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The Making Of…

July 26, 2013

The Making Of… was part of a public radio experiment called Localore–10 independent producers collaborating with 10 public radio stations around the nation, creating some of the new public radio programming of the future. During this year long collaboration we explored The Making of the Submerged Turntable, The Making of a Violin, The Un-Making of a Typewriter, The Making … more…

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The Unmaking of a Typewriter

June 3, 2013

Jeremy Mayer is a sculptor who disassembles typewriters and reassembles them into full-scale, anatomically correct human figures. He does not solder, weld or glue and only uses parts that come from typewriters. He lives and works in west Oakland. Jeremy will be part of The Making Of… Live at SFMOMA, on May 30 and 31. … more…

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The Kitchen Sisters on KQED’s Forum

May 28, 2013

The Kitchen Sisters were on KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasny this morning, broadcast live from SFMOMA, talking about this week’s The Making Of… Live at SFMOMA. Take a listen: more…

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The Making Of… Live @ SFMOMA

May 22, 2013

On Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31 and Saturday June 1, The Kitchen Sisters and KQED present “The Making Of… Live at SFMOMA,” inspired by their radio series “The Making Of…” about what people make in the Bay Area and why. Over one hundred makers will present their work, process, and expertise over the course of the 3 days, … more…

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The Making Of… TechShop

May 20, 2013

Laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, injection molders, welders, notchers, planers, lathes, hand tools, computers. Enter TechShop, San Francisco—three vast floors of every kind of maker’s tool imaginable. TechShop is a community based workshop on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. “Any given day its a mix of hobbyists, artists, people who … more…

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The Making of Song Reader

May 15, 2013

Beck’s latest album, Song Reader, echoes the time when popular songs were played at home, around the parlor piano, porch guitar or grandpa’s harmonica. Existing only as loose-leaf sheet music, Song Reader is an album for listeners to play for themselves. Since Song Reader’s release in December 2012, Beck fans all over the world have … more…

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Makers Wanted at SFMOMA

April 12, 2013

If you had one hour, one table and a rapt audience, what would you demo at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art? On Thursday & Friday, May 30 and 31st, The Making Of… goes live at SFMOMA. In the final days before their three-year expansion and renovation project, SFMOMA is planning a museum-wide extravaganza … more…

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The Making of Edgelands

We visit the studio of Berkeley-based painter Judith Belzer as she prepares her new show, Edgelands, up now at the Morgan Lehman Gallery in New York through April 27. This story was produced by The Kitchen Sisters and Lauren Benichou & Ashley Richardson. See the paintings from Edgelands and more of Judith Belzer’s work at … more…

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The Karaoke Ice Cream Truck

April 8, 2013

Treatbot, the karaoke ice cream truck, is a silver bullet on wheels that churns out gorgeous ice cream and hot music as it plies the streets of San Jose. The flavors they make from scratch reflect the founder’s Filipino heritage and the cultural diversity of the neighborhoods in and around San Jose. So, grab a … more…