KQED's Perspectives

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A Meal of Many Parts

Lisa Thomson isn't much of a cook, but every meal she prepares is a many-chaptered love story.

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Drop Out

Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley dropped out of high school, but not out of getting an education.

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Older and Out of Work in Silicon Valley

At 60, Jay Hammer is among the many older workers who lost their job in youthful Silicon Valley.

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Baseball Springs Eternal

Gordon Wright's baseball skills ain't what they used to be, but an old glove can pull new life from the great game.

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Give. Receive. Repeat as Necessary.

David Staley says writing checks to support good causes is fine. But making a gift of your own labor is better.

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America the Quiet

Americans think of their country as brash and noisy. But growing up in cacophonous India, Ramya Sethuraman finds America eerily quiet.

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In Defense of Partisan Bickering

Jeremy Friedlander knows our hyper-partisan politics isn't pretty, but he believes there's a good reason for it.

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The Face of a Lifetime

A pushy skin cream salesperson forces Barbara Simmons to consider how much of a life a face should show and how much should be covered up.

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Are You Rich?

In an era of income inequality, an awful lot of rich people don't consider themselves rich. Richard Swerdlow comments.

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I Didn't Get the Child I'd Ordered

It's school admission season, a time Marilyn Englander knows many parents realize the child they have isn't the one they imagined.

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