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KQED's series of daily commentaries by our listeners, covering a broad range of social and political issues, cultural observations and personal experiences of interest to KQED's Northern California audience.

KQED's series of daily commentaries by our listeners, covering a broad range of social and political issues, cultural observations and personal experiences of interest to KQED's Northern California audience.
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San Francisco, CA

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KQED's series of daily commentaries by our listeners, covering a broad range of social and political issues, cultural observations and personal experiences of interest to KQED's Northern California audience.

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English


Episodes

Take Good Care

5/22/2018
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Today, like every day, is mostly a bad day for endangered species as scores of them on average will go extinct. Carol Arnold has this Perspective. When I hear about yet another endangered species becoming extinct, I look to the biologist E.O. Wilson for hope. An octogenarian and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, his recent book Half … Continue reading Take Good Care →

Duration:00:02:12

Finding Home

5/21/2018
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For Katarina Kabick, finding home has felt impossible at times. But despite obstacles that would have sunk a lesser person, she’s getting there. It was raining last night and it’s like that water made my mind heavy. I couldn’t sleep thinking of the tents that seem to multiply under a new underpass every day. I … Continue reading Finding Home →

Duration:00:02:09

Divine Madman

5/18/2018
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From Bhutan to America, Michael Ellis believes every culture needs a divine madman. In the peaceful Buddhist country of Bhutan there are three venerated historical figures. My favorite is Drupek Kunley known by his nickname – the Divine Madman. He came down into Bhutan in the 15th century from Tibet with a simple goal in … Continue reading Divine Madman →

Duration:00:02:18

Critical Thinking

5/17/2018
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There’s more to a good grade than the right answer. Lauren John says the thinking that gets you there is more valuable.

Duration:00:02:12

Small Take on a World View

5/16/2018
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If the news is driving you crazy, Jane Anne Staw recommends a small investment in your mental health.

Duration:00:02:16

Money, Money, Money

5/15/2018
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Richard Friedlander says our obsession with wealth is impoverishing us.

Duration:00:02:16

The Bottle, the Roll, and the Fishing Pole

5/14/2018
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Marilyn Englander uses nontraditional methods to teach importance lessons.

Duration:00:02:00

A Mother’s Love

5/11/2018
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No matter how much Peipei Zhou’s mother sacrificed for her, she worried it wasn’t enough.

Duration:00:02:22

American Dream

5/10/2018
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Youth Radio’s Andrea Jiménez is her Salvadoran parents’ American Dream.

Duration:00:02:14

Absolutely

5/9/2018
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When did ‘absolutely’ become the default answer to most any question? Ali Shah explores what’s going on here, absolutely.

Duration:00:02:16

Many-Me’s

5/8/2018
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Sandhya Acharya has many histories and identities but they all add up to one thing – she’s fully American.

Duration:00:02:08

Congrats, Humans

5/7/2018
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Les Bloch finds that people can be amazingly wonderful, after all.

Duration:00:02:10

Listen To Your Plants

5/4/2018
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Can plants talk to us? Lane Parker says science fact is meeting science fiction.

Duration:00:02:10

You’ve Got A Friend

5/3/2018
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Herodotus said, ‘Of all the possessions a friend is the most precious.’ Richard Swerdlow agrees.

Duration:00:02:18

Point and Call

5/2/2018
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Debbie Duncan finds a technique used to improve railroad safety in Japan is pretty helpful for every-day forgetfulness.

Duration:00:02:13

My IKEA Moment

5/1/2018
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Heather Pierce found herself, aided and abetted by social media, in one of those not-my-better-self moments at IKEA.

Duration:00:02:19

Living Proof

4/30/2018
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When a distracted motorist caused a serious crash with motorcyclist Richard Levitt, 40 years of martial arts and yoga saved his life.

Duration:00:02:15

City Birds

4/27/2018
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Birds in the wild are great, but it’s the cadre of city birds in Amy Kennedy’s neighborhood that really have her affection.

Duration:00:02:13

Modest But Determined

4/26/2018
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Katia Bouali wears the hijab to assert her modesty, but it doesn’t cover her determination to live a consequential life.

Duration:00:02:10

Future Physicist

4/25/2018
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Young Saul Santiago is still learning English but his sights are set on becoming a particle physicist.

Duration:00:02:15

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