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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...read more
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...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Listener Supported Public Radio and Maggie McKay, Audio Academy Fellow I recently traveled around the Bay Area, dropping in on some of our out-of-office training programs. First, on Friday, I joined KALW‘s transportation reporter, Eli Wirtschafter, at Solano State Prison in Vacaville, where he trains incarcerated men to produce audio stories that air on our station under the title Uncuffed. The program is situated in the media lab in the education department, where KALW has set up a makeshift recording...read more