KCRW partners with StoryCorps to record, preserve and share the stories of Los Angeles.
STORYCORPS IN LA
November 11-December 18, 2011
at LACMA (5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 90036)
Reservations are full.
Over six weeks, StoryCorps will make more than 200 recordings that share and preserve the stories of Los Angeles. Selected excerpts will air on KCRW between Nov. 11-Dec. 18 during All Things Considered.
StoryCorps is an award-winning national project to create an oral history of America. It was created by MacArthur "Genius" Grant award winner David Isay. The first stationary recording booth opened New York's Grand Central Terminal in October 2003. Since then, several Airstream Mobile Recording Booths have crisscrossed the United States, collecting more than 35,000 interviews from more than 70,000 participants. All are archived in the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen weekly to their broadcasts on NPR's Morning Edition as well as StoryCorps' own Listenpage.
StoryCorps in Los Angeles is made possible by a grant from the David Bohnett Foundation
Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall
Jacob and Diane Anderson-Minshall tell the story of how they met 20 years ago and how Jacob's decision to transition affected their relationship.
Susan Russell is Senior Associate for Communications, Incorporation and Growth, and Inclusion at All-Saints Church in Pasadena. She's also a prominent gay rights activist.
Single mom Anne Gallagher and her teen-age son, Tom Chorney, talk about his early childhood diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome and what it's meant to them.
OC Weekly Managing Editor Gustavo Arellano talks with Joseph Bernal, about the landmark civil rights case involving Joe's father, Alex Bernal. They were joined by Luis Fernandez.
Margarita Nafpaktitis interviews her third grade teacher, Francine Battle about what inspired her to become a teacher and about growing up in Los Angeles when African-Americans were restricted from living in certain neighborhoods.
Roy Choi, the father of the modern food truck movement, shares stories about growing up Korean-American in Los Angeles.
We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11
An intimate look at lives forever changed by the attacks on 9/11, families and friends who tell us about their loved ones and their loss. Hosted by Audie Cornish.