Thursday, November 08, 2007

StoryCorps: Listening Is an Act of Love

During the NPR's Morning Edition this morning, I caught a story about a new book coming out about StoryCorps, a project that provides recording opportunities to people simply to tell their story. On Fridays, Morning Edition features one of those recorded stories and this has become my favorite "NPR moment" during the week.

Click the link above the photo to read the article. There is a link on the page that gives you excerpts from the book as well as an audio version of the story. This is not to be missed. And it appears, neither is the new book: listening IS an act of love.
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Dave Isay at the StoryCorps booth in Grand Central Terminal.

William Jacobs had a private conversation with his grandson that was overheard by millions of people. Their conversation was recorded and aired on Morning Edition in 2005 as part of the StoryCorps project, which has been capturing the stories of everyday Americans across the country.

In a separate conversation, Mary Caplan told a story about nursing her brother through AIDS.

Jacobs and Caplan are featured in a new book about StoryCorps called Listening Is an Act of Love, edited by StoryCorps founder Dave Isay.

Since 2003, when StoryCorps was launched, about 15,000 conversations have been recorded as part of the project.

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