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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8:09am

Tue January 17, 2012
VoiceBox

VoiceBox: The Musicality of Rap

Listen this week anytime via KALW's Local Music Player.  Milwaukee-based emcee and poet Melissa Czarnik talks with host Chloe Veltman about the the music of rap.  Friday at 10pm.

8:04am

Tue January 17, 2012
State of the State

Your Call Special: The State of the State

On Wednesday at 10am, tune in for live coverage of Governor Jerry Brown's State of the State address, live from Sacramento.  Then join the conversation with Your Call host Holly Kernan and her guests.  What do you of the state of the state?  And is Governor Brown leading California effectively in a time of economic hardship and budgetary contraction?

12:29am

Tue January 17, 2012
Politics

Today on Your Call: The Dream vs. The Gap

The On Today's Your Call,  we’ll have a conversation about the economic realities of white, black and brown Americans. According to the Pew Research Survey, two out of three Americans now perceive strong social conflicts over the income gap — up sharply from two years ago. Do the changing realities of our economy mean that class divides are becoming more critical than race or nationality? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.

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12:29pm

Mon January 16, 2012
DANIEL DEL SOLAR

Daniel del Solar, 1940-2012.

We recently received the sad news of the passing of Daniel del Solar, who served as KALW's General Manager from 1985 to 1992.  

A memorial to Daniel’s life will be held later this year.  We thank his friend and colleague Lincoln Bergman for the following overview of Daniel's remarkable life in media and action for social justice.

Daniel del Solar, Latino media activist, documentarian, videographer, photographer, and poet died in Oakland, California on January 13, 2012, at the age of 71.

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6:10pm

Sun January 15, 2012
Work with Marty Nemko

Barbara and Marty Nemko kick around a most-expensive career coach

Barbara Nemko, my wife and frequent co-conspirator on the show.

Marshall Goldsmith told me he charges each career coaching client $50,000 a year.  He's written a book called, "What Got Your Here Won't Get You There: How successful people become even more successful."  My wife Barbara Nemko and I will explore some of the book's major ideas.  Plus, as usual, you can call in for a three-minute Workover, and Barb and I will try to help you solve your career or workplace problem. Join us Sunday from 11 am to noon on KALW, 91.7 FM.

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