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Lifestyle

The Irish and the Choctaw Nation: a debt of gratitude repaid.

May 13, 2020

In 1847, at the height of the Irish Potato Famine, the Choctaw Nation donated $170 to Irish famine relief. Returning the favor, 173 years later, many Irish are donating to a GoFundMe page for Navajo, Hopi and Choctaw Covid-1…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

Towering Inferno. Steve McQueen. Paul Newman. Faye Dunaway. 1974

May 10, 2020

The dedication ceremony of the worlds tallest high rise at 138 stories in San Francisco, is the setting for this 1974 disaster film. The film unintentionally provides an eerie foreshadowing of the events of 9/11 and the Twin…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Homeless with Covid 19 in SanFrancisco.

May 8, 2020

San Francisco’s 8000 homeless people are crowding into the Tenderloin District, pitching tents on city streets. The neighbors have sued the City to compel City Hall to clean up the streets. The Mayor has committed to rent 82…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Business

Is the Gig Economy Dead ?

May 7, 2020

Silicon Valley is beginning to experience a wave of layoffs - a rarity as tech firms considered themselves immune from such cuts in the past. But the Gig Economy with its ride hailing apps and home stay apps will have the bi…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Business

Work.com: a new software tool to re-open America.

May 5, 2020

Work.com, a creation of Salesforce based in San Francisco, will provide managers the tools to keep employees safe from the Coronavirus in the workplace, as America goes back to work. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Business

To open or not to re-open: that is the question.

May 4, 2020

As the US moves to the next phase of the pandemic with almost half the country re-opening for business, California is slower off the mark. Why ? And why has Ireland been able to craft such a winning Roadmap to Re-Opening wit…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

Mrs. Doubtfire. Robin Williams. 1993

May 2, 2020

Robin Williams was an accomplished comedian and dramatic actor who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in “Good Will Hunting.”. A comedic genius, he died in 2014 at the age of 63. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Politics

Profiles in Covid: California Governor Gavin Newsom and S.F. Mayor London Breed.

April 29, 2020

Governor Newsom and Mayor Breed are products of San Francisco politics. Their early and effective Shelter in Place policies and practices have helped to keep Covid-19 cases and fatalities low. But their opponents criticize t…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Lifestyle

My Health or My Privacy: Does it have to be a choice ?

April 27, 2020

Apple and Google roll out their Coronavirus tracking APP to public health authorities Tuesday April 28. Will it infringe our right to privacy ? Should we care ? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to m…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

The Perfect Storm: How Covid - 19 overwhelmed the system.

April 25, 2020

New data shows that the Coronavirus was coursing through America’s cities much earlier than believed. Our system’s response initially was flat footed at best. But we are making progress. --- This episode is sponsored by · An…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

Milk. Sean Penn. 2008

April 23, 2020

Sean Penn’s Oscar winning portrayal of slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk is a powerful dramatization of the last 10 days of his life in November 1978. Milk continues to inspire both Americans and global citizens like Leo V…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Lifestyle

Tony Bennett to honor SF’s frontline Covid-19 workers:. I left my heart in San Francisco.

April 21, 2020

Tony Bennett will lead a mass, civic singalong on Saturday April 25 at 12 noon. All 850,000 inhabitants of San Francisco are invited to join in as a thank you to the Covid-19 frontline workers who have taken care of us and k…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Covid 19: Have we made progress in the last 5 weeks ?

April 20, 2020

The Social Distancing and Lockdown practices of the last 5 weeks has seen a slowing in the rate of increase of C-19 infection rates and fatalities. But global and national numbers still increase. What is next and how does C-…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

The Maltese Falcon. John Huston/Dashiell Hammett, 1941

April 18, 2020

This film noir is set in 1941 San Francisco and stars Humphrey Bogart in the title role of private investigator Sam Spade, Mary Astor as the manipulative fortune seeker Brigid O’Shaugnessey, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorr…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Tracing Covid-19 victims to break the transmission chain.

April 17, 2020

A new, massive C-19 testing program will be part of our return to normal. But all new C-19 victims will have to provide names and phone numbers for their contacts who may have been exposed. Those contacts also must self isol…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
International

California versus France: a tale of two re-openings.

April 16, 2020

As California and France appear to have passed the peak of C-19 infection rates, when and how will society get back to normal, the economy start running again and shelter in place be lifted. --- This episode is sponsored by …

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Personalities

Bill Gates: Coronavirus Warrior

April 15, 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is actively funding 8 entities working to develop a Covid 19 vaccine. Gates, the visionary who brought personal computing into our lives, is now focused on finding a new vaccine and prev…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Covid 19 testing: Is it a waste of money ?

April 13, 2020

Today’s podcast focuses on C-19 policies, practices and technologies in Germany, the U.K. and the US. Best practices, use of data and testing technology to defeat Covid-19. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easi…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Film Reviews

The Birds. Alfred Hitchcock 1963

April 11, 2020

Hitchcock’s thriller and horror film was filmed on location in San Francisco and Bodega Bay, Sonoma County in 1962. The themes of the film, a world out of joint, nature attacking humans, inhabitants seeking shelter from terr…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Why is California’s Covid 19 death rate so low ?

April 9, 2020

California with a population of 40 million has had 374 Covid-19 fatalities. During the same period through 4/7/20 New York State with 19 million people has had 5236 deaths - 14 times more than California. Why ? --- This epis…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Business

Innovation Update: Covid 19 solutions

April 8, 2020

Innovation Update is a weekly feature of The San Francisco Experience. In today’s installment we recount 7 innovations created in the San Francisco Bay Area to confront Covid-19 and stop it dead in its tracks. --- This episo…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Lifestyle

Living on Lockdown: Survive and Thrive

April 5, 2020

In the fifth and final part of the Living on Lockdown series, I explore how and where we get our news on Covid 19 over the rest of the lockdown. With a historic perspective and quotes from Queen Elizabeth II and Henry Kissin…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Lifestyle

Living on Lockdown: the Art of online board games, gaming and social interactivity.

April 4, 2020

Social isolation can lead to depression and loneliness. Today’s episode provides an alternative, to let you interact online through games, house parties and group movie watching at a distance. --- This episode is sponsored b…

Guest: Jim Herlihy
Covid Pandemic

Living on Lockdown: the Art of Delivery and Takeout Dining and Grocery Shopping.

April 3, 2020

In this episode we review 6 apps for takeout and delivery services from restaurants. Best practices for grocery shopping. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --…

Guest: Jim Herlihy