KALW Summer Interns Graduate with the Honor of Their Stories Airing on Crosscurrents
This summer, KALW public radio, an ACE Continuing Education Partner, hosted four interns from Burton High School where the station is based. Working with senior editor Casey Miner and all of the station staff, they learned about everything that goes into producing a feature radio piece, from conceiving an idea to recording interviews, writing scripts, and sound engineering. KALW is airing their pieces this week. First up: 16-year-old Christian Rose. Check out his piece, as well as his reflections on his summer experience.
By Christian Rose
This summer I had many great experiences with my peers and co-workers. They taught
me a lot of tricks and techniques: how to edit in ProTools, how to interview people who might feel uncomfortable talking, how to use recording equipment, and how to write scripts in a different and original way.
The first day I came in, I didn’t know what to do. I was nervous, but excited. I went to go ask Casey, my point person, about what I should do. Honestly, I forget what she told me that first day — but it was good to have something to keep me occupied while I was worrying! She was so nice and helpful about it. Now I know what I should be doing right when I walk in the room. I do that by thinking about what I should do on the bus ride over, or while I’m taking a break from something. This experience has helped me become more mentally organized, even if I don’t show it.
Here’s my story: “Paintball: So Good It Hurts”