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Fixing Our City

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Fixing Our City

San Francisco Chronicle

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Like any big city, San Francisco has big problems. Rampant homelessness, an opioid epidemic, widening income equality and deep political divisions. What’s stopping the city from fixing itself? Where are the creative solutions? And what happens when one person’s solution is another’s root of the problem? Host Laura Wenus and producer Cintia Lopez are on a quest to find out, one San Francisco story at a time. Fixing Our City is part of the San Francisco Chronicle's SFNext project. Unlimited Ch ...
 
Chicago, weighing in at 2.7 million souls, punches above its weight as a world-renowned city of Arts and Culture, Industry, Finance, Retail, Education, Architecture, Transportation, Politics, Healthcare, Science, Innovation, Dining, Tourism, Sports, and more. It is also notorious for over a century of violence, crime, and political irregularities. Add to that decades of generally low performance within the Chicago Public Schools, the persistent scourge of a drug culture and broken families, ...
 
You’re listening to “Fixing Fundraising”, in which we hash out the biggest problems in the sector – from racist recruitment practices to power dynamics with donors Join Tom DeFraine and Andy King as we speak to guests from all over the world about how to be better in our business of changing the world Episode transcriptions available at fixingfundraising.uk
 
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Fixing Faxes

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Fixing Faxes

Jonathan Bowers and Angela Hapke

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Follow along as we launch Clinnect, a digital health product. We talk about the intersection of healthcare, technology, and entrepreneurship while trying to stay balanced. Hosted by Canadians Angela Hapke, CEO of Central Referral Solutions, and Jonathan Bowers, CEO of Two Story Robot.
 
Fixing the Future from IEEE Spectrum magazine is a weekly look at the cultural, business, and environmental consequences of technological solutions to hard problems like sustainability, climate change, and the ethics and scientific challenges posed by AI. IEEE Spectrum is the flagship magazine of IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and the applied sciences.
 
Based on the documentary of the same name available on Amazon Prime Video, Fixing Grandma is a motivational podcast from the lessons and wisdom of Chaplain Barbara Y. Williams. Interviewed by her Grandson/Filmmaker, William Wonders III, Chaplain Barbara Y. Williams has worn many hats from mother of 11 children, Chaplain in the Church of God in Christ as well as Chaplain/Administrator in the Civil Air Patrol. Take a journey with us as we explore the personal and professional wisdom of Chaplai ...
 
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Did you catch the episode of Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History about triplicates—those state-issued prescription pads that produced three copies of every painkiller script written? Many in medicine remember triplicates as a classic example of government overreach. But in 1990s New York, a city beset by a major drug problem, these triplicate pa…
 
Before he became the director of San Francisco’s Department of Police Accountability, Paul Henderson had been a top mayoral adviser, a prosecutor and a sought-after lecturer and media guest. He says he’s been detained and arrested eight times for things he didn’t do, and that on his first day in court as an assistant D.A., the judge mistook him for…
 
Politics in the age of social media can often be angry and divisive. And many people feel their voices aren’t being heard by those in power. But Polis is an online platform that’s trying to make democracy work better. It helps people to reach a consensus even on very polarising issues. We visit Taiwan where it’s been used to draft more than 20 laws…
 
1 - [00:05] Intro 2 - [00:25] Guest CAPT (ret) Rom A. Stevens, MD 3 - [08:10] Background on the Ukraine Conflict 4 - [17:45] Dr. Steven's decision to go to Ukraine [19:00] Getting there and getting started [24:45] Ukrainian medical system & fitting Into it during wartime [33:20]Joys & Sorrows of Volunteering [41:24] Who is helping them? [46:05] Wha…
 
Returning to the podcast this week is a household name in medicine, Dr. Don Berwick, who made his first appearance on the show in season one. Back then, Don said something that would turn out to be highly relevant to this: the seventh season of Fixing Healthcare. “We have made so many stupid rules [in healthcare],” Don said, “and those stupid rules…
 
Has Texas’ largest city found the key to ending chronic homelessness? Houston has drastically reduced the number of homeless people counted every other year, and its collaborative housing-first approach has garnered national attention. SFNext listeners and readers took notice, and told us to find out what Houston’s getting right. So we did. Two Hou…
 
More than 100 million people have been forcibly displaced from their home around the world – fleeing conflict, natural disasters or persecution. Millions end up in refugee camps, living in tents.Around the world, designers and architects are trying to improve the lives of these displaced people, by improving the temporary homes they’re living in.Fr…
 
Dr. Anthony Fauci recently credited the antiviral drug Paxlovid with keeping him out of the hospital. That was after he tested positive a second time for Covid-19. Following a course of Paxlovid pills, Fauci appeared to experience a “rebound” case of Covid-19, stoking fears about the drug. In this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth, Jeremy Corr and …
 
When the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED) gave 125 people $500 a month with no strings attached, researchers found that recipients spent money the same way everyone else does: On food, gas, childcare and bills. The experiment, led by then-Mayor Michael Tubbs, drew criticism from people saying the money would disincentivize work, a…
 
Bank accounts and clever investment schemes are being used to help improve the lives of homeless people. In the UK, a number of banks have started offering accounts to homeless people - which until recently were only available to people with a fixed address. Having a bank account can be a crucial turning point, and we meet a disabled homeless perso…
 
Robert Fruchtman attends municipal hearings and meetings where the fates of housing developments or policies hang in the balance, and he takes to Twitter. He’s documenting, but he’s also offering commentary, from the succinct “lol” to more elaborate visual jokes. He volunteers his time knowing that these hearings, which often eat up hours in the mi…
 
If your child develops cancer and you live in a wealthy country there’s a really good chance they will survive - more than 80%. If you live elsewhere, the chances are much lower - less than 30%.Over a decade ago, Dr Mae Dolendo set up a centre in the Philippines to treat children with cancer. Since then she’s saved the lives of hundreds of children…
 
This Fixing Healthcare podcast series, “Diving Deep,” probes into some of healthcare’s most complex topics and deep-seated problems. On today’s episode, hosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr dive deep into a pair of controversial Supreme Court rulings with serious medical implications. Then they dive into the rules drug companies play by to keep p…
 
There was a time when Amsterdam was sick of losing creative people to Berlin because of its vibrant and diverse round-the-clock cultural scene. Much more appealing than the “open air museum” that residents complained Amsterdam had become. So, the Dutch city tried something new, including electing a new night mayor — a liaison between night culture …
 
Therapy has been helping Boko Haram survivors and street youth in Liberia turn their lives around. In northern Nigeria, a programme called Counselling on Wheels is offering mobile mental health services in remote and dangerous areas. They’ve been giving Boko Haram survivors and others affected by conflict a safe space to talk about the horrific vio…
 
“I wish I was more authentic, more transparent, more myself from the very beginning (rather) than trying to create a character or a persona,” said Dr. Zubin Damania (aka ZDoggMD) when asked about his social media regrets. On this week’s show, Dr. Z joins cohosts Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr to discuss the false personas that physicians assume a…
 
Calls to improve public safety have covered a spectrum: At one end, moving funds from police to service workers. On the other, beefing up police budgets and getting more officers on the street. But for decades, departments across the country have been working on a strategy called community policing, intended to improve trust in and collaboration be…
 
How enzymes and earthen pots could help keep medicines safe. Access to life-saving medicines often relies on a complex system known as the cold-chain – the refrigerated lorries, store rooms and fridges, which keeps them at the right temperature from the factory to the patient. However, a traditional cold chain runs on electricity- meaning that it’s…
 
Dr. Rod Rohrich has broken the unwritten rules of medicine across his career. He turned a traditional paper-only, medical journal into a digitized force, full of videos and evidence-based rankings that has become one of the best in the nation. And he revolutionized rhinoplasty surgery and plastic surgical education and training. Today, Dr. Rod Rohr…
 
When you get badly hurt or sick, you know where to go. What if you were in danger of losing your housing? San Francisco and Oakland are developing programs to keep people from becoming homeless in the first place, which is cheaper and easier than helping them once they're on the streets. | Unlimited Chronicle access: sfchronicle.com/pod Fixing Our …
 
Could floating wind turbines and kites that generate electricity help fight climate change? There are lots of innovative new ways people are harnessing the power of the wind. We visit a floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland, check out wind turbines on street lamps and see how much power giant kites can generate. Along the way we investigate …
 
The New York Times surveyed 362 school counselors on the effects of the pandemic on children. The results were both predictable and troubling. Not only have kids fallen behind in the basics like reading and math, but counselors also described students as “frozen, socially and emotionally, at the age they were when the pandemic started.” Nearly all …
 
1 - Intro: Interview with History Teacher John Turek on the importance of teaching and learning History to children, the practical value of knowing your local history, the joys of teaching junior high students, and how we can understand and improve our city by knowing the history of other cities. 2 – Guest bio: John Turek is a recently retired Hist…
 
This Fixing Healthcare podcast series, “Diving Deep,” features a robust and probing discussion into some of healthcare’s most complex subjects and deep-seated problems. On today’s episode, Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr dive deep into the unwritten rules of healthcare and American society. Together, they’ll ask the question, “What is it about Omi…
 
A 2015 apartment building fire at Mission and 22nd streets killed one person and displaced 50. Seven years later, there’s an empty lot, gathering trash and growing weeds. In the middle of a housing crisis. Why has nothing been built in the years since? The answers to that question are painfully emblematic of some of the biggest problems facing San …
 
More than five million children live in orphanages or other institutions - the vast majority in low or middle income countries. Staff are often overstretched, poorly paid and don’t last long in the job, which leaves children deprived of one of the most important things for healthy development - a consistent, loving relationship. Organisations aroun…
 
How a race to write books and a gadget that counts words are helping child literacy. In South Africa 8 out of 10 children struggle to read by the age of 10. But a charity called Book Dash has come up with an innovative way of getting more kids to read. It holds events where teams of writers and illustrators create a book in just 12 hours. More than…
 
Said ZDoggMD: “Oh, man, OK. You said, hey, let’s do a podcast together, Z. It’ll be fun, you said. It’ll be easy. It’ll be flow. Then you ask a question like this?” Replied Robert Pearl, MD: “It’s easy for me to ask the questions, Zubin. That’s what I meant.” Welcome to Unfiltered, a show that brings together two iconic voices in healthcare for an …
 
Host Laura Wenus and producer Cintia Lopez are on a quest to find out why one of the wealthiest and best-educated cities in America, one where most people belong to the same political party and subscribe to the same basic values, has so many intractable problems. And more importantly: Can they be fixed? Join us as we find out, one San Francisco sto…
 
At the human library you borrow a person you wouldn’t usually meet for a half-hour frank conversation. The volunteers have various book titles from polyamorous to former prisoner. The aim of these face-to-face chats is to break down our assumptions and prejudices. We explore whether simple discussions can make a difference. Produced and presented b…
 
Author and historian Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris is fascinated with medicine’s grisly past and the extraordinary physicians who changed the profession by breaking the rules. One of those rule-breaking doctors of yore is the protagonist of her newest book, The Facemaker: A Visionary Surgeon’s Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I (availab…
 
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