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Host: Scott LaMar
Radio Smart Talk for Monday, November 19:
My father, Don LaMar, died just over three years ago. We have many, many photographs and videos of my dad. However, almost immediately after he passed away, I thought to myself that I wished I had sat down and recorded an interview with Dad about his life. It would have been informative and funny because my dad was the best storyteller I ever encountered. (I don't think I'm biased).
The stories he would have told would have been the most cherished keepsake in our family's history.
Oral histories have been around since man first was able to communicate. Even though technology provides options for recording those histories, hearing stories from a loved one or friend is just as powerful as they've always been.
Friday, November 23, 2012 is The National Day of Listening -- a day set aside for everyone to do what I didn't get the opportunity to do -- record an oral history or story with a family member or friend.
On Monday's Radio Smart Talk Krisi Packer and Jeremy Helton of Storycorps join us to discuss ways to record an interview or conversation to be saved for generations to come. They'll have tips on questions to ask and how to set up the best interview you can.
They'll also have examples. Be sure to tune in.
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Below is an example interview from StoryCorps: "Sundays at Rocco's."
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