WICHITA — StoryCorps, made famous by National Public Radio, is coming to Wichita and to the people of south-central Kansas.
Since 2003, more than 50,000 people across the nation have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. It has become one of the largest oral history projects of its kind in the United States, and millions listen to the end results through broadcasts on public radio and the Web.
Beginning Thursday through Nov. 16, StoryCorps will set up a soundproof recording studio in the community. People in the area then make reservations to bring family or other loved ones with them to conduct broadcast-quality oral history interviews.
Each session is 40 minutes long, and participants receive a CD of the interview. A second copy becomes part of an archive housed in the Library of Congress. The archive will not only allow future generations to listen to their ancestors' voices and stories, but historians and researchers.
Selected interviews are broadcast on Fridays on KMUW's Morning Edition. Interviews are also accessible at www.storycorps.net.
Available time slots traditionally fill quickly.