Ali Budner

Producer, Your Call

Ali Budner came to KALW as a volunteer reporter with Crosscurrents in early 2009, then joined the Your Call team as a producer in March of 2010.  She loves the dynamic daily interactions of live radio and the inspiring guests and listeners that Your Call attracts.  She still makes stories for Crosscurrents in her free time.

Ali has always been a writer – compelled by people, their voices and their stories. But she first found her way to radio as a college student in 2003 when she got involved with the program, Inside Out, on Brown Student Radio.

As a new arrival to the Bay Area in 2006, Ali continued to explore the world through radio as an intern with the Kitchen Sisters in San Francisco and then in Berkeley as a member of the KPFA First Voice Apprenticeship Program.  She graduated from First Voice in 2008, after 18 months of training, including six months of co-producing the radio magazine, Full Circle.  And she's been at KALW since 2009.

Aside from her radio work, Ali has been a farmer, a yoga teacher, an ESOL teacher and an herbalist.  She teaches classes in the Bay Area on the uses of medicinal plants.

To get to work, she pedals her bike, takes a Bart train, rides a muni bus, and then walks to KALW!  

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12:00am

Wed February 1, 2012
Public Education

Today on Your Call: What’s working in schools?

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On today's Your Call we’ll talk about education success stories.  With another round of severe budget cuts and a heated debate about education reform led by corporate funded think tanks, we’re taking a step back to talk about what’s actually working in our schools. Smaller class sizes? Textbooks that are more relevant to everyday life? More support for teachers?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What works in your local schools?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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12:00am

Tue January 31, 2012
Redevelopment

On Today's Your Call: What’s next after redevelopment in California?

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On the next Your Call, we’ll talk about the end of California’s redevelopment agencies.  Governor Brown’s decision to dissolve redevelopment to redirect funds to the state’s budget will go into effect February 1st.  What has redevelopment accomplished in California?  And what, if anything, will take its place? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How has your local redevelopment agency changed your city?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:00am

Wed January 25, 2012
Rise of right-wing populism

Today on Your Call: What explains the rebirth of right-wing populism?

On the next Your Call, following the State of the Union address, we’ll have a conversation with Thomas Frank, author of “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right. Why has the worst economy since the 1930s brought about the revival of conservatism and pushed the Democrats to the right?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How should progressives respond to right-wing populism?  It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

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12:00am

Tue January 24, 2012
The Internet Economy

Today on Your Call: What does the struggle over online piracy mean for the future of the internet?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act. What would these bills actually do?   The issue has been pitted as Hollywood versus Silicon Valley.  How will this affect the rest of us?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  How do you think intellectual property should be protected on the internet?  And how do we balance that with free speech?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:00am

Thu January 19, 2012
Reproductive Rights

Today on Your Call: How have politics around reproductive rights changed since Roe v. Wade?

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On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the status of women’s reproductive rights 39 years after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.  Today’s political rhetoric is becoming more vitriolic over abortion. From personhood amendments to the closure of women’s clinics, what's happening at the state level across the country?  Who’s fighting back and how?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What happened to the women’s movement of the 70s and the advances gained in women’s right to choose?   It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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