Summary: Perspectives is KQED Public Radio's series of daily commentaries by our listeners. Essays cover a broad range of social and political issues, cultural observations and personal experiences of interest to KQED's Northern California audience.
Michael Ellis discusses the clever, cute and playful otter.
Meg Waite Clayton looks at the toxic stew of book banning and political intolerance.
When Maxine Rose Schur needs to clear her mind she heads straight for the foggiest part of San Francisco – the Sunset District.
Mike Newland's work on Coast Miwok archaeology challenges the very concept of a pristine wilderness before humans.
It’s been hard work, but at 27 Hank Smith’s autistic son is trying new things and leading a rich life.
After years of work, Pilar Wolfsteller has had it with Silicon Valley culture.
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.
America, it is said, has a love affair with the automobile. That would not include Steve McMoyler.
Craig Smith fins its a whole lot easier to buy a gun than place an ad on Facebook.
Debbie Duncan discovers a concoction that brings back memories of childhood summers.
Joan Reinhardt Reiss meets the new DMV. Same as the old DMV
Lev Kushner says there’s only one way to know whether a building will be an icon or an eyesore. Wait 50 years.
Ashley Miller says don’t throw away that English degree just yet. It may help you land a job in tech.
Morgan Brumm wasn't much of a gardener until she discovered in gardening the power to create life.
Larry Lee returns to the so-called Ellis Island of the West, where his forebearers were subjected to harsh discrimination.