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Radio Poets 2017: Leslie Avalos

Leslie Avalos

"Joy and Yellow"

Leslie Avalos, Junipero Serra Elementary

Joy is when you skip around the sun with your friends

When I wake up I see my room painted of joy.

Joy is the color yellow like Mickey Mouse shoes

Joy is like flying with pixidust

Joy is when it makes the bananas be yellow

Yellow is when me and my cousins turn on the candles when there is a black out

Joy is when you taste the yellow part of your pizza

Like if you were born to shine like the moon of joy.

Joy is a wonderful feeling to visit

Yellow is the color of my heart filled with joy.

Monday, April 17  3:18pm & 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.