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ACE Learning Center Empowerment Stories – An Oscar Nomination, Flexible Continuation School and Rights Posters

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE In August, 2016, I predicted it would be a year of empowerment for students and leaders at ACE Learning Centers, and they have not disappointed. In fact, their inspiration is above and beyond expectations. Above Expectations – The Oscars are scheduled for this Sunday, February 26, and KALW Audio Academy graduate Daphne Matziaraki’s (’14) film 4.1 Miles is nominated for Short Subject Documentary. One of five nominees, the film is about rescuing refugees off the coast of Greece told from the perspective of a...

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On Air! KALW Audio Academy Student’s Features Find Airtime Covering Local Stories

Posted by on Feb 20, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Guest Columnist Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio After many months of training, the Academy fellows have reached the point of regularly getting their stories on the air. We asked every member of the class to make a feature about the neighborhood just down the hill from KALW, and they’ve been spending many weeks crafting them with their mentors. The first set of those features on the Portola District aired Tuesday, and they were a joy to hear. Cari Spivack‘s story took on one of my favorite topics: how do you...

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The KALW Audio Academy News Team Covers National Politics From a Local Angle

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Guest Blogger Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio We’ve been putting a lot of energy, at KALW, into covering how the Trump Administration is trying to change the world. Much of the recent work by the Audio Academy and its alums reflects that. Check out some of these examples: Cari Spivack and Jeremy Jue did some on-the-spot reporting as President Trump’s executive orders around immigration began to come down. Their research helped me put together this informative conversation with our host, Hana Baba, as the news was...

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