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Graduating Class of 2019 Audio Academy Learned to Make Great Radio Stories

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE After nine months of work, the KALW Audio Academy Class of 2019 graduated on Tuesday, June 17. As Ben Trefny, KALW News Director, bragged, it’s the sixth graduating Audio Academy class and ACE can brag too as we have supported the Audio Academy since its inception. A major part of the Audio Academy’s inception was driven by Holly Kernan, currently KQED’s Chief Content Officer. Six years ago, Holly was News Director at KALW. As a part of her focus on a public interest newsroom, she convinced the ACE board that...

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KALW Audio Academy Fellow Has Twins – Two Radio Babies For a Sex Ed Series

Posted by on Jun 6, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW and JoAnn DeLuna, Audio Academy ’19 Fellow As we wind down toward the end of our time with the Audio Academy class of 2019, it’s been a pleasure to hear the fellows finishing up sophisticated and heartfelt stories. JoAnn DeLuna is one of those folks — she moved to San Francisco from New York to take part in the program. It’s my pleasure to let her talk about her work, in her own words: I’d like to announce that while in Audio Academy — I had twins! No, not actual babies — radio babies. My 2-part...

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Oxford Day Academy’s ACE Learning Center Poets Write Epically of Life, Death and Family Emotions

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Thor, ACE Poetry Contest Mascot, Oxford Day Academy And I thought our Oxford Day Academy (ODA) students wrote epic poems. Wait until you read the winning poems written by parents from the ODA ACE Learning Center. The parents let out their emotions about their life, family and how death doesn’t mean the end of holding someone dear. Okay, short poems, but epic messages and even more epic poetic results. Let’s let the ODA ACE Learning Center poets show off. Eeeepic!       1st Prize Winner – Leleiti Grew 2nd Prize Winner –...

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