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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 Michael Ellis: Butterflies of the Sea | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 182

Michael Ellis wades into tidepools and finds one of his favorite creatures.

 Marilyn Englander: A Perfect Vacation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 177

Marilyn Englander finds that travel to a wet environment is a perfect get-away for drought-stricken Californians.

 Nirmy Kang: It Has Happened Again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 177

Another schoolhouse shooting, and Nirmy Kang says a familiar and predictable debate follows. 

 Al Gilbert: A Job Interview Is An Audition | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 182

Al Gilbert says the secret to a successful job interview is to realize it's not an interview.

 Winston Tharp: To Doug | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 170

It's Memorial Day and Winston Tharp has this tribute to a veteran whose promise was lost.

 Christine Schoefer: Between the Pages | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 182

Christine Schoefer discovers that the secrets held in books are not always the work of authors.

 Hiwa Greig: SPAM | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 174

For Maui-born Hiwa Greig spam has been a staple of their food and culture. But once they moved to Oakland, they realized folks hold a lot of preconceptions towards spam and those who eat it. This perspective was produced by YR Media.

 Simone Green: The Value of Queer Art | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 181

A poem in a volume pulled from a bookstore shelf, helps Simone Green navigate her journey of discovery.

 Conor Hagen: Tasteless | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 180

Taste and smell may be our senses most taken for granted, unless, that is, you’ve had COVID. Conor Hagen has this Perspective.

 Vicki Larson: Women's 'Useful Life' | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 178

Vicki Larson wonders why old notions that women are little more than child bearers persist.

 Margaret Stawowy: A Huge Hole in the Safety Net | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 179

Margaret Stawowy, like most, wanted to keep her mother in familiar surroundings when she began to decline. It was easier said than done.

 Carol Arnold: Forest Bathing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 180

Feeling stressed out? A nice warm bath might help. But if that’s not practical, Carol Arnold can suggest a different kind of bath to soothe the anxious mind.

 Craig Isom: On The Shoulders of a Giant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 178

Craig Isom says the recent black hole images developed by the Event Horizon Telescope are evidence of the profound genius of Albert Einstein.

 Brian Smith: Shame Off You | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 180

First-year medical student Brian Smith has seen the difference between guilt and shame in his patients and their families.

 Lane Parker: ASAP is a Four-Letter Word | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 171

The world is full of doers, all busy and buzzing about just doing things, while the rest—people like Lane Parker—take a more measured approach, calmly weighing just when to do most anything.


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