6 episodes

KPBS' recurring series that tells the stories of San Diegans in their own words, offering a unique lens into the news of the day.

First Person KPBS Public Media

    • Society & Culture

KPBS' recurring series that tells the stories of San Diegans in their own words, offering a unique lens into the news of the day.

    Talking About The Role Of Police In The Community

    Talking About The Role Of Police In The Community

    From the archive: Can police officers and the people they protect have honest conversations about race and their own biases? This First Person originally aired Monday, April 3, 2017.

    • 7 min
    Singing About Mental Illness

    Singing About Mental Illness

    From the archive: Musician Veronica May was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008, and her latest album focuses on her experiences with mania and depression. This First Person was first released June 5, 2017.

    • 8 min
    After Nearly 20 Years Of Making Music, San Diego Songwriter ‘Hopes It All Matters’

    After Nearly 20 Years Of Making Music, San Diego Songwriter ‘Hopes It All Matters’

    From the archive: As the co-founder of the Redwoods Music, a San Diego-based record label, Alfred Howard writes lyrics for five bands that span various genres. Since moving to San Diego nearly 20 years ago, he's recorded 21 albums. This First Person was originally released on Sept. 18, 2017.

    • 7 min
    How Sharing A Story Can Help Build Community

    How Sharing A Story Can Help Build Community

    From the archive: As part of our First Person series, Nanda Mehta describes how speaking publicly about a taboo subject made her stronger and led her to encourage other South Asian women to share their own stories on stage. This episode originally aired April 30, 2019.

    • 8 min
    The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor

    The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor

    From the archive: Last month a neighbor took a photograph of Ike Iloputaife while he was walking his dogs. The photograph was then used by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department identifying him as a person of interest in a burglary investigation. This episode originally aired Monday, June 11, 2018.

    • 7 min
    How I Became A Drag Queen

    How I Became A Drag Queen

    Franko Guillen, who is also known as Franceska, is one of nine drag queens being honored in the San Diego History Center’s Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego exhibit on display now through September 8, 2019.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

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Great sound, quick stories!

Love that KPBS is doing more work like this. Intriguing stories from people I'm surprisingly interested in.

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