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KQED’s Perspectives

Our series of daily listener commentaries since 1991. 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

Last Build Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:20 +0000

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The Dream and the Silence

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:30:20 +0000

Dennis Holahan served on a Navy boat in I Corps, but when he was done with Vietnam, Vietnam was not done with him.

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RescueMy beautiful pictureScan

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 21:15:29 +0000

Lauren Vuong endured a horrifying journey when her family escaped post-war Vietnam in a small wooden boat.My beautiful picture

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The Draft

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 23:00:58 +0000

The Vietnam era draft divided families and a country, and forced millions like Paul Staley to make life-altering choices.

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Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:23:39 +0000

Paul Jones remembers his Vietnam vet brother turned anti-war activist and the horror they shared at Kent State.

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This Old House

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 21:32:25 +0000

Peter Gavin's house won't be on any home tour, but its the imperfections he loves most.

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Thanks, But No Thanks

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:49:30 +0000

Carol Denney says Berkeleyans don't need the antics of antifa protesters to protect their rights or teach them about racism.

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Field Trip

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:27:48 +0000

Holly Hubbard Preston discovers that field trips aren't just for the edification of students.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:32 +0000

Archaeologist Mike Newland encounters cremains in a desert park.

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The Great Teacher

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:24:28 +0000

Richard Friedlander says we learn most things from people, and a great teacher is often a great person.

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Improving Silicon Valley Diversity

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:04:01 +0000

Laura Mather says training away unconscious bias won't improve Silicon Valley diversity. Changing the hiring process will.

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Seeds of Innovation

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:07:56 +0000

Gary Maxworthy had an idea -- getting produce growers considered 'waste' to food banks -- and grew it into a huge program.

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Luck of the Draw

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 22:11:19 +0000

Richard Swerdlow can't start a new school year without thinking of Gab, a student who had escaped an African civil war.

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Sun Dialed

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:43:04 +0000

Steven Saum has this perspective on the historic solar eclipse and the big and the small nature of time.

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Labor Day

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:34:53 +0000

Dick Meister reviews the often-taken-for-granted benefits unions have won for the American worker.

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