Fifth & Mission

San Francisco Chronicle

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:Read more
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Best Episodes

California's Unemployment Benefits Nightmare

Jan 16, 2021

"California defrauded up to EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS from unemployment claims"



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.Read more

How to Rev Up San Francisco's Weak Economy

Oct 9, 2020

"Quantifying the effect of the pandemic on the San Francisco economy"


In many ways, things are as bad as they've been since the Great Depression. City leaders charged with fixing them have some creative ideas, ranging from universal basic income for artists to making outdoor dining permanent. Business reporter Roland Li has details. | Unlimited Chronicle access:Read more

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It's All Political: Trump Biden Debate 1: What the Hell Was That?

Sep 30, 2020



On The Chronicle's politics podcast, editorial board editor John Diaz and — GENTLEMEN, PLEASE! — political writer John Wildermuth join — EXCUSE ME! — host Joe Garofoli to analyze the first presidential — PLEASE LET HIM FINISH! — debate. | Unlimited Chronicle access: toRead more

Is the Coronavirus Surge Coming to the Bay Area?

Oct 27, 2020

"Halloween is cancelled!"


COVID-19 is spiking around the country. What are San Francisco and the Bay Area doing to sidestep the trend? And will it last? Reporters Catherine Ho and Aidin Vaziri talk about the local numbers, the danger of vaccine distrust and what you should know before making holiday plans. | Full ChronicleRead more
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