KQED’s Perspectives show

KQED’s Perspectives

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.

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Podcasts:

 Otters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15

Michael Ellis discusses the clever, cute and playful otter.

 These Things Called Books | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15

Meg Waite Clayton looks at the toxic stew of book banning and political intolerance.

 The Fog in My Head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

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

 The Wilderness That Never Was | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18

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

 A Life of New Things | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:03

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

 Done With Silicon Valley | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:06

After years of work, Pilar Wolfsteller has had it with Silicon Valley culture.

 Student Housing Crisis | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15

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.

 Hell on Wheels | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

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

 Harder to Get an Ad or a Gun? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:06

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

 Summer in a Glass | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14

Debbie Duncan discovers a concoction that brings back memories of childhood summers.

 DMV-osaurus Rex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:09

Joan Reinhardt Reiss meets the new DMV. Same as the old DMV

 Icon or Eyesore? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:14

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

 Skills Gap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

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

 Sunflower | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:12

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

 Return to Angel Island | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:20

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

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