Katy June-Friesen

Katy June-Friesen

Culture, history, arts, environment

Culture, history, arts writer/editor in Washington, D.C. Researcher/writer for documentary film. Media producer for nonprofits. Ph.D. student in journalism/media studies, University of Maryland.

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Humanities Magazine

In the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Was America's One and Only

In the 1930s, Radio Station WLW in Ohio Was America...

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Humanities Magazine

Old Friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Made ...

Old Friends Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Ant...

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Humanities Magazine

Massive Resistance in a Small Town

By Katy June-Friesen | HUMANITIES, September/Octobe...

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Humanities Magazine

Scott Russell of the Northern Mariana Islands | Humanities

Scott Russell of the Northern Mariana Islands | Hum...

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The Washington Post

Col. Michael J. Colburn, 48, Burke, Director of “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band

I was in junior high, at a summer music band camp on the campus of the University of Vermont. They had a number of guest clinicians there, and one of them was the principal euphonium player for the Ma...

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Smithsonian Magazine

Where Did the Taco Come From? | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian ...

Dating back to the 18th century, the dish has jumped from the Mexican silver mines to fast food staple

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The Washington Post

First Person Singular: Brittany Davis, wildlife rehabilitator

I always wanted to work with animals. I grew up on a horse farm surrounded by woods. I was an only child, and I was occasionally lonely, but I was never bored. In that time, you could be gone for 14 h...

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The Washington Post

Nita Robinson, 67, La Plata, Safeway cashier

In 1982, I came in at Temple Hills [Safeway store]. I worked with a lot of great older women back then that saw my potential and helped me, because I was young and wild. I promised I would not let the...

Penn Arts & Sciences Magazine

Riffing on Identity: Jairo Moreno Examines the Impact of Cultural Expectations on Latin American Musicians

Some of Jairo Moreno’s past experiences as a professional bassist seem far removed from his work as a professor. “I played for drug dealers in Upper Manhattan, and I played at Avery Fisher Hall [at Lincoln Center],” recalls the Associate Professor of Music. “I played in Rome for 10,000 people on a live broadcast.” Yet in his current research, Moreno’s years as a practitioner are coming face-to-face with his theoretical approach to understanding music-making. ...

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Smithsonian Magazine

A Northern Family Confronts Its Slaveholding Past | History ...

Filmmaker Katrina Browne discusses her family’s role in American slavery

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A View From Down Under

Working on this feature convinced me: I need to go to Australia. The more photos I saw of the country's rail-trails and the more stories I heard, the more torturous it was to sit at my desk up to 13 time zones away and not take it in firsthand. I'd rather have been traveling on a resurrected railbed through South Australia's wine country or watching wildlife in one of more than 500 national parks.

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Smithsonian Magazine

An Ancestry of African-Native Americans | History & Archaeology ...

Using government documents, author Angela Walton-Raji traced her ancestors to the slaves owned by American Indians

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Smithsonian Magazine

Anne Truitt's Artistic Journey | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian Magazine

Balancing the two lives of a Washington, D.C. sculptor—1950s hostess and emergent artist

The Christian Science Monitor

Backstory: New Mexico's cult of the chile / The Christian Science Monitor

By Katy June-Friesen, Contributor to The Christian Science Monitor / September 26, 2006

Sheathed in green satin and confidence, Green Chile Queen Alexandria Berridge claims her title – coveted by eve...