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KQED's Perspectives

KQED

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KQED

Description:

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Language:

English


Episodes

Karina Moreno: Broken, But Still Whole

6/5/2020
Karina Moreno recalls a family saying that helped them get through the darkest days.

Duration:00:02:10

Daisy Okazaki: No More Standardized Tests

6/4/2020
YR Media's Daisy Okazaki reflects on the abandonment of the SAT and ACT by the University of California and others.

Duration:00:02:07

Solomon Hughes: The Exploding Melting Pot

6/3/2020
Solomon Hughes says melting pots are wonderful things, until they explode and leave an enormous mess.

Duration:00:02:15

Rebekah Bloyd: A Tree Army

6/2/2020
Rebekah Bloyd recalls how her family made good use of a Depression Era program that created jobs and improved public lands.

Baldeep Singh: COVID-19 in the Developing World

6/1/2020
Dr. Baldeep Singh says the pandemic looks very different from the perspective of the developing world.

Duration:00:02:15

Andrew Lewis: Town Meeting

5/29/2020
At an old-fashioned Vermont town meeting, Andrew Lewis experiences the kind of politics where winning and losing isn’t the only thing that matters.

Duration:00:01:57

Mac Clayton: What Iffing

5/28/2020
Mac Clayton says the path to a better life begins with a simple question: "What if?"

Duration:00:02:15

Peggy Hansen: Diva Chicken

5/27/2020
Peggy Hansen's roost was ruled by one arrogant, bossy chicken until she, literally, laid a singular egg.

Duration:00:02:08

Claudia Walker: The Not-So-Novel Virus

5/26/2020
Claudia Walker looks at one virus that never seems to go away — racism.

Duration:00:02:01

Winston Tharp: To Doug

5/25/2020
Memorial Day honors the lives lost in America's wars. Winston Tharp has this remembrance of one of those lives, and its boundless potential, lost in Vietnam.

Duration:00:01:50

Lev Kushner: Indoor Camping

5/22/2020
A long-neglected tent provides Lev Kushner and his boys with a strategy for coping with the prolonged bout of stay-at-home.

Duration:00:02:00

Yoav Potash: Side Effects

5/21/2020
Yoav Potash endures unexpected side effects of his wife's autoimmune disease.

Duration:00:02:09

Terence Krista: Tree TV

5/20/2020
Terence Krista says that looking at trees is not only entertaining, it's good for your health.

Duration:00:01:59

Larry Jin Lee: Here We Go Again

5/19/2020
The speed with which Asian Americans go from model minority to reviled alien has Larry Lee's head hurting.

Duration:00:01:56

Richard Swerdlow: And You Thought Teaching Was Easy?

5/18/2020
To all those parents now discovering that teaching is hard, Richard Swerdlow says, "Welcome to my world."

Duration:00:01:57

Michael Ellis: The Joy of Biking

5/15/2020
The shutdown has sparked a surge in bike riding, and for many people like Michael Ellis, the joy of biking goes back to childhood.

Duration:00:02:02

Marilyn Englander: Hard Work

5/14/2020
Stock brokers and tycoons brag about how hard they work. But they probably can’t match Marilyn Englander’s sister.

Duration:00:01:55

Garth Grimball: The Space to Dance

5/13/2020
Whatever the new world brings us, Garth Grimball hopes there's space to dance.

Duration:00:01:57

Christine Schoefer: The Value of Food

5/12/2020
Food banks are overwhelmed and people are hungry, yet we waste food shamelessly. A child of post-war Germany, Christine Schoefer vows to change her ways.

Duration:00:02:01

Zack Rogow: The Great Outdoors

5/11/2020
Zack Rogow never had much use for the great outdoors. Now he's out and about and loving every hike.

Duration:00:01:51