, the collector of American voices StoryCorps
made its way to New Orleans to gather personal interviews post-Katrina about evacuating, recovering and progress after the storm. On March 12, the MobileBooth returns to gather a new crop of tales about the city, and the subjects of those stories will be up to the people who tell them.
With an airstream trailer in tow (complete with a fully furnished recording studio), StoryCorps tours the country setting up interviews between two people who know and care about one another. From March 12 to April 8, the booth will be parked outside of Doerr Furniture
(914 Elysian Fields Ave.), ready to hear from New Orleanians. A facilitator will guide interviewers and interviewees through the process, and after a 40-minute recording session, participants will leave with a CD copy of their interviews. With permission, StoryCorps will also long a copy of the interview at the American Folklife Center
at the Library of Congress
will air a selection of the stories, and the national NPR morning show, Morning Edition, also airs stories from across the country.
There is a suggested donation of $25 for participants, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. You can make a reservation for an interview beginning today, Feb. 26, by calling 1-800-850-4406 or by going to the StoryCorps website