Harriet Ells

Program Director for Talk

Guest/KCRW Staff/Producer

Talk Show Director at KCRW; former staffer at NBC Olympics, helping produce coverage of seven winter and summer Olympics, starting in 1996

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Abigail Carroll talks about the history of the square meal in the US, Mark Bittman breaks down beet salad, and Community Seafood discusses its Santa Barbara fishery.

The History of the Square Meal, Beets, Community Seafood

Abigail Carroll talks about the history of the square meal in the US, Mark Bittman breaks down beet salad, and Community Seafood discusses its Santa Barbara fishery.

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A butter aerobics class enlivens the Santa Monica Pier, Christiaan Rollich talks about his innovative cocktails and a look at the drought that is threatening farmers.

Butter Aerobics, The Creative Process of Bartenders, CA Drought

A butter aerobics class enlivens the Santa Monica Pier, Christiaan Rollich talks about his innovative cocktails and a look at the drought that is threatening farmers.

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From the Tsukiji Market's tuna auction, to Japanese soul food and dashi, we take a look at Japanese cuisine.

Inside Tsukiji Market; Ivan Ramen; Japanese Soul Food

From the Tsukiji Market's tuna auction, to Japanese soul food and dashi, we take a look at Japanese cuisine.

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