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On #GivingTuesday | Martin Scorsese: Try Anything | We Give You our Latest Podcast

On #GivingTuesday | Martin Scorsese: Try Anything | We Give You our Latest Podcast

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Dear All,

Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas… to name but a few. The films of Martin Scorsese are astounding. As are his efforts to preserve the history and heritage of American cinema and through his trailblazing Film Foundation, nearing its 30th year.

Martin Scorsese is a keeper, a steward of American and global cinema. One of our heroes and inspirations. The sound mix of Raging Bull had a big impact on the kind of mixes we thought were possible for our fledgling Kitchen Sisters stories. And his soundtracks! The way the man weaves music into his stories. Or doesn’t weave it. Just shocks you with it. Or soothes you with it. His scores and soundtracks are like no others.

And then there are his documentaries. His non-fiction films, starting with Italianamerican, a portrait of his own family, The Last Waltz, his ode to George Harrison, Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, and our own personal favorite, My Voyage to Italy.

Earlier this month the San Francisco Film Society invited Mr. Scorsese here to honor his non-fiction film work. We were so taken by his onstage conversation that we asked for a copy of the recording so we could make a podcast of it for you.

Deep thanks to The San Francisco Film Society for sharing this tape with us. And even deeper thanks to you for your support, for giving us the power to bring you stories from around the world about people keeping our cultural heritage alive and vibrant.

$upport the $tories

On Giving Tuesday we ask that you give to The Kitchen Sisters to help $upport More $tories. There’s going to be a lot that need telling in 2020. Thank you for helping make that happen!

Keep it coming,
Davia & Nikki

Archie Motley #KeeperoftheDay

Archie Motley #KeeperoftheDay

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“Archie knew more about the history of Chicago–of working people–than anyone in town. He knew about labor battles better than anyone. Archie Motley knew about the Bronzeville renaissance as well as anyone. He knew Chicago history from the bottom up, that’s the thing. He was a chronicler, the unofficial chronicler of Chicago working people’s history.” -Studs Terkel

Read more about this incredible keeper in this 2002 obituary from the Chicago Tribune.

Betty Corwin, 1920-2019 #KeeperoftheDay

Betty Corwin, 1920-2019 #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – Betty Corwin, Founder & Director of the New York Public Library’s Theater on Film and Tape Archive.

“By definition, live theater vanishes in the moment; Ms. Corwin pushed to have shows videotaped and deposited in a library collection, which she ran for decades.” Read more about this incredible keeper on the New York Times.

And listen to this remembrance on NPR’s All Things Considered:

Jane Fonda #KeeperoftheDay

Jane Fonda #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay #ClimateKeeper
“Jane Fonda at 81, Proudly Protesting and Going to Jail” –New York Times, 11.3.19

Leah Esguerra #KeeperoftheDay

Leah Esguerra #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – San Francisco Public Library’s Leah Esguerra, the nation’s first full-time library social worker.

Learn more about her and how she is helping her community in this 2015 segment on PBS NewsHour.

Greta Thunberg #KeeperoftheDay

Greta Thunberg #KeeperoftheDay

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Keeper of the Day is climate keeper Greta Thunberg who is taking part in the youth climate strike in LA today.

Thunberg is the most prominent face of the youth climate movement that has swept the globe since she began launching school strikes in her home country last year. She traveled to the U.S. in a zero-emissions sailboat in August, delivering a powerful speech at the United Nations climate summit in September excoriating world leaders for their inaction and “empty words.”

Third Coast Audio Library #KeeperoftheDay

Third Coast Audio Library #KeeperoftheDay

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For those of you heading to the Third Coast International Audio Festival this weekend, we salute you! If you can’t make it to Chicago, check out their vast audio library with conference sessions of past.

And listen to the latest from The Kitchen Sisters Present podcast, Robert Krulwich — Talking Story, a panel hosted by The Kitchen Sisters at the very first Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago in 2001.

Outsider Art Fair #KeeperoftheDay

Outsider Art Fair #KeeperoftheDay

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Outsider Art Fair is happening now in Paris. Exhibitors include Oakland’s own Creative Growth!

Image: Zina Hall, Untitled (ZH 27), 2019, Embroidery, 9×11

Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019 #KeeperoftheDay

Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019 #KeeperoftheDay

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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man #KeeperoftheDay

No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man #KeeperoftheDay

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No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man
October 12, 2019–February 16, 2020 at the Oakland Museum of California

And before your visit, listen to our story Burning Man: Archiving the Ephemeral.