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
Apr 18, 2014 — In high school, Cristina Peņa was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.
Apr 11, 2014 — Collin Smith was in high school when an accident left him unable to use his arms and legs. So Ernest Greene, 50 years his senior, decided to help. And when Collin went to college, Ernest went, too.
Apr 4, 2014 — Aidan Seeger was 7 when he died of a genetic disorder known as ALD in 2012. Now New York state requires newborn screening for the disorder, thanks to "Aidan's Law."
Mar 29, 2014 — Fighting in Afghanistan was extremely difficult, but now that Army Capt. Drew Pham is back in the U.S., he says he doesn't even know how to talk to people. It's his wife, he says, who keeps him going.
Mar 28, 2014 — Newlyweds Anthony and Jessica Villarreal share how they rebuilt their lives after a bomb disfigured Anthony in Afghanistan. (The StoryCorps interview initially aired Nov. 9, 2013 on Weekend Saturday.)
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.