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Preview: KQED's Perspectives Podcast

KQED’s Perspectives

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991.

Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:02:11 +0000

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Too Quiet

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:02:11 +0000

Away from the city, its quiet. Not really, says Peggy Hansen. It’s just the noise people make that’s absent.

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Shaking Up the Grid

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:16:06 +0000

A major quake could severely damage the power grid. Peter Asmus says the answer is ‘microgrids’.

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Less Anger. More Listening.

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:52:25 +0000

When people feel unheard, they shout. Jeremy Friedlander says some sincere listening might be a better response.

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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:52:08 +0000

The recently concluded Paralympics in Rio reminded Richard Swerdlow that the U.S. lags behind the world by a vital measure – the metric system.

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Yellow Jackets

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:02:06 +0000

It’s a banner year for yellow jackets. For Michael Ellis and all other non-yellow jackets, that’s not good.

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Am I Getting Darker?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30:01 +0000

Youth Radio’s Amanda Agustin used to go to great pains to keep her brown skin from getting darker. Those days are gone.

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Impulse Control

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:38:03 +0000

A working democracy requires impulse control. And Jeremy Sherman says we don’t have much of it.

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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:01:40 +0000

A tattered copy of ‘Little Women’ helps Vanessa Hua imagine a history of her immigrant family, build her own identity and imagine her children’s future.

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Of Trees and Trust

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 23:36:39 +0000

Climate change is devastating Sierra woodlands, a depleted Forest Service can do little about it, and Matt Mitchell says a lack of trust is behind it all.

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Marin’s Historic Drake’s Cove

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:17:34 +0000

Mike Von der Porten notes that before Roanoke, Plymouth, or Jamestown, Sir Francis Drake landed in Marin and made contact with the Coast Miwok.

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The Good in People

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:06:44 +0000

An unassuming member of Joe Pramuk’s congregation stands out for her quiet steadiness and willingness to help others.

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Hard Work on Green Acres

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 22:07:57 +0000

Becky Mackelprang harbored fantasies of an escape to a simple farming life...until she tried it.

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Middle Class Justice

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:36:12 +0000

The rich can buy justice. The poor can't pay if they lose. It's the middle class, says Richard Friedlander, that lose either way.

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Venetian Ghettos

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 19:24:54 +0000

In the history of Venetian Jews, Mac Clayton finds a cautionary tale for today’s widespread fear of ‘The Other.’

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