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Manager's Report to the Listeners - 3/27/17

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David Latulippe
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General Manager Matt Martin

  Listen to KALW General Manager Matt Martin on the latest Manager’s Report to the Listeners.

Matt talked about a number of program changes that will go into effect in April:

The BBC’s World Have Your Say is going out of production, so in its place we’ll be introducing On Point, a daily national conversation about politics and current events hosted by Tom Ashbrook from WBUR in Boston.

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting, which has aired Mondays at 11am, will move to noon.  And Open Source with Christopher Lydon, will move to Sundays at 4pm, replacing the TED Radio Hour.

We’ll also bring back the 8pm rebroadcast of Your Call, and move As It Happens from the CBC to 6 o’clock on weekdays, in place of the current rebroadcast of Fresh Air.

And weeknights at 11pm, we’ll bring you storytelling, science, and music – the Living American Composers series from WFMT in Chicago, our homegrown podcast showcase The Spot, the BBC’s Discovery – as well as Sound Opinions and Afropop Worldwide.

Matt discussed these changes and more, including the current threat to federal funding for public broadcasting.  He also wants to hear from you:  send questions or comments to matt@kalw.org or on Twitter @kalwmatt.

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.