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By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and Porfirio Rangel, Audio Academy Fellow Our Audio Academy fellows have less than a month left before graduation, and they’re in heavy production on their final pieces. Here are a few that have recently aired: The legend of Bigfoot is alive and well in the Santa Cruz Mountains – Lance Gardner The Bay Area is a roadkill hotspot – Kevin McLean What do you do when your favorite song has toxic lyrics? Play it on repeat – Magnolia McKay That last one got picked up by the national public...read more
ACE Poetry Contest Winning Poets from Oakland International High School Describe Beauty, Protection and Dreams
By Samosa, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oakland International High School The thing about poems Is they can take time To tell a story With nary a rhyme. So here are our winners From Oakland so cool Rhyming don’t count Not from this school. It’s telling our stories The highs and the lows Putting stories in poems Just makes us grow. Here are the winners from Oakland International High School. They’re purrfect. First Place Prize: Persecution People By Kalkidan Woldetsadik I left my home country To be persecution person To live in dark round Having...read more
By Thor, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oxford Day Academy We have epic Oxford Day Academy (ODA) ACE Poetry Contest winners with epic poems. Poems about the future. Poems about what it will take to be successful. For never being too young to feel the pain. Let my ODA poets show off. Eeeepic! 1st Prize Winner – Chyanne Robinson 2nd Prize Winner – Damian Montesinos 3rd Prize Winner – Sarai Johnson 4th Prize Winner – Taniyah Arreguin If I were a book By Chyanne Robinson If I were a book, I wouldn’t invite you in just yet I fear that that if I...read more