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San Francisco's Bid for the America's Cup


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Backers of San Francisco's bid to host the America's Cup say the world sailing competition would bring $1.4 billion and nearly 9,000 jobs to the Bay Area. But environmentalists are angered that the city's proposal seeks an exemption from an environmental review. We discuss the America's Cup -- San Francisco's chances of getting it -- and what it would mean for the Bay Area.

Host: Rachel Gordon

Guests:

  • Kyri McCllelan, America's Cup project manager at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
  • Michael Endicott, advocate for the Sierra Club of California
  • Peter Stoneberg, rear commodore at the St. Francis Yacht Club
  • Rob Grant, racing editor for Latitude 38, Northern California's largest sailing magazine

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