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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



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In Science, Data Rules

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:24:44 +0000

The new administration has hinted it may put the brakes on collection of climate change-related scientific data. Paul Wolber says that would be a big mistake.


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America, in Poetry

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:53:45 +0000

Russian immigrant Jane Shamaeva finds opposing images of America in two poems of the same name.


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What Manufacturing Needs

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 21:45:00 +0000

Pamela Kan’s manufacturing business has been in the family for 65 years, and what it needs most is skilled workers.


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Today Should Be a Holiday

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:00:12 +0000

It’s the spring equinox, when light and dark are in equal balance. Paul Staley asks why it isn’t a holiday?


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Yahrzeit

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:18:15 +0000

In remembering her deceased mother, Jolie Kanat remembers that life is for the living.


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More Than a Label

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 22:08:39 +0000

Eighth grader Martha Fishburne learns that the tendency to reduce a person to a simple stereotype not only starts early, it hurts.


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Pipelines, Russian Steel, and Buying American

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:48:58 +0000

Joe Epstein says President Trump’s promise to build two new pipelines with American steel is an empty one.


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My Son, The Zebra

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:39:31 +0000

Aaron Foppe copes with caring for a son who was essentially born with no immune system.


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Do No Harm

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 16:00:53 +0000

Dr. Sarah Gmach worries the toxic immigration debate is scaring away the immigrant doctors and skilled health workers increasingly vital to American health care.


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Animal Totems

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 23:17:40 +0000

Michael Ellis discovers the concept of totem animals, and reveals which animal is his totem.


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Mixed Race Privilege?

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:04:58 +0000

As a person of mixed race, Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath has found the whole topic of white privilege a bit confusing.


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Suicide is Not a Bad Word

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:47:29 +0000

When Kathryn Leehane’s brother took his life, it was she that was made to feel uncomfortable.


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Are We Alone?

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 01:58:12 +0000

Grant Young says scientists are getting close to answering one of the Universe's big questions, at least to us Earthlings.


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Paper Boats

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:37:49 +0000

Rainy days can be hard on elementary school teachers, but Richard Swerdlow says paper boats and puddles can make the most out of a washout.


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