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Alpha Parent Center Students Learn Progressive Tenses

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

It’s present, past or future – the parent students at the ACE Learning Center/Alpha Parent Center learn progressive tenses. Present progressive: I am learning English today. Past progressive: I was learning English yesterday. Future progressive: I will be learning English Thursday.              

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KALW News Team Provides Current Napa Fire Updates and Long-Form Storytelling

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW News Director This has been a very difficult and emotional week. Many of us know people who have been dramatically affected by the fires. While this challenged us personally at KALW, I’m really pleased with what we were able to accomplish professionally this week. In our news department, we went far beyond what we usually do by providing regular info to KALW’s announcers throughout the week so they could keep our audience up-to-the-minute on the unfolding disaster, I gave updates with interviews...

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Audio Academy ’18 off to a Fast Start on Local Gender and Free Speech Stories

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in ACE Learning Center, ACE Partners, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio The new Audio Academy has about a month of experience, now, and already they’re starting to produce pieces for air on KALW‘s nightly news and culture show, Crosscurrents. On Thursday, 10/5, we put together a package on a non-binary gender designation bill on the governor’s desk. The story idea came up on a conference call with Academy fellows Zeina Nasr and Asal Ehsanipour who thought it was an intriguing next step in what’s becoming a movement. When our health reporter,...

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