StoryCorps Returns to Pensacola
WUWF Public Media is proud to welcome StoryCorps back to Pensacola, April 8-19, 2019. StoryCorps, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds and beliefs, will team up with WUWF as part of its Military Voices Initiative. Together, we will honor Northwest Florida’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 Mobile Studio will be at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Wright Street, in Pensacola, April 8-19, 2019.
Reservations can now be made online here, or by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 800.850.4406.
Join WUWF 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, see the mobile recording studio, and be able ask questions about the interview process.
When: April 11, 2019 @ 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wesley Abbey at First United Methodist Church, 6 E. Wright St., Pensacola, FL 32501
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 third visit to our region. Clearly Northwest Florida was selected because of our significant active duty and veteran population and the demonstrable appreciation of this community for their service.