Civic

Series produced by KSFP

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“Civic” is the award-winning radio show and podcast of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit news organization specializing in investigative and solutions journalism. The half-hour show engages listeners with coverage of the civic life of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. We explore under-covered topics, with a focus on under-served audiences. “Civic” aims to inspire and empower listeners to become more involved with their communities.

“Civic” is the award-winning radio show and podcast of the San Francisco Public Press, a nonprofit news organization specializing in investigative and solutions journalism. The half-hour show engages listeners with coverage of the civic life of San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. We’ve produced over 375 episodes, exploring under-covered topics with a focus on under-served audiences. We are now offering “Civic” on the PRX Exchange for stations and streaming services that wish to inspire and empower listeners to become involved in their communities.


36 Pieces

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March 2024 Election Special: Mayor London Breed is facing one of the most pivotal moments of her political career as she campaigns for reelection a...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 29:30
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Election Special: Why are San Francisco residents being asked to vote on County Superior Court Judges? We talk to University of San Francisco profe...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2024
  • Length: 22:13
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San Francisco is considering reparations for Black San Franciscans. To understand why advocates are pushing for reparations in the city, we dive de...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida and KALW


  • Added: Jun 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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The extreme winter storms put San Francisco’s Department of Emergency Management to the test. Early in the storm cycle, the department faced challe...

Bought by KGUA


  • Added: Mar 31, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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When a family court rules that a child was brainwashed into lying about parental abuse, judges routinely order the child into programs called reuni...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Feb 24, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Family court judges routinely grant full custody to a parent after a child alleges they’re abusing them. That’s because they believe the other pare...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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Family court judges sometimes decide that domestic abuse claims are not credible. But making the wrong call can end with children paying the ultima...

Bought by WFHB and RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Domestic abuse isn't always physical violence. Civic talks to experts about coercive control and hear from victims about their experiences at home ...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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San Francisco plans for future heat waves after record breaking heat in 2017 claimed six lives.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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An examination of the arduous tribal recognition process in the US. Part 1/2.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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Laguna Honda Hospital's certification is under review, and doctors say this was preventable. Part 2.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 28:00
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The AIDS Memorial Quilt is displayed in San Francisco. "Civic" hears from activists and officials about future plans for combating AIDS.

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview with PBS Public Editor, Ricardo Sandoval Palos, about misinformation, disinformation, confirmation bias and how that effects programming ...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, resources were diverted from HIV prevention to battle the new health threat. "Civic" talks to doctors about how that ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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Part 2/2 in our coverage of Income Inequality and the policies and practices that led to this on "Civic."

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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Laguna Honda Hospital's certification is under review, and doctors say this was preventable.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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A look at the legacy of John Muir, his actions in Yosemite, and the impacts on the Indigenous people in the area.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 25:47
  • Purchases: 1
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Income inequality is at a breaking point in America. "Civic" takes a look at the history of policies and programs in part 1/2.

  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 24:05
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A local aid agency is racing to get medical supplies into Ukraine and bringing refugees into the Bay Area. "Civic" We spoke with those who are angr...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, the second in a two-part series, we talk to experts about what measures have been taken to address this health crisis, how people ...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:30