This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, while family are around, take the opportunity to record family stories. NPR stations are partnering with StoryCorps to grow the American Folklife Center's collection of interviews.

StoryCorps Recordings Become Spokane-Centric Programs

Jun 20, 2016

When StoryCorps brought their portable recording booth to Spokane in 2015, the organizers asked specifically for two categories of interviews: tales of being in the Military, and stories related to gender identity.  SPR volunteer producer Emmet Stackelberg has taken those SFCC recordings and turned them into two separate half-hour programs that aired June 21, 2016.

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As many of you will know, that's the theme for StoryCorps, which you usually hear on Fridays. Today, we want to tell you about a new initiative from StoryCorps founder David Isay.

If you have been a listener to Morning Edition for any length of time, you are likely familiar with StoryCorps. Now Spokane area residents will have a chance to record their memories for the project. The segment that runs on Fridays is an edited version of an oral history project that tapes about 1000 conversation per year.

They are often very poignant and moving pieces, such as this one that featured Word War 2 veteran Joseph Robertson, and his recollection of shooting a German soldier during the Battle of the Bulge: