Audrey Dilling


Audrey Dilling produces KALW's community storytelling project, Hear Here, which began as part of the Association of Independents in Radio's national "Localore" initiative, designed to bring journalistic and technical ingenuity to extending public media service to more Americans. Part radio project, part community engagement effort, and part live event series, Hear Here gives Bay Area residents a chance to make their voices heard – on public airwaves, online, and on stage. 

For over two years, Dilling has hussled alongside the vibrant KALW News team, reporting and producing radio features for the evening news magazine Crosscurrents; and serving as a web editor, online engagement strategist, and volunteer coordinator.

Dilling studied audio documentary at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Lewis & Clark College.



Fri June 22, 2012

Hear Here: Where we've been

Xiao Juan Shu shared her story at the Ortega library in San Francisco (June 6, 2012).
Photo by Mariel Waloff

Back in April, Hear Here set up for its first public interviews in the community room of the Golden Gate Branch of the Oakland Public Library. Underneath the stomping feet of children's story hour going on in the library above, local residents shared their own stories with Hear Here producers on the theme of Work. Since that first recording date, Hear Here has revisited the Golden Gate library to hear more stories – and has popped up in the San Francisco library system at the Main and Ortega branches. The project also moved on to the theme of Eat.

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Mon May 14, 2012

Hear Here: Meet Gregory Gee

Hear Here: A Pop-Up Radio project is KALW’s brand new storytelling adventure in Oakland and San Francisco. Our Hear Here producers are popping up all over those cities to hear your stories and put them on the air. They recently sprung up in the Golden Gate branch of the Oakland library to talk to local residents about work. They met a young man trying to get his start as a hip-hop performer.

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Tue May 8, 2012
Arts & Culture

Staying sharp at the Bernal Cutlery

Photo courtesy of

Every knife has a story – and if it’s passed through the Bernal Cutlery, Josh Donald can probably tell it to you. He owns the knife shop, which shares a building with four other businesses on Cortland Avenue in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. On a recent visit to the cutlery, Donald showed off some of his wares.

“This was Julia Child's favorite [type of] knife,” he says about one knife. It’s a sleek steel blade with a smooth black handle. The handle is called a Nogent, he says, while reaching back into his case of vintage knives.

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Wed April 18, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Exposing the Bay Area’s major faults

Ground view of collapsed building and burned area shown in photo 4, Beach and Divisadero, Marina District.
Courtesy of C.E. Meyer, U.S. Geological Survey

In 2011, the world witnessed the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In 2010, Haiti and Chile experienced their own destructive earthquakes. Last October, two earthquakes struck the Bay Area on the 22nd anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake.

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Thu April 12, 2012

Hear Where? Hear Here coming to OAK and SF libraries

In April and May, Hear Hear: A Pop-Up Radio Project will be popping up in Oakland and San Francisco public libraries to record memories, tales, and favorite personal stories of local residents. Bring a loved one, come in a group, or come by yourself – your stories will live online, and could even air on 91.7FM!

Where to find Hear Here

April 17, 3 - 7pm

Oakland Public Library – Golden Gate Branch, Community Meeting Room

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