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Reality Radio, Second EditionTelling True Stories in Sound$
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John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469633138

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633138.001.0001

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Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

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Reality Radio, Second Edition

Davia Nelson

Nikki Silva

University of North Carolina Press

Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, better known as the Kitchen Sisters, tend to find their subjects in the everyday. They sit for hours, “practically in the interviewee’s lap,” listening intently for those moments when speech sparkles with life. They haunt hidden kitchens and Tupperware parties, or gather lost and found sound, then create tapestries of voice, sound, and music. Nikki and Davia write of radio’s power to foster human connection. Provocatively, they describe their relationships with their subjects as “a sort of ventriloquism—we speak through other people and other people speak through us.”

Keywords:   Kitchen Sisters, human interest, radio

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