StoryCorps http://wunc.org en StoryCorps: An Hour Behind The Scenes http://wunc.org/post/storycorps-hour-behind-scenes <p><a href="http://storycorps.org" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">StoryCorps</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, a national oral history project, has collected more than 50,000 interviews across the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:09:08 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35970 at http://wunc.org StoryCorps: An Hour Behind The Scenes An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past http://wunc.org/post/inmate-who-killed-another-rethinks-his-own-past Carlos Rocha grew up in Chicago and became a gang member like his brothers. In 1998, he was arrested for weapons possession and sent to prison.<p>Right before he was to be released on bond, Carlos, now 40, got into a fight with another inmate and killed him, resulting in an additional 24 years behind bars.<p>"I didn't look at it ... like I took somebody's life that really mattered," Carlos says during a StoryCorps visit to Danville Correctional Center in Illinois, where he is an inmate. "I looked at it like he was a criminal, just like me. I was defending myself. Fri, 16 May 2014 13:35:12 +0000 NPR Staff 35610 at http://wunc.org An Inmate Who Killed Another Rethinks His Own Past StoryCorps: Bringing A Split Family Closer Together http://wunc.org/post/storycorps-bringing-split-family-closer-together <div><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://wunc.org/topic/storycorps">StoryCorps</a>&nbsp;mobile booth is wrapping up its stay in Durham this week. &nbsp;The silver trailer has been in town since last month, collecting conversations to archive at the Library of Congress. &nbsp;Many of those conversations are also airing on&nbsp;WUNC.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:37:58 +0000 Will Michaels 35323 at http://wunc.org StoryCorps: Bringing A Split Family Closer Together StoryCorps: An Unlikely Friendship Endures Homelessness, Addiction And Hospice http://wunc.org/post/storycorps-unlikely-friendship-endures-homelessness-addiction-and-hospice <p>The StoryCorps mobile recording booth is in Durham this month. The silver Airstream trailer-turned recording studio is in town to collect stories from North Carolina.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 21:35:00 +0000 WUNC News 35154 at http://wunc.org StoryCorps: An Unlikely Friendship Endures Homelessness, Addiction And Hospice Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family' http://wunc.org/post/leaving-dark-time-behind-get-through-it-family In 2009, Frank Tempone was severely depressed. He had what he calls a midlife crisis, and left his wife and three kids in Massachusetts to live on his own in Chicago.<p>But after two years apart, Frank came back. The entire family moved to Chicago, and Frank brought his oldest son, Jack, to StoryCorps because he wanted to apologize.<p>"Do you remember that time?" Frank asks Jack.<p>"Yeah, I was like the dad in the house," says Jack, now 13. "I took care of [younger brothers] Dave and Ben sometimes. Fri, 02 May 2014 07:52:00 +0000 NPR Staff 34813 at http://wunc.org Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family' After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others http://wunc.org/post/after-shocking-loss-finding-healing-teaching-others Ayodeji Ogunniyi was a pre-med student when his father was murdered by three young men. So Ogunniyi decided that becoming a teacher, not a doctor, would help ensure his father's death was not in vain. (This <em>StoryCorps</em> interview initially aired Oct. 30, 2011 on <em>Weekend Edition Sunday.</em>) <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:50:42 +0000 NPR Staff 34494 at http://wunc.org After A Shocking Loss, Finding Healing By Teaching Others Captain Luke Mayer, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Is StoryCorps' First Durham Interview http://wunc.org/post/captain-luke-mayer-music-maker-relief-foundation-storycorps-first-durham-interview <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The StoryCorps Mobile Booth opens today. The first very first interview was between the <a href="http://www.musicmaker.org/artists/captain-luke/">musician Captain Luke Mayer, and Tim Duffy of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. </a></p><p></p><p>Captain Luke has a wonderful deep rich baritone. He came to music early in life. Music Maker has documented the story of his life and music:</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:41:09 +0000 Carol Jackson 33955 at http://wunc.org Captain Luke Mayer, Music Maker Relief Foundation, Is StoryCorps' First Durham Interview StoryCorps Comes To Durham: Please Participate http://wunc.org/post/storycorps-comes-durham-please-participate <p><em><strong>&nbsp;Update: All the sessions available have been booked. We will be opening another round of sessions for booking at 10 A.M. on Friday April 18! </strong></em></p><p>StoryCorps is that terrific project where regular people can go into an audio recording booth and interview someone they know. StoryCorps&nbsp;interviews are regular Friday morning features on <a href="http://wunc.org/programs/morning-edition">Morning Edition</a>.</p><p>Do you want to record an interview with someone? Here's all the info you need:</p><p><strong>When</strong>: April 17 - May 18</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:53:20 +0000 Carol Jackson 32601 at http://wunc.org StoryCorps Comes To Durham: Please Participate A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording http://wunc.org/post/homeless-teen-finds-solace-teacher-and-recording Aaron didn't intend to tell his classmates that he was homeless. But when he recorded his own story with StoryCorpsU — a project designed to help kids in high-needs schools build stronger relationships with their teachers — he says, it just came out.<p>"I felt ... like a big load was let off," Aaron explains. Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:16:00 +0000 NPR Staff 31655 at http://wunc.org A Homeless Teen Finds Solace In A Teacher And A Recording A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back' http://wunc.org/post/black-chef-all-white-club-who-never-looked-back Clayton Sherrod was just 19 in 1964, when he became the executive chef at an all-white club in Birmingham, Ala. Sherrod, who is African-American, had started working in the kitchen there when he was 13, after his father had a heart attack.<p>"My mother said, 'You can't go back to school. You're going to have to find a job.' So I went to the country club."<p>Sherrod's friends thought he was crazy when he decided he would become a chef, he recalls during a visit to StoryCorps. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:34:00 +0000 editor 29085 at http://wunc.org A Black Chef At An All-White Club Who 'Never Looked Back'