Latest Work

Kouvenda Media is beginning to explore the topic of censorship in prisons and has put together this related montage as part of Banned Books Week 2020:


Production is in full swing! 

As mentioned above, Kouvenda Media is looking into the issue of censorship in prisons. As part of this initial exploration, we hope to take further steps and develop a more concrete reporting series to come out by September 2021. If you’re interested in helping us make this reporting possible, please reach out.

In the meantime, we’re also currently developing several projects with new partners. Stay tuned for more updates. 

At the Core of Care

Be sure to check out the latest episodes. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been interviewing various nurses about their firsthand experiences. We’re also developing a special two-part series about emergency public health preparedness and the impact on community health centers. Other upcoming episodes include one about patient-centered care and the need for nurse-led health centers to build capacity around addressing substance use disorder. Another episode will unpack the role nurses play in civic engagement and look at the example of a new Philadelphia law requiring lead testing and remediation in rental properties.

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Kouvenda Media is a production company based in Philadelphia dedicated to producing narratives for social change. We specialize in audio production, podcast production and radio journalism.

Stephanie Marudas

Founder & Executive Director

Stephanie is a radio journalist and helped create and produce Grapple, which won a 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.