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StoryCorps to roll through June 7-30

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This just in: StoryCorps, the NPR-affiliated non-profit devoted to "recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of Americans from all backgrounds and beliefs," will record interviews in an Airstream trailer/recording studio stowed in the WFYI parking lot (W. 16th Street and Meridian Street) from June 7 through 30 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Reservations for interviews will be accepted beginning May 24 at storycorps.org or by calling 1-800-850-4406.

Interviews are conducted by two people who "know and care about each other," with a trained facilitator helping participants through the 40-minute process. Participants receive a complimentary CD, with the option to have a second CD archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. WFYI plans to create special programming using the interviews, some of which may also end up airing in the NPR's national morning show, Morning Edition.

To get a sense of what's StoryCorps is up to (if you're not already familiar with the Morning Edition segments, listen to a selection of interview excerpts at the StoryCorps site, or take a look at the animated short below, one of several that can be seen at storycorps.org.

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