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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Just a quick update on Audio Academy doings in the last week at KALW. Cari Spivack (’17) reported a fun and thoughtful story about the National Parks collaboration with the San Francisco Public Library. The piece was shared widely by the SFPL, and it got retweeted by the Parks service, helping it achieve some virality. Josiah Luis Alderete (’17) story put together a moving audio essay about Alex Nieto memorials. Nieto was killed by four police officers in 2014, and this powerful...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Just wanted to give a quick update on some new stories that KALW has aired from recent Audio Academy graduates: – Claire Stremple (’17) made a timely piece about a festival that takes place Sunday just inside San Francisco’s McLaren Park celebrating local resident, and Grateful Dead frontman, Jerry Garcia. I can tell you, too, that Claire has a habit of making really fun stories that strike a chord with local audiences, and in just one day, the story drew more than 1,300...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio I was in Denver for much of this week, joining Your Call host Rose Aguilar and KALW Development Director Annette Bistrup at a conference of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. It was a terrific experience, and I made some great connections. I also had some very encouraging takeaways while I was there. For one thing, our training programs are deeply appreciated. The head of the national Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), Sue Schardt, noted our prominence as a talent...read more