Matt Martin

General Manager

Matt Martin grew up in Des Moines, Iowa, where he listened to Bob Edwards on Morning Edition while walking his newspaper route.

After earning a Master’s Degree in U.S. History at the University of Minnesota, Matt came to the Bay Area in 1997. He got his start in radio at KPFA in Berkeley, where he participated in the station’s news training program and went on to report, produce, and serve as a programming coordinator for the station, as well as getting arrested during the 1999 Pacifica lockout. 

In November of 2001, Matt came to KALW as a producer for Working Assets Radio – the program now known as Your Call.  In five years with the show, Matt worked with a great group of hosts, including Laura Flanders, Farai Chideya, and Rebecca Roberts.  In 2006, Matt took the reins as General Manager from his mentor Nicole Sawaya, and continued her emphasis on the development of high-quality, innovative local programming, in tandem with the best from global public broadcasters.

“Public radio has played an important role in my life – as a source of information and community, a place where I’ve discovered ideas and music, and am regularly reminded of the things in life that matter.  I want to make sure this resource keeps evolving to serve future generations of listeners.  And I can’t imagine a better place to tap its potential for crossing boundaries and opening minds than right here in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

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12:16am

Tue March 20, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Why are gas prices going up?

On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Michael Klare, author of The Race for What's Left: The Global Scramble for the World's Last Resources, and Kevin Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy. The national average price for a gallon gas is $3.84, and it’s expected to go up. What’s behind rising gas prices? Join us live at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. There are efforts to start “no gas Mondays.” What else should be done? What can be done?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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10:25pm

Mon March 19, 2012
Minds Over Matter

Minds Over Matter

The Bay Areas Favorite Game show 3/18/12

1:04pm

Fri March 16, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

This American Life retracts Apple factory episode

This American Life is retracting its episode “Mister Daisey and the Apple Factory,” based on Mike Daisey’s monologue about Foxconn factories that manufacture iPhones and iPads, which contains what TAL acknowledges were numerous fabrications.  These fabrications were uncovered by Marketplace’s China Correspondent.

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7:17am

Fri March 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Stories from Haruki Murakami on this week's Selected Shorts

Couples and Mysteries from Haruki Murakami: "Airplane" read by Parker Posey; "The Mirror" read by Campbell Scott, and "The Little Green Monster" read by Dana Ivey.  On this week's Selected Shorts, Sunday at 5pm.  On this week's Selected Shorts

7:08am

Fri March 16, 2012
Arts & Culture

Sound Opinions: Nick Lowe

Jim Kot and Greg Derogatis talk to English singer, songwriter and producer Nick Lowe about his long career—from the punk and new wave scenes in the ‘70s to his most recent album The Old Magic. Plus, they review the new album from controversial Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.  On Sound Opinions, Sunday at 2pm.

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