Kia Miakka Natisse Kia Miakka Natisse is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia.
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Kia Miakka Natisse

Host, Invisibilia

Kia Miakka Natisse is the co-host of NPR's Invisibilia. A trained journalist turned artist, her love for storytelling is a driving creative force that's led her to many unexpected places. She's worked on a number of just-okay reality shows; wrote hot takes on pop culture, jokes for teens, and comics for moms; substitute taught kindergarten and did a bunch of artist residencies, most namely the Third Coast Radio Residency, which unarguably changed her life.

Since joining NPR, she's helped cover a summer camp that's confronting race, helped produce a story about a woman who can smell disease, been the voice of Dorothy Height and revisited the legend of the most famous super-spreader in America.

A native of Buffalo, NY, Kia is a graduate of Howard University and New York University.

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'Invisibilia' Episode Highlights Social Experiment Involving Money, Race

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Presenting Throughline: 'James Baldwin's Fire'

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