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From a Report on a Turkish Radio Station to Stanford’s Marching Band, KALW’s Audio Academy Wins Hearts
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio The week of Valentine’s Day featured a lot of lovely stories on Crosscurrents, led by Audio Academy fellows and alumni. Here’s a quick recap: First off, Jeremy Dalmas (’14), our cost of living reporter, produced an enhanced conversation with our host, Hana Baba, about a specific plan around Oakland’s downtown. Jeremy has a very engaging storytelling style, and he really shines in this format. He’s also a terrific reporter. In the fall, he traveled to Turkey for a...read more
By Martha Sessums, President, ACE Mid-school year, it’s always great to see how well an ACE Learning Center is doing. Getting its stride. Staying steady. Turning out impressive success stats. Being a place that is part of the beat of the school. Each ACE Learning Center is required to provide a January report, and reading the Oakland International High School (OIHS) report is one of the leading examples of how well it works with a strong educational partner. Parent classes – ✔Check. Working with Refugee Transitions, the ACE Learning Center...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio The Audio Academy‘s impact is growing on KALW, its audience, and an increasingly greater public. This week provided some nice cases in point: – KALW’s Transportation Reporter Eli Wirtschafter (’16) put together an enhanced Q and A with Crosscurrents host Hana Baba about the expansion of the borrowing economy and how transportation options are transforming in the Bay Area. – Audio Academy fellow Amber Miles (’18) aired a story...read more