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Lost & Found Sound and Beyond

"Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over the last five years on NPR's All Things Considered. A collection of eccentric, endangered and undiscovered sounds and oral traditions, this special two-hour program provides a glimpse of the recorded legacy of our country.

Part 1:
Airs Sunday January 9th at 4PM on FM 93.9 and 8PM on AM 820
Part 2:
Airs Sunday January 16th at 4PM on FM 93.9 and 8PM on AM 820

This new gathering of unique stories is the product of a sprawling nationwide collaboration of independent radio producers, artists, musicians, archivists, writers, NPR, public radio stations and listeners. Lost and Found Sound was produced by two-time Peabody Award winning producers, The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson) with Jay Allison.

A sound hound himself, Francis Ford Coppola weaves these twelve richly-layered radio documentaries together with his own stories, reminiscences and home recordings, including his 1977 "interview" with five-year-old daughter Sofia Coppola about what she wants to be when she grows up. The stories include a surprising tale of Liberace and The Trinidad Tripoli Steelband, the saga of Sun Studios producer Sam Phillips, and narratives from Mohawk Indian ironworkers at the Twin Towers and Vietnamese manicurists in America.

About The Kitchen Sisters:

The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) have been producing radio programs together since 1979. They are the creators, with colleague Jay Allison, of the 1999 Peabody Award winning series Lost & Found Sound and the 2002 Peabody Award winning Sonic Memorial Project, which aired on NPR's All things Considered. Beginning in Fall 2004 NPR's Morning Edition will present Hidden Kitchens, an innovative new series of sound-rich radio stories exploring American life through food culture and eating traditions. Produced by The Kitchen Sisters with Jay Allison, the series will look into the world of hidden kitchens, street corner cooking, legendary meals and kitchen rituals --- how communities come together through food.

About the host:

One of the most acclaimed filmmakers of our time, Francis Ford Coppola spearheaded a renaissance in American film through his work as a director, producer, composer and writer. One of the industry's most impassioned talents, Coppola's masterpieces include such classics as Patton, The Conversation, Apocalypse Now and his crowning achievement, The Godfather Trilogy. These few films, which represent only a small fraction of Coppola's repertoire, garnered him fourteen Academy Award nominations and five Oscars.

The special is funded by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and HighBridge Audio