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In this 3-part pilot series, the story of an important Philadelphia artist and civic leader named Violet Oakley is told through engaging conversations with a variety of today’s artists...

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Who We Are

Stephanie Marudas

Stephanie Marudas

Founder & Executive Producer
Stephanie is a radio journalist and helped create and produce Grapple, which won a 2016 PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors, Inc.) award for best podcast for large public radio stations. She has been a reporter and producer for WHYY Public Radio in Philadelphia and WYPR Public Radio in Baltimore. Apart from public radio, Stephanie also conducts other interview-based work and oral history projects.

Jessica Kourkounis

Multimedia Producer

Jessica is a multimedia journalist specializing in documentary and editorial work. She is best known for her photojournalism but is also building her reputation as an audio producer, filmmaker and writer. Jessica is a regular contributor to The New York Times and Getty Images. Her images have been published worldwide. Her radio stories have aired on public media stations on shows such as Morning Edition, The Pulse and NewsWorks Tonight.


Sarah Kaizar

Web Producer

Sarah is an artist, illustrator, web & graphic designer. She cut her teeth in web design serving as a web producer for WHYY, Philadelphia’s public broadcasting station. Sarah’s art work addresses a range of subjects including environmental concerns, topical political issues and mental health. This work has been shown in galleries in and around the Greater Philadelphia area including 3rd Street Gallery, The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and The Delaware Contemporary art museum.

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