community medics http://kalw.org en WEB EXTRA: The map of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-map-9-1-1-call-oakland <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;">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.</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 09:15:52 +0000 Cal Tabuena-Froli 34178 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: The map 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 <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 WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics http://kalw.org/post/web-extra-documentary-film-captures-story-americas-first-paramedics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The story behind the country&#39;s real first ambulance system carries themes of race and class. It was created in the late </span>1960s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Up until then, police would take patients to the hospital in wagons that weren&#39;t equipped with gurneys or medical equipment.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:34:33 +0000 Ali Budner 34171 at http://kalw.org WEB EXTRA: Documentary film captures story of America's first paramedics