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Radio Poets 2017: Melany Perez

Melany Perez

"The White Moon"

Melany Perez, E. R. Taylor Elementary

The moon shines in the night.  The moon turns white and so bright in the black sky. 

The moon looks white, shines very white.

In the moon I see a shadow of a fox in a box clapping and laughing.  The moon comes up, the moon comes down trying to find a new place to shine again.

All of the cows look at the moon at night and say mooooo. 

When I see the moon I feel like a star way up high.

Every night the moon shines above the stars. 

At dawn the moon sleeps waiting for another nightfall again.

Airs on KALW Friday, April 7  3:18pm & 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.