Radio Cherry Bombe

Cynthia Hill, Director of A Chef’s Life & Private Violence

Episode Summary

This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen sits down with director Cynthia Hill for an intimate and insightful conversation. Shes the director of PBSs Peabody Award winning series, A Chefs Life. A Chefs Life plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef and the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. Shes also the director of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. This program was brought to you by Bird. I love being able to highlight our culture in the Eastern part of North Carolina. [11:00] Now in the media were finally starting to have a conversation about domestic violence. [25:00] For me its about telling stories that are important to women. [27:00] --Cynthia Hill on Radio Cherry Bombe

Episode Notes

This week on Radio Cherry Bombe, Julia Turshen sits down with director Cynthia Hill for an intimate and insightful conversation. She’s the director of PBS’s Peabody Award winning series, A Chef’s Life. A Chef’s Life plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina. It follows the trials and travails of Chef Vivian Howard and her husband, Ben Knight, and their farm-to-table restaurant, Chef & the Farmer, exploring both traditional and modern applications of quintessential Southern ingredients. She’s also the director of Private Violence, a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. This program was brought to you by Bird.


“I love being able to highlight our culture in the Eastern part of North Carolina.” [11:00]

“Now in the media we’re finally starting to have a conversation about domestic violence.” [25:00]

“For me it’s about telling stories that are important to women.” [27:00]

–Cynthia Hill on Radio Cherry Bombe