storycorps.gifStoryCorps is coming to Austin for a stay from 4/6 – 4/30. It’s a partnership between NPR and the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The idea is to preserve oral histories of Americans through interviews recorded in the booths. There’s a suggested donation of $10. You take an hour to record an interview with someone whose story you’d like to preserve. At the end, you get a CD for yourself and the interview will be added to all of the other StoryCorps interviews and archived at the Library of Congress.

This is the perfect opportunity to get stories out of your grandparents and get them on record. Very cool. I really regret not having done this with my grandparents. I wish the few remaining relatives that I do have from the WW II generation lived locally because I’d have them over there in a heartbeat. As it is, I’m signing up for something anyway.

You can reserve a spot to record your own interview starting tomorrow morning at 10am.

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