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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, 01 Nov 2017 21:40:19 +0000

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Konocti Camp

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:40:19 +0000

Andrew Lewis acknowledges a brave contingent of firefighters unlike any other battling the Wine Country fires ... inmates from Konocti Camp.

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Sit With Me

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 21:17:55 +0000

Richard Swerdlow handles all of his elderly mother’s practical needs. But that’s not what she wants most.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:43:03 +0000

Lane Parker and his dad worked hard on that Star Wars costume for the Halloween contest. How could he lose?

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We Do It To Protect This

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 15:38:06 +0000

For all that’s been lost in the Wine Country fires, much has been saved. And Nancy LeCourt knows who to thank.

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Fire and Landscape

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 23:27:41 +0000

Michael Ellis looks at the intersection of the California landscape and fire.

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Thin Man’s Plight

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 20:49:44 +0000

Youth Radio’s Riley Lockett is very thin, and he wishes everybody would just get over it.

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Generational Caregiving

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 21:53:17 +0000

The end of life can look a lot like the beginning, but in either case Emily Beitiks says the need for good care-giving is the same.

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It’s Complicated

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:49:43 +0000

Vlada Teper is an immigrant to America and, like many immigrants, her identity is complicated.

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Sticklers for Detail

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 15:00:40 +0000

Teachers are often sticklers for detail and Steve Hettleman says it's not just for the sake of being fussy.

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Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:00:58 +0000

Susan Dix Lyon’ daughter is 14, the age where connection becomes a stubborn equation.

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The Intangibles

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:00:50 +0000

Jon Weller’s family home, like so many tangibles, was lost to the Wine County fires. The intangibles are all that’s left.

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Making America Great

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:00:27 +0000

Marilyn Englander teaches ESL classes, where she sees the determination, spirit and passion that build a great country.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:59:08 +0000

As the Wine Country fires were raging, most of us could only look on from afar in horror and anxiety, hope for the best and do what we can to nurture our own safety. Kate Gustin has this Perspective.

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Acts of Grace

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:17:52 +0000

Northern California has been united in tragedy, but Holly Hubbard Preston says it also is united in something bigger -- acts of grace.

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