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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio Last week was our last week with Allison Aj-Pop Perez, Eloisa Herbert, Kasey Chen, and Susanna Luo, our bright, cheerful, smart, motivated, and diligent summer high school interns from the San Francisco Unified School District. It was a real pleasure to have them in our newsroom, and we’re looking forward to scheduling a listening party at the station where we’ll share their stories! Earlier in their internship program, I asked them for their thoughts about working with us....read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio We’ve been going through some significant transitions in the KALW news department, with some beloved people moving on to new and exciting opportunities and some terrific talent coming in to become key contributors to our operation. We bid farewell in the late spring and early summer to Audio Academy mentors Julie Caine (now heading Al Jazeera Digital’s podcasting department) and Leila Day (in distribution negotiations on her podcast The Stoop with Hana Baba) as well as longtime sound...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio They did it! We celebrated the graduation of the Audio Academy class of 2017 with an event at the Sunnyside Conservatory near the station. It was a beautiful space, and a wonderful event, with many emotional and meaningful speeches that deeply moved me. Reveal‘s Al Letson gave a terrific keynote address about the importance of journalism about and for all people, the Kitchen Sisters‘ Davia Nelson and 99% Invisible‘s Avery Trufelman spent the evening with us, as did three...read more