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StoryCorps at Locating the Sacred

StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve their stories.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 40,000 interviews from nearly 80,000 participants. Millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts each week on NPR’s Morning Edition. Millions more have viewed telecasts of StoryCorps’ animated shorts on YouTube, PBS, and at Now you can share yours!

On Sunday, September 16, 2012, from 10am-5pm, StoryCorps is partnering with the Locating the Sacred Festival to record your stories in the StoryCorps recording booth at Foley Square in Lower Manhattan. Sign up for one of the six 40-minute recording sessions available that day and engage in the sacred act of listening with a loved one.

Here’s how it works:

  • Find an interview partner: A StoryCorps interview is a conversation between two people who know each other.  Is there a colleague you admire? Someone you have always wanted to ask how they do what they do? This is a great opportunity to ask—or answer—the questions that matter.
  • Schedule your interview: StoryCorps will record interviews on Sunday, September 16, 2012, from 10am-5pm. Contact Nico Daswani at ndaswani [at] to schedule your appointment. Please include the word “STORYCORPS” in all caps in your subject heading. Space is limited–there are 6 slots available, beginning at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. In your e-mail, please indicate your top three choices for time slot.
  • The interview: A StoryCorps interview is 40 minutes long.  At the end of the interview you will receive a free CD of the recording, and with your permission a copy of the interview will be archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.


Space is limited, so contact Nico Daswani as soon as possible to reserve your interview spot. To listen to stories and learn more, visit