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StoryCorps Sessions to Become Weekly NPR Feature

StoryCorps Sessions to Become Weekly NPR Feature

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, stories told by everyday New Yorkers in the StoryCorps recording booth located in Grand Central Station will become a regular feature on WNYC(AM), New York Public Radio during its local broadcast of NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
In each segment, creator of StoryCorps Dave Isay will introduce one or two excerpts of stories recorded at the StoryCorps booth, a freestanding soundproof recording studio that opened in Oct. 2003 and is located in Grand Central Terminal. This booth is the first in the organization’s 10-year project.
StoryCorps is an oral history of America project from Sound Portraits Productions, a non-profit radio production company in New York founded by Isay. WNYC describes StoryCorps as “a national initiative to instruct and inspire Americans to record one another’s stories in sound, and an experiment in democracy, history and memory in the digital age.”
Visitors to the booth record 40-minute oral histories with a loved one, with the help of a trained facilitator. One copy goes to the participants, and a second goes to the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress to become part of an oral history of the country.
Each interview costs $10. Individuals can reserve an interview session in the booth at, an online resource center that offers a reservation and payment system, sample recorded interviews, a question helper utility and troubleshooting guide.