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An Audio Academy Lesson: Empathy is the Act of Refusing to Dismiss Another Person

Posted by on Dec 26, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, ACE School Report, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Listener Supported Public Radio As we wrap up the year (the decade, actually — hard to comprehend), I wanted to share one more blog post from KALW. This one was written by Audio Academy fellow Christopher Egusa, whose intelligence, creativity, and enthusiasm always help raise the spirits and achievements of our newsroom. This week I started work on my first feature (full length audio piece). It’s a personal story that touches on some difficult topics. As I discussed my reporting plan with my editor,...

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Uncuffed Named a NY Times Recommended Listen and Audio Academy Fellow is Discovering the Silicon in Silicon Valley

Posted by on Dec 10, 2019 in ACE Learning Center, Continuing Education | 0 comments

By Ben Trefny, News Director, KALW, Listener Supported Public Radio We just got some extremely exciting news at KALW. Uncuffed, the show produced out of our prison training programs, was just named a recommended listen by the New York Times! Reviewer Phoebe Lett wrote, “Incarcerated men at San Quentin and Solano State Prison have joined forces to produce this moving new show. They take turns interviewing each other — stories run the gamut from forgiving abusive fathers to finding peace through yoga. Then following each story is a...

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Tis the Season of Giving and Admiring

Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

By Martha Sessums, President, ACE This can be a lovely time of year when we connect with family, share stories about the year’s events and eat pie and cookies. I spent the last weekend doing that, along with a long list of chores around the house and at the computer for work. The sit-down dinner with the grandkids was fun, and I gained points for not only knowing about TikTok but I have the app on my phone. I even taught the kids to tell me “OK Boomer” if they didn’t like my stories. In turn, I could say “OK Gen Z” for the same reason. And we...

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