StoryCorps will record, preserve and perhaps broadcast stories Oklahomans record with loved ones 

StoryCorps
Civic Center Music Hall
201 N. Walker
Thursday, ongoing
Through Nov. 20
$25 donation
800-850-4406, www.storycorps.com

A son sits across from his mother and asks her probing questions that divulge a wealth of history that might have otherwise been forgotten.

StoryCorps is a nonprofit organization that preserves such moments through audio recordings featured within a collection in the Library of Congress. Created in 2003, the program has gathered more than 60,000 interviews nationwide, the largest collection of American voices to date.

"It's a collection of oral history " people's triumphs, tragedies and stories of how they overcame," said Karen Holp, the general manager at KGOU-FM, which plays StoryCorps selections every Friday morning.

The program is set up so that two loved ones interview each other with a trained facilitator, who helps lead the 40-minute session. Following the interview, participants are given a recording of the memories they shared.
KGOU-FM, a public radio station on the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman, is partnering with StoryCorps to collect interviews from Oklahomans Thursday through Nov. 20.

"Oklahoma voices need to be heard more strongly," Holp said. "There are a lot of folks here with a story to tell."

Participants record the segments inside StoryCorps' MobileBooth, which is an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio. The recordings may be selected for broadcast to a national audience through StoryCorps' partnership with NPR's "Morning Edition."

The MobileBooth will be parked in front of Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker. A donation of $25 is asked, although not required, for each interview session. For more information or to reserve an interview time, call 800-850-4406 or visit www.storycorps.com. "Ta'Chelle Jones

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