StoryCorps, Widely Heard on NPR, Comes to Shreveport

The StoryCorps MobileBooth, a mobile recording studio that travels all over the U.S. recording interviews with everyday Americans, will be stationed at the Broadmoor Branch of Shreve Memorial Library, Oct. 13 through Nov. 10, 2017. There’s more info here at SBFunGuide.com. To record a story with StoryCorps, potential storytellers need to reserve an appointment time by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.org. The StoryCorps MobileBooth appearance in Shreveport is a partnership with Red River Radio, the local NPR affiliate network.

A photo of the StoryCorps MobileBooth
The interior of the StoryCorps MobileBooth. Photo provided by Red River Radio.

StoryCorps stories are widely heard on NPR affiliate stations around the country, but StoryCorps has also recently begun sharing the stories that they record in other ways, such as by adapting those stories into animated short films. The mission of StoryCorps is “to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.”

Storytelling appointments can be made beginning at 10 a.m. CST on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. Additional storytelling appointment time slots will open to the public on Oct. 13. While there’s no fee to participate, a credit card is required in order to make an appointment, as there is a fee for booking a recording appointment and not showing up. The StoryCorps MobileBooth records conversations between two people at a time and sessions last 40 minutes.

Check out this video about the StoryCorps MobileBooth:

Traveling from out of town to record a story at the StoryCorps MobileBooth? Learn more about Shreveport-Bossier online or download the 2017 Official Visitors’ Guide to Shreveport-Bossier.

Photos for this post were provided by Red River Radio.

3 comments

  1. I would love to tell my story …trust me it is epic….318-572-1409 find me on facebook as well Demarco Lewis….text me if no answer

    1. Hey, Demarco! To reserve a time to record your story with StoryCorps, you’ll just need to call the number listed in the post. Sounds like you’ve got a good one!

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