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KQED's Perspectives

KQED

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Networks:

KQED

Description:

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Language:

English


Episodes

Margaret Stawowy: A Huge Hole in the Safety Net

9/17/2021
Margaret Stawowy wanted to keep her declining mother in familiar surroundings. It was easier said than done.

Duration:00:02:15

Pranav Thurgam: Embracing My Name

9/16/2021
For years, YR Media's Pranav Thurgam used the name 'Pat'. Not any more.

Duration:00:02:10

Katy Van Sant: COVID Zombie

9/15/2021
Katy Van Sant struggles to cope with the COVID virus that has invaded her body.

Duration:00:02:13

John Levine: It’s No Joke

9/14/2021
John Levine tries to teach humor to a classroom of masked students.

Duration:00:02:13

Conor Hagen: Tasteless

9/13/2021
Conor Hagen discovers just how wonderful taste and smell are when COVID takes them away.

Duration:00:01:59

Michael Ellis: Yellow Jackets

9/10/2021
There's one creature that Michael Ellis just can't abide.

Duration:00:02:16

Jack Green: The Cosmonaut

9/9/2021
Ryan was mocked by his schoolmates, but Jack befriended him. And then, one day, Ryan was gone.

Duration:00:02:20

Steven Paradise: Do Something To Remember

9/8/2021
Steven Paradise shares his thoughts on how to mark the anniversary of 9/11.

Duration:00:02:06

Linsay Bodenheimer: The Cabin at Echo Summit

9/7/2021
When Linsay Bodenheimer's 100-year-old family cabin was destroyed by the Caldor fire, much more than a building was lost.

Duration:00:02:14

Richard Friedlander: Are We All In This Together?

9/3/2021
Richard Friedlander wonders why, if we're all in this together, we don't act that way.

Duration:00:01:53

Griffin Ting: End of the School Daze

9/2/2021
Griffin Ting is back to school, glad the isolation of last year's virtual classrooms is over.

Duration:00:02:16

Susan Dix Lyons: I’m Here

9/1/2021
Parents provide tremendous gifts to their children throughout life. But when dementia has taken hold the greatest gift can be a simple one – recognition. Susan Dix Lyons has this Perspective.

Duration:00:02:16

Isabella Montano Ponce: Latino Teens and Mental Health

8/27/2021
Isabella Montano Ponce struggled with depression but it was the inability to talk about it that slowed her recovery.

Duration:00:02:20

Peggy Hansen: Set Points

8/26/2021
Peggy Hansen looks at what happens when old truths about ourselves aren't true anymore.

Duration:00:02:04

Grant Young: UFOs Are Back. Sort Of.

8/25/2021
Grant Young says recent government imagery of strange moving objects has rekindled the interest in UFOs.

Duration:00:02:18

Joan Cardellino: Living Alone

8/24/2021
Joan Cardellino finds herself alone in her home for the first time and on the cusp of a new life.

Duration:00:02:09

Tom Moriarty: Chipped

8/23/2021
Vaccines are ramping up and with them, of course, the conspiracy theories. Tom Moriarty finds one of them especially ironic. My favorite conspiracy theory about the coronavirus vaccine is that each shot contains a tiny microchip designed to track our every move. I admire this particular piece of nonsense because it overlooks the fact that … Continue reading Tom Moriarty: Chipped →

Duration:00:02:13

Alisa Peres: Together, We Persist

8/20/2021
Teacher Alisa Peres says she gets through the stress of teaching in a pandemic with a lot of help from her colleagues.

Duration:00:02:16

Ivelisse Diaz: Who Fixes Broken Institutions?

8/19/2021
YR Media's Ivelisse Diaz feels pressure to sacrifice her own interests to help fix a broken school culture.

Duration:00:02:10

Leslie Smith: Closing Time at the Animal Shelter

8/18/2021
As the pandemic's surge in animal adoptions slackens, volunteer Leslie Smith advocates for those left behind.

Duration:00:02:07