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A KQED storytelling podcast about people making dramatic, risky changes, told by award-winning public radio reporters Amy Standen and Judy Campbell.

A KQED storytelling podcast about people making dramatic, risky changes, told by award-winning public radio reporters Amy Standen and Judy Campbell.
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San Francisco, CA

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KQED

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A KQED storytelling podcast about people making dramatic, risky changes, told by award-winning public radio reporters Amy Standen and Judy Campbell.

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@KQEDnews

Language:

English


Episodes

Suddenly Everyone’s Favorite Communist

7/24/2018
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Brace Belden was 27 when he snuck into Syria to enlist in a Kurdish militia.

Duration:00:33:01

I’m Your Man

7/10/2018
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April hasn't seen Steve in 15 years. So when a lawyer calls her asking about him, she's not sure what to think.

Duration:00:55:31

17andMe

6/26/2018
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Twenty years after Daley Dunham donated sperm, a tidal wave of children came crashing into his life.

Duration:00:27:33

The Company We Keep

6/12/2018
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Stories of unlikely friendships.

Duration:00:30:15

Her Double Life

5/29/2018
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A strange dream made My Linh Le wonder, should she finally tell her parents the truth about who she was?

Duration:00:26:58

Little Girl Lost

5/15/2018
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Sunday, Dec. 9, 1984 is a day Beth McGhee will never forget. It’s the day her three year-old daughter, Neola, vanished, kidnapped by her ex-husband. As Beth launched into the painful search for Neola, she had no idea how long she would be waiting for her daughter to come home. Or if she would come home at all.

Duration:00:38:42

Welcome to Political Breakdown

12/19/2017
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Political Breakdown is a new series that explores the political intersection of California and the nation. Each week hosts Scott Shafer and Marisa Lagos are joined with a new special guest to unpack politics — with personality — and offer an insider’s glimpse at how politics happens. Welcome to Political Breakdown 29 January,2018Marisa Lagos Explore: News, … Continue reading Welcome to Political Breakdown →

Duration:00:01:42

Listener Stories – A Boat, a Baby and the Blue Skies of Montana

5/9/2017
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We've been asking for your stories, and on the last episode of Season 2, we highlight three of our listeners' leaps. Gavin McClurg embarked on a death-defying adventure on the Pacific that changed the direction of his life. Amy Gotliffe decided to adopt a baby as a single mother, an experience that brought her both joy and heartbreak. And, at 58 years of age, Bette Giordano left her husband, her ailing father and her way of life for a journey of self discovery in the West.

Duration:00:40:29

S2 Episode 6: Listener Stories- A Boat, a Baby and the Blue Skies of Montana

5/9/2017
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We've been asking for your stories, and on the last episode of Season 2, we highlight three of our listeners' leaps. Gavin McClurg embarked on a death-defying adventure on the Pacific that changed the direction of his life. Amy Gotliffe decided to adopt a baby as a single mother, an experience that brought her both joy and heartbreak. And, at 58 years of age, Bette Giordano left her husband, her ailing father and her way of life for a journey of self discovery in the West.

Duration:00:40:36

An Unorthodox Life

4/25/2017
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Henny Kupferstein grew up in the Belz sect of ultra-orthodox, Hasidic Jews in Borough Park, Brooklyn. From early childhood, she felt like a misfit. After getting married to a virtual stranger at age 18, Henny began secretly rebelling against the confines of her sect. When she was 34, a startling diagnosis would lead her on a dramatic path away from the Belz and everyone she knew, including her four children. You can read about Henny's work with autistic kids and her book, Perfect Pitch in...

Duration:00:33:34

S2 Episode 5: An Unorthodox Life

4/25/2017
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Henny Kupferstein grew up in the Belz sect of ultra-orthodox, Hasidic Jews in Borough Park, Brooklyn. From early childhood, she felt like a misfit. After getting married to a virtual stranger at age 18, Henny began secretly rebelling against the confines of her sect. When she was 34, a startling diagnosis would lead her on a dramatic path away from the Belz and everyone she knew, including her four children. You can read about Henny's work with autistic kids and her book, Perfect Pitch in...

Duration:00:33:41

The Elementary Kool-Aid Acid Test

4/11/2017
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In the early 1960’s, a psychologist named Gary Fisher carried out a radical experiment on severely emotionally disturbed children at a residential hospital in Southern California. Fisher believed these children’s behavioral problems could be traced back to profound trauma they had suffered in their early childhoods, but had never adequately processed. He thought very large doses of LSD might cure them. Whether Fisher’s experiment was reckless or whether it was heroic depends on how you...

Duration:00:32:26

S2 Episode 4: The Elementary Kool-Aid Acid Test

4/11/2017
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In the early 1960’s, a psychologist named Gary Fisher carried out a radical experiment on severely emotionally disturbed children at a residential hospital in Southern California. Fisher believed these children’s behavioral problems could be traced back to profound trauma they had suffered in their early childhoods, but had never adequately processed. He thought very large doses of LSD might cure them. Whether Fisher’s experiment was reckless or whether it was heroic depends on how you...

Duration:00:32:33

Mirror Mirror

3/28/2017
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Jill Sutherlin has been numbing her feelings of emptiness with food, drugs and alcohol since she was a child growing up in California’s Central Valley. Several years ago she did something she's always wanted to do, something she didn't know she was capable of. She embarked on an extreme weight loss plan and lost more than 200 pounds in just over a year. Everyone told her she looked amazing. But she knew something was wrong.

Duration:00:28:22

The Big Pitch

3/14/2017
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San Francisco International High School is the city’s only high school exclusively for recently arrived immigrants. But you can also think of it as a factory. What comes in are immigrant teenagers speaking 18 different languages, including Arabic, Russian, Tagalog and Spanish. Many haven’t been to school in years. Some have never used a three-ring binder, navigated a city or shared a classroom with a member of the opposite sex. What’s intended to come out are Americans with the full range...

Duration:00:22:42

S2 Episode 2: The Big Pitch

3/14/2017
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San Francisco International High School is the city’s only high school exclusively for recently arrived immigrants. But you can also think of it as a factory. What comes in are immigrant teenagers speaking 18 different languages, including Arabic, Russian, Tagalog and Spanish. Many haven’t been to school in years. Some have never used a three-ring binder, navigated a city or shared a classroom with a member of the opposite sex. What’s intended to come out are Americans with the full range...

Duration:00:22:49

Out of the Pond

2/28/2017
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Tesilya Hanauer grew up on a commune deep in a Northern California forest. When she was five, her mother joined a nomadic group of people whose philosophy involved breaking the bond between mother and child. They were called the Shivalila, and they believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness might emerge that could eventually transform society. Over the next few years, Tesilya would follow them from California to the Philippines to rural India, hoping always for a...

Duration:00:35:23

S2 Episode 1: Out of the Pond

2/28/2017
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Tesilya Hanauer grew up on a commune deep in a Northern California forest. When she was five, her mother joined a nomadic group of people whose philosophy involved breaking the bond between mother and child. They were called the Shivalila, and they believed that if parental bonds were severed, a communal consciousness might emerge that could eventually transform society. Over the next few years, Tesilya would follow them from California to the Philippines to rural India, hoping always for...

Duration:00:35:51

My Name Is Shawn and I Prefer He

12/16/2015
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Lately we’ve heard a lot of stories about people who, after years in the closet, found the courage to come out as transgender. But for Shawn, courage was never the problem.

Duration:00:21:25

Episode 6: My Name Is Shawn and I Prefer He

12/16/2015
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Lately we’ve heard a lot of stories about people who, after years in the closet, found the courage to come out as transgender. But for Shawn, courage was never the problem.

Duration:00:21:55