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Lu Olkowski

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  • Independent Producer
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Recent Pieces from Lu Olkowski

Caption: A pirate and his bird, Credit: Lu Olkowski

The Pirate - Part 4 (30:26)
From: Lu Olkowski

In this installment of CARGOLAND, Lu Olkowski meets one man who embodies the spirit of the fast-fading waterfront. Morning sunlight streams through the blinds as Johnny O ...
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Casuals - Part 3 (11:57)
From: Lu Olkowski

The men and women who load and unload the ships in the harbor belong to one of the last truly strong American unions: the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. ILWU ...
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Changes - Part 2 (21:58)
From: Lu Olkowski

During the great recession, we all started to buy a lot less stuff. And the thing is, there’s whole industry built around bringing you the stuff you want, when you want it. ...
Caption: M.S.C. Valeria, the largest ship to call in any American port, cruising into Long Beach harbor on a foggy night. , Credit: Lu Olkowski

Pilots - Part 1 (11:31)
From: Lu Olkowski

A profile the pilots who guide container ships... cruise ships and oil tankers... into Long Beach harbor.
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Here's The Thing: Kristen Wiig & Dick Cavett (102) (59:00)
From: WNYC

Alec talks with Kristen Wiig – a breakout Saturday Night Live cast member who says she loves performing, but admits there’s also a “big part of me that’s just like: don’t ...
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Pike County, OH: As Black as We Wish to Be (53:53)
From: Al Letson

In this episode Al Letson and guest producer Lu Olkowski visit a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of ...
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Here's The Thing: Lorne Michaels and Erica Jong & Molly Jong-Fast (105) (59:00)
From: WNYC

Alec visits Lorne Michaels in his office at Rockefeller Center – the same office he’s had since 1975, when he created Saturday Night Live. Michaels and Alec talk about what ...
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Here's The Thing: David Letterman and Michael Douglas (104) (59:00)
From: WNYC

Alec talks with late-night legend David Letterman. Letterman describes his early days as a local TV host in Indiana, followed by time working the comedy clubs in LA. In just ...
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Here's The Thing: Chris Rock and Herb Alpert (103) (59:00)
From: WNYC

Alec goes backstage with comic actor Chris Rock after a matinee of The Motherf**ker With The Hat to hear what it was like for Rock to be in his first play. NOTE: Please ...
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Adrian Lamo: The Most Random Stranger (16:22)
From: Frontline

FRONTLINE producer Marcela Gaviria speaks with Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned in Bradley Manning, the soldier who allegedly leaked over 250 thousand diplomatic cables to ...