KALW News http://kalw.org en "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve ever picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, you or someone else probably needed help. Badly. And you probably assumed that after dialing those three numbers, help would come screeching around the corner, lights and sirens blaring.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Well, the residents of East and West Oakland say that depends on where you live. &nbsp;In this special hour-long&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KALW</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;documentary, “The Race to an Emergency” host Martina Castro and reporter Ali&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Budner</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;trace the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland: from the dispatchers to the emergency responders. And they consider how&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">geography</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and demographics figure into a crisis that has been brewing in Oakland for decades.</span></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Click the player to listen to the hour-long documentary. For more information, links to sources, photos and data maps, please visit the documentary website, <a href="http://www.theracetoanemergency.org/">www.theracetoanemergency.org</a>. &nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Note: </strong>This piece first aired on October 8th, 2013. &nbsp;To see the original post and hear the audio from that airing, click <a href="http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland-0">HERE</a>. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 01:09:42 +0000 Martina Castro & Ali Budner 34170 at http://kalw.org "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/race-emergency-kalw-news-documentary-tracing-path-9-1-1-call-oakland-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve ever picked up the phone to call 9-1-1, you or someone else probably needed help. Badly. And you probably assumed that after dialing those three numbers, help would come screeching around the corner, lights and sirens blaring.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:58:58 +0000 Ali Budner & Martina Castro 34146 at http://kalw.org "The Race to an Emergency": A KALW News documentary tracing the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland SF's federal employees close up shop indefinitely, tourists change plans http://kalw.org/post/sfs-federal-employees-close-shop-indefinitely-tourists-change-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">More than 48,000 federal employees work here in the Bay Area &ndash; many of them at San Francisco&rsquo;s Federal Building downtown, where federal offices like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Labor are housed. These regional offices administer federal programs for large portions of the entire West Coast.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 01:06:10 +0000 Mary Willis 33871 at http://kalw.org SF's federal employees close up shop indefinitely, tourists change plans KALW's Martina Castro at NFCB http://kalw.org/post/kalws-martina-castro-nfcb-0 <p>The National Federation of Community Broadcasters is having its 38<sup>th</sup> annual conference right here in San Francisco May 29<sup>th</sup> through June 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; KALW will be well-represented on the opening afternoon for a special session called “recipe for good listening.”&nbsp; Among the panel participants: KALW’s Martina Castro, co-founder and senior producer of <em>Radio Ambulante</em>, the spanish-language podcast that features compelling, sound-rich radio stories from everywhere Spanish is spoken.&nbsp; Details at <a href="http://www.nfcb.org">nfcb.org</a>.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 21:12:12 +0000 David Latulippe 27749 at http://kalw.org KALW's Martina Castro at NFCB