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Hundreds of people have utilized StoryCorps various recording booths and mobile recording vehicles to record a portion of their life story. It's made a huge difference in these peoples' lives.

StoryCorps is one of those small dreams that has yielded some great results. These results are not measured so much in dollars and cents as they are in the priceless memories they've preserved for so many.

It started in 2003 with a booth if Grand Central Terminal, one of the busiest places in the world and an ideal location for busy commuters and travelers in New York city.  There people are allowed to record up to a one hour session for just $10. You leave with a CD recording of the session and you also have the opportunity for your story to be added to the StoryCorps Archives, housed at the Library of Congress.

Since then over 35,000 everyday people have shared life stories with StoryBooths. What a great way to take that first real step to preserving your life story. StoryCorps has continued their mission with a productive and fruitful collaboration with NPR (National Public Radio) and every Friday they present a short audio reminiscence from someone about a significant time in their life.

StoryCorps initiated an annual event with the National Day of Listening on November 28, 2008. They have continued this trend the day after Thanksgiving ever since. They encourage all of us to spend time listening to someone's story - even better, recording an hour of personal history of a family member, friend or even a stranger. Details are listed at www.nationaldayoflistening.org.

Their web site is full of powerful testimonials. You can even listen to some of the recordings and learn more about their mission to preserve and share humanity's stories and build connections between people.

StoryCorps

StoryCorps is a national project to instruct and inspire Americans to record each other's stories in sound. They are an independent nonprofit project.

If you want to participate you can do it at the booth location, but there are other ways if you can't go there.

Over the past few years StoryCorps has made great strides and even been recognized with the prestigious journalistic Peabody Award (in 2007). StoryCorps has continued their mission with a productive and fruitful collaboration with NPR (National Public Radio) and every Friday they present a short audio reminiscence from someone about a significant time in their life.

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