In My Experience
The In My Experience series aims to shed light on experiences often analyzed through data or debated by experts, but rarely discussed in the first person.
Forum | Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 10:00 AM
Every year the U.S. government issues up to 85,000 H-1B visas to businesses that want to hire highly skilled, temporary workers from foreign countries. Many of these workers end up in Silicon Valley's tech industry. The positions are coveted, but visa holders often live in uncertainty; if their job is eliminated, deportation may quickly follow. As part of KQED's Boomtown series, examining the Bay Area's surging economy, we talk with a panel of foreign workers about living and working with an H-1B.
Forum | Monday, Aug 19, 2013, 10:00 AM
Lia Seth is a young professional in her 20s. When she sat in the disability section of the bus, one woman was so offended that she started yelling at Lia to give up her seat for seniors. But Lia is disabled: she has a disease that affects her joints and often leaves her tired or sometimes needing a wheelchair. As part of our "In My Experience" series spotlighting the personal stories of our listeners, we talk with people who have physical disabilities that aren't visible to the naked eye. How do those disabilities affect their everyday lives?
Forum | Friday, Jun 07, 2013, 10:00 AM
Emergency responders: When a building collapses or a fire breaks out, they're often first on the scene. As part of Forum's "In My Experience" series, we talk with first responders about delivering babies, saving stabbing victims, losing colleagues, and dealing with the stress of a job that puts them at the center of trauma and chaos.
Forum | Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013, 9:00 AM
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq. As part of our "In My Experience" series spotlighting the personal stories of local residents, we'll talk with four people whose lives have been profoundly affected by the Iraq War.
Forum | Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013, 10:00 AM
As part of our "In My Experience" series, we talk with people who work with the dead for a living. A crematorium director, a woman who specializes in at-home funerals and a student who dissects cadavers all join us to share their stories. How has working with the dead changed their own views on life?
Forum | Tuesday, May 01, 2012, 10:00 AM
As part of our "In My Experience" series highlighting the personal stories of our listeners, we talk with a panel of people who are adopted. We'll hear about their process in searching for their identity and, in some cases, looking for and meeting their birth parents. And we'll hear the experiences of our listeners.
Forum | Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012, 10:00 AM
As part of our "In My Experience" series spotlighting the personal stories of our listeners, we talk with a panel of former prisoners about their crimes, their experience inside prison and their struggles to make it on the outside.
Forum | Friday, Dec 16, 2011, 10:00 AM
As part of our series "In My Experience," spotlighting the personal stories of our listeners, we talk with a panel of biracial and multi-racial people about race, identity and what it's like to grow up looking different from your neighbors and even your parents. We listen to their stories, and we welcome yours.
Forum | Friday, Nov 04, 2011, 9:00 AM
California's unemployment rate is now at a dismally high 11.9 percent. We talk to some of the people behind those numbers as part of our new "In My Experience" series, spotlighting personal stories of Northern Californians. For our inaugural show we talk with people who have been unemployed for more than a year about their efforts to find work, and about their personal struggles with unemployment.