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KALW Summer Internship Experience: Learning, Pushing Hard to be Successful, Creating Audio Stories and Those Cool Feral Cats
By Ben Trefny, KALW News Director and KALW Summer High School Intern Graduates We’re rolling through the summer at KALW, working with more trainees than we’ve ever hosted before. Twelve adults and six high school students, all building their skills in our working newsroom. Today I’ll share a bit about our summer high school internship, which just wrapped up last Thursday. This is a paid program for students in the San Francisco Unified School District. We’ve welcomed them to KALW for six years, now, and we’ve...read more
By Eli Wirtschafter, KALW’s Transportation Reporter, Audio Academy class of 2016 and Manager of a new KALW training program Since 2013, KALW has trained inmates at San Quentin State Prison in audio production, and aired their stories on Crosscurrents from KALW News. Now, the station is beginning a new project at Solano State Prison in Vacaville. The projects are made possible by a grant from the California Arts Council, with funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, along with support from the Association...read more
By Riley, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Alpha Public Schools The cool thing about poetry is that is comes in all shapes, styles and patterns. What counts is the message, and these poems overflow with great messages. Messages we all relate to and learn from. As Maria, the ACE Poetry Contest First Place winner from the Alpha Parent Center/ACE Learning Center says, we “do our best day after day.” Hear that John? I’m going to do my best every day so I can earn more treats. Arf. Arf. Enjoy these winning poems. Congratulations to...read more