Peter Gilstrap

Peter Gilstrap

Writer and radio producer

Guest

Peter Gilstrap is a writer, radio producer, screenwriter and former Zamboni driver living in Los Angeles. His work has appeared on NPR, KCRW, KQED, KPCC, and in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly, Salon and Variety. He’s won two PRNDI awards. He plays bass and sings.

Peter Gilstrap on KCRW

A man from Pasadena, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested and convicted of the killing of Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan is still in prison.

A visit to Sirhan Sirhan's family home in Pasadena

A man from Pasadena, Sirhan Sirhan, was arrested and convicted of the killing of Robert F. Kennedy. Sirhan is still in prison.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Johnny Cash played his iconic concert at Folsom Prison he covered the song of one very talented inmate.

Johnny Tried: The Ballad of Glen Sherley

When Johnny Cash played his iconic concert at Folsom Prison he covered the song of one very talented inmate.

from Lost Notes

As part of KCRW’s Lost Notes, reporter Peter Gilstrap tells the tale of how the often incarcerated Country musician Glen Sherley found his life intertwined with the life of Johnny…

Johnny Cash and the Ballad of Glen Sherley

As part of KCRW’s Lost Notes, reporter Peter Gilstrap tells the tale of how the often incarcerated Country musician Glen Sherley found his life intertwined with the life of Johnny…

from Music News

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from Arts & Culture Stories

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from KCRW Features

Since the #OscarsSoWhite movement kicked off five years ago, the Academy has worked to make its membership more diverse.

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from Nocturne

A MacArthur Park school is working with LACMA to bring art into the historic but gentrifying neighborhood.

from Greater LA

Dael Orlandersmith's one-woman show "Until the Flood" is set in and around Ferguson, Missouri. It's 2014, immediately after Michael Brown was shot 6 times by a police officer.

from Opening the Curtain