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Scott Carroll

Audio Academy Fellow

(he/him/his) I’m a second-generation Berkeley native. I feel lucky to have grown up in an area with a rich non-commercial and alternative radio scene.  As a kid I hid a transistor radio below my pillow, exploring across the dial, long after bedtime.  I got to work in radio production with KDVS at UC Davis while getting a degree in Wildlife Photography and Writing in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.  Documentary film and television production was my main work after college. Volunteering with the Gay Men’s Health Collective of the Berkeley Free Clinic, deepened  my interest in science and health advocacy, and drew me into work and further studies in public health.  In addition to the Bay Area I have lived and worked in Washington, DC, Central America and Mexico.  I’m currently involved helping free clinics across California and I’m a medical student educator in several Western states.  I love hearing and sharing people’s stories and working to help make lives better.  I’m very happy to be learning and practicing journalism and audio production with KALW.   

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As health officials hang hopes on vaccines to get us out of this pandemic, we introduce you to a young local nurse who is helping to run clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines here in the Bay Area. Listen to the latest edition from our @WORK series.

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On Sunday, dump trucks cleaned up one of Berkeley's largest homeless encampments. But residents haven’t been displaced, yet.


"Monarch Butterfly Eating" by audreyjm529 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Tomorrow could be a very important day for the future of a beloved Bay Area insect. On Tuesday the US Fish and Wildlife Service is set to decide if the Monarch butterfly will be given protection under the Endangered Species Act.

"49ers @ Levi's Stadium #NinersYodel #LevisStadium" by Photographing Travis is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Sports teams in Santa Clara County were surprised to learn, this weekend, that their play and practices will be put on hold. 

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With cooler temperatures and winter snows, mountain resorts are beginning to open across California, and COVID-19 concerns are changing winter sports.

Scott Carroll

Did you lose your ballot? Forget to update your address? Or have you still not registered to vote? Don’t worry: you can still vote on Tuesday.

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This is a 2-minute summary of what’s on the ballot. Click here to listen to them all.

Oakland Measure S1 is a police reform effort for voters in Oakland. Those behind the measure see it as a path to independent oversight of the Oakland Police Department. They say it would increase accountability, community safety and public trust.