The Kitchen Sisters Some background on the Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva), regular contributors to NPR, including the series Lost and Found Sound and Hidden Kitchens
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The Kitchen Sisters

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The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) have been producing radio programs together since 1979. They are the creators (with Jay Allison) of the 1999 Peabody Award winning series, Lost and Found Sound and the 2002 Peabody Award winning series The Sonic Memorial Project. Broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered, these groundbreaking national collaborations have brought together independent producers, NPR, stations, artists, writers, archivists, historians and public radio listeners throughout the country to create memorable and significant radio.

Hidden Kitchens

NPR Wants Your Stories:
Coming this fall, a new series on Morning Edition will explore street-corner cooking, legendary meals, eating traditions and how communities come together through food.

Call (202) 408-0300 -- the NPR Hidden Kitchens Hot Line -- to share your stories and ideas.

The Kitchen Sisters began their radio lives producing a weekly live show in the late 70’s on KUSP-FM, Santa Cruz, California. Their radio documentaries are featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, The BBC, The CBC and other national and international media. They are currently teaching advanced radio production and creative documentary at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

In addition to producing radio stories, Davia Nelson is also a screenwriter, producer, and casting director. Nikki Silva is a museum curator and exhibit consultant.