Innovation Location

November 15, 2018

Innovation Location

Welcome to The Fix, solutions from the laboratories of democracy. This week, the team explores out-of-the-box policy solutions from our own backyard: the Bay Area.

Emnet Almedom investigates how equity, fines, and financial freedom are all inextricably linked in San Francisco and Oakland.

Sam Goldman takes us to Richmond, where the city is experimenting with paying and mentoring young men involved in gun violence to reduce homicides.

Anthony Rodriguez shows us how an Oakland barbershop can also be a health center.

And Luis Hernandez describes creative Bay Area solutions to deal with Methane, one of the most powerful greenhouse gasses.



PRODUCERS: Anthony Rodriguez and Spencer Bowen
ANCHORS: Lucy Meyer and Sam Goldman
REPORTERS: Emnet Almedom, Sam Goldman, Anthony Rodriguez, and Luis Hernandez
ENGINEER: Francesca Fenzi
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Jennifer Granholm and Ben Manilla
MUSIC: Dave Matthews Band, Andrea Day, Britney Spears, Blue Dot Sessions, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Dynasty, Kamaiyah, YouTube Audio Library


Curbing Gun Violence in Richmond

Does paying young men to not commit crimes actually work? We head to Richmond to find out.

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Toxic Locks

Styling our hair is surprisingly dangerous. How can community barbershops help?

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Electric Poop

Methane is one of the most powerful greenhouse gasses. The Bay Area is using it for good.

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Financial Freedom

How are Bay Area cities thinking about fueling financial freedom for historically overburdened communities? Emnet Almedom takes us to San Francisco to hear about a huge reform to the city’s fee collection practices, and then over to Oakland for a new approach to taking out a loan.

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