StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will utilize a new virtual platform to record remote interviews in the Lewis Clark Valley from 07/08/20 – 08/07/20 as part of its Mobile Tour.
StoryCorps is partnering with NPR affiliate Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB). NWPB is a community service of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.
NWPB will air a selection of the local interviews and create special programs around the project.
StoryCorps may also share excerpts of these stories with the world through the project’s popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms and best-selling books.
“We’ve all had the experience of listening to a loved one and wishing that we could record the conversation for posterity,” Kerry Swanson, NWPB Station Manager, said. “StoryCorps enables us to share important life experiences with each other and future generations. We look forward to being able to share those stories from the Pacific Northwest.”
Now in its 15th anniversary year, the StoryCorps Mobile Tour has facilitated thousands of meaningful conversations between people who know and care about one another. To date, these face-to-face conversations have taken place in its Mobile Booth: an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. For the first time, to respond to the need for social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic — while working towards its mission to help people feel more connected and less alone — StoryCorps is piloting a Virtual Mobile Tour and offering the opportunity for residents in the greater Lewiston and Clarkston region to participate online.
Reservations to record will be available at 10 a.m. on June 24 PST and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org.