People's Community Medics http://kalw.org en Tonight at 5pm: How does 9-1-1 work in Oakland? http://kalw.org/post/tonight-5pm-how-does-9-1-1-work-oakland <p>"The Race to an Emergency," a special hour-long documentary by&nbsp;KALW&nbsp;News examining the 911 Emergency Response System in Oakland. &nbsp;Reporter Ali&nbsp;Budner&nbsp;and host Martina Castro will trace the path of a 911 call and the response, through dispatchers to emergency responders, and will also talk to residents who feel they can't rely on 911 in neighborhoods where there's more poverty and crime. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:06:14 +0000 Ali Budner 38592 at http://kalw.org Tonight at 5pm: How does 9-1-1 work in Oakland? What happens when you call 911? Meet Oakland's first responders http://kalw.org/post/what-happens-when-you-call-911-meet-oaklands-first-responders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago, </span>KALW’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ali </span>Budner<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> met </span>Sharena<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Thomas and her friend Lesley Phillips, two women from East Oakland who say the 911 emergency response system in their neighborhood is broken.</span></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 01:30:00 +0000 Ali Budner & Martina Castro 27618 at http://kalw.org What happens when you call 911? Meet Oakland's first responders