Modeled after the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the 1930's, today's recording studio on wheels is also crisscrossing the country in search of stories from everyday Americans. Their recording are housed in the StoryCorps Archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. To me, listening to the oral histories of Americans in the 1930's is fascinating, perhaps someday people will listen to us! Story Corps' vision
"To us, StoryCorps celebrates our shared humanity and collective identity. It captures and defines the stories that bond us. We've found that the process of interviewing a friend, neighbor, or family member can have a profound impact on both the interviewer and interviewee. We've seen people change, friendships grow, families walk away feeling closer, understanding each other better. Listening, after all, is an act of love."
I reccomend that you find time to listen to all of the featured clips, but be sure to check out these favorites of mine is you can....
Front page..Judy and Phillip Frabosilo, how they got married.
11-year-old Connor Murphy interviews his mother Patricia.
This is humanity, amazing! This is the story that got me started.
Check out NPR for more Story Corps each Friday