KPBS First Person https://www.kpbs.org/news/first-person/ en-us First Person is a weekly news podcast from KPBS. But we’re not reading newscast scripts. These stories — both universal and deeply personal — are told by the San Deigans who lived them. They offer a unique lens into the news of the day. KPBS Public Media podcasts@kpbs.org First Person is a weekly news podcast from KPBS. But we’re not reading newscast scripts. These stories — both universal and deeply personal — are told by the San Deigans who lived them. They offer a unique lens into the news of the day. 2018 KPBS Public Media KPBS no First Person: Remembering And Honoring Departed Loved Ones On Dia De Los Muertos KPBS First Person: Remembering And Honoring Departed Loved Ones On Dia De Los Muertos GUEST: Pita Verdin, Sherman Heights resident ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/42189/ Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:46:49 -0700 6:26 First Person: ‘San Diego Has Become My New Puerto Rico’ KPBS First Person: ‘San Diego Has Become My New Puerto Rico’ GUEST: Laura Reyes, singer/songwriter ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/41641/ Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:32:38 -0700 8:55 First Person: San Diego Landlord Makes It His 'Mission' To Rent To The Homeless KPBS GUEST: Matt Philbin, landlord, Anthem Real Estate Ventures]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/41421/ Mon, 3 Sep 2018 14:23:43 -0700 8:05 First Person: Kadir Nelson On His Artistic Upbringing KPBS First Person: Kadir Nelson On His Artistic Upbringing GUEST: Kadir Nelson, artist and illustrator ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/41325/ Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:34:09 -0700 8:24 First Person: Making Music Education Accessible For All Children KPBS First Person: GUEST: Dalouge Smith, outgoing President and CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40958/ Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:40:11 -0700 8:04 First Person: Finding A Safe Space In A San Diego Arts Organization KPBS First Person: Finding A Safe Space In A San Diego Arts Organization GUEST: David McConnell, participant, Urban Beats ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40845/ Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:35:18 -0700 6:09 First Person: I Moved To San Diego To Be Closer To Comic-Con KPBS First Person: I Moved To San Diego Be Closer To Comic-Con GUEST: Nathan Donovan, fan, Comic-Con]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40749/ Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:52:02 -0700 6:46 First Person: My Coming Out Journey KPBS First Person: My Coming Out Journey GUEST: Lucia Napolez, co-chair, San Diego County LGBTQ Latinx Coalition ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40668/ Mon, 9 Jul 2018 13:35:00 -0700 5:10 First Person: Teaching Women How To Shoot Guns KPBS First Person: Instructor Aims To Be Resource For Women Who Want To Learn How To Shoot A Gun GUEST: Wendy Hauffen, firearms instructor, The Gun Range ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40383/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:40:57 -0700 6:24 First Person: The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor KPBS First Person: The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor GUEST: Ike Iloputaife, Vista resident ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40296/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:36:07 -0700 7:05 First Person: Strengthening North County's Gay Community KPBS First Person: Strengthening North County's Gay Community GUEST: Max Disposti, executive director, North County LGBTQ Resource Center ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40295/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:32:15 -0700 6:46 First Person: A Delayed Post-Traumatic Stress Diagnosis Inspired A Vietnam Vet To Help Others KPBS GUEST: Bill Rider, founder, American Combat Veterans of War ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/40090/ Mon, 28 May 2018 13:32:35 -0700 7:44 First Person: The Connection Between Improv Comedy And Therapy KPBS GUEST: Zach Stones, clinical supervisor, San Diego Center for Children ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/39482/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:35:15 -0700 6:47 First Person: Las Vegas Survivor KPBS GUEST: Shiva Ghaed, clinical psychologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/39298/ Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:34:23 -0700 6:13 First Person: Las Vegas Survivor KPBS GUEST: Shiva Ghaed, clinical psychologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/39275/ Mon, 2 Apr 2018 13:46:11 -0700 5:36 First Person: Living In A Car In San Diego With 3 Children KPBS GUEST: Lola Cheatham, mother, student, aspiring actress and writer]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/38920/ Mon, 5 Mar 2018 13:42:46 -0800 7:51 First Person: From Refugee To Proprietor KPBS GUEST: Queentabel Banka, owner, Banka Hair Braiding ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/38720/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:45:09 -0800 6:38 First Person: A Life's Trajectory Changed By A Grand Prize Win KPBS GUEST: Michael Brunker, executive director, Jackie Robinson Family YMCA]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/37508/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:20:24 -0800 7:50 First Person: Veterans Museum's Poet Laureate On Honoring All Who Served KPBS GUEST: Alyce Smith-Cooper, poet laureate, Veterans Museum at Balboa Park ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/37323/ Mon, 6 Nov 2017 13:18:22 -0800 8:18 First Person: Telling Students They, Too, Can Go From Compton To Neurobiology KPBS GUEST: Gentry Patrick, professor and neurobiologist, UC San Diego ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/37229/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:11:12 -0700 6:46 First Person: Farmhand To Flower Tycoon KPBS GUEST: Ismael Resendiz, owner, Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36853/ Mon, 2 Oct 2017 13:24:56 -0700 5:52 First Person: Diane And Richard Nares KPBS GUESTS: Diane Nares Richard Nares]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36782/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:14:01 -0700 8:48 First Person: After Nearly 20 Years Of Making Music, San Diego Songwriter 'Hopes It All Matters' KPBS GUEST: Alfred Howard, co-founder, Redwoods Music]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36690/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:15:21 -0700 8:00 First Person: Balboa Park Carousel Operator Has Worked There Since He Was 16, Now He's 60 KPBS GUEST: Bill Brown, operator, Balboa Park Carousel]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36599/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:14:25 -0700 First Person: The Healing Love Of A Therapy Dog KPBS GUESTS: Bob Schultze, volunteer, Pet Encounter Therapy Program, Helen Woodward Animal Center]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36409/ Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:24:41 -0700 6:21 First Person: Holocaust Survivor Reflects On Charlottesville KPBS GUEST: Fanny Krasner Lebovits, Holocaust survivor]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36302/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 13:46:00 -0700 7:32 First Person: Jacumba School Closes After Almost 90 Years KPBS GUEST: Susan Barry, former teacher, Jacumba school ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/36211/ Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:19:15 -0700 7:03 First Person: San Diego Tribal Elder Turns 100 KPBS GUEST: Joe Renteria, former chair, San Diego American Indian Health Center]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35813/ Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:15:21 -0700 8:50 Neither Male Nor Female: ‘Nonbinary’ People See Hope In California Bill KPBS GUEST: David Vance, identifies as nonbinary]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35629/ Mon, 3 Jul 2017 13:20:17 -0700 5:34 First Person: San Diego Nonprofit Brings Yoga To Those Trying To Rebuild Their Lives KPBS GUEST: JoAnn Jaffe, founder and CEO, OG Yoga]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35424/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:14:29 -0700 6:54 First Person: ‘We Are Us Because Of The Lovings’ KPBS GUESTS: Amy Wise, Jamie Wise's wife Jamie Wise, Amy Wise's husband ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35341/ Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:18:47 -0700 8:03 First Person: Singing About Mental Illness KPBS GUEST: Veronica May, musician]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35240/ Mon, 5 Jun 2017 13:22:48 -0700 8:08 First Person: San Diego Foster Youth Heads To College KPBS GUESTS: Alaysia, senior, San Pasqual Academy Erin Pavelko, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/35045/ Mon, 22 May 2017 13:14:25 -0700 7:46 First Person: Imprisoned For Murder KPBS GUEST: Billy Johnson, inmate, Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34952/ Mon, 15 May 2017 13:22:30 -0700 6:49 First Person: First Latina In Space To Be Inducted Into US Astronaut Hall of Fame KPBS GUEST: Ellen Ochoa, director, NASA Johnson Space Center ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34846/ Mon, 8 May 2017 13:19:26 -0700 6:51 First Person: Mother And Son Fight For Environmental Justice KPBS GUEST: Francisco Martinez, sophomore, San Diego State University ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34638/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:34:55 -0700 6:41 First Person: Artist Shinpei Takeda Explores 'Fobias' In Latest Exhibit KPBS GUEST: Shinpei Takeda, artist ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34438/ Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:15:48 -0700 6:43 First Person: Talking About The Role Of Police In The Community KPBS GUESTS: David Lee, officer, San Diego Police Department Eddie Rivers, resident, City Heights ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34316/ Mon, 3 Apr 2017 14:57:05 -0700 7:43 First Person: Latina Muslim Reflects On Her Faith, President Trump’s Policies KPBS GUEST: Mayte Gutierrez, San Diego resident ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34219/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:11:38 -0700 7:00 First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War KPBS First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War GUEST: Senka volunteer, San Diego Refugee Tutoring ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/34120/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:26:10 -0700 7:01 First Person: Becoming The First Mexican-American Woman Federal Judge KPBS GUEST: Irma Gonzalez, retired federal judge]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33987/ Mon, 13 Mar 2017 13:15:07 -0700 8:03 First Person: High-School Robotics Leader KPBS GUEST: Grace Engleman, team captain, ROARbots]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33875/ Mon, 6 Mar 2017 13:41:56 -0800 4:19 First Person: 'There's Life After Breast Cancer' KPBS GUEST: Sheri Hendrix, breast cancer survivor]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33678/ Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:19:09 -0800 6:41 First Person: Graduating High School At 83 KPBS GUEST: Norm Johnson, Korean War veteran ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33568/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:11:23 -0800 6:53 First Person: Working With San Diego's Homeless Population KPBS First Person: Working With San Diego's Homeless Population GUEST: Paul DeLessio, director of coordinated services, St. Vincent de Paul Village ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33464/ Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:32:05 -0800 8:45 First Person: Syrian Sisters Dedicated To Music KPBS GUESTS: Carla Chehadeh, San Diego Youth Symphony Christine Chehadeh, San Diego Youth Symphony ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33375/ Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:18:44 -0800 5:32 First Person: Encinitas Woman Uses Tibetan Bowls To Heal Others KPBS GUEST: Diáne Mandle, Tibetan bowl sound healing practitioner ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33269/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:31:23 -0800 6:22 First Person: Coping With A Mother’s Lobotomy KPBS GUEST: Mona Gable, writer]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/33192/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:59:32 -0800 7:33 First Person: The San Diegans We Met In 2016 KPBS First Person: The San Diegans We Met In 2016 We're ringing in 2017 on Midday Edition with a special episode filled with the stories of San Diegans as part of our First Person series. ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/32973/ Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:51:42 -0800 45:21 First Person: San Diego's Sustainable Santa Out To Change Santa's Image KPBS First Person: San Diego's Sustainable Santa Out To Change Santa's Image GUEST: Richard Nielsen-Eckfield, "Sustainable Santa" ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/32820/ Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:44:31 -0800 6:51 First Person: For Gilbert Castellanos Music Is Sustenance KPBS First Person: For Gilbert Castellanos Music Is Sustenance GUEST: Gilbert Castellanos, artistic director, International Academy of Jazz ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/32584/ Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:31:16 -0800 8:11 First Person: Young And Locked Up KPBS First Person: Young And Locked Up GUEST: D'Andre Brooks, case manager, Metro Community Ministries ]]> http://www.kpbs.org/audioclips/32477/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:48:23 -0800 6:49