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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and Sara Nora Koust, Intern, KALW The 2018 midterm elections changed the political landscape in the U.S. KALW covered the statewide and Bay Area developments with the help of participants in its training programs. After NPR started broadcasting from Washington, DC and around the country, KALW’s Your Call staff carried two hours of coverage, and then our news department, with a team of 15 people working together, covered the returns coming in from inside our studio and around the Bay with help from...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and JoAnn DeLuna, Audio Academy ’19 In our continuing series introducing you to our newest Audio Academy class, it’s my pleasure to share the thoughts of JoAnn DeLuna, who moved to the Bay Area from New York City to learn audio journalism and storytelling at KALW. Here we go: 2018 has unintentionally become my Yes Year. The year I’ve said “yes” to things I’ve never done before, experiences that scared me, events I didn’t have time for, opportunities that seemed unreasonable (at least initially),...read more
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, and Alyia Yates, Audio Academy ’19 I’d like to continue introducing the members of the Audio Academy class of 2019 with a few paragraphs from Alyia Yates. She’s got a lot to say in a really great way, so let’s get to it! There is nothing more exciting and terrifying than your first day of school. You’re sleep deprived because your mind wouldn’t stop reeling. You practiced how you would introduce yourself in the mirror, though practicing it for the 40th time won’t make you look any...read more