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First Stories by KALW Audio Academy ’19 Fellows Broadcast

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Last week, KALW‘s Crosscurrents showcased the work of every member of our current Audio Academy class — Pria Mahadevan, Lance Gardner, JoAnn DeLuna, Alyia-Renee Yates, Magnolia McKay, Kevin McLean, Porfirio Rangel, and Lisa Wang — plus our honorary member, Sara Nora Koust, an intern from Denmark who worked with us over the last six months. The first storytelling assignment that each received was based on a question asked by somebody in the Bay Area. They’re part of our audience-generated project...

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An Epic Journey from Comic Books to KALW Audio Academy

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Listener Supported Public Radio and Porfirio Rangel, Audio Academy Fellow ‘19 One of the great pleasures I have in working with KALW‘s Audio Academy is getting to know people with all kinds of backgrounds and interests. And with today’s blog post, I have the pleasure of introducing you to one of our fellows: Porfirio Rangel. Here are some of his thoughts about his experience with us. I first heard of the Audio Academy from a producer I worked with while interning at KGO Radio. Before I left, he...

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Walking the Growing Community with Oakland International High School

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE I recently attended one of the yearly Oakland International High School (OIHS) Community Walks and enjoyed seeing the growth of the school, the focus on success by the high schoolers and the enthusiasm of the parents learning English at the ACE Parent Center. While ACE is only a part of what the school does, OIHS thinks big about providing quality education for recently arrived immigrants, and that includes their families. From a start of 56 students when OIHS started in 2007, there are now over 400. They...

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