StoryCorps Returns To Nashville, May 13-24 | Nashville Public Radio

StoryCorps Returns To Nashville, May 13-24

Feb 22, 2019

Nashville Public Radio is proud to welcome StoryCorps back to Tennessee!

StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will team up with Nashville Public Radio as part of its Military Voices Initiative. Together, we will honor Middle Tennessee's veteran and military community by recording and preserving their stories.

It is an opportunity for veterans to share their experiences in their own words. It is also an opportunity for civilians to understand more clearly the complex realities of veterans’ service and sacrifice.  

Honor a veteran in your life by listening to their stories and asking them questions about their service.  Need some question ideas? Look here.

There are only 50 interview slots available and we want you to be involved.

StoryCorps will be at Nashville Public Radio's studio, 630 Mainstream Drive, in Nashville, May 13-24, 2019.

Reservations can now be made online here, or by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 800.850.4406.

Listening Event

Join Nashville Public Radio at our public listening event to welcome StoryCorps to the community and to share stories recorded with veterans and their families.

You will learn more about the Military Voices Initiative, hear examples of interviews, and be able to ask questions about the interview process. 

Recording an interview

Recording an interview in a StoryCorps booth couldn’t be easier.  You invite a military veteran to the StoryCorps recording site. There you’re met by a trained facilitator who explains the interview process, brings you into a quiet recording booth and seats you across from your interview partner, each of you in front of a microphone. The facilitator hits “record,” and you share a 40-minute conversation. At the end of the session, you walk away with a copy of the interview, and with your permission a digital file goes to the Library of Congress, where it will be preserved for generations to come.

The Military Voices Initiative marks StoryCorps' fourth visit to our region. Clearly Middle Tennessee was selected because of our significant active duty and veteran population and the demonstrable appreciation of this community for their service.