How ‘Civic’ Is Produced and Broadcast From Home


Clockwise from top left: Daphne Magnawa, Mel Baker, Lila La Hood, Laura Wenus on a web conversation.

Under shelter-in-place orders, the Public Press staff has been producing the local current affairs program “Civic” from home, conducting interviews remotely and managing a radio station at a distance. The team has also turned its focus almost exclusively to covering the local effects of the coronavirus pandemic through in-depth interviews, complete press briefing coverage and San Francisco specific newscasts. In this live webinar, “Civic” producer and KSFP program director Mel Baker and “Civic” host and KSFP operations manager Laura Wenus discuss the changes to the show during the shelter-in-place order and their plans for its future.

“You don’t turn on this program and feel like you’ve been left out or you’re out of the loop or you don’t have enough information yet to listen.” — Laura Wenus

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A segment from our radio show, “Civic.” Listen daily at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 102.5 FM in San Francisco.