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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.

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English


Episodes

Otters

9/13/2019
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Michael Ellis discusses the clever, cute and playful otter.

Duration:00:02:15

These Things Called Books

9/12/2019
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Meg Waite Clayton looks at the toxic stew of book banning and political intolerance.

Duration:00:02:15

The Fog in My Head

9/11/2019
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When Maxine Rose Schur needs to clear her mind she heads straight for the foggiest part of San Francisco – the Sunset District.

Duration:00:02:13

The Wilderness That Never Was

9/10/2019
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Mike Newland's work on Coast Miwok archaeology challenges the very concept of a pristine wilderness before humans.

Duration:00:02:18

A Life of New Things

9/9/2019
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It’s been hard work, but at 27 Hank Smith’s autistic son is trying new things and leading a rich life.

Duration:00:02:02

Done With Silicon Valley

9/6/2019
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After years of work, Pilar Wolfsteller has had it with Silicon Valley culture.

Duration:00:02:05

Student Housing Crisis

9/5/2019
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YR Media's Brontë Sorotsky is preparing for her first year of college, but she doesn't know where she'll be able to live.

Duration:00:02:14

Hell on Wheels

9/4/2019
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America, it is said, has a love affair with the automobile. That would not include Steve McMoyler.

Duration:00:02:13

Harder to Get an Ad or a Gun?

9/3/2019
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Craig Smith fins its a whole lot easier to buy a gun than place an ad on Facebook.

Duration:00:02:05

Summer in a Glass

9/2/2019
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Debbie Duncan discovers a concoction that brings back memories of childhood summers.

Duration:00:02:14

DMV-osaurus Rex

8/30/2019
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Joan Reinhardt Reiss meets the new DMV. Same as the old DMV

Duration:00:02:09

Icon or Eyesore?

8/29/2019
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Lev Kushner says there’s only one way to know whether a building will be an icon or an eyesore. Wait 50 years.

Duration:00:02:13

Skills Gap

8/28/2019
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Ashley Miller says don’t throw away that English degree just yet. It may help you land a job in tech.

Duration:00:02:12

Sunflower

8/27/2019
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Morgan Brumm wasn't much of a gardener until she discovered in gardening the power to create life.

Duration:00:02:12

Return to Angel Island

8/26/2019
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Larry Lee returns to the so-called Ellis Island of the West, where his forebearers were subjected to harsh discrimination.

Duration:00:02:03

Cat Love for People

8/23/2019
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Kate Gustin observes people extend simple, unrestrained love for a kitten and wonders, ‘Why not other people?’

Duration:00:02:14

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