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Our daily Q&A with KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid. Listen live M-F 3:50 PM on KCBS Radio All News 740AM and 106.9FM.
 
Vancouver Magazine called her "San Francisco’s sharp-witted solo answer to Ebert and Roeper." Sporting a different chapeau each week, she critiques recent movie releases, reviews new videos, conducts celebrity interviews, and offers interesting background on show business.
 
 
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Breaking news and analysis from around the Bay Area, the state capitol and beyond. Listen to KCBS Radio and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier’s reports LIVE on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM Mondays through Fridays at 7:50 AM and 5:50 PM or listen to the podcasts ANYTIME posted here daily.
 
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San Francisco City officials are going after e-cigarettes, and it may soon consider legislation leading to their outright ban. KCBS Radio and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains.
 
The Chase Center has a date for its first act. Now the push is on for the City to make sure attending the Metallica-SF Symphony Concert isn't a transit disaster. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that empty lots are now filled and wide streets have narrowed down.
 
San Francisco Mayor London Breed says she agrees that CEO Larry Baer should face the consequences for the public dispute he had with his wife. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says everyone is still waiting to see what Baer plans to do in response.
 
Fisker says it will release an electric SUV in 2021 with a range of 300-miles for less than $40,000. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that electric cars are becoming more and more available which is a good thing for the environment.
 
Anti-Domestic violence groups are now calling for Major League Baseball to suspend Giants CEO Larry Baer. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that the anti-domestic violence activists want to suspend Baer, give him a substantial fine and try to turn this into a moment of where all things are equal.…
 
Narsai David explains how to cook a delicious corned beef for St. Patrick's Day.
 
According to the San Francisco Tourism Bureau, San Francisco tourism has hit a record high. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the question is whether tourists will keep visiting.
 
Questions are once again being asked of Facebook and social media companies after the live-streamed mosque massacre in New Zealand. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid talks about Facebook’s response time in handling the content.
 
Governor Gavin Newsom rocked California's criminal justice world this week with an executive order that puts a halt to executions in the state. In effect, the order means that as long as Newsom remains in office, the lives of the 737 Californians awaiting execution will be spared. In this episode, we bring listeners and exclusive interview with ...…
 
KCBS Radio’s Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl reviews a movie about a divorced woman with a good job who meets a guy.
 
The governors of Colorado, New Mexico, and Delaware are planning to sign the National Popular Vote compact, a pledge to give their electoral college votes to the candidate that wins the popular vote. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown explains.…
 
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association has cut ties with its former President following a Facebook post after Public Defender Jeff Adachi died. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says the post was too personal and crossed the line.
 
Google's parent company, Alphabet, is out with an extension for its Chrome browser that will let you tune out abusive comments on some social media sites. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid is trying it out to see how effective it is.
 
This week, Liam brings the Foodie Chap chat to Vernon, California with coffee roaster Lisette Gaviña and F.Gaviña & Sons Inc. Each week, the KCBS Radio Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem introduces us to the culinary stars behind the food & wine loved by so many in the Bay Area.
 
Now that Governor Newsom has put a stop to all executions in California, what's next? There's already talks of another ballot measure in 2020 and possible legal challenges. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that death penalty is fading is terms of voters’ support.
 
KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on Mayor Breed's choice for San Francisco's new fire chief.
 
We've all seen an article online that, once you start digging, turns out to be filled with false facts. Now, Facebook and Amazon are hoping to halt the spread of misinformation. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid speaks on what these companies are aiming to do about this issue - and just how it could affect first amendment rights.…
 
Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to place a moratorium on the death penalty in California later this morning, a move that will spare the lives of more than 700 death-row inmates. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that this move is big and it’s bold and it’s self-serving as well.…
 
The Oakland Raiders and the Coliseum Authority have resolved a snag in negotiations to keep the team in the East Bay for the 20-19 season. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains.
 
Twitter has invited some users to download and use a new app called T-W-T-T-R which is the original spelling of Twitter, but it's not the same app most of us are using. KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains.
 
In an effort to increase cyclist safety, city officials are creating more buffer room between automobiles and bicycles by taking parking spaces. This is just the latest move to make San Francisco a more bike-friendly place, but will it actually work? KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier is here to tells us more.…
 
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has named Manohar Raju as the city's new Public Defender. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says she chose him for political and practical reasons.
 
Apple is offering a deal on iTunes and its App Store. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says consumers will receive a bonus on purchases up to $200.
 
KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on how places like San Francisco International Airport are handling the ever-growing number of rideshare automobiles at their curbsides...
 
KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on what the officials involved are saying and more.
 
Companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook grow bigger every day, buying smaller tech companies and moving into new territories - such as Amazon purchasing Whole Foods. Senator Elizabeth Warren says that some of these companies have "gotten too big." KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid tells us more.…
 
Narsai David shares a delicious dessert recipe for spiced oranges.
 
KCBS Radio’s Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl reviews Captain Marvel and a Broadway show called Fiorello.
 
Here in California when it rains, it pours. But how much good is all this water really doing us? In this edition of In Depth we take on two water topics. First, there’s growing concern that a lot of the rainwater we've been getting is just going down the drain and out to sea. We plumb the depths of California's water system to find out where it ...…
 
KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown discuss former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s sentencing.
 
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and state Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting are pushing legislation that would clear millions of convictions. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that the people are coming up with a computerized program which can erase past violations.…
 
A day after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg laid out a new focus for the company emphasizing privacy, Larry got to speak with company Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who explained just what that means. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that bottom line is Facebook is not going to change dramatically.…
 
San Francisco Mayor London Breed is accelerating safety projects and asking police to step-up enforcement of drivers in the name of pedestrian safety. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that what we have is a mayor reacting to traffic fatalities and the first thing politicians sympathize and empathize.…
 
A deal that could keep the Raiders in Oakland for the 2019 season has hit a snag - and KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier is here to speak on what this latest issue might be...
 
In 2017, the FCC got rid of net neutrality and now Democrats are looking to bring it back. KCBS Radio’s Technology Analyst Larry Magid speaks on the impact that the removal of net neutrality has had so far and where this issue falls when it comes to political party lines.
 
This week, Liam brings the Foodie Chap chat to Los Cabos, Mexico with Executive Chef Alexis Palacios of Mezcal at Montage. | Each week, the KCBS Radio Foodie Chap, Liam Mayclem introduces us to the culinary stars behind the food & wine loved by so many in the Bay Area.
 
It's been just over a year since BART started cracking down on fare evaders, investing 1-point-4 million dollars in a ramped-up enforcement program. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that fare evaders on Bart aren’t just evading their fares, they are evading their tickets as well.…
 
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is taking a step it hopes will help stop the spread of empty storefronts. KCBS Radio and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains.
 
CNet is reporting that 5G phones will start becoming the norm by the end of the year. KCBS Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid explains Android might be the first to adapt.
 
Leaders of California's high speed rail project have sent a clear message to the Trump Administration. They say the White House threat to take back billions of dollars in federal money earmarked for the project would have a devastating impact on the state. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that the deal with the fed ...…
 
The State Supreme Court has upheld former Governor Jerry Brown's decision to roll back a perk that allowed state workers to boost their pensions. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the ruling.
 
Some computer security experts have long been calling passwords an outdated technology and we could now be one step closer to phasing them out. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says more and more devices and apps are allowing users to log in using their fingerprints, facial recognition, and more.…
 
Giants CEO Larry Baer is stepping away from the team after a video of a physical altercation with his wife, Pam, was posted on TMZ. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains that TMZ paid money for the video and it went national.
 
A tentative agreement has been reached between the Oakland Unified School District and the teacher's union in what the OEA calls a historic no-concessions contract. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier says it looks like it will be a win-win for both sides, but take some time for all the details to be hammered out.…
 
Narsai David talks about all the different varieties of rice available today.
 
Amazon plans to open new supermarkets that are different from Whole Foods and their cashierless Amazon Go stores. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says these stores will be more for the more price conscious demographic of shoppers.
 
KCBS Radio’s Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl talked about what movies to watch this weekend.
 
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen had some controversial moments during his testimonies this week including calling Trump a liar and a racist. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier and former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown share their thoughts on the matter.
 
From assembly lines, to highways, to surgery rooms, automation and artificial intelligence are taking over our modern world. But are the robots really ready to run the show? In this edition of In Depth, we take on new research that examines the future of both automated driving as well as automated translation to get a better on handle on where ...…
 
A consumer advocacy group says a shortage of recycling centers in the state is costing Californians more than 300 million dollars. KCBS Radio, KPIX-5, and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains some of the solutions that have been suggested to ramp up California’s recycling program.
 
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