COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – May 4, 2015 – StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Colorado Springs from Thursday, May 21 to Sunday, June 21 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. At 60,000 interviews, StoryCorps is the largest single collection of human voices ever recorded.
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—will be parked at the Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave, in southwestern Colorado Springs for a month. Reservations can now be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org.
StoryCorps has partnered with KRCC, Colorado College’s NPR-member station, to collect interviews with residents in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area. KRCC will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
KRCC will host an opening day press event on May 21 to introduce StoryCorps to the community and to allow press to interview StoryCorps staff and the first two sets of participants.
Who:Jeff Bieri, KRCC; Mike Bristol/Kristen Olson; StoryCorps staff
Colorado College is a nationally prominent, four-year liberal arts college that was founded in Colorado Springs in 1874. The college operates on the innovative Block Plan, in which its approximately 2,000 undergraduate students study one course at a time in intensive 3½-week segments. The college also offers a master of arts in teaching degree. For more information, visit www.coloradocollege.edu