WHOM SHOULD I BRING TO THE INTERVIEW?
AZPM will use a screening survey to find a partner for you for the interview, unless you have been instructed otherwise.HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MY INTERVIEW?
StoryCorps sessions are not scripted. They are intended to be natural conversations. It is a good idea to spend some time before your interview thinking about what questions you want to ask or topics you want to explore. We will provide some suggested questions. Consider bringing your own list questions. But do not over-prepare. Just come ready to be yourself.HOW LONG IS THE INTERVIEW?
The interview itself is 40 minutes long. There is some paperwork you will need to fill out before and after the interview, so the entire process takes about one hour.IS STORYCORPS STAFF PRESENT DURING THE RECORDING SESSION?
A trained Facilitator is present throughout the entire interview process and handles all technical aspects of the recording. Facilitators also help ensure that you have a comfortable and meaningful experience.WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MY INTERVIEW AFTER THE RECORDING SESSION?
With your permission, a copy of the interview will be archived with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Within a few weeks of your interview, you will receive a digital download link of the audio. We encourage you to make copies of your interview to share with your friends, family, and colleagues. WILL MY STORY BE EXCERPTED FOR THE PUBLIC TO HEAR?
With permission from participants, AZPM or StoryCorps may choose to edit your conversation for broadcast, however, only a small percentage of recordings are ever broadcast on the radio.HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARTICIPATE?
You may participate free of charge.WHAT IF I DO NOT WANT MY STORY TO BE ARCHIVED?
If you do not sign the release form, you will receive the audio, the interview will not be archived and we will not keep a copy. Regardless of whether or not you sign the release form, each interview participant will receive the audio of the conversation to share with family and friends.WHAT IS STORYCORPS?
StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Since 2003, over 400,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. As part of our signature service, participants receive a copy of their new recording to share and, with permission, StoryCorps sends a second copy to the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts at STORYCORPS.ORG and on NPR
’s Morning Edition
. We also create award-winning animations that are viewed online and via public and digital media. To learn more about StoryCorps, please visit here