What is StoryCorps?

StoryCorps' mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Sponsored by National Public Radio and affiliated with the Library of Congress, StoryCorps was established to create an oral history of regular citizens, allowing everyday people to preserve personal stories for their own families, and for future generations to hear. Since 2003, over 35,000 everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends in our StoryBooths. Millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind.


StoryCorps is in Tucson. Luis Carrion has the story.

Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Participants reserve an hour-long recording session at the StoryBooth, where they can interview relatives, friends, or members of their community. At the end of the session, participants receive a CD to take home, and, with their permission, a copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. 

StoryCorps airs Friday mornings on KUAZ 89.1 FM and 1550AM.   To request an interview with StoryCorps go online or call 1-800-850-4406.

The StoryCorps mobile radio booth is located at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library – Jacome Plaza (101 N. Stone Ave., with parking in the library parking garage with the entrance on Alameda St. West of Stone Ave.) from December 4 through the 21st and again from January 5 through 17. Interview times will be from 10:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 on Saturday and Sunday.   Community Organizations interested in partnering with Arizona Public Media for a StoryCorps project, contact Community Events Coordinator for Arizona Public Media, at 626-3383 or email Erin Deely