Vaccination Drive Launches in Bay Area
Five front-line workers at San Francisco General Hospital were given their first doses of vaccine on Tuesday. The historic day opened up numerous questions.
16 min
61
The Vaccine Arrives in the Bay Area
Reporter Erin Allday talks about the historic moment and what you need to know about the massive immunization drive ahead. Plus: Annie Vainshtein on the psychology behind growing defiance of coronavirus lockdowns.
19 min
62
Will San Francisco Cancel Abraham Lincoln?
The San Francisco school board designed a process to take controversial names off of public schools, and 44 names could be ditched. One big surprise: The 16th president. Why? Education reporter Jill Tucker has a history lesson.
19 min
63
Far From Home, Far From Safe
California sent thousands of its most vulnerable children to out-of-state facilities run by a for-profit company. Allegations of rampant abuse and mistreatment have followed.
17 min
64
Coronavirus is Surging, So is Defiance
As California endures its worst wave yet of the pandemic, some residents and business owners are defying new shutdown orders. Plus, robot cars with no driver have arrived in S.F.
17 min
65
A Grim Milestone in California: 20,000 Dead fro...
As cases, deaths and hospitalizations surge, California medial experts warn that hospital beds will soon run out.
24 min
66
Becerra's Departure is Newsom's Opportunity
President-Elect Joe Biden's pick for a big cabinet job — Health and Human Services secretary — is California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
15 min
67
Making Sense of the New Coronavirus Shutdown
Nine months into the pandemic, coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are surging.
21 min
68
The Return of the Shutdown
Gov. Gavin Newsom announces new restrictions for regions where ICU capacity is under 15% — which isn't the Bay Area yet, but could be soon. Capital reporter Alexei Koseff and food writer Janelle Bitker join Heather Knight to talk about what to expect.
25 min
69
Bay Area Hospitals Brace for a Third Surge
Hospitals say they're mostly ready for the onslaught of COVID-19 patients expected to fill their beds in the coming weeks, but political leaders are warning they could reach capacity by Christmas. Reporter Nanette Asimov on their plans — and worries.
10 min
70
Now It's Breed's French Laundry Getting Aired
As Heather Knight first reported, San Francisco Mayor London Breed attended a party at the opulent Napa restaurant one night after Gov. Newsom did, amid coronavirus stay-home orders. Why does it matter? Knight and Joe Garofoli on practicing what you preach.
18 min
71
A Jewish Doctor Encounters a Nazi COVID-19 Patient
Emergency Dr. Taylor Nichols saw the swastika tattoo on the chest of a patient and paused. Reporter Jill Tucker says that hesitation, a product of coronavirus pandemic fatigue, made him question his own compassion. Plus: Erin Allday has a grim update on on the recent surge of the virus.
17 min
72
Entering the "Dark Winter" of COVID-19
Coronavirus hospitalizations in the Bay Area were rising even before Thanksgiving. The beginning of the holiday season has health officials bracing for the worst surge yet. Erin Allday explains why.
15 min
73
Total SF: Animal Twitter Star Officer Edith
Fifth & Mission is presenting episodes of other Chronicle podcasts this weekend. In this episode of Total SF, Peter Hartlaub and Heather Knight welcome Lt. Eleanor Sadler from San Francisco Animal Care & Control, who's been bringing joy to Twitter and Instagram as Officer Edith for years.
38 min
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Extra Spicy: Roman Mars
Fifth & Mission is presenting episodes of other Chronicle podcasts this weekend. In the current episode of Soleil Ho and Justin Phillips’ food show, the author and host of the design and architecture podcast 99% Invisible talks about how the coronavirus pandemic has created an opportunity to make restaurant design more resilient through parklets and reclaimed outdoor space. He also digs into how delivery apps and contactless delivery are destroying people’s empathy toward restaurant workers.
39 min
75
Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? Bigger Job, B...
Fifth & Mission is presenting episodes of other Chronicle podcasts this weekend. In Episode 2 of the biographical miniseries Chronicled: Who Is Kamala Harris? the former San Francisco district attorney is elected California attorney general, takes on Wall Street, and wins. It’s part of what she says is her career-long fight “for the people.” But there are times when Harris faces Wall Street and she's the one who blinks, and critics say her law enforcement record disqualifies her from being a true progressive. Reported by Tal Kopan and Joe Garofoli. Note: You don't have to have listened to Episode 1 for Episode 2 to make sense.
21 min
76
A First: San Francisco Cop Charged With Homicide
District Attorney Chesa Boudin has charged Christopher Samayoa with manslaughter for his role in the 2017 shooting of Keita O’Neil — the first time an SFPD officer has ever been charged with homicide in a use-of-force case. Reporter Rachel Swan has details.
14 min
77
The Man Who Counts San Francisco's Overdose Deaths
Dr. Luke Rodda, the city's chief forensic toxicologist, talks about the devastating surge in overdose deaths — 563 through October, triple the number lost to COVID-19 — and why it's important to release monthly tallies.
28 min
78
How to Think About Your Thanksgiving Plans
As coronavirus surges, experts are advising that your plans for the big day should be: Don't do it. Erin Allday and Annie Vainshtein join Heather Knight to talk about how realistic that is, and how to talk to relatives about it.
23 min
79
Newsom Orders a Curfew: Will It Work?
Californians in counties where the coronavirus is raging the most must change their behavior starting Saturday. Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. anyway. Erin Allday and Heather Knight discuss Gov. Newsom's order for purple-tier counties. Scientists are dubious about its efficacy.
14 min
80
A New Supervisor Navigates the Pandemic
Connie Chan will represent the Richmond on the Board of Supervisors starting in January. She talks about fighting for cash for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown, plus the push to reopen schools and other issues.
25 min
81
Crossing the Border Amid the Pandemic
The U.S.-Mexico border has been a major focus of the Trump administration. But for some American citizens, it's simply a part of their day. Erika Carlos talks to people who must endure short hours, long lines, and coronavirus fears.
14 min
82
Newsom Pulls the "Emergency Brake" — and Apolog...
Even as vaccine trials show promise, Gov. Newsom says many counties need to go to purple status, the most restrictive. Newsom also apologized for attending a crowded dinner at the French Laundry. Sacramento reporters Dustin Gardiner and Alexei Koseff are guests.
18 min
83
Catching up with new SF District Attorney Chesa...
San Francisco's DA discusses what could curb the city's rampant drug dealing, his idea for a new trafficking court and more.
36 min
84
The San Francisco Exodus is an Opportunity to Some
The coronavirus has emptied much of downtown San Francisco. But with rents in the city taking a rare plunge, some others are finding it's high time to move back and snag a relatively affordable loft or apartment.
15 min
85
The Election Is Over, But Divisions Remain
The election is over, but the political and cultural divisions in the country remain. If anything, they appear wider and starker than they were four years ago.
18 min
86
San Francisco Is Pausing Reopening. But at What...
San Francisco will shut down indoor dining this Friday and is pausing plans to reopen high schools after reporting an alarming spike in coronavirus cases.
19 min
87
Will Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine End the Pande...
Pfizer on Monday announced its vaccine is proving 90% effective in battling COVID-19 and President-elect Joe Biden is already planning his coronavirus response for what will surely be a tough winter.
17 min
88
Developing San Francisco’s West Side
Heather Knight talks with S.F.'s new member of the Board of Supervisors, Myrna Melgar of District 7.
27 min
89
It's Over: Biden Wins — What's Next?
In a combined episode of the Fifth & Mission and It’s All Political podcasts, Joe Garofoli, Tal Kopan and Demian Bulwa talk about the moment that put the Biden-Harris ticket over the top, the historic nature of their victory, and what to expect now from Donald Trump.
19 min
90
Elections Update: Where Things Stand
With Joe Biden having moved into the lead overnight in ballots counted in Pennsylvania and Georgia, a Biden victory over President Trump looks likely. But it's not quite assured. Political reporter John Wildermuth on where we are as the counts continue in those two states as well as Nevada, Arizona, North Carolina and Alaska.
6 min
91
Progressive Causes Turned Back at the Polls
The police killing of George Floyd energized liberals seeking to root out systemic biases. But in California, the election was a disappointment for reformers. Alexei Koseff and Otis Taylor Jr. size up the state of the state.
18 min
92
What Uber and Lyft's Ballot Win Means for Gig W...
The ride-hailing giants poured millions into a California ballot measure to keep their drivers as contractors, rather than employees with full benefits.
13 min
93
Elections Update: Trump Rallies in the Bay Area
Photographer Scott Strazzante talks about covering a Trump youth march in Danville on election eve and a watch party in Novato on election night. He was one of very few wearing a mask at the march, the only one at the party. He says covering Trump rallies reminds him of covering sporting events, with a similar atmosphere of team fervor.
7 min
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Elections Update: The Maps Changed
Washington correspondent Tal Kopan talks about why Democratic voters who went to bed Tuesday night feeling pessimistic had more reasons for optimism when they woke up Wednesday morning — though nothing’s decided yet.
9 min
95
Election Night Wrap: What We Know
In a combined episode of the Fifth & Mission and It’s All Political podcasts, Joe Garofoli, Heather Knight, Alexei Koseff and Demian Bulwa sum up a tense, inconclusive presidential election day, plus state and local races.
25 min
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Elections Update: San Francisco's Coolest Polli...
The city operated 588 polling places on Election Day — and some were very unusual. Hear from poll workers at the gay leather bar the SF-Eagle, the Museum of Ice Cream, the Geneva Car Barn and the Balboa Theater — one of San Francisco's last independent movie houses
9 min
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Elections Update: The Excitement of First-Time ...
Reporter Nora Mishanec visits the Eritrean Community Center in San Francisco, where poll inspector Jessica Kuo says many of the in-person voters are casting ballots for the first time. She says they're excited to hear the ballot scanner go "ping."
5 min
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Elections Update: Mayors Breed and Schaaf, Barb...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf are among the political luminaries phone banking from "victory booths" at Manny's in San Francisco on Election Day. Heather Knight also talks to Rep. Barbara Lee about what a Biden-Harris victory would mean to her.
5 min
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Elections Update: Gov. Newsom on Unrest, Replac...
Heather Knight spent the morning at Manny's in San Francisco, which hosted a phone-banking event that many of top local and state elected officials attended. In this update, Gov. Gavin Newsom talks about his concerns on Election Day, as well as his thoughts about replacing Sen. Kamala Harris if she's elected vice president.
5 min
100
What to Expect on Election Day
More San Franciscans will vote in this election cycle than ever before. John Arntz, director of the San Francisco Department of Elections, explains how counting will work and when to expect results.
22 min