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Radio Poets 2017: Eriberto Jimenez

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"My Side"

Eriberto Jimenez, Marshall Elementary

I am from the crowd

Where people are fearless

Where our technology is infinite

I am from the place where your dreams become reality

I am from where your fear becomes your courage

Where your hatred becomes your love

And where your sadness becomes your happiness

I am from the city where walls are built, we build bridges

I am from the city known for its lights

I am from the city known for its bridge

I am

I am

From that Mitchelle’s ice cream

Running down my chin

I am from the city of San Francisco

Where if we have pain or fear we face it together

And where my run of life began an where I will always call my home

Thursday, April 13 at 4:18pm Sunday, April 16 and 6:58pm on KALW

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.