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Story Corps Comes To St. John's

I am happy to announce that during September we will have the portable StoryCorps studio kit to provide the opportunity for members of the congregation and greater community to come and tell their stories. Call me and set up a time for your interview! Bring a friend or family member to take part in the interview, or interview each other! Tell your friends and neighbors, too! 

 -- Fr. Troy+

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants.

Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.

In the coming years we will build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.

StoryCorps is built on an uncompromising commitment to excellence across all a pects of the project, from collecting, sharing, and preserving people’s stories; to organizational management; to maintaining an extraordinary work environment where respect and dignity are paramount.

The interview session is at the heart of StoryCorps. We treat participants with the utmost respect, care, and dignity. StoryCorps has a r lentless focus on serving a wide diversity of partic pants. StoryCorps is a public service.