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Last update: 2013-06-28

Assavapisitkul to Ng

2013-06-28

On graduation days, Nancy Lecourt's most important job is to pronounce the names properly.…

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Assavapisitkul to Ng

2013-06-28

On graduation days, Nancy Lecourt's most important job is to pronounce the names properly.…

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Zzzzzzzzzz

2013-06-27

Steve Moss asks why so many people seem to be sleeping through important public policy meetings.…

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Mass Transit to Nowhere

2013-06-26

Dave Saltman says Bay Area transit is already disjointed and underfunded. And high speed rail threatens to make it worse.…

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I Was Wrong about Same-Sex Marriage

2013-06-24

Anne Lamb voted against same-sex marriage. Then, her daughter came out and empathy kicked in.…

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Hemlock

2013-06-21

Michael Ellis looks at a common weed that was the undoing of Socrates.…

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I Speak Computer

2013-06-20

Youth Radio's Saaleha Bey revels in learning a new language — computer programming.…

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French Fry People

2013-06-19

You can tell a lot about people by the way they eat their French fries. At least Hannah Eagle can.…

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Being There

2013-06-18

David Skirmont took lots of pictures and video of his tour in a B-17 warplane, but he forgot to enjoy the flight.…

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The Glass Floor

2013-06-17

Nils Kaufman is making the shift from war zone heavyweight to stay-at-home dad.…

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Old Glory

2013-06-14
Length: 2s

For Flag Day, Kevin Fisher-Paulson celebrates the Stars and Stripes.…

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Here's Looking at You, Dad

2013-06-13
Length: 2s

Gordon Wright learned the most important fact of fatherhood from a father who wasn't much of one.…

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Risky Business

2013-06-12
Length: 2s

Joe Mascaro is shocked — shocked! — by news that a manned mission to Mars would be dangerous.…

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Working Vacation

2013-06-11
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Paul Staley asks why vacations are so much work.…

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All Together Now

2013-06-10
Length: 2s

Daniel Zingale supports the governor's plan to direct more funds to poor schools.…

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Religion and Climate Change

2013-06-07
Length: 2s

Mike Newland wrestles with how religious views affect attitudes about climate change.…

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Heavenly Baking

2013-06-06
Length: 2s

Clarence Wong worships pastries baked by a French nun making money to feed the poor.…

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Coming Home

2013-06-05
Length: 2s

Army veteran Lorena King copes with the challenges of coming home from Iraq.…

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Girls Grill Great

2013-06-03
Length: 2s

The world seems to think great grilling is man's work. Not Linda Gebroe.…

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The Boy in English Class

2013-05-31
Length: 2s

There was something about the boy in English class that transfixed JJ Nash.…

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Disunion

2013-05-30
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Teacher Jeff Castle explains why he's resigned from his union.…

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Disunion

2013-05-30
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Teacher Jeff Castle explains why he's resigned from his union.…

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Third-Hand Smoke

2013-05-28
Length: 2s

Dr. Jyothi Marbin warns of the dangers of third-hand smoke.…

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Abuzz

2013-05-24
Length: 2s

Peggy Hansen is introduced to wonders of beekeeping.…

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Piece of Mind

2013-05-23
Length: 2s

Youth Radio's Jahlil Jackson resists constant pressure to carry a gun.…

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No Friends in High Places

2013-05-22
Length: 2s

Jeremy Sherman questions whether God will pull strings for the good and righteous.…

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Her College Boyfriend

2013-05-21
Length: 2s

Charles Wienbar's parenting skills are tested when he learns of his daughter's college boyfriend.…

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Good Guns, Bad Guns

2013-05-20
Length: 1s

Lorrie Goldin questions the distinction between good guys with guns and bad guys with guns.…

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California Poppies

2013-05-17
Length: 2s

Naturalist Michael Ellis pays tribute to the state flower.…

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Worker Bees

2013-05-16
Length: 2s

Charles Dennis says agribusiness practices are killing the bees so critical to our food chain.…

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I'm Dying to Live

2013-05-15
Length: 2s

Before her recent death, Barbara Brenner looked for life-affirming language. This is a re-airing, in memoriam, of her last Perspective, originally aired January 6, 2012.…

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Recipe for Health

2013-05-14
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Jennifer Tyler Lee says a family that cooks together gets healthy together.…

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No Rights, No Hope

2013-05-13
Length: 2s

A visit to an appalling foreign garment factory awoke Kate Constantin's conscience.…

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Mother's Day

2013-05-10
Length: 2s

Peipei Zhou's mother made huge sacrifices for her daughter. But to her mother, it was never enough.…

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Mother's Day

2013-05-10
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Peipei Zhou's mother made huge sacrifices for her daughter. But to her mother, it was never enough.…

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It's a Big Deal

2013-05-09
Length: 2s

Busy high schooler Gabriel Gangoso is missing out on being a kid.…

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Why, God?

2013-05-08
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After a tragic loss, Paul Wolber searches for an answer to The Question.…

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Pretty Lights

2013-05-07
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Monica Stoffal learned as a child that everything looks better from distance.…

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Something Fishy

2013-05-06
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You don't get more endangered than the Devil's Hole Pupfish. Carol Arnold looks at the plucky creature.…

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Unkindest Cuts

2013-05-03
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Diane Luther says if Congress can spare air travelers from budget cuts, it can save the homeless from the street.…

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Bodies in Rebellion

2013-05-02
Length: 2s

Mike Newland bears witness to the perseverance of those with chronic pain.…

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Old San Francisco

2013-05-01
Length: 2s

Richard Swerdlow gets a tour of a neighborhood that used to support people with regular paychecks.…

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The Health Coast

2013-04-30
Length: 1s

New Yorkers and left-coasters, says Tarja Parssinen, just have different notions about health and exercise.…

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Groovin' in Retirement

2013-04-29
Length: 2s

In retirement, Pat Torello learns that something old can still be new.…

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Parlez-Vous Programming?

2013-04-25
Length: 2s

Forget French. Youth Radio's Christina So says the language to learn is computer programming.…

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Mind Killer

2013-04-24
Length: 2s

An anxiety disorder has taught Eric Wilinski how to deal with fear, from agoraphobia to terrorism.…

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Illegal

2013-04-23
Length: 2s

Guillermo Mayer applauds the AP Stylebook's kibosh on "illegal immigrant."…

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Ridiculously Horrible

2013-04-22
Length: 2s

Teacher Alison Liberatore has felt the sting of anonymous online postings.…

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Wily Coyote

2013-04-19
Length: 2s

Michael Ellis discusses the clever creature thriving on suburban environments.…

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Blowing Smoke

2013-04-18
Length: 2s

Carol Denney says the latest smoking fad — e-cigarettes — is the same old story.…

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Palm Oil

2013-04-17
Length: 2s

In Borneo, Ian Austin sees the devastation wrought by a common food product.…

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Frankenstein

2013-04-16
Length: 2s

Paul Staley looks at what we've wrought. It isn't pretty.…

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Three Perspectives

2013-04-15
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High schooler Raba Sbeih-Rosales is a Palestinian, a Latina and an American.…

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Pen, Paper and Me

2013-04-12
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When young Jake Newell is drawing, he creates his own world.…

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Crazy Yard Lady?

2013-04-11
Length: 2s

Is Louise Rafkin becoming the crazy old lady of her fears?…

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New World Order

2013-04-10
Length: 2s

Lewis Heathcote sweats SF's tech-driven obsession with new ideas.…

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Climate Shame

2013-04-08
Length: 2s

Mike Newland studies climate change. He has a young family. He's deeply worried.…

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Online Advertising

2013-04-05
Length: 2s

Craig Smith says online advertising is essential and not as intrusive as you think.…

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How Not to Raise a Jackass

2013-04-04
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Les Bloch has tried to raise his kids to be confident yet modest.…

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Frances, Francis

2013-04-03
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Francie Low has a lifetime of name-oriented experience to share with the new Pope.…

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Maddening

2013-04-02
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Amanda Hopping-Winn bristles at the idea that kids of same-sex couples are at-risk.…

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The Torture's All Mine

2013-04-01
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A's fan Dana Varinsky says Giant fans should retire the 'torture' talk.…

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Fierce

2013-03-29
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Want to see some truly fierce basketball, asks Debbie Duncan? Watch the women's collegiate tournament.…

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Stuck

2013-03-29
Length: 2s

Without a high school diploma Youth Radio's Joshua Clayton's got nothing but bad choices.…

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Do The Math

2013-03-27
Length: 2s

Sam Rubin's disability made it hard for him to pass math tests, except the ones that really counted.…

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Family Leave

2013-03-26
Length: 2s

Cate Claus argues that even in progressive California family leave laws are short-sighted and out-of-date.…

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DOGMA

2013-03-25
Length: 2s

It isn't gay marriage that should trouble the Supreme Court, says Kevin Fisher-Paulson. It's straight marriage.…

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Fire Fighter

2013-03-22
Length: 2s

Shorey Myers hopes a big change will correct an old law governing flaming furniture.…

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Carnival Earth

2013-03-21
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Cruise ship horrors remind Richard Swerdlow we're all passengers on an earthly voyage.…

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Flower Power

2013-03-20
Length: 2s

Susan Dix Lyons sets an example for her daughter to admire.…

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What Me Worry?

2013-03-19
Length: 2s

Pat Torello finds a way to manage her chronic worrying.…

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I'm Just Fine

2013-03-18
Length: 2s

Rachel Gibson asks how much kinder we would be if we knew the burdens others carry.…

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Blinking Lights

2013-03-15
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The lives of Al Gilbert's family and friends come together, briefly, then drift apart.…

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Stay Awake

2013-03-14
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For feminists like Holly Brady, past gains can always be lost to indifference.…

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Transformation

2013-03-13
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An encounter with a long lost acquaintance is God's way of telling Steven Moss something important.…

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Strawberries

2013-03-12
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Michael Ellis charts the exotic journey of the common strawberry.…

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The Weight of a Word

2013-03-08
Length: 2s

Bob Engel considers the difference between a marriage and a domestic partnership.…

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Home Work

2013-03-07

Bonnie Thomas looks at Yahoo's decision to pull the plug on working from home.…

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Gun Spotting

2013-03-06
Length: 2s

Carol Denney looks at who's most likely to carry a gun and who's most likely to be killed with it.…

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Gun Spotting

2013-03-06
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Carol Denney looks at who's most likely to carry a gun and who's most likely to be killed with it.…

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Footloose

2013-03-05
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Karen Hester explores the Southern Hemisphere blissfully alone.…

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The Face of Rampage

2013-03-04

Tim Tosta believes mass murderers share a "narrative failure."…

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For Giving

2013-03-01
Length: 2s

Bailey Malone works in philanthropy, but she had to give herself an education in giving.…

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What's My Name?

2013-02-28
Length: 2s

Many names are mispronounced. But Youth Radio's Sheila Blandon wasn't sure how to pronounce her own name.…

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Moonlight Sonata

2013-02-27
Length: 2s

Bhaskar Sompalli is stunned by a desperate man playing the Moonlight Sonata on a campus piano.…

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Etch-a-Sketch

2013-02-26
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Every year Richard Swerdlow's young students ask him what was his favorite toy as a kid.…

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A Change of Habit

2013-02-25
Length: 2s

Forget about breaking bad habits. Kevin Fisher-Paulson says practice some good habits instead.…

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Mind Reader

2013-02-21
Length: 2s

Therapist Jamie Matter knows too well the difficulty of identifying violent patients' intent on harm.…

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Mind Reader

2013-02-21
Length: 2s

Therapist Jamie Matter knows too well the difficulty of identifying violent patients' intent on harm.…

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Disconnected

2013-02-20
Length: 2s

A dead battery and no phone charger send Amrutha Badrinarayan into digital panic.…

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Facts Would Help

2013-02-19
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Wendy Sinek deplores a missing element in the gun debate: fact-based research.…

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Facts Would Help

2013-02-19
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Wendy Sinek deplores a missing element in the gun debate: fact-based research.…

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Zombied

2013-02-15
Length: 2s

When Steven Moss marinates himself in zombie lit, the effects on his mind are creepy.…

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Reason to Stay

2013-02-14
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Affording San Francisco is a problem for Darya Mead, but the Alemany farmer's market is the cure.…

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Reason to Stay

2013-02-14
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Affording San Francisco is a problem for Darya Mead, but the Alemany farmer's market is the cure.…

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Papal Resignation

2013-02-13
Length: 2s

At 67, Stan Goldberg shares the pope's acceptance of what they just can't do anymore.…

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Good School, Bad School

2013-02-12
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Teacher Alison Liberatore challenges assumptions about the difference between a "good" and "bad" school.…

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LOL

2013-02-11
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Jessica Malone Latham drinks the tonic of laughter.…

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Counting on Compromise

2013-02-04
Length: 2s

Paul Wolber believes some simple statistics make the case for a compromise on guns.…

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Learning History

2013-02-01
Length: 2s

For Richard Swerdlow to teach black history, he needed to learn a thing or two.…

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Chess Mate

2013-01-31
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Chess may be a game, but a mentor taught Youth Radio's Chris Alsobrook that it's really a way of thinking.…

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Time Traveller

2013-01-30
Length: 2s

Cataract surgery leaves Evan Sagerman with two eyes that each see the world differently.…

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I'll Lay Down My Arms

2013-01-29
Length: 2s

Mac Clayton grew up with a beloved shotgun — but he won't be passing it on to his son.…

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Gratitude

2013-01-01
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A dying friend leaves Richard Swerdlow a generous gift.…

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The Commute

2012-12-31
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The passing landscape makes Bhaskar Sompalli's commute more than a ride to work.…

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Nocturne

2012-12-28
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For Peggy Hansen, night is an experience.…

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Slaughterhouse

2012-12-27
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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau believes exposure to animal slaughter encourages violent crime.…

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Christmas Carols

2012-12-25
Length: 2s

Michael Ellis celebrates the music that makes this season bright.…

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Wonder

2012-12-24
Length: 2s

The holidays give Jeremy Sherman a special reason to wonder about "wonder."…

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The Last Perspective

2012-12-21
Length: 2s

In case you hadn't noticed, the world ends today. Paul Staley looks at calendars and time.…

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Feast

2012-12-20

Mike Newland finds that when ancient peoples had a feast, it was to connect themselves to a complicated world.…

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The Perfect Eggroll

2012-12-19

Jill Selvaggio recalls her mother's lifelong search for a second perfect eggroll.…

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Heightened Scrutiny

2012-12-18

Do gays and lesbians have political power? Clyde Wadsworth says the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision could depend on the answer.…

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Bay Bridge Blemish

2012-12-17

Karen Hester objects to garish billboards that will grace the landing of the swank new Bay Bridge.…

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Rock Bottom

2012-12-14
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Michael Ellis finds the answer to a personal crisis in the Bay Bridge left lane.…

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Searching for Dad

2012-12-06
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Youth Radio's Sayre Quevedo never knew his father — and at 20 the object of his search has changed direction.…

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It Is Written

2012-12-05
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Typewriters couldn't doom handwriting — and now Barbara Simmons hopes it survives the digital age, too.…

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Self-Destruction

2012-12-04
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Sofie Kleppner considers what a wasp, a caterpillar and people have in common.…

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Self-Destruction

2012-12-04
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Sofie Kleppner considers what a wasp, a caterpillar and people have in common.…

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First World Problem

2012-12-03
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Vinita Nelson discovers her problems aren't worth the stress and anxiety.…

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Muscle Memory

2012-11-30
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Ray Pestrong is at an age where his body can't do what his mind says it should.…

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How to Peel a Banana

2012-11-29
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Luke Pease discovers that even peeling a banana comes with a dose of cultural relativity.…

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Season of the Cliff

2012-11-28
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Paul Staley says the "fiscal cliff" is marketing genius.…

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Era of the Obamas

2012-11-27
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The president's re-election gives African-Americans like Jamila Chambers new belief that America includes them, too.…

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Era of the Obamas

2012-11-27
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The president's re-election gives African-Americans like Jamila Chambers new belief that America includes them, too.…

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A New Generation

2012-11-26
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Daniel Zingale argues that high turnout of youth voters presages a new generation of engaged problem solvers.…

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A San Francisco Thanksgiving

2012-11-22
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Jonah Raskin's Thanksgiving of food, family and friends reflects the diversity of greater San Francisco.…

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Twinkie Defense

2012-11-20
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The manufacturer of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy, and Michael Collins declares a national emergency.…

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Twinkie Defense

2012-11-20
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The manufacturer of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy, and Michael Collins declares a national emergency.…

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The Greatest Perspective Ever

2012-11-19
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Paul Staley marks the 149th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address to ponder the power of language.…

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Undecided

2012-11-16
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What it takes to reach Ohio's last undecided voter isn't in Andrew Lewis' script.…

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Flowers in Your Hair

2012-11-15
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Richard Swerdlow remembers Scott McKenzie and the 1967 version of San Francisco.…

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Flowers in Your Hair

2012-11-15
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Richard Swerdlow remembers Scott McKenzie and the 1967 version of San Francisco.…

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I'm Just Fine

2012-11-14
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Rachel Gibson asks how much kinder we would be if we knew the burdens others carry.…

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What's In Here?

2012-11-13
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Mike Newland's young daughter becomes curious about the contents of a family urn.…

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The Art of Listening

2012-11-12
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Tim Tosta's work with hospice patients teaches him the art, and power, of listening.…

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Bioluminescence

2012-11-09
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Michael Ellis finds a Bay Area version of fireflies shimmering on Tomales Bay.…

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Who's Fat and Who's Not?

2012-11-08
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Youth Radio's Bria Bryant finds the link between body image and health isn't a simple formula.…

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Celebration

2012-11-07
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Raised in communist Romania, Gabriela Pasat revels in her first vote as an American citizen.…

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Mailing It In

2012-11-06
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Absentee ballots are fine, but Debbie Broeker finds something special about Election Day voting.…

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Foucault's Pendulum

2012-11-05
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Bhaskar Sompalli, and small children, are fascinated by a giant pendulum that knocks over small pins like clockwork.…

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Optimal Illusion

2012-11-02
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Politicians lie, says Jeremy Sherman, because they have to.…

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You Like Me, You Really Do

2012-11-01
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Mac Clayton 'connects' on Facebook. Well, sort of.…

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Flaming Pumpkins

2012-10-31
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Cameron Walker's father feared fire, flaming pumpkins included.…

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Surrounded by Walls

2012-10-29
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After a stay in Brazil, Evan Sagerman knows the difference government can make.…

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The Biggest Leaf

2012-10-26
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Peggy Hansen goes hunting for the biggest leaf in the forest.…

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Good Enough

2012-10-25
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Like everyone else, Christine Canty worries that she's not good enough.…

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It Has to Stop

2012-10-24
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Richard Swerdlow has seen the ugliness of bullying in his own school.…

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Pooling Resources

2012-10-23
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As a kid, Hal Stemmler wanted a basketball he couldn't afford. What he got was a civics lesson.…

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Pooling Resources

2012-10-23
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As a kid, Hal Stemmler wanted a basketball he couldn't afford. What he got was a civics lesson.…

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Sweet and Sour

2012-10-22
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Manel Kappagoda limits her daughter's soda intake, but could use some help.…

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The End of Death

2012-10-18
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Bob Finlayson says death may be the next victim of technology's march.…

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The End of Death

2012-10-18
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Bob Finlayson says death may be the next victim of technology's march.…

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Hybrid

2012-10-17
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Paul Staley looks for the balance between dependence on government and the anarchy of individualism.…

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My New Hero

2012-10-16
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The struggle of an elderly woman to get dressed teaches Hanna Clements-Hart a lesson in guts.…

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Wynken, Blynken and Nod

2012-10-15
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When Jolie Kanat looks at government she doesn't see "them." She sees "us."…

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Weeds

2012-10-12
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What makes a weed a weed? Michael Ellis has the answer.…

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Branch and Root

2012-10-11
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Youth Radio's Bianca Brooks discovers that her family tree has unexpected branches and roots.…

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We Built This City

2012-10-10
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It was bad music then, and its bad music now. But Fred Etheridge has a new attitude about it.…

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Loving Betta

2012-10-09
Length: 2s

Helen Smolinski's severely disabled child isn't the gift she'd hoped for, but her gifts are profound still.…

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Saved by the Safety Net

2012-10-08
Length: 2s

Bhaskar Sompalli's life is testimony to the good the education and a social safety net can do.…

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Stats That Matter

2012-10-05
Length: 2s

Teacher Matt Mitchell is fine with test-score-based evaluations, but not all statistics are born equal.…

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I Already Gave

2012-10-04
Length: 2s

A credit card reader asks Wichita Sims to "donate to breast cancer."…

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Three Perspectives

2012-10-03
Length: 2s

High schooler Raba Sbeih-Rosales is a Palestinian, a Latina and an American.…

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Animal Nation

2012-10-02
Length: 2s

Paul Staley says it isn't just elephants and donkeys going to the polls on election day.…

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Threads of Change

2012-10-01
Length: 2s

Les Bloch looks at how our view of the flag and the republic for which it stands changes over time.…

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The GOP and Science

2012-09-28
Length: 2s

Clyde Wadsworth looks at the GOP's use of a flawed study to argue against same-sex marriage.…

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Literary Cad

2012-03-14
Length: 2s

Richard Swerdlow used to finish every book he read. But now, he dumps the under-performers.…

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Black Bart

2012-03-13
Length: 2s

An emergency on a BART platform reminds Jennifer Kathleen Gibbons of an old fear.…

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California Dreamin'

2012-03-12
Length: 2s

Bobby Podesta has left a great job for a risky one. He's so California.…

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Ready to Go

2012-03-09
Length: 2s

Because it's "when I die" not "if I die," Daniel Kohn gets his affairs in order now, not later.…

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Daydream Believer

2012-03-08
Length: 2s

The death of The Monkees' Davy Jones takes Sarah Glover back in time.…

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A San Francisco Thanksgiving

2011-11-24

Jonah Raskin's Thanksgiving of food, family and friends reflects the diversity of greater San Francisco.…

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Invincible

2011-11-23

Young boys tend to think they're invincible in part, says Will Courtenay, because their parents think so too.…

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Invincible

2011-11-23

Young boys tend to think they're invincible in part, says Will Courtenay, their parents think so too.…

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Delta Hyacinth

2011-11-22

Cynthia Shelton thinks a Delta plague can become a boon to the local economy.…

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Everyone's Marine

2011-11-21

When Cybele Ryan's daughter fell for Ben, he became "our Marine." Now he's "everyone's Marine."…

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Just Drive

2011-11-18
Length: 2m 19s

When it comes to distracted driving, Richard Swerdlow has seen it all.…

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Play Date

2011-11-17
Length: 2m 21s

Stay-at-home dad Jonathan Slusher's attempts to network with moms draw suspicion.…

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Surplus Meds

2011-11-16
Length: 2m 21s

Some have meds they don't need. Others lack meds they need. Dr. Angela Walker has an answer.…

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Online Anonymity

2011-11-15
Length: 2m 27s

Jules Older has a solution for online incivility.…

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Greed is Sick

2011-11-11
Length: 2m 28s

Hoarders have a mental illness. Vinita Nelson asks if the greedy do, too.…

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Detour

2011-11-10
Length: 2m 27s

Wichita Sims once was queen of the road trip. Now it's public transit or bust.…

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Bully for All Seasons

2011-11-08
Length: 2m 18s

John Dorrance counsels his son on how to handle a bully.…

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Self-Reliance Paradox

2011-11-07
Length: 2m 29s

Jeremy Sherman says it takes a village to be self-sufficient.…

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A Sikh's Prayer

2011-11-04
Length: 2m 27s

Meeta Kaur prays that when others see her son, they see more than his turban.…

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Disconnected

2011-11-03
Length: 2m 27s

Todd Adler wonders if there's anything as disconnecting as being constantly connected.…

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Payback

2011-11-02
Length: 2m 24s

Alejandra went to jail for a terrible decision. Now she helps others find their way.…

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Last Market

2011-11-01
Length: 2m 20s

The seasons are changing and Peggy Hansen will miss her local farmer's market.…

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Equilibrium

2011-10-31
Length: 2m 27s

We've bailed out the lenders. Now, says Paul Staley, economic recovery requires rescuing the borrowers.…

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The Great American Exchange

2011-09-23
Length: 2m 26s

Michael Ellis looks at one California critter among the very few that migrated north in the Great American Exchange.…

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Gift Cards

2011-09-22
Length: 2m 23s

It's easier to give a gift card than an actual gift, but Sue Glader says something is missing.…

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Choosing Poverty

2011-09-21
Length: 2m 28s

American poverty is on an alarming rise thanks, says Dick Meister, to public policies we choose.…

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Talk to Me

2011-09-20
Length: 2m 23s

Conversation with strangers used to make Mike Adamick cringe. Then, his daughter started school.…

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Government Lifeline

2011-09-19
Length: 2m 24s

Bola Odulate didn't think she'd need government health insurance. Until she did.…

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Outside the Box

2011-09-02
Length: 2m 26s

Lindsey Grant adopted a sweet old cat, but Mufasa isn't what she'd call a bargain.…

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A Congress of Costanzas

2011-09-01
Length: 2m 21s

Richard Friedlander says Congress is a "Seinfeld" character fond of pretending to be someone he's not.…

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Postcard View

2011-08-31
Length: 2m 27s

The views from Mt. Diablo are vast, once Luke Pease manages to get past the gift shop.…

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The Marriage Test

2011-08-30
Length: 2m 13s

Phil Gravitt offers a test for anyone, gay or straight, considering marriage. Kayak, Ikea and real estate required.…

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The Common Good

2011-08-29
Length: 2m 25s

If you're waiting for everyone to agree with you, says Steve Torgerson, you'll wait forever.…

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Muir Woods

2011-08-26
Length: 2m 28s

Muir Woods is a treasure, but Michael Ellis recounts how it very nearly was logged.…

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The Jobless Recovery

2011-08-25
Length: 2m 22s

Joe Epstein looks at why companies are piling up profits and cash while shedding workers.…

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The Conversation

2011-08-24
Length: 2m 11s

Paul Staley asks his father if he's ready to die.…

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Pink Triangles

2011-08-23
Length: 2m 28s

Clyde Wadsworth remembers Rudolf Brazda, a gay man who survived a Nazi concentration camp.…

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I Quit

2011-08-22
Length: 2m 26s

It's goodbye public school, hello private school for teacher Chris Voisard.…

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Things We Carried

2011-08-19
Length: 2m 26s

Steven Saum finds the weightiest things he and his son carried on their hike wasn't in their backpacks.…

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Virtual Beauty

2011-08-18
Length: 2m 17s

Youth Radio's Bianca Brooks agrees with a study that links Facebook and narcissism.…

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The World in an Airport

2011-08-17
Length: 2m 22s

Summer travel means airports, where Richard Swerdlow finds the people watching fascinating.…

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To Kill a Chipmunk

2011-08-16
Length: 2m 13s

Peggy Hansen must weigh the life of a chipmunk against the sanctity of her garden.…

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When Bookstores Close

2011-08-15
Length: 2m 25s

Li Miao Lovett says physical spaces where readers can gather are casualties of the digital age.…

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I Hate Crows

2011-08-12
Length: 2m 24s

Randee Fenner wouldn't hurt a fly. But those squawking crows?…

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A Good Man

2011-08-11
Length: 2m 22s

Susan Dix Lyons' father isn't famous, just a good man who did all the right things.…

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A Salute to Sacrifice

2011-08-09
Length: 2m 18s

Andres Fernandez salutes a young soldier killed long ago, and only now given a decent burial.…

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A Salute to Sacrifice

2011-08-09
Length: 2m 18s

Andres Fernandez salutes a young soldier killed long ago, and only now given a decent burial.…

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Torture

2011-08-08
Length: 2m 26s

Joaquin DiazDeLeon says what happened to him in the youth prison system shouldn't happen to anyone.…

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99

2011-08-05
Length: 2m 26s

Hate those $9.99 or $29.99 prices? So does Nitin Deo, and he wants them to go away.…

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Restitution

2011-08-04
Length: 2m 18s

Steve Woolpert argues that restitution programs might be an answer to California's overcrowded prisons.…

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Restitution

2011-08-03
Length: 2m 18s

Steve Woolpert argues that restitution programs might be an answer to California's overcrowded prisons.…

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Fruits and Roots

2011-08-02
Length: 2m 26s

The fruit that grows so easily in California never ceases to amaze an out-of-stater like Nancy Kho.…

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How Many Fools?

2011-08-01
Length: 2m 23s

Jeremy Sherman asks if Lincoln was right that you can't fool all the people all the time.…

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A Murder of Crows

2011-07-29
Length: 2m 24s

Michael Ellis' backyard is being overtaken by a very aggressive black bird.…

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Not Your Grandma's Classroom

2011-07-28
Length: 2m 26s

A primary school graduation teaches Joan Reinhardt Reiss that her grandkids are getting a very different education than she did.…

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Pancakes and Progress

2011-07-27
Length: 2m 23s

When his young son won't sit in the back of the car, Kevin Fisher-Paulson's hope for a post-racial America is staggered.…

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The Job Interview

2011-07-26
Length: 2m 21s

Brian Cabrera makes the case that preparing for a job interview is like arguing a courtroom trial.…

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Hard Work

2011-07-25
Length: 2m 26s

It turns out too much praise is bad for kids. Amanda Enayati discovers the alternative is two words.…

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Politics of Me

2011-07-22
Length: 2m 16s

Paul Staley says that politics has become a demand for government of me, by me and for me.…

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Summer Love Lessons

2011-07-21
Length: 2m 25s

Youth Radio's Rachel Krantz takes her first love on the road and discovers love is about more than romance.…

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Food Revolution

2011-07-20
Length: 2m 26s

Steven Moss thinks the Bay Area-driven food revolution can achieve what the 1960s could not.…

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I Have a Voice

2011-07-19
Length: 2m 30s

Barbara Brenner is losing her ability to speak, but technology is giving her a voice.…

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Go Boldly

2011-07-18
Length: 2m 22s

The space shuttle lands one last time this week. Robert Mitchell remembers when it carried boyhood dreams into space.…

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The Doctor Thing

2011-07-15
Length: 2m 20s

Peggy Hansen knows that being a doctor means you never stop being a doctor.…

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The Airplane Napkin

2011-07-14
Length: 2m 25s

Emily Leonard finds a use for an airplane napkin while remembering her departed sister.…

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Urban Livestock

2011-07-13
Length: 2m 25s

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau says Oakland should encourage urban farming — but not urban livestock.…

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Unionizing Youth

2011-07-12
Length: 2m 20s

Dick Meister says unions need young workers as much as they need unions.…

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At a Loss for Hair

2011-07-11
Length: 2m 27s

The hair Kira Halpern is losing to chemotherapy isn't the only thing she's shedding.…

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Get to Know Me

2011-07-08
Length: 2m 27s

On a cross-country drive, Jose Arreola must tell a close friend his deepest secret — he's undocumented.…

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Advanced Beginner

2011-07-07
Length: 2m 18s

Learning to swim, Stephanie Losee hated being labeled a Guppy or Tadpole. But Advanced Beginner...…

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The Music Teacher

2011-07-06
Length: 2m 26s

A renowned Lafayette music teacher befriends Laura Shumaker's autistic son.…

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111 Words

2011-07-05
Length: 2m 19s

John Storella cites two short passages in the Declaration of Independence that sum up the entire philosophy of American governance.…

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111 Words

2011-07-04
Length: 2m 19s

John Storella cites two short passages in the Declaration of Independence that sum up the entire philosophy of American governance.…

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Above the Street

0000-00-00

Augustus Vargas hustled life on the streets until he decided it was time to get a life.…

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Healing

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Michael Ellis says sometimes only a mystery explains the unexplainable.…

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Living Small

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Clarence Wong is living large by supporting small business.…

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Read To Me

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Susan Dix Lyons' son is 15, becoming a man, but still her child and she will read him a story.…

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Jobless Need Not Apply

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Dick Meister is outraged some employers tell the unemployed not to apply for job openings.…

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Happy Robot Day

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Kevin Fisher-Paulson tries to keep up with innumerable holiday demands.…

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Wonder

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The holidays give Jeremy Sherman a special reason to wonder about 'wonder.'…

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Enough for Everybody

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Richard Swerdlow's students remind him that if we share, everybody has enough.…

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It's a Beautiful Sunset

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Les Bloch found the meaning of 9/11 a week later in a Home Depot parking lot.…

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A Good Man

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Susan Dix Lyons' father isn't famous, just a good man who did all the right things.…

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Payback

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Alejandra Bautista Landin went to jail for a terrible decision. Now she helps others find their way.…

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I Love You More

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Priscilla Yuki Wilson talks to her grandmother in disaster-ravaged Japan.…

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Belching Yellow Buses

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Lizzie Velten laments polluting school buses.…

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More Than a Number

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Paul Staley thinks the 99 percent needs to define itself by what it is, not what it's not.…

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Vive Le Google

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Patricia Needle helps French tourists searching for an iconic San Francisco address.…

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I'm Dying to Live

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Like others with a fatal disease, Barbara Brenner takes issue with common phrases.…

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My Own Path

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Youth Radio's Sayre Quevedo couldn't afford four-year college, but he's building a future his own way.…

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Parent in Waiting

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Love is on hold as Mike Newland and his partner wait for their adopted child in Ethiopia.…

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What's it Worth?

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Richard Friedlander believes too many of us are invested in Wall Street's success to change it.…

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Tender Beef

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Matt Mitchell is troubled that star high school linemen are heavier on average than the Super Bowl I champion Packers.…

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The Natural Man

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Anna Shaff encounters a man on Baker Beach with everything and nothing.…

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Alarming Clocks

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Technology has changed how alarm clocks alarm, and Bhaskar Sompalli considers an alarming future clock.…

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Pumped Up

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Veronica Jordan looks at the obstacles working moms face to breastfeed their infants.…

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Twinkie Defense

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The manufacturer of Twinkies is filing for bankruptcy, and Michael Collins declares a national emergency.…

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Long Journey

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Carol Arnold welcomes the return of a lone wolf to California.…

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Do It With Passion

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Jonah Raskin is retiring after 30 years of teaching, and has some advice for new educators.…

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My Best Mistake

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Richard Swerdlow's young students learn the best thing they ever did was a mistake.…

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Me and My Shadow

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Youth Radio's Derek Williams has come to accept himself, despite his unhealthy obesity.…

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Life Without Gluten

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Debbie Duncan's daughter has had to avoid eating gluten virtually her entire life.…

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Fussy Props of Grandeur

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Greed and ego aren't new to American robber barons, but Jeremy Sherman finds our modern elite remarkably lame.…

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Safe at Home

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Linda Sondheimer discovers that when it comes to personal safety, money makes the difference.…

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The Need for Grace

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An interfaith conversation in Iraq leads Steve Torgerson to an understanding of the need for grace.…

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The Need for Grace

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An interfaith conversation in Iraq leads Steve Torgerson to an understanding of the need for grace.…

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The Art of Arguing

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High school student Jordan Levy loves a good argument.…

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Two Cents

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Decisions aren't hard to make if, like Richard Friedlander, you aren't afraid of mistakes.…

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Two Cents

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Decisions aren't hard to make if, like Richard Friedlander, you aren't afraid of mistakes.…

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Galls

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Michael Ellis examines galls, the abnormal and often surprising growths on many plants and trees.…

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Bully

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Angela Kim is stalked by a bully - her own obsessive compulsive disorder.…

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Food Stamp Politics

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Food stamps are a presidential campaign talking point. Lorrie Goldin looks at who receives them.…

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Slippery Slope

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Clyde Wadsworth says those who fear the slippery slope of gay marriage should beware the slick hillside of religious liberty.…

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The Things We Say

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In politics, says Paul Staley, money is speech. In business, speech is money.…

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The Things We Say

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In politics, says Paul Staley, money is speech. In business, speech is money.…

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The Weight of Water

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A very dry winter reminds Peggy Hansen of the value - and weight - of water.…

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We Just Want You to Be Happy

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Catholics are recruiting unhappy Episcopalians. Rev. Matt Lawrence returns the favor.…

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Lin-spiration

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Rebecca Leung is thrilled that Jeremy Lin redefines the world of cool for Asian-Americans.…

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Yes, And

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Improv has taught Karen Chee that failure is nothing to fear.…

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This Is My Heaven

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Art is where young Gabriela Lindley turns to find joy and creativity.…

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Talk to Me

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Conversation with strangers used to make Mike Adamick cringe. Then, his daughter started school.…

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Fish and Blame

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Carol Arnold looks at the controversy over a state wildlife official who killed an Idaho mountain lion.…

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Pretty Things

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Clarence Wong believes museums should tell the ugly stories behind the beautiful objects.…

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Highline the Bridge

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Joe Epstein says the eastern span of the Bay Bridge should be reborn, not torn down.…

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Early Decision

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Youth Radio's Maddy Roberts compares applying to college to coping with an eating disorder.…

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