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Join the Great Thanksgiving Listen

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Nov 13, 2015 8:12 AM

StoryCorps, the pioneering oral history project, has launched The Great Thanksgiving Listen -- its most ambitious initiative to date.

StoryCorps is working with high school teachers across the country to ask students to interview a grandparent or elder over Thanksgiving 2015 using the new free StoryCorps mobile app. Thanksgiving weekend is Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29.


Participants will upload their recordings to the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. In one holiday weekend StoryCorps hopes to gather more interviews than it has in the 12 years since its founding, and to capture an entire generation of American lives and experiences.

Dave Isay, Founder and President of StoryCorps, launched the StoryCorps mobile app using the $1 million 2015 TED Prize. The app takes the StoryCorps experience out of the booth and puts it entirely in the hands of users, enabling anyone, anywhere to record conversations with another person for archiving at the U.S. Library of Congress and on the new StoryCorps.me website.

WITF is pleased to partner with StoryCorps. Sign up to receive a special Teachers Toolkit and learn how to get started here: bit.ly/greatlisten

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