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.
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 →
Li Miao Lovett remembers how the Civil Rights Movement helped to diversify America.
At 14, Berit Pigott has been on the receiving end of homophobia but she’s not having any of it.
A haiku by the poet Basho has Christine Schoefer considering the meaning of a new year.
Yoav Potash endures unexpected side effects of his wife's autoimmune disease.
Peri Caylor's neighborhood loses a cherished nursery to development, but is replaced by progress.
Parkinson's disease makes Richard Chow re-imagine his daily run to reflect his changing abilities.
When it comes to birds' mating choices, says Michael Ellis, it often comes down to one word -- location, location, location.
America's immigration history helps define us, but Richard Friedlander says our noblest words and cherished documents condemn us.
Enya Pan didn't think her Chinese parents expressed love for her. How wrong she was.
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.
Antonia Moore isn't shy about advocating for others to adopt a plant-base diet.
Mac Clayton says the path to a better life begins with a simple question: "What if?"
The world is full of busy, buzzing doers. But Lane Parker calmly weights when might be the right time to do most anything.
Peggy Hansen would like to believe she’s the kind of person who would dance without abandon under desert stars, but...