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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

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

Seashore Geology

7/25/2019
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In the micro-geology of a patch of seashore, Ray Pestrong sees the immense scale of geology at work.

Duration:00:02:17

Shrinking World

7/23/2019
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The older Richard Friedlander gets the smaller his world gets, and he’s just fine with that.

Duration:00:02:12

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