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 January 4, 2012
Republican Party

Today on Your Call: Who are the Republicans?

 

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Republican Party.  With the 2012 election cycle ramping up, we’re asking some fundamental questions: Who is the base of the Republican Party?  Who’s leading it?  Who’s paying the bills?  How has the party changed over the years and what are its principles and goals?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org.  What is your opinion of the Republican Party?  And what do you want to know about it?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

 

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7:53am

Mon January 2, 2012
Olive oil

Today on Your Call: What is the history of olive oil?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Tom Mueller, the author Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. When did human beings start using olive oil?  How did it become an integral part of so many cuisines?  Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org?  Is olive oil an important part of the culture you come from?  Do you have a memory of cooking with olive oil you’d like to share? It’s Your Call, with Malihe Razazan and you.

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12:00am

Thu December 29, 2011
Graphic novels

Today on Your Call: How are graphic novelists illuminating politics and history?

Zahra's Paradise

On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with graphic novelists. How do images change the art of story telling? What are your favorite graphic novels? What makes them unique?  More graphic novels have been published in the last 10 years than in the previous 30. What explains the explosion? What can we learn from graphic journalism? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  

Guests:

Amir, author of graphic novel, Zahra's Paradise

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12:00am

Wed December 28, 2011
Child abuse

Today on Your Call: What explains the hidden epidemic of child abuse in America?

Helpguide.org

On the next Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had about child abuse-- why it’s so pervasive and why it still remains so hidden.

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12:00am

Tue December 27, 2011
Robin Hood

Today on Your Call: Who was Robin Hood and how is his story relevant today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Paul Buhle and Sharon Rudahl, author and one of the illustrators of the new graphic novel, Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero.  Buhle writes: “Robin Hood and his companions were called into existence by popular desires for social revenge and social justice.  Whether they “existed” or not does not matter: they existed and exist in the hearts of rebels everywhere.”  So what has Robin Hood’s story meant over time?  How is he as powerful a symbol today as he was in the 14th century?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.

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