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"They aren't caricatures": A local reporter reflects on the RNC

Youth Radio reporter Soraya Shockley at the Republican National Convetion

Our friends at Youth Radio in Oakland sent a contingent of reporters to Cleveland last week for the Republican National Convention. Reporter Soraya Shockley spoke to KALW's Ben Trefny about her experience covering the convention, and interviewing former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.

SHOCKLEY: The most interesting thing about talking to people in general at this convention is seeing how much closer the two sides are than people actually believe.

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

To hear Soraya Shockely's full interview with Michael Steele click hereTo find more convention coverage from Youth Radio, click here.   

Ben handles daily operations in the news department, overseeing the editorial and sound engineering teams, delivering daily newscasts, producing the nightly news and culture show Crosscurrents, and supervising special projects including KALW's Audio Academy training program.