KCBS Radio In Depth

KCBS Radio In Depth

KCBS Radio In Depth

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KCBS Radio In Depth
  1. September 24, 2022
    56 min
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    I'm Listening, Bay Area 2022
    This week on KCBS In Depth, we'll be switching up our format to present an hour of special programing featuring stories of mental health crisis and community resilience from right here in the Bay Area. It origi…
  2. September 17, 2022
    27 min
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    Tracing the roots of PG&E's many disasters
    The recent history of Pacific Gas and Electric has been riddled with foreseeable disasters and preventable tragedies. On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we discuss how it is that PG&E's reputation has become syn…
  3. September 10, 2022
    27 min
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    How did California's grid stand up to a week of historic heat?
    On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we discuss the fallout from this record setting heat wave and also hear why some worry that even after all the recent heat disasters, we’re still not taking the dangers of extr…
  4. September 03, 2022
    27 min
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    Dr. Thomas Insel on fixing our mental healthcare system
    The consequences of the nation’s mental health crisis are plain to see: without adequate treatment and without safe places to find support more and more people suffering from mental illness are ending up on the…
  5. August 27, 2022
    27 min
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    Following setback, advocates continue push for safe injection sites
    It’s been a goal of progressive advocates for years: creating so-called safe injection sites, where addicted drug users can find a safe space and clean needles as well as treatment in the case of an overdose. S…
  6. August 20, 2022
    27 min
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    The "American cartel" behind the opioid epidemic
    Over the past two decades the opioid epidemic is believed to have claimed the lives of half-a-million Americans. It’s a crisis that has been fueled by a seemingly limitless supply of pain pills that were manufa…
  7. August 13, 2022
    28 min
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    How to fix the internet? Make it more like a public library
    These days, dissatisfaction with the internet is widespread, driven by an array of concerns from rampant hate speech to ubiquitous tracking and data harvesting. So far, most of the solutions that have been put…
  8. August 06, 2022
    27 min
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    Bay Area health experts on what went wrong in the monkeypox response
    Facing growing calls to take more aggressive action to contain the monkeypox outbreak, the federal government this week declared a public health emergency, but advocates say this move should have come much soon…
  9. July 30, 2022
    27 min
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    Rebroadcast: What's wrong with the global supply chain?
    On this edition of KCBS In Depth that first broadcast earlier this year we take a grand tour of the global supply chain with Wall Street Journal technology columnist Christopher Mims. In his new book, "Arriving…
  10. July 23, 2022
    28 min
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    Eight hearings later, what might happen next?
    The Jan. 6 House committee completed its eighth and final scheduled hearing this past Thursday evening, adding fresh revelations about the attack on the Capitol that followed the 2020 election. On this edition…
  11. July 16, 2022
    28 min
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    The new emergency number for mental health crises
    Starting this weekend there is a new three digit emergency number to call, and this one is specifically tailored for people experiencing a mental health crisis. It’s 988, and punching in those three digits will…
  12. July 09, 2022
    30 min
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    The race to understand long Covid
    When it comes to long Covid we are woefully short on answers to even basic questions like what causes it, how it can be treated and who’s most at risk. So on this edition of KCBS In Depth, we check in with some…
  13. July 02, 2022
    28 min
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    "Is that bot sentient?" and other pressing AI questions
    On this edition of KCBS In Depth, we speak with the Google engineer who believes that an artificially intelligent language system developed by his company has become sentient. Meantime, his claims have spotligh…
  14. June 26, 2022
    28 min
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    Post-Roe America comes into focus
    The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling this past Friday put an end to nearly fifty years of federal protections for abortion rights in the US, and already many states are getting ready to impose full abortion bans…
  15. June 18, 2022
    28 min
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    What would it take to make coaching more kind?
    World renowned swim coach Teri McKeever has an impressive list of accomplishments to her name: as the longtime head coach of the women's team at UC Berkeley, she’s led the Cal Bears to four NCAA national champi…
  16. June 11, 2022
    33 min
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    Boudin is out. What about the reform movement he helped lead?
    Chesa Boudin came into office at the beginning of 2020 amid a wave of new progressive prosecutors, who had run on promises of major reform. But over the past two years as anger about San Francisco’s crime probl…
  17. June 04, 2022
    28 min
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    Who killed Jane Stanford and why we should still care
    Today, Stanford is considered one of the top research universities in the world, but in 1905 after one of its co-founders, Jane Stanford, died, its future hung in the balance. To protect it, a group of powerful…
  18. May 28, 2022
    31 min
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    Confronting the trauma of mass shootings
    This past week, the horrors of gun violence have been thrust into the public consciousness once again as San Jose marks one year since the VTA railyard shooting, and the entire country confronts the painful ima…
  19. May 21, 2022
    30 min
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    Updating Covid safety best practices (again)
    Bay Area health officials are warning of rising Covid case counts, but still have yet to order new restrictions. So, facing this new wave of infections without new mandates in place, what precautions should ave…
  20. May 15, 2022
    33 min
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    Can public transit win riders back?
    When the pandemic began ridership across the Bay Area’s public transit system plummeted as offices shuttered and downtown life came to a screeching halt. More than two years later, riders have been slow to retu…

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