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Radio Poets 2017: Pamela Alvarez

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Pamela Alvarez

"Sadness"

Pamela Alvarez, Junipero Serra Elementary

Sadness is like the sky raining.

It’s the first salty tear coming out of you eyes.

Like my mom having problems at work.

It’s also like me falling down on the floor and crying.

Sadness is me being lonely at home.

It’s like when Valentina and Zelia are not in class.

It’s when I have trouble with having to call my Dad.

It’s like when my sister and I stay at home without my Mom.

Sadness is when my Mom tells me hard things that I don’t understand.

Airs on KALW Thursday, April 6 at 4:18pm & Sunday, April 8th at 6:58pm

Matt Martin was KALW’s general manager from 2006 through 2018. Under his leadership, KALW grew into one of the most productive and innovative stations in public radio. Programs launched at KALW during Matt’s tenure as GM include the award-winning local newsmagazine Crosscurrents, the design podcast 99% Invisible, and the Spanish-language narrative journalism program Radio Ambulante. He helped create the station’s Audio Academy, a year-long program aimed at developing new talents in public radio, and led the first broad-based strategic planning process in the station’s history.