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The Spot 8.21.14 Librotraficante + Inventive Teens

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Tony Diaz

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts . . .

Radio Ambulante Unscripted:  "Building Bridges and Smuggling Books"  Daniel Alarcón speaks with writer and activist Tony Diaz, - a.k.a. Librotraficante - one of the leaders of a nation-wide movement in favor of Mexican-American and Ethnic Studies.

Destination DIY: "Teen Inventors Bring A Fresh Approach" Three stories about inventors who have done some pretty amazing things before even graduating from high school. From cats to semiconductors, these teenagers were inspired to tackle a variety of challenges. And, for the most part, they did it on their own.

Thursday at 5:30pm.

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.