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Monday, September 18, 2006

Story tellers wanted

Posted By on Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 2:56 PM

StoryCorps, an NPR-sponsored project seeking true American stories, is pulling into Little Rock Sept. 28 for a four-day stop, stay through Oct. 22 and is now taking reservations. KUAR link here.

Created by radio documentary producer and MacArthur “Genius” grant recipient Dave Isay, the idea behind the StoryCorps is simple: one person (with the help of a StoryCorps “facilitator”) interviews a family member, friend or acquaintance for 40 minutes about some aspect of their life. Participants are given a broadcast quality audio recording of their interview. With the participants’ permission, the collected interview will eventually be archived at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, and a select few will be played on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” program. The whole process takes one hour, and a $10 donation is suggested.

One of the StoryCorps trailers will be parked in Little Rock’s River Market Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. Reservations for those wishing to interview or be interviewed are now being accepted. Space is limited, though more time slots will open the day after the StoryCorps trailer arrives and will be available for phone or online reservation then. Slots always fill up quickly and walk-in interviews will not be accepted.

For more information or to reserve an interview time during the Little Rock stop, go online to www.storycorps.net. Reservations are also being taken now at 1-800-850-4406.

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