StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Mobile as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded.
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—is parked at Cooper River Side Park until March 10. Reservations can now be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org. Reservations are available as of January 26.
StoryCorps has partnered with Alabama Public Radio (APR), a service of The University of Alabama to collect interviews with residents of the Gulf Coast. APR is broadcast on WHIL 91.3, Mobile’s NPR station. APR will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project.
With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Alabama Public Radio hosted an opening day press event at Cooper Riverside Park on February 9 to introduce StoryCorps to the community and to allow press to interview StoryCorps staff and the first two sets of participants.
Alabama Public Radio is a network of public radio stations based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama housed by The University of Alabama’s Digital Media Center, a part of The College of Communication and Information Sciences.