The Kitchen Sisters Present

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The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira Glass. The Kitchen Sisters Present is produced in collaboration with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee. A proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at

The story of The Real Ambassadors, a jazz musical created by Dave Brubeck and Iola Brubeck for Louis Armstrong in the 1950/60s— a poignant tale of cultural exchange, anti-racism, jazz history, and it’s a love story —between life-long husband and wife partners, Iola and Dave Brubeck and their vision for a better world. The original show, featured Louis Armstrong, Carmen McCrae, Dave Brubeck and Lambert Hendricks and Bavan, and was performed live only once, at the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1962. This year’s Monterey Jazz Festival, September 23-25, 2022, is the 60th Anniversary of the performance. The musical is based …


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Amah Mutsun Tribal leaders, Big State Parks historians, and mountain residents who lost their homes, share their stories and perspectives about what was lost and what has been revealed in the devastating 2020 CZU Lightning Complex Fires in the Santa Cruz mountains.
The stories of young Afghan women journalists, musicians and activists, now living in the US, who fled their country in fear for their lives when the Taliban took over their nation in August 2021.
A blind oud player from humble beginnings, Sheikh Imam’s destiny changed drastically when he met a dissident poet called Ahmed Fouad Negm, and they formed a duo. Together, they would go on start a new era in Egyptian popular music. Their songs would shake regimes, travel the world on cassette …
The story of a small Filipino nightclub in San Francisco that transformed into one the most influential punk venues attracting bands like The Avengers, The GoGos, Patti Smith and so many others—pushing punk rock out onto the global stage.
The story of an astonishing group of young Afghan women journalists, musicians and activists, now living in the US, who fled their country in fear for their lives when the Taliban took over their nation in August 2021..
For three days in June, 1967, the sleepy fairgrounds in Monterey, CA rocked with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, The Who, Ravi Shankar, Otis Redding, Hugh Masekela and so many other legendary greats at the first Monterey Pop Festival — a watershed event in the history of rock and roll.
A hidden Gold Rush kitchen—when food was scarce and men died for eggs. We travel out to the forbidding Farallon Islands, 27 miles outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate, home to the largest seabird colony in the United States, where during the 1850s Gold Rush egg hunters gathered over 3 million …
Pioneering architect Florence Knoll revolutionized office design bringing modernist design to office interiors. She was the force behind the seamless integration of furniture, space, textile, art, and graphic design into a perfect brand concept: Total Design.
189 189 - Hillary and Huma May 3, 2022
Hillary Rodham Clinton and her former close aide Huma Abedin talk about their recent books and more in an interview with Davia Nelson of The Kitchen Sisters.
Helen Fong, one of the few women practicing architecture in the US in the 1950s, is best known for her “Googie” California coffee shop architectural style—Pann’s Coffee Shop, Denny's, Bob's Big Boy— those bold, iconic, futuristic restaurants of the 1950s and 60s created to catch the eye of America’s fast …
Often called the Rosa Parks of Architecture, Norma Sklarek was one of the first African American women architects in the US, and the first Black woman to establish and manage an architectural firm.
The story behind the powerful global exhibition of photographs, videos, and immersive imagery focusing on the climate crisis and what actions can be taken now on display in Washington DC through April 22, 2022.
Natalie de Blois (1921–2013), a pioneering woman architect, contributed to some of the most iconic modernist works for corporate America, all while raising four children. She was one of the leaders in the Chicago Women in Architecture advocacy group.
“I go on the road looking for trouble and whenever I find some, I stop. I suppose that’s why they call me “The Bloodhound of Breakdown. But then, my business is trouble." We go out on patrol with The Road Ranger, "The Scourge of the Tow Hook and the Long …
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The story of America's first Black union, The Brotherhood of the Sleeping Car Porters, how it laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s, and C.L. Dellums' impact on challenging racial discrimination throughout California.
The Wooster Group in downtown NYC has been at the forefront of experimental theater for some 40 years. Clay Hapaz, the Group's official archivist has the job of chronicling and preserving a collection devoted to process, improvisation, the dense layering of ideas and texts and sound and image. How do …
When we saw the Cleveland Clinic's full page ad reading "HELP" we thought it was time to reprise this story about the Amish community collaborating with the outside world to combat Covid-19 and keep people safe.
179 179 - The Nights of Edith Piaf Dec. 21, 2021
She rose every day at dusk and rehearsed, performed, ate and drank until dawn. Then slept all day, woke up and began to create and unravel again as the sun went down. With stories from some of France’s great musicians —Charles Aznavour, Francis Lai, Georges Moustaki, Henri Contet.