Kerrie Hillman

Kerrie was the Creator and Executive Producer of Public Radio International's Fair Game with Faith Salie, a satirical news and entertainment program syndicated across the country.

Before developing Fair Game, she was Senior Producer of Studio 360, an award-winning public radio program on pop culture and the arts. Kerrie produced and directed American Icons, a Peabody Award-winning special series on American art. She was Senior Producer for Beyond Computers, and on the production team for Spring Board, an Emmy-nominated public television series which she helped transform from a local program into a national show for PBS.  Hillman has also reported on a wide range of topics, from science and technology to the arts, for programs such as PRI’s The World, Studio 360, Radiolab, and Beyond Computers.

Kerrie Hillman appears in the following:

For This Transgender 18-Year-Old, Queerness Is Synonymous With Happiness

Friday, June 25, 2021

Kaysen Ford and their mom, Jennifer Sumner, reflect on milestones and struggles since their 2015 StoryCorps conversation. "Being happy is not in spite of being queer," Ford says. "It is a part of it."


Klansmen Brutally Killed Their Father. They Now Say His Legacy Is Larger Than Life

Friday, June 04, 2021

Two sisters talk about the killing of their father, Willie Edwards Jr., by Klansmen in 1957. "You destroyed our hopes and our dreams and our love, but you didn't remove the man," says Malinda Edwards.


Keeping The 'Odd' Family Tool Business Sharp Through 3 Generations

Friday, September 04, 2020

A father and son reflect how their family has honed toolmaking through three generations at their Brooklyn, N.Y., shop. Despite pandemic stresses, they hope to be in business well into the future.


'It Was Personal.' After Tragedy, Physicist Devotes Career To Cancer Research

Friday, July 10, 2020

Hadiyah-Nicole Green lost the aunt and uncle who raised her to cancer. The loss inspired her to develop a cancer treatment using lasers. "I was born to do this," she tells her cousin at StoryCorps.


'This Is ... Personal': After Surviving COVID-19, A Mom And Daughter Mourn Loved Ones

Friday, May 08, 2020

Jackie Stockton and daughter Alice Stockton-Rossini recovered from the virus that killed friends and a relative. Faith and the ability to take life "one minute at a time" help the women persevere.


Rep. John Lewis' Fight For Civil Rights Began With A Letter To Martin Luther King Jr.

Friday, January 17, 2020

As a teenager growing up in Alabama, Lewis wrote a letter to Martin Luther King Jr. during a budding civil rights movement. In a letter back, King invited the 18-year-old to join the cause.


Cats vs. Dogs: The Great Debate

Friday, January 03, 2020

A debate as old as human society—which makes a better pet, cats or dogs?—will be settled once and for all by New Yorker staff writers.

A Single Mother And Her Child Continue A Circle Of Life Disrupted By The Nazis

Friday, January 03, 2020

When Dena Kohleriter was 36, she decided to start a family on her own. At StoryCorps with her daughter, Jori, Dena describes how her grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, responded to the news.


'An Opportunity To Be Thankful': Reflecting On A First Thanksgiving In The U.S.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Roy Daley immigrated to the U.S. from Honduras 50 years ago. At StoryCorps, he talks about his first impressions of America and how he learned the meaning of Thanksgiving in those early weeks.


'You Want The Best For This Country, I Respect That': 2 Strangers Find Common Ground

Friday, November 09, 2018

Israel Baryeshua has conservative political views, while Tiffany Briseño identifies as liberal. Both agree that more kindness and compassion in politics would benefit the country.


Transgender Boy Tells Mom 'It Shouldn't Be Scary To Be Who You Are'

Friday, October 26, 2018

In an interview with StoryCorps, Kaysen Ford talks to his mother, Jennifer Sumner, about being transgender and growing up in Alabama.


'Him Doing Well Was Through His Children': Sharecropper's Son Makes Dad Proud

Friday, August 03, 2018

When Percy White's father left the Virginia farm he worked to move north, the land owner said he wouldn't make it, and would come back. He didn't. That is, until he returned to say "I told you so."


'We Were Representing Our Whole Race': A Mom Passes On Her Civil Rights Story

Friday, April 27, 2018

Charisse Spencer grew up in the country's largest black suburb during the 1960s. She tells her son about being one of the first African-Americans to integrate an all-white school in Virginia.


A Former Refugee Reflects On The Vietnam War And Starting Over In The U.S.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Lan Cao was sent to the U.S. as a teenager from Vietnam in 1975. At StoryCorps, she tells her daughter about watching the Tet Offensive play out in her city and about adjusting to life in America.


How A Slip Of Paper Impacted An AIDS Diagnosis

Friday, December 01, 2017

Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s, which was often seen as a death sentence. That's when he discovered the Atlanta Buyers Club, which saved many lives, including his own.


After 60 Years, Girl's Experience At Whites-Only Gas Station Still Hurts

Friday, August 18, 2017

An African-American woman remembers growing up in segregated Virginia in the 1950s, and being in the car when her father tried to get gas from a whites-only truck stop.


As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

Friday, August 11, 2017

Marcus Bullock was tried as an adult and sent to prison when he was 15. The eight years he was away changed his relationship with his mother, Sylvia. The distance actually brought them closer.


2 Dads And Their Experience With Foster Fatherhood

Friday, June 16, 2017

After caring for drug-addicted infants, two men became foster parents. It was hard saying goodbye to the first child, but when offered the chance to do it again they said, "How can you say no?"


How the N.R.A. Uses Fear to Sell Guns

Friday, May 19, 2017

A firearms expert and author says that he’s all for gun rights but has major problems with the N.R.A.

The People’s Historian of the Former Soviet Union

Friday, August 19, 2016

Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for her oral histories about life in the U.S.S.R.