My radio stories appear on Maine Public Radio, Marketplace, BBC, NPR, podcasts WMPG Community Radio and in museums.
Pearl Jam: It's a Rock Band, Not the Smithsonian
Produced by Caroline Losneck + The Kitchen Sisters
KEEPERS Series: stories of activist archivists, rogue librarians, curators, collectors and historians. Keepers of the culture and the cultures and collections they keep.
Sometimes we find the story, sometimes the story finds us. Such is the case with this tale of two Keepers from the Northwest, John Burton + Kevin Shuss, the official/unofficial archivists for Pearl Jam. Caroline Losneck, a radio producer in Maine heard our Keepers series about activist archivists and rogue librarians and said to herself, “Hey wait a minute, what about that mythic vault in Seattle I’ve been hearing about for years filled to the brim with 30 years of Pearl Jam? Who's keeping that?”
We are especially keen to put Caroline's story out now, as Pearl Jam, a notoriously activist band, has gone all in for registering young voters and getting out the vote since at least 2004 when they took their Vote for Change tour through the swing states of Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida registering as they went. This 2020 election is no exception. LISTEN