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.


12 Pieces

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With Omicron cases surging, we speak with Dr. Kim Rhoads, who has been working on community-led responses since the beginning of the pandemic. She ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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A San Francisco photographer shares the audio recordings of unhoused people he documented in his book "Division Street." Robert Gumpert said the bo...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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We look at the history of the Cameron House in San Francisco's Chinatown. The women who founded the organization worked to rescue Chinese women and...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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Ride along with a sanitation worker who collects everything in San Francisco’s blue bins, and learn some dos and don’ts of recycling at a Recology ...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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While hundreds of soft-story buildings in San Francisco have been upgraded by their owners to survive a major quake, city officials said 700 such b...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2021
  • Length: 29:33
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What happens in San Francisco if you call the authorities about a tent encampment in your neighborhood? We're told they will be offered shelter and...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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Outreach workers go door-to-door in San Francisco's Bay View neighborhood to encourage more people to get the vaccine to reduce the risk and harm f...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 57:00
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A dilapidated school in San Francisco's Mission District faces a vermin infestation, falling celling tiles, sewage problems and even natural gas le...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:32
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Tenants who fell behind on the rent during the pandemic are able to get federal, state and local programs to pay directly to their landlord, but m...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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The San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse in the U.S., but that diversity is rarely seen in the make-up of the region's political leade...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:27
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Renters impacted by the pandemic face eviction now that a moratorium on evictions has ended. Tenant, legal and public health advocates are urging r...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:30
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San Francisco Municipal Railway is asking for public input on the transit systems priorities as the city recovers from the pandemic. "Civic" speaks...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:27