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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio and Pria Mahadevan, Audio Academy Fellow ’19 It’s been a little while, and things have been busy. It’s the journalism business, after all! But as we approach the extraordinary news cycle of the upcoming midterm elections, I wanted to share a nice personal perspective of a different kind of transformative experience. Here are a few paragraphs from Pria Mahadevan, who started up in our Audio Academy training program about a month-and-a-half ago: When Ben asked me to write about...read more
Alpha Learning Center Families Visit California Polytechnic State University to See What the Future Holds
By Karen Martinez, Alpha/ACE Learning Center Manager On September 23, both parents and their kids went on a field trip to California Polytechnic State University, or Cal Poly. Thank you to our Alpha Learning Center funder Association for Continuing Education (ACE) for making our first annual family university field trip happen! ¡Gracias a nuestra Financiador del el Centro de Padres Association for Continuing Education (ACE) por hacer nuestra primera paseo de familia anual a una universidad posible! Check out the Video of parents at Cal...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio It’s a new academic year, and that means KALW‘s Audio Academy has a new class! We just got started with a two-day orientation last week, during which we made introductions and shared stories about ourselves, discussed our station’s mission along with the history of the Academy and support we’ve received from ACE, and gave primers on the fundamentals of audio journalism that we’ll be building upon for the next nine months. With all that, we still found time to...read more