Storycorps Kicks Off 4 Week Visit to Record Stories of Yakima Residents

Escrito el 12 Aug 2013
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YAKIMA, WA – StoryCorps, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, sharing, and preserving the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will record interviews in Yakima from August 12—September 14. StoryCorps’ visit to Yakima is part of its 2013 cross-country MobileBooth tour. StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—will be parked at Yakima Valley Museum for four weeks.
Reservations can now be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406. They can also be made online by visiting storycorps.org, or nwpr.org. Additional reservation slots will open on
August 13.
StoryCorps has partnered with Northwest Public Radio to collect 100 interviews with residents in the Yakima area. Northwest Public Radio will air a selection of local interviews recorded in StoryCorps’ MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition. With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Northwest Public Radio will host an opening day press event on August 12 to introduce StoryCorps to the community, and allow press to interview StoryCorps staff and the first two sets of participants.
Who: Northwest Public Radio and StoryCorps staff
What: Opening remarks by Northwest Public Radio and StoryCorps staff; tour of MobileBooth
Where: Yakima Valley Museum – 2105 Tieton Drive
When: Monday, August 12
10:30 am First Interview: Ricardo R. Garcia, Radio KDNA co-founder
11:45 am Press Event
12:15 pm MobileBooth Tour
12:30 pm Second Interview: Cragg M. Gilbert, Gilbert Orchards general manager

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