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Journeys of Discovery: Exploring San Francisco’s Union Square—past and present

Join Spud Hilton, former San Francisco Chronicle travel editor, as he rediscovers his hometown. Hilton shares insights about the city’s fabled Union Square—the heart of San Francisco since the Gold Rush days. 

Union Square was named in honor of the Civil War-era meetings held in support of the Union cause. Today the San Francisco neighborhood is a magnet for shopping, live theater, and a vibrant dining scene. Hilton also shares his passion for the repurposed Presidio, with its open spaces, sweeping vistas of the Bay, and historic military architecture.

You are invited to subscribe to the Lowell Thomas Award-winning travel show podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer, featured on the NPR Podcast DirectoryApple Podcast, the NPR One App & Stitcher.com. Twitter: TomCWilmer. Instagram: Thomas.Wilmer. Member of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. Underwriting support provided by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.