StoryCorps in the North Country
North Country Public Radio has sponsored two North Country visits by StoryCorps. This national oral history project gives everyone the chance to record the stories of family and friends. Participants interview someone they know and love, get a CD to keep, and send a copy to the Library of Congress for future generations. With permission, selections are broadcast on local stations, and on national programs produced by NPR.
The StoryCorps mobile recording booth visted Saranac Lake in June 2008 and Glens Falls in July.
StoryCorps Interviews from NCPR
StoryCorps Homepage: www.storycorps.net
StoryCorps Features @ NPR
Jun 15, 2013 — Robert Stokely couldn't sleep while his son was in Iraq with the National Guard. In 2005, Michael Stokely was killed by a roadside bomb. A few years later, Robert headed to Iraq himself, to find the spot where his son had died.
Jun 14, 2013 — As a young father, Horace Atwater Jr. grappled with a drug addiction. I "lost everything," he says, including his wife and two sons. Years later, he took in Adrian, who at 14 had already experienced plenty of his own hard times.
Jun 7, 2013 — Shengqiao Chen and Zehao Zhou met 20 years ago after a ship that was smuggling Chinese immigrants into the U.S. ran aground just outside New York City.
May 31, 2013 — In 2004, Peter Obetz was in the middle of a divorce when he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He says the news was not only a wake-up call for him to change his life, but it also brought him closer to his friend Jeff Jarrett. He's been cancer-free since 2009.
May 25, 2013 — In our latest installment of the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative, we hear from Lance Cpl. Travis Williams. In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Williams lost his 12-man squad lost his squad to an IED. He was the only survivor.
At the MobileBooth, people participate in pairs - oftentimes friends or loved ones - and one interviews the other. A trained facilitator guides the participants through the interview process and handles the technical aspects of the recording. At the end of a 40-minute session, the participants walk away with a CD of their interview. With their permission, a second copy will be sent to the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress to become part of a high quality digital archive. This collection will eventually grow into an oral history of America. The project is sponsored by NPR (National Public Radio) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.