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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

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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

Mecánico

7/22/2019
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Decades ago and when they needed it most, Maxine Schur and her husband had an indelible encounter with generosity from a Mexican mechanic.

Duration:00:02:13

Photo Finish at the Fair

7/19/2019
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Arthur Drooker went to a local fair to take some photos. What happened next left him deeply troubled.

Duration:00:02:10

Walking

7/18/2019
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Deborah Underwood finds that routine walking instead of driving does more than help her physical health.

Duration:00:02:04

Guilt Tip

7/17/2019
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An easy-pay option has Richard Swerdlow squirming whenever he encounters it.

Duration:00:01:59

Woke, Not Woke

7/16/2019
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In a conversation with his daughter, Les Bloch struggles with whether he is woke to white male privilege.

Duration:00:02:13

Moonwalk

7/15/2019
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50 years ago, space-obsessed young people like Debbie Duncan took extraordinary measures to watch the first moon walk.

Duration:00:01:56

Ants

7/12/2019
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They're tiny but collectively much bigger than us. And Michael Ellis says they do much we should emulate.

Duration:00:02:03

My Time in Juvenile Hall

7/11/2019
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It was just a short stint in Juvenile Hall, but enough to convince YR Media's Aaron Jackson it was time to straighten out his life.

Duration:00:01:58

What’s School For?

7/10/2019
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Marilyn Englander takes aim at the notion that a good education is one that teaches a student to follow their passion.

Duration:00:02:19

The Read That Changed Me

7/9/2019
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It took a chance encounter for Terence Krista to begin a lifelong love for the written word.

Duration:00:02:11

ASAP is a Four-Letter Word

7/8/2019
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The world is full of busy, buzzing doers. But Lane Parker calmly weights when might be the right time to do most anything.

Duration:00:02:06

How to Peel a Banana

7/5/2019
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Luke Pease learns to how to prepare a banana "in the Chinese manner."

Duration:00:02:22

111 Words

7/4/2019
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John Storella says one passage of the Declaration of Independence captures the essence of American governance.

Duration:00:02:16

The Pursuit of Happiness

7/3/2019
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Paul Staley says the Declaration of Independence asserts the right to pursue happiness, not attain it.

Duration:00:02:09

The Bubble

7/2/2019
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There’s a lot of talk about The Bubble, but there are many kinds of bubbles. Steve McMoyler has his mind fixed on one of them – his phone.

Duration:00:02:21

Advanced Directive

7/1/2019
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Dr. Baldeep Singh talks to a patient and colleague about end-of-life care.

Duration:00:01:53

Stonewalling

6/28/2019
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On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Vin Traverso struggles to cope with a kind of stonewalling in his own family.

Duration:00:02:02

The Zen of Picking Fruit

6/27/2019
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Peggy Hansen doesn't grab her fruit from a grocery bin. She plucks it from her own trees. And there's an art to it.

Duration:00:02:08

Monsters and Other Fairy Tales

6/26/2019
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We’re supposed to outgrow childhood fantasies. Mac Clayton isn’t sure we do.

Duration:00:02:11

Comfort Food

6/25/2019
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Larry Jin Lee and his friend, Giorgio, didn’t agree on much, except their love for the foods of their native lands.

Duration:00:01:56