|StoryCorps on Kesey Plaza in Downtown Eugene|
STORYCORPS, THE NATIONAL ORAL HISTORY PROJECT,
VISITED EUGENE IN MAY, 2009
KLCC HOSTED STORYCORPS
DURING ITS 4 WEEK STAY
StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, arrived in Eugene on May 4 to collect the stories of Eugene's residents as part of its cross-country tour. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project in partnership with NPR and the American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The StoryCorps mobile StoryBooth -- an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio -- was parked at Kesey Plaza on Broadway & Willamette in downtown Eugene until June 1.
Since its launch in October 2003, StoryCorps has collected interviews in all 50 states -- over 24,000 stories in all. In Eugene, StoryCorps partnered with KLCC 89.7 FM, Eugene's NPR station, which aired a selection of the local stories each Wednesday of May at 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Selected segments may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition.
StoryCorps collected approximately 120 interviews during its stay in Eugene. Visit KLCC's Audio Archives for several of the stories collected in Eugene (helpful hint: type the word "StoryCorps" into the keyword search).
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