Phil Matier

Phil Matier

Phil Matier

CATEGORY: News
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.
  1. October 23, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Final Presidential debate recap
    KCBS and Chronicle insider, Phil Matier, along with former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown, joined the KCBS studios to give their opinions on last night's Presidential debate.The two gave their opinions about…
  2. October 23, 2020
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    Phil Matier: BART Board of Directors approves new co…
    BART's Board of Directors has approved a new plan to cut costs, as the agency tries to close a projected 177 million dollar budget shortfall.For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Patti Reising spoke with KCBS Radio…
  3. October 22, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Businesses are fighting back in order…
    KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on businesses like amusement parks that want to reopen, but how many people are too many people and who draws the line?
  4. October 22, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Oakland City Council passes regulations…
    The Oakland City Council has passed regulations over just where homeless people can set up encampments. For more on this new policy, KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with KCBS and Chron…
  5. October 21, 2020
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    Phil Matier: fixing the tilt on San Francisco's Mill…
    One of San Francisco's downtown highrises, the Millenium Tower, has sunk around 17 inches into the ground creating a slight tilt in the building. KCBS and Chronicle insider tells us why this is happening, and a…
  6. October 21, 2020
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    Phil Matier: SF Dept. of Public Health's efforts to…
    San Francisco's Department of Public Health is out with a new reports on its efforts to help the homeless and mentally ill in the City.KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with KCBS and Chr…
  7. October 20, 2020
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    Phil Matier: How long will Zoom learning continue?
    KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on the potential duration of schooling conducted over Zoom and what it will take to get students back to in-person learning.
  8. October 20, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Millions of dollars pouring in to tight…
    Millions of dollars are pouring in to four, tight state House races, with Republicans hoping to win back some seats. For more, KCBS Radio news anchors spoke with KCBS Radio and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier.
  9. October 20, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Do we need to wear a mask in 2020?
    KCBS and Chronicle insider Phil Matier joined the studio today to discuss opinions and issues surrounding wearing a face mask to stop the spread of COVID-19. He discusses attitudes by both maskers and anti-mask…
  10. October 17, 2020
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    Phil Matier: London Breed hammers proposal to change…
    San Francisco Mayor London Breed isn't mincing words over a new proposal to rename 44 public schools in the City. A committee had recommended renaming the schools with names of people with connections to slaver…
  11. October 16, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Discussing changing school names with W…
    KCBS and Chronicle insider Phil Matier is joined by former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown to talk about local schools changing there names from things that may be considered objectionable or insensitive.
  12. October 16, 2020
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    Phil Matier: 2020 overdose deaths in SF have already…
    While San Francisco is dealing with the pandemic, it's also dealing with another epidemic: drug use. The San Francisco Chronicle reporting the number of overdose deaths in the City so far this year has already…
  13. October 15, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Legality of bridge toll increases in th…
    KBCS and Chronicle insider Phil Matier explains how taxes factor into potential bridge toll increases in the future -- and how taxes may factor into these price-hikes.
  14. October 15, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Tobacco industry collecting signatures…
    While we're just weeks away from the upcoming election, the tobacco industry is already collecting signatures to put a measure on the November 2022 ballot.It would overturn a state law banning the sale of flavo…
  15. October 14, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Battle over unofficial ballot boxes in…
    KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier explains the complications around unofficial ballot boxes distributed by California Republicans and how Democrats are trying to stop them.
  16. October 14, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Regional designations coming to the mar…
    Wine connoisseurs have long had a way to choose a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, or Chardonnay from Sonoma. Well, those regional designations are now coming to the state's marijuana industry thanks to a n…
  17. October 13, 2020
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    Phil Matier: "Kerfuffle" over mail-in ballot boxes g…
    KCBS and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier speaks on the state Republican party setting up collection points for mail-in ballots around California.
  18. October 13, 2020
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    Phil Matier: GOP admits responsibility for illegal b…
    The GOP is now confirming that it's responsible for the illegal ballot boxes popping up all over California.Election officials say they received reports about the boxes in Fresno, Los Angeles and Orange countie…
  19. October 12, 2020
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    Phil Matier: Supreme Court hearings underway for Jud…
    The sparring is underway on Capitol Hill--where a Supreme Court confirmation hearing is taking place in the hot glare of election season.KCBS Radio and Chronicle insider Phil Matier has more.
  20. October 10, 2020
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    Otis Taylor Jr.: Effort to bring majority African Am…
    A group of African American businessmen and investors have made a bid to purchase the city of Oakland's stake in the Coliseum site with a goal to bring an NFL Expansion team back to The Town. For more, KCBS Rad…