StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, is coming to South Carolina to collect stories from the Palmetto State.
About StoryCorps: StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three books: Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps–all of which are New York Times best sellers. For more information, or to listen to stories online, visit storycorps.org.
StoryCorps will bring their MobileBooth (an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio) to Ansonborough Field in Charleston, SC from October 25, 2012 to November 19, 2012. Reservations will be available beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 11 and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org.
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other, with a trained StoryCorps facilitator guiding the participants through the interview process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.
In Charleston, StoryCorps will partner with ETV Radio, South Carolina’s NPR affiliate. ETV Radio will air a selection of the local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition.