Welcome to the KALW Audio Academy Class of 2017
By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW Public Radio
Just a quick blog post this week, as I don’t have a lot of time. We’re in heavy production mode for KALW’s semiannual membership drive! But I did want to make sure to share photos of our new Audio Academy class who came in for orientation last week!
From left to right in the group photo, here’s who they are with some of their reporting interests:
Beatrice Thomas – Design, development and arts with a focus on queer folks of color
Claire Stremple – Environment, health and transportation
Greer McVay – Politics, pop culture and the family/work/life balance
Josiah Luis Alderete – Latino culture, the Bay Area’s literary history and the 2000s
Cari Spivack – Garbage, urban coyotes and traffic
Boawen Wang – Education, entrepreneurship and music
Jeremy Jue – Bay Area history, senior citizens and refugees
Kanwalroop Singh – Social movements, mass incarceration and the South Asian diaspora
We heartily welcome the new class! This week they’re coming in to take their first seminars and start to develop relationships with their mentors and the rest of the station. Here’s to a great year!
Note from ACE – we also welcome the Audio Academy class of 2017. We look forward to hearing the stories you create based on your reporting interests. Story on!