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Floods, Demonstrations, Sex Trafficking, Syrian Refugees and ProTools Are All Part of the KALW Audio Academy Experience
By Guest Blogger Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio We’ve started the new year with some exciting work at KALW. In order to boost the “must-listen” nature of Crosscurrents, we made some quick-turnaround reporting assignments, and current and previous members of the Audio Academy really stepped up to make it happen. Our environmental reporter, Angela Johnston (’14) started last week with an update on how the huge storms affected Northern California. Her work has been a great public service, from alerting...read more
By Guest Blogger Mallory Moser, Computer Graphics Teacher, Oakland International High School Do you know what to say if a police stops you in the street and asks to search your things? Do parents have the right to a translator at public schools in California? Do undocumented workers have the same rights to workers’ compensation and overtime as documented immigrants and citizens? Should you ever tell the police your immigration status? These are a few of the many questions that 11th grade students at Oakland International High School...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio We’ve wrapped up our year of regular production in the KALW newsroom, and the Audio Academy and mentors are on vacation. Before we finished up, though, we compiled a list of our favorite stories from the year, and former and current fellows in the Academy make up a big part of it. Among them: Medallions keep taxi drivers stuck in industry — Jeremy Dalmas (’14) Seeking Asylum: Young Migrants Hope to Make Oakland Their Home — Hannah Kingsley-Ma (’15) and Liza Veale (’15) A...read more