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By Marisol Medina-Cadena, Audio Academy Fellow, and Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio This week, it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Audio Academy fellow Marisol Medina-Cadena. She came to our program after graduating summa cum laude from UC Santa Cruz in 2016 with a degree in film and digital media production. Marisol is a storyteller with a passion for local histories, social issues, arts and culture, and before joining our team, she was working on a documentary film about gentrification in cities across California. Here...read more
By Bo Walsh, KALW Audio Academy Fellow, and Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio This week, it’s my pleasure to share with you the perspectives of Bo Walsh. He grew up on the southeast side of San Francisco, where he still lives, very close to the KALW studios. A lifelong educator, and learner, he’s got a deep curiosity and significant interest in every aspect of radio production. Here are some of his thoughts, now that he’s part of our team: It’s been almost three months since the Audio Academy began in late August,...read more
By Kyle Halle-Erby, Span Program Coordinator, San Francisco International High School; and Jose L., Freshman at City College of San Francisco Throughout this year, we are sitting down with current students in our Span program to hear their perspectives on our program. Span is the college retention program in our ACE Learning Center. Span supports recent graduates from SF International High School who are attending college. The goal is to provide a warm hand-off to their new campuses and help students develop support networks that will support...read more