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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

The Education of the Bachelor

8/22/2019
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The Bachelor and its spin-offs may be cheesy TV, but the show is a goldmine of fruitful conversation between Erin Gordon and her daughter.

Duration:00:02:15

The Problem With Colorblindness

8/21/2019
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Do you use the phrase “I don't see color?” Autumn McDonald explains why, unless you can’t see red, green or blue, she wants you to stop.

Duration:00:01:58

From Papa to Bro

8/20/2019
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Once his daughter called him ‘Papa’ and thought he hung the moon. Now, Lane Parker has made the inevitable transition to ‘Bro.’ When my daughter was younger, she was always asking questions: Papa, why is the sky blue? What’s that bird? Where’s that water going? And I always had the answers. Fast forward — all … Continue reading From Papa to Bro →

Duration:00:01:56

Public vs. Private Space

8/19/2019
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Paul Staley says the line dividing the public and private spheres changes throughout history.

Duration:00:02:07

Lessons From Grandmother

8/16/2019
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Swathi Ram visits her family in India and discovers a way of life that is both inspiring and a reminder to be grateful for her opportunities.

Duration:00:02:10

Endangered

8/15/2019
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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau laments Trump Administration changes to the Endangered Species Act regulations.

Duration:00:02:17

Not God

8/14/2019
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Teacher David Ellison used to get frustrated by students’ indifference to their future. Then someone reminded him he’s not God.

Duration:00:02:15

Baby, It’s Cold Inside

8/13/2019
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Summer is when it sizzles but Richard Swerdlow is positively shivering.

Duration:00:02:02

Developed or Developing

8/12/2019
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The world is sometimes divided into so-called developed and developing nations. Anees Chamarty contemplates the difference between her native and adopted countries.

Duration:00:02:10

Pinewood Derby

8/9/2019
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Every former Cub Scout remembers the Pinewood Derby, but Michael Ellis’ memories are none too warm.

Duration:00:02:17

Legacy

8/8/2019
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Last spring, scandal opened a conversation about privilege and entry to elite universities. YR Media’s Sierra Fang-Horvath discusses legacy in the Ivy League.

Duration:00:02:14

Learning Differently

8/7/2019
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Marilyn Englander has taught both adult and young students and has noticed big differences in their approaches to learning.

Duration:00:05:17

Filipino Pride

8/6/2019
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Jason Tengco had little appreciation for his Filipino heritage until a single quote piqued his interest.

Duration:00:01:59

Sourdough Epiphany

8/5/2019
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To bake the perfect loaf of sourdough, Peter Andrus had to let go of comfortable habits.

Duration:00:01:57

Be A Good Man

8/2/2019
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Hank Smith struggles to live up to the simple words from his autistic son.

Duration:00:02:14

Two Sisters

8/1/2019
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Deidre Green describes the reunion of two long-separated and aging sisters.

Duration:00:02:17

Vintage

7/31/2019
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When Joan Tornow’s computer can’t be fixed she finds that obsolescence isn’t just planned, it’s in a hurry.

Duration:00:02:11

Fast Food Education

7/30/2019
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Next time you order fast food, think about the workers who prepare and bring it to you. Young Alex Lu says he’s learned important lessons from his co-workers.

Duration:00:02:14

My Habitat Garden

7/29/2019
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All gardens are terrific to Dan Gluesenkamp but a native plant garden is something special.

Duration:00:02:14

Duck Syndrome

7/26/2019
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Ducks seem to glide effortless across a lake while paddling furiously below the surface. High achieving medical students like Arifeen Rahman know what that's like.

Duration:00:02:18