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KQED Public Media for Northern CAPerspectives 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 Ca

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:02:51 +0000

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It Gets Better

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:02:51 +0000

Jonathan Slusher silently bore the scars of childhood tragedy for decades. Then, he decided to get some help.

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The American Pendulum

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:10:41 +0000

Richard Friedlander says America is constantly struggling to find the balance between individual rights and the common good.

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The Cosmonaut

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:24:39 +0000

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

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An Inauguration for the Birds

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:11:27 +0000

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau this week’s inauguration of a new President is, literally, for the birds.

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Two Thousand Seventeen

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:17 +0000

Why do we say ‘Two Thousand Seventeen’ instead of ‘Twenty Seventeen’? Ben Carlson says it’s such a waste of syllables.

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Don’t Go. Go.

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:00:22 +0000

Susan Dix Lyons’ son is on the cusp between a son and a man. She wants the son to stay and the man to go.

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12 Months

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:00:21 +0000

Ever wonder how the months got their names? Michael Ellis has the answer.

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Eyeliner as War Paint

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:58:26 +0000

Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley is gender nonconforming and preparing for a new reality for LGBTQ folks in the Age of Trump.

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The Right to Disconnect

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:34:41 +0000

Keith van Sickle explores the boundary between work and non-work hours and a new French law that gives employees the right to define it.

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Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:30:34 +0000

Some describe themselves as ‘political’, others as ‘non-political’. Carol Denney considers if there’s really any difference.

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How Good News is Made

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:41:10 +0000

Carol Arnold notes an environmental success story was born of hard work by unheralded people putting in long hours to overcome difficult obstacles.

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Together, in Life and Death

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:05:37 +0000

Marcy Fraser contemplates the near-simultaneous deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.

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Teaching Ethics to Teens

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:41:07 +0000

Marilyn Englander says that the lesson may be as hard for teachers to give as for students to learn, but being clear about right and wrong is essential to the job of a teacher.

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A House Haunted by History

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:00:44 +0000

J. Moe didn’t just buy a house. She bought a home with a heartbreaking story to tell.

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