© 2021 WRVO Public Media
bg.jpg
Your Source for NPR News
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Station Announcement
Stay up to date with the latest news on the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. We'll post regular updates from NPR and regional news from the WRVO newsroom. You can also find updates on our live blog.

'The Keepers: Archiving the Now'

KSP-Frances-McDormand-Keepers-Special-1-690x611.jpg
The Keepers: Archiving the Now
/
The Kitchen Sisters

As the world we all knew unravels and communities begin to re-shape themselves "The Kitchen Sisters" have been gleaning, looking for those who have something to offer during these uncharted times. People who rebuild, restore, reinvent.

Gert McMullin, one of the first people to put a stitch on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, who is now sewing masks for healthcare workers fighting Covid-19, using leftover fabric from the quilt.

The Climate Underground, former Vice President Al Gore and food activist Alice Waters convene a gathering of farmers, scientists, soil visionaries, chefs, students, activists and policymakers on Al Gore’s farm in Tennessee contemplating the role of soil, food and regenerative agriculture in combatting the climate crisis.

Youth on Fire: The International Congress of Youth Voices, founded by writer Dave Eggers -- 137 youth activists from 37 countries coming together to form a global network of young visionaries.

Louis Jones: Detroit Field Archivist, who has been building and caring for the largest labor archive in North America. And host Frances McDormand speaks of her new film, Nomadland, about the new nomads -- itinerant workers living in DIY vans, moving across America.

Striking stories of grit, hope and possibility. "The Keepers: Archiving the Now" is a new hour-long special from "The Kitchen Sisters" and PRX with host, Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand. Stories of can-do people. Must-do people. Get-it-done people. People who are grappling with the now, with where we are and where we’ve got to get to. Listen this Sunday, December 13 at 7 p.m. on WRVO, on-air and online.