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"Pure ruckus": A local journalist reports from the DNC

Youth Radio
Snapshot of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia


Our friends at Youth Radio in Oakland sent a contingent of reporters to Philadelphia last week for the Democratic National Convention. One of them was Miles Bess. KALW’s Ben Trefny spoke with him about his experience inside and outside the convention.



BESS: People are there to disagree. They are not going to see eye to eye. But it's not like they are out here choking each other, and swinging on each other in the audience. It's not like that.

Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.

To find more convention coverage from Youth Radio, click here.  

Ben joined KALW in 2004. As Executive News Editor and then News Director, he helped the news department win numerous regional and national awards for long- and short-form journalism. He also helped teach hundreds of audio producers, many of whom work with him at KALW, today.