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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

Paul Staley: The Pursuit of Happiness

7/3/2020
Paul Staley says the Declaration of Independence asserts the right to pursue happiness, not attain it.

Duration:00:02:09

Teoman Tezcan: Freshman Year or Gap Year?

7/2/2020
YR Media's Teoman Tezcan considers whether to start his college freshman year or take a gap year in light of the pandemic.

Duration:00:02:10

Ed Center: Parenting in the Pandemic

7/1/2020
Parenting during the extended pandemic is tough, and sometimes Ed Center isn't at best.

Duration:00:02:01

CJ Hirschfield: Karen

6/30/2020
To be a "Karen" has become a meme and that's not a good thing. C.J. Hirschfield gives her take on the phenomenon.

Duration:00:01:59

Beth Touchette: A Walk in the Neighborhood

6/29/2020
Beth Touchette escapes the lockdown by walking through her Fairfax neighborhood, where its history is told by the stories of its trees.

Duration:00:02:01

Sue Burish: They Seldom Do

6/26/2020
Sue Burish asks why live your life worrying what others will think of you when they seldom do.

Duration:00:02:05

Group First

6/25/2020
The motto "Group First, Me Second" worked in Marilyn Englander’s classroom. Here’s why.

Duration:00:02:13

Peter Wegner: On White Affinity

6/24/2020
Peter Wegner attended a whites-only anti-racism discussion. It didn't go well.

Duration:00:01:58

Prem Menon: Pandemic Side Effects

6/23/2020
The continuing health emergency has Prem Menon contemplating emerging new habits and old ones on hiatus.

Duration:00:02:15

Billie Hansen-Dupree: My Backpack

6/22/2020
African Americans like Billie Hansen-Dupree must carry a backpack heavy with racism.

Duration:00:02:00

Richard Swerdlow: Still Proud

6/19/2020
There will be no Pride parades or events this June, but Richard Swerdlow is still proud.

Duration:00:02:13

Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan: Keeping Corners

6/18/2020
A shameful Hindu tradition kept Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan's grandmother from caring for her dying child.

Duration:00:02:07

Adrian Miu: My Introduction to Police Culture

6/17/2020
Adrian Miu always wanted to be a police officer . . . until he experienced the culture central to being hired and trained.

Duration:00:02:16

Lina Hoshino: I Am Not a Thief

6/16/2020
Profiled for shoplifting, Lina Hoshino is left to feel angry and fortunate.

Duration:00:01:59

Melissa Rohlfs: Help My Son Grow Up

6/15/2020
Melissa Rohlfs lives with the daily burden of Black parents — fear for her son's safety.

Duration:00:02:18

Michael Ellis: Upwelling

6/12/2020
Michael Ellis explains how the California coast creates a rich ecosystem through a process known as upwelling.

Duration:00:01:57

Paul Wolber: The Music of an MRI

6/11/2020
MRI’s are famous for being cramped and noisy. But Paul Wolber discovered something different – music.

Duration:00:02:14

Lucia Kanter St Amour: Eulogy for the Handshake

6/10/2020
Lucia Kantor St. Amour says at least one age-old custom is unlikely to survive the pandemic.

Duration:00:02:14

Richard Friedlander: Are We All In This Together?

6/9/2020
Richard Friedlander wonders why, if we're all in this together, we don't act that way.

Duration:00:01:53

Ebony Haight: It’s Your Turn

6/8/2020
Ebony Haight says it's past time for whites to skip the platitudes and actually do something about racism.

Duration:00:02:06