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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.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

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Description:

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

The Romance of Science

2/14/2020
Science isn't often thought of as romantic, but for Alex Liu it's hard to think of one without the other.

Duration:00:02:16

Defying Assumptions

2/13/2020
High schooler Nathania Said defies many assumptions about race and religion.

Duration:00:02:03

The Interview

2/12/2020
Al Gilbert thought his job interview was going really well. Then, it didn’t.

Duration:00:02:18

A Disability’s Gift

2/11/2020
Emily Beitiks' mother had a 40-year battle with MS, but the struggle was not without its gifts.

Duration:00:01:54

Our Lamentable Species

2/10/2020
We share this planet with creatures great and small. Richard Friedlander says we don't act like it.

Duration:00:01:57

Bad Decisions

2/7/2020
Eighth grader D’Angelo Romero was going nowhere. But when he starting making risky choices, everything changed.

Duration:00:01:57

The Music of an MRI

2/6/2020
MRI’s are famous for being cramped and noisy. But Paul Wolber discovered something different – music.

Duration:00:02:14

Presence

2/5/2020
Hiring managers say they’re looking for something called ‘presence’. Tracy Cote says it’s code for ‘just like me’.

Duration:00:02:00

The Seal

2/4/2020
A piece of paraffin reminds Steven Saum that we have had public spirited leaders who have done great things, and can have them again.

Duration:00:02:17

Art As Experience

1/31/2020
When Maxine Schur approaches art she doesn’t just look at it, she experiences it, preferably alone.

Duration:00:02:16

Wrongness

1/30/2020
To Richard Levitt, being wrong is a big step on the path to getting it right.

Duration:00:02:14

Stickler For Fun

1/29/2020
High schooler Ruchir Baronia explores his ongoing battle to escape the grip of social media.

Duration:00:01:57

Electric Buzz

1/28/2020
Les Bloch observes that while we're living through history we don't know what it tells us.

Duration:00:01:58

Nests

1/27/2020
A wildlife catastrophe has Risa Nye putting her nesting instincts to work with knitting needles.

Duration:00:02:13

Group First

1/24/2020
The motto "Group First, Me Second" worked in Marilyn Englander’s classroom. Here’s why.

Duration:00:02:13

Am I Black Enough?

1/23/2020
YR Media's Valencia White takes her racial identity into consideration when choosing a college.

Duration:00:02:08

The Hungry Man

1/22/2020
Niall Kavanagh has his values tested by a hungry man and a daughter's challenge.

Duration:00:02:15

Privacy Power

1/21/2020
Almost everything about you has become mere data that companies turn into money for themselves. But Art Prateepvanich says Californians have a new tool to take back lost privacy. Ten years ago, when I worked for THE giant Internet company in Sunnyvale, I tried to sell your data. Our customers, marketers, weren’t interested. We explained … Continue reading Privacy Power →

Duration:00:02:13

MLK’s Legacy of Diversity

1/20/2020
Li Miao Lovett remembers how the Civil Rights Movement helped to diversify America.

Duration:00:02:14

Homophobia

1/17/2020
At 14, Berit Pigott has been on the receiving end of homophobia but she’s not having any of it.

Duration:00:02:13