For more than a dozen years, Friday mornings have been synonymous with StoryCorps on Morning Edition. Since its founding by Dave Isay in 2003, StoryCorps, the independent nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, has been collecting, sharing and preserving the stories of Americans. Its Mobile Tour has traveled the country for more than a decade, in visits to cities of all sizes that are carried out in partnership with local stations; permanent booths are now located in four cities.
It is hard to imagine a time when it was more important for Americans to share their stories and listen to each other—strengthen the connections between people—to weave
the fabric of our culture into the understanding that everyone’s story matters.
In this session we explore the ways in which stations and local communities can use the tools and platforms offered by StoryCorps to advance local service mission—how we can listen, share our humanity and preserve the stories of who we are.