News In Context

Series produced by Gina Baleria

Caption: Logo: News In Context, Credit: Joyce Cheng
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Logo: News In Context 

A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.

A weekly podcast focused on discussing the issues that impact how information is delivered, how we consume it, and how that affects our interactions with each other.


92 Pieces

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In this episode, we talk with New York Times columnist David Brooks, about his new book - How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2024
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore the importance of strong neighborhood and community relationships to the health of nations… and discuss how many neighb...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we explore the persistent challenge of how to ensure that everyone has adequate housing. We discuss why the U.S. faces these issue...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore how much of the information we get is mediated - edited - and we all get different edits based on what the algorithm th...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we discuss press freedom in the U.S. in the wake of a police raid of the local paper in Marion, Kansas. In that raid, officers con...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In Part Two of my conversation with Chesa Boudin, we explore how his experiences as a child have informed his approach to criminal justice, and his...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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Welcome to News in Context – I’m Gina Baleria. In this episode, we talk with former San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin, founding executive director of ...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore how economic issues are often talked about in ways that minimize the needs of those who may not have the means to withs...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore how othering has led to increased marginalization and vilification of people who are un-housed, and how civity can help...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore how engaging across our racial and class divides can help bring us together to care for and nurture our democracy. My ...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2023
  • Length: 29:32
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In this episode, we explore the strategic use of racism in electoral politics to divide citizens across racial and other differences in an effort t...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2023
  • Length: 29:32
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In this episode, we explore a massive new study on improving the health of democracy. The Strengthening Democracy Challenge invited more than 30-th...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore the Bay Area housing market, and how mass corporate ownership of homes and apartments throughout the region affects com...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we talk with Melissa Weintraub, founder & co-executive director of Resetting the Table. Resetting the table focuses on building di...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore concepts of privilege - and how they color our systems and perpetuate inequities. We also discuss how building relation...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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It’s no secret that polarization is deepening divides across the US. Over the past few years, many people have started or joined what are called br...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore the sharp increase in fentanyl deaths across the country, including in San Francisco and the Bay Area, which had thus f...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we continue our conversation with Stanford political scientist Dr. Kathryn Stoner, on the context of Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we continue exploring the context of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - or as our guest, political scientist Dr. Kathryn Stoner, clari...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2022
  • Length: 29:30
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In this episode, we explore the historical and geo-political context of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as well as the role and actions of NATO. ...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2022
  • Length: 29:30