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News Release

December 6, 2006

Contact:

Mark Gonnerman, Aurora Forum: (650) 723-5774, markg@stanford.edu

Aurora Forum presents 'An Evening with the Kitchen Sisters'

Radio journalists Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, a.k.a. the Kitchen Sisters, will talk with Alan Acosta, associate vice president and director of university communications, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Kresge Auditorium.

"An Evening with the Kitchen Sisters," presented by the Aurora Forum, is free and open to the public.

The Kitchen Sisters have been producing radio programs together since 1979. With Jay Allison, they are the creators of two Peabody Award-winning series on National Public Radio: Lost and Found Sound and The Sonic Memorial Project.

Now in its second season, the Kitchen Sisters' Hidden Kitchens can be heard on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. The program "explores the world of street-corner cooking, hidden kitchens, legendary meals and eating traditions—how communities come together through food," according to its web page (http://www.kitchensisters.org/radio_series1.htm).

The Sisters' work is recognized for its layering of archival audio with interviews and music, a feeling of place and offbeat humor. They teach radio journalism at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and conduct interviews and broadcasting workshops throughout the United States.

For more information about the event, visit the web at http://auroraforum.org/.

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