Lu Olkowski

Lu Olkowski (@luolkowski) is an independent radio producer based in Brooklyn.

She is drawn to stories that evolve through multiple generations: how pride or shame in one’s racial identity, poverty and artistic impulse can be passed down in families. Her work has won many international awards including a Third Coast International Audio Festival Award. At present she is working on three new secret radio projects. At least one of them will be a podcast.

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As Black As We Wish to Be

There's a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that most look white.


The Pirate

Morning sunlight streams through the blinds as John Ostoich (aka "Johnny O") pours his first bourbon of the day. A cigarette hangs from his lips; his parrot, Bok-Bok, rests on his shoulder.


BEHIND THE SCENES with Lu Olkowski

You're a New Yorker. What was the genesis for doing a series on the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach?

This hour: three documentary poems chronicling the lives of working class mothers in Troy, NY. Plus, poets as reporters, confused readers, and more.

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