Mission Local has a long tradition of sharing news and commentary via audio (see archive of our audio series Listen Local in sidebar). But now, we’re pleased to be partnering with the good people at BFF.fm to bring you a new iteration of Listen Local: a biweekly news talk show. Every other week we’ll discuss a topic or two of particular interest to the Mission District. We’ll analyze and debate the most important Mission-related news of the week. We may even have special guests!

In our first show, recorded Thursday, we dig into the housing situation in the Mission, what big plans are in the pipeline and why people are opposed to them. (Keep in mind this was before the Planning Commission approved 490 South Van Ness and the Plaza 16 Coalition took the streets Saturday). We also talked about podcasting itself. Check it out here:

To hear our next episode live on the air, tune into BFF.fm here, on Thursday, October 15th at 9:30 a.m..

Recorded live Thursday October 2, 2014 at BFF.fm’s Secret Alley studio. Intro music by La Plebe. Outro music by Kevin McLeod.

What should we talk about next time? Who should be our first guest? Send us comments, questions, and more at tips@missionlocal.com.