Kerrie Hillman

Kerrie was the Creator and Executive Producer of Public Radio International's Fair Game with Faith Salie, a satirical news and entertainment program syndicated across the country.

Before developing Fair Game, she was Senior Producer of Studio 360, an award-winning public radio program on pop culture and the arts. Kerrie produced and directed American Icons, a Peabody Award-winning special series on American art. She was Senior Producer for Beyond Computers, and on the production team for Spring Board, an Emmy-nominated public television series which she helped transform from a local program into a national show for PBS.  Hillman has also reported on a wide range of topics, from science and technology to the arts, for programs such as PRI’s The World, Studio 360, Radiolab, and Beyond Computers.

Kerrie Hillman appears in the following:

How Creative Are You?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Psychologist E. Paul Torrance was nicknamed “the father of creativity.” In the 1940s he began researching creativity order to improve American education. In order to encourage creativity, we needed to define, measure, and analyze it. The Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking are still ...

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Music Heals

Friday, May 18, 2012

After piano music helped him recover from brain surgery, Dr. Richard Fratianne became a true believer in music therapy. In the burn unit at the Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, Fratianne is measuring patients’ stress hormones during procedures to try to prove that music therapy ...

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Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present

Friday, April 20, 2012

In the spring of 2010, visitors to New York’s Museum of Modern Art could find Marina Abramović, the self-described “grandmother of performance art,” holding court. She sat silently, all day, every day, for three months. She had worked with a trainer and a nutritionist to endure long days of ...

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American Icons: Moby-Dick

Friday, December 30, 2011

In this Peabody Award-winning show, Kurt Andersen sets sail in search of the great white whale.

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Understanding Creative Savants

Friday, October 14, 2011

We all know the Thomas Edison line: genius is 1% inspiration, 99% perspiration. But there are those who don't seem to perspire at all. Their extraordinary gifts seem to come from no where. We often call those people savants. And some neuroscientists are trying to understand where their talents come from ...

Slideshow: Art by Joel Gilb, Age 12

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Charleston Remembers the War

Friday, April 08, 2011

We know that the North and South remember the Civil War differently. But there aren't just two versions of the war: there’s practically a different version for every person doing the remembering. Studio 360’s Kerrie Hillman traveled to where the shooting started — Charleston, South Carolina — to see...

Slideshow: Charleston and the Civil War

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Music Heals

Friday, December 10, 2010

After piano music helped him recover from brain surgery, Dr. Richard Fratianne became a true believer in music therapy. In the burn unit at the Cleveland MetroHealth Medical Center, Fratianne is measuring patients’ stress hormones during procedures to try to prove that music therapy

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Marina Abramovic

Friday, April 02, 2010

The self-described "grandmother of performance art" is at the center of the retrospective show "Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present" at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Her new project? Sitting silently in the museum's atrium all day, everyday, for three months. Kerrie ...

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Remembering Merce Cunningham

Friday, July 31, 2009

Merce Cunningham, the legendary choreographer and performer, passed away on July 26th. In a 2002 interview, Cunningham describes what happened when he tried choreographing on a PC. Produced by Kerrie Hillman

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Remembering the Trailer King

Friday, September 05, 2008

The king of Hollywood voice-overs, Don LaFontaine, died this week. In an interview from 2001, LaFontaine reveals some of his trade secrets. Produced by Steve Nelson and Kerrie Hillman.

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Pigment Hunter

Saturday, June 18, 2005

In the 1980s, painter Art Guerra discovered that his older murals were beginning to fade. He set out to find the perfect outdoor paints to fix them, and that quest led him to an obsession with pigments, the colorants in paint. Guerra now collects pigments and scours the ...

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A Man in a Room, Gambling

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Who knew that a beautiful, evocative series of short musical pieces could be written about how to cheat at cards? Gavin Bryars and Spanish artist Juan Munoz collaborated on ten pieces of music they called A Man in a Room, Gambling. Lush strings accompany Munoz as he describes ...

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Sherman Alexie

Saturday, April 24, 2004

Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Washington State, and he's written novels, movies, poetry and essays exploring modern Native American life. He called his first collection of stories The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. We asked Alexie to read a poem he'd ...

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Pigment Hunter

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Twenty years ago Art Guerra was a painter whose murals were beginning to fade. He set out to find the perfect outdoor paints to fix them. And that quest led Guerra to an obsession with pigments. Guerra now collects pigments and owns an immense ...

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Merce Cunningham's Digital Dance

Saturday, March 23, 2002

The 82-year-old modern dance master Merce Cunningham describes what happened when he began choreographing on a PC.

(Originally aired: June 9, 2001)

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Shirin Neshat: Between Iran and America

Saturday, August 25, 2001

The Iranian-born filmmaker, who now lives in the U.S., describes her art as a bridge between two worlds.

(Originally aired: April 28, 2001)

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Father of the Laser Light Show

Saturday, July 14, 2001

On the domed ceilings of planetariums all over the country, laser-painted psychedelic images move to the music of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Ivan Dryer is the visionary behind the teenage rite of passage: the Laserium.

(Originally aired: April 21, 2001)

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Merce Cunningham's Digital Dance

Saturday, June 09, 2001

The 82-year-old modern dance master Merce Cunningham describes what happened when he began choreographing on a PC.

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Sound Portrait: Playing with Gender

Saturday, June 02, 2001

We listen in to Obie Award-winning actor Peggy Shaw, and her one woman play, Menopausal Gentleman.

(Originally aired: March 3, 2001)

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Trailer King

Saturday, May 19, 2001

With the summer movie season about to begin, the king of Hollywood voice-overs, Don LaFontaine, reveals some of his trade secrets.

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