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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It is the beginning of a new year which means that friends, even my very best friends, who should know by now how much I distaste making resolutions, are sending me emails with titles like this: “Resolutions For a Life Worth Living: Attainable Aspirations Inspired by Great Humans of the Past (including Seneca, Baldwin, Whitman, … Continue reading Sara Alexander: Annoying Resolutions →
Nirmy Kang's son is applying to college and she doesn't like what she sees.
Rachel Averbuck's small shoe shop is battling the huge online retailers and need you this holiday season.
Michael Ellis says that in certain species females who can no longer have babies become more important, not less, to their social units.
Although not a member of the Jewish faith, Evan Ho was deeply moved by his first experience of a Bar Mitzvah.
Joan Cardellino wonders if we can put back together the many pieces of our democracy jigsaw puzzle.
Sometimes, it's just you versus you. When that happens, Brian Smith has a way to dispense with the negativity.
Paul Staley says the Declaration of Independence asserts the right to pursue happiness, not attain it.
Risa Nye believes all women seeking an abortion deserve as safe and supportive experience as she had, many years ago.
A large water tower in the South Bay is not only the object of a fantastical tale handed down through generations of Steven McMoyler’s family; it’s a monument to the winds of change.
Every morning, Holly Hubbard Preston's newspapers are delivered by someone she's never met. She decided to change that.
Every church has and is a sanctuary. To Hanna Hart, it's the church kitchen.
Rana Barar says her decision to have an abortion was not hard, not tragic and more common that you’d think.
The onslaught of mass shootings in schools has forced teachers to learn and teach skills they never imagined. Catherine Marshall-Smith has this Perspective.
Y-R Media’s Audrey La Jeunesse started sewing her own clothes and altering secondhand clothing years ago — learning more about overconsumption and developing her own style.