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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

Silence

11/18/2019
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Michael Ellis says sometimes the only proper response to something awesome is to shut up and be silent.

Duration:00:02:00

They Seldom Do

11/14/2019
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Sue Burish asks why live your life worrying what others will think of you when they seldom do.

Duration:00:02:05

Powerful

11/12/2019
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When Andrew Lewis and his North Bay neighbors were without power, they combined to find the power in themselves.

Duration:00:02:07

Shrinking Possibilities

11/11/2019
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When he was young, Mac Clayton was both busy and optimistic. Now, not so much.

Duration:00:01:56

When Walls Fall

11/8/2019
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The 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall reminds Holly Hubbard Preston of what can divide us and what cannot.

Duration:00:02:17

The New Normal

11/7/2019
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For North Bay residents like Peter Gavin, the relentless reality of the threat of fire has changed life in ways big and small.

Duration:00:02:18

Saving Oakland Students

11/6/2019
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Lakisha Young says Oakland needs be focused not on preventing school closures but upgrading failing schools.

Duration:00:02:10

Living With Chronic Pain

11/5/2019
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Chronic pain isn’t commonly associated with the young, but YR Media’s Lucy Barnum says isolation and fear are part of the condition.

Duration:00:02:14

Paying Attention

11/4/2019
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Marilyn Englander says feeling seen and appreciated in a springboard for learning.

Duration:00:02:14

Male Victims of Sexual Harassment

11/1/2019
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Like many, Philip Hadlock suffered sexual harassment as a young man. But his harasser was female.

Duration:00:02:09

Fees. Taxes. Red Tape.

10/30/2019
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Bar owner Ben Bleiman says city policies are killing small business in San Francisco.

Duration:00:02:10

I Believe in Frog

10/29/2019
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At her father’s funeral Debbie Findling can’t help but suspect out that an unexpected encounter with a frog is a sign from the Great Beyond.

Duration:00:01:56

Visionaries and Psychopaths

10/28/2019
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While prepping a student for the SATs, Lauren John bumps into this question: Was Thoreau a visionary or a psychopath?

Duration:00:01:57

Un-American

10/25/2019
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A small, but telling incident reminds Peggy Hansen that our bias about what makes an American runs deep.

Duration:00:01:54

City For Sale

10/24/2019
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As wealth and tech transform San Francisco, Paul Staley reminds that it’s a city that’s always been for sale.

Duration:00:02:09

Folly

10/23/2019
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Richard Friedlander says repeating history seems to be a fool’s errand.

Duration:00:02:18

Needles

10/22/2019
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Every month city workers remove thousands of needles from the streets. But it's not nearly enough to rid San Francisco of a significant health hazard.

Duration:00:02:10

The Road Back to Dignity

10/21/2019
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Kevin McKenzie spent years on the streets, but poverty and homelessness couldn't rob him of dignity.

Duration:00:02:00

Chalk Drawings

10/18/2019
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A three-year old reminds Halie Kampman that learning never stops and what you choose to learn from matters.

Duration:00:01:59

Red Flag

10/17/2019
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As a young teacher decades ago, Karen Randall was seriously threatened by a student. Her lack of options then, however, are relevant today.

Duration:00:02:16