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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 Privacy Power | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

Almost everything about you has become mere data that companies turn into money for themselves. But Art Prateepvanich says Californians have a new tool to take back lost privacy. Ten years ago, when I worked for THE giant Internet company in Sunnyvale, I tried to sell your data. Our customers, marketers, weren’t interested. We explained … Continue reading Privacy Power →

 MLK’s Legacy of Diversity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15

Li Miao Lovett remembers how the Civil Rights Movement helped to diversify America.

 Homophobia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

At 14, Berit Pigott has been on the receiving end of homophobia but she’s not having any of it.

 New Beginnings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:15

A haiku by the poet Basho has Christine Schoefer considering the meaning of a new year.

 Side Effects | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:54

Yoav Potash endures unexpected side effects of his wife's autoimmune disease.

 There Goes the Neighborhood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07

Peri Caylor's neighborhood loses a cherished nursery to development, but is replaced by progress.

 Walk/Run | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:18

Parkinson's disease makes Richard Chow re-imagine his daily run to reflect his changing abilities.

 Mating Birds | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:57

When it comes to birds' mating choices, says Michael Ellis, it often comes down to one word -- location, location, location.

 Who We Are | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:13

America's immigration history helps define us, but Richard Friedlander says our noblest words and cherished documents condemn us.

 Love as Thick as Porridge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16

Enya Pan didn't think her Chinese parents expressed love for her. How wrong she was.

 Role Models | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:55

Its uncommon to find a TV talk show host on a list of role models, but Patricia Calfee is indebted to one of the originals.

 Loud, Obnoxious Vegan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16

Antonia Moore isn't shy about advocating for others to adopt a plant-base diet.

 What Iffing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:16

Mac Clayton says the path to a better life begins with a simple question: "What if?"

 ASAP is a Four-Letter Word | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2:07

The world is full of busy, buzzing doers. But Lane Parker calmly weights when might be the right time to do most anything.

 Dancing in the Desert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:52

Peggy Hansen would like to believe she’s the kind of person who would dance without abandon under desert stars, but...

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