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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7:29am

Wed March 14, 2012
Arts & Culture

Meklit Hadero on Africa Mix

 Tune in this Thursday to Africa Mix, when Emmanuel Nado's guest will be Ethiopian-born, San Francisco-based singer songwriter Meklit Hadero.

Meklit erupted to national notice with the 2010 release of her CD "On a Day Like This" bringing her music to a whole new audience.  She performs next Friday, March 23rd at the Herbst Theater for SFJazz.  Hear her on KALW this Thursday at 9pm.

 

12:00am

Tue March 13, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What would you change about corporate taxes?

 On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the corporate tax system and President Obama’s plan to overhaul it. How much do corporations pay in taxes? From 2008-2011, 30 major corporations paid no taxes, according to Citizens for Tax Justice. How much should they pay? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What is the economic impact of corporate taxation? What changes would you like to see? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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8:15pm

Fri March 9, 2012

8:03pm

Fri March 9, 2012
SNAP JUDGMENT

Snap Judgment: Plasticity

It's an amazing world.  It used to be that whatever life served you that's what you got.  You didn't like your nose, skin, class or gender?  Too damn bad.   But times have changed and nothing is fixed.  If you don't like what you see in the mirror, start anew.  But are there limits?  Are there boundaries, internal or external?  How much can you really change and how much can you demand the universe change for you? 

Stories of our plastic selves on this week's Snap Judgment, Sunday at 3pm and Wednesday at 1pm.

12:00am

Fri March 9, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: Friday Media Roundtable

On today’s Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss coverage of the recent education rally in Sacramento, where over 70 people, most of them students, were arrested . We’ll also talk about of AIPAC’s gathering in Washington DC and the drumbeat for war with Iran. We’ll be joined by citizen journalist Spencer Mills, the Contra Costa Times’ Matt Krupnick, and the Middle East Report’s Chris Toensing. Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org What was your story of the week? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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