Perspectives airs on KQED Public Radio every weekday morning at 6:43am and 8:43am, and weekends at 6:37am and 8:37am.

Share your perspective. Send your submissions to or call (415) 553-2108.

Phoebe Lefebvre: Keep Coal Out of Oakland

Sandhya Acharya: First Day Picture

Jessica Shao: Cantonese

Suzanne Maggio: Pay It Forward

Hannah Herbst: Jew(ish)

Craig Isom: A Shared Sense of Wonder

Akilan Dorairaj: Agricultural Subsidies

Elizabeth Levett Fortier: The Words Find Me

Gil Ladetzky: Ten and Two