26 March 2013

Pictures for KALW Public Radio


Over the past several months I have had the pleasure of doing a few photo projects for my favorite public radio station, KALW, 91.7. The impressive events below are just a small sampling of what this listener-supported station accomplishes on a regular basis.

Ben Trefny interviews Nikki Silva.
The KALW Crosscurrents news team produced their first live episode at the Polish Club in the Mission district of San Francisco in December 2011 as part of a Mission Arts and Performance Project, MAPP event. The evening featured radio segments, storytelling and music. The final Crosscurrents segment is available online. See the event photo set.

KALW brought Tavis Smiley and Cornel West to the beautiful Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, in April 2012 to discuss their recent publication, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.” The event also brought together local community groups addressing economic inequality and the difficulties of poverty here in the Bay Area. Photographing this event in a beautifully restored Art Deco theater was a real treat, and the photo set captured some of the energy at this community event.

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West on Paramount Theatre stage.
The production team at Hear Here, a pop-up radio project incubated by KALW, celebrated their launch with the return of public radio to the Polish Club for the June 2012 MAPP event. The performers included storytelling in rich and varied form. See the photo set here.
Natalie Nadimi and Lukas Brekke-Miesner perform on stage.
Working with the team at KALW is always a rewarding experience. They are an impressive group, and I am proud to contribute in a small way to their efforts.

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