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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Golden Gate Waterfall

11/16/2018
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Michael Ellis says during the last Ice Age there may have been a waterfall at the Golden Gate to rival Niagara.

Duration:00:02:19

Capital ‘A’ Adulting

11/15/2018
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What Margie Vartanian gives up being the parent of three young children pales in comparison to what she gets.

Duration:00:02:13

Sponges

11/14/2018
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Daily news driving your crazy? Shane Safir says children are not immune from the onslaught and need safe places to learn.

Duration:00:02:19

Proud of You

11/13/2018
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Matt Carey is proud of his son with an intellectual disability and determined not to hide him from the world.

Duration:00:02:06

Thank You For Your Service

11/12/2018
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For Anne Lamb, ‘thank you for your service’ isn’t a veteran’s cliché. It’s personal.

Duration:00:01:57

Just Happy To Be Here

11/9/2018
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When David Ellison says he’s just happy to be here, he really means it.

Duration:00:02:09

50 Books

11/8/2018
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Carol Studier covets a luxurious home library and time to spare. But she already has one – the public library.

Duration:00:02:14

Two Sisters

11/7/2018
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Deidre Green describes the reunion of two long-separated and aging sisters.

Duration:00:02:17

We Choose

11/6/2018
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Absentee, early voting and mail-in ballots are all great, but Wendy Stancer misses something special that comes when voting with her neighbors on election day.

Duration:00:02:12

What’s Your Name?

11/5/2018
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Two women respond to a stricken man. One is highly trained. The other asks all the right questions. Jessica Nussbaum explains.

Duration:00:01:57

Working the Vote

11/2/2018
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Marilyn Englander volunteers to work a get-out-the-vote phone bank.

Duration:00:02:16

Rockin’ Rollin’ Grammar

11/1/2018
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Rock ‘n roll lyrics can make sticklers for good grammar like Lane Parker cringe, but if the English is perfect, is it really rock ‘n roll?

Duration:00:02:08

Costumes

10/31/2018
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Lane Parker and his dad worked hard on that Star Wars costume for the Halloween contest. How could he lose?

Duration:00:02:04

Democracy Is Hard

10/31/2018
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Marnie Webb calls for spaces and programs where everyone can practice the art of ‘civic-ness’.

Duration:00:02:09

The Men in the Woods

10/30/2018
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Michael Newland looks at what men have done to support women subject to predatory assault and sees nothing but utter failure.

Duration:00:01:58

Winning The Lottery

10/29/2018
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What if you won the lottery? What if the life you actually have looked to others like you already had won the lottery?

Duration:00:01:56

Modern Times

10/26/2018
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Richard Friedlander struggles with the old goal of how to live in this world without being of it.

Duration:00:02:16

Putting Down Eyelid Tape

10/25/2018
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Beauty standards may vary around the world, but they are a powerful force. Especially on teen girls. Here’s YR Media’s Sarah Ng on putting down the eyelid tape.

Duration:00:02:13

Kid’s Stuff

10/24/2018
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When she tries to help a young student get organized, Lauren John must first deal with a backpack full of stuff.

Duration:00:02:15

Isabella

10/23/2018
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She was very young and spoke little English. But her talent, says Richard Swerdlow, was as stunning as it was surprising.

Duration:00:02:15