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The Bob Dylan Archive #KeeperoftheDay

The Bob Dylan Archive #KeeperoftheDay

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It may come as no surprise but Bob Dylan is a Keeper. Bob and his team have been archiving his music, notebooks, paintings and journey for some five decades. Thousands of artifacts comprise this collection of American treasure. Bob kept just about everything — a massive private archive of a notoriously private person housed in storage facilities in New York, Minneapolis, Malibu and Jersey. So it made headlines when word got out that this secret archive had been sold and was headed to its new permanent, public home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A curveball nobody saw coming.

Some archives are for scholars — devotees of a writer, scientist or historical figure. Some archives are tourist attractions. Few are part of a vision for the civic rejuvenation of a once-thriving American city.

This week on our podcast, The Kitchen Sisters Present… The Bob Dylan Archive: A Curveball Comes To Tulsa produced by Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva in collaboration with Olivia Ware and Samuel Shelton Robinson and Nathan Dalton, Brandi Howell and Jim McKee.

Funding for this story comes form the Robert Sillins Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dieter Kosslick #KeeperoftheDay

Dieter Kosslick #KeeperoftheDay

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Dieter Kosslick is one of the film world’s most gregarious, hilarious and controversial film festival directors. He put his stamp on the legendary Berlin International Film Festival—the Berlinale—for 18 years and kicked up some dust in the process. This most recent festival, the 69th Berlinale, was Dieter’s last. Listen to our story for The Big Pond: Dieter Kosslick’s Last Red Carpet Ride.

Dieter Kosslick’s Last Red Carpet Ride

Dieter Kosslick’s Last Red Carpet Ride

Our New Podcast Collaboration with the Goethe-Institut

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Ask anyone who’s been to The Berlin Film Festival—The Berlinale they call it—what they remember most about it. Maybe it’s the scale—some 400 films across 14 theaters across 10 days. Maybe it’s the weather—the Festival unfolds across the first weeks of February and Berlin’s piercing cold is legend—but I bet money most will tell you what they remember most is Dieter Kosslick in his black fedora and red wool scarf on the red carpet at theaters around the city welcoming filmmakers and filmgoers from around the globe to their screenings—screenings that provoke, pay homage, compete, ignite.

Dieter is one of the film world’s most gregarious, hilarious and controversial film festival directors. He’s put his stamp on this legendary festival for 18 years and kicked up some dust in the process. This most recent festival, the 69th Berlinale, was Dieter’s last.

Along with Dieter, some of the voices heard in this podcast include Agnés Varda, Juliette Binoche, Rajendra Roy, Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Eric Schlosser, Mick Jagger and more.

Here, for The Big Pond, Dieter Kosslick’s Last Red Carpet Ride, Produced by The Kitchen Sisters with Nathan Dalton and Brandi Howell and mixed by Jim McKee.

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Special Thanks | Danke Schoen: Dieter Kosslick, Agnès Varda, Tom Luddy, Tommy Struck, Thomas Hailer, Juliette Binoche, Rajendra Roy, Sandra Schulberg, Alice Waters, Michael Barker, Rudolf Biermann, Mick Jagger, Bee Thiam Tan, Alain Gomis, Dian Sastrowardoyo, Eric Schlosser, Michael Pollan, Alberto Barbera, Daniela Michel, Ute Roche, Julie Huntsinger, Martin Böttcher, Kronos Quartet, DJ Spooky,Ted Saverese, yMusic & Judd Greenstein, Blue Dot Sessions. Staff at The Berlinale: Laura Brandes, Julia Boxler, Sabine Gebauer, Kerstin Bückert and the many people at The Festival who helped make this podcast possible. At the Goethe-Institut: Verena Hütter, Dario Radisic, William Gilcher & Savannah Beck.

Bid on Dinner for 6 with NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli at Chez Panisse!

Bid on Dinner for 6 with NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli at Chez Panisse!

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The Bowling with Grace Amazing Auction opens with a one-of-kind, one-time-only special event! Dinner for 6 with NPR’s Sylvia Poggioli, award-winning Senior European Correspondent, at Chez Panisse on Friday, June 7th! Get ready for a night of great conversation, dinner, and wine as you and your friends discuss the latest in Italian and European politics and culture with Sylvia. Bring together your favorite people, your lovers of Italy, your political hotheads, your news junkies and your lovers of great food to gather around the table with this legendary foreign correspondent. A once in a lifetime dinner! Bidding is open!

Diana Kennedy #KeeperoftheDay

Diana Kennedy #KeeperoftheDay

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Diana Kennedy’s archives are headed to the University of Texas at San Antonio! From the New York Times:

“Ms. Kennedy started her career with “The Cuisines of Mexico” in 1972. The plurality of that title became the foundation of her work: reporting on the country’s culinary diversity, meticulously recording regional recipes and crediting them to home cooks, contextualizing food with the kinds of observations more commonly found in the work of botanists, anthropologists and historians.

“Eight books and half a century later, Ms. Kennedy is protective of her legacy. When the University of Texas at San Antonio asked to acquire her many hundreds of slides, notes and scrapbooks, and to restore her small collection of 19th-century Mexican cookbooks, she was thrilled, but there was no way she was going to sit around at home, waiting for the materials to arrive in Texas by mail.”

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall #KeeperoftheDay

Jacquelyn Dowd Hall #KeeperoftheDay

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#KeeperoftheDay – Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. Historian, professor, founding director of the Southern Oral History Program and author of Sisters and Rebels: A Struggle for the Soul of America, out TODAY from W.W. Norton.

“Weeding is Fundamental” #KeeperoftheDay

“Weeding is Fundamental” #KeeperoftheDay

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On the latest episode of 99% Invisible, a story from San Francisco, and the controversial purging of books from library shelves—or weeding as it’s called in the biz—after the 1989 earthquake. This episode also includes our story The Pack Horse Librarians of Eastern Kentucky from The Keepers series. Two library stories in one. Listen up.

C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield #KeeperoftheDay

C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield #KeeperoftheDay

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On the latest episode of The Kitchen Sisters Present… we celebrate National Barbecue Month with stories of C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield: legendary BBQ man, sauce master, keeper of community, keeper of the flame, archangel of BBQ.”>The Kitchen Sisters Present… we celebrate National Barbecue Month with stories about CB “Stubb” Stubblefield: legendary BBQ man, sauce master, keeper of community, keeper of the flame, archangel of BBQ.

When we had nowhere to live, we would spend hours at the library #KeeperoftheDay

When we had nowhere to live, we would spend hours at the library #KeeperoftheDay

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“When we had nowhere to live, we would spend hours at the library, using what I thought to be the key to the world: library computers.”
—Astrid Liden, a high school senior from Eden Prairie, MN, from her college application essay, recently published in the New York Times.

We urge you to read the entire essay. The power of libraries…

Without the library #KeeperoftheDay

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“Without the library, I would have been lost.” -Jesmyn Ward