Prosciutto ham with melon, red peppers stuffed with mozzarella, lemon tarts and profiteroles. These are the delicacies that met our eyes and taste buds as we walked into the sunlit Il Bistro Italiano in Grand Junction for a StoryCorps celebration. Brunella and Ron Hall are the owners of this delicious Italian restaurant in the tree lined downtown. They opened their doors for supporters and friends of Colorado Public Radio who were all quite curious about this silver Airstream trailer on the Southeast corner of 4th and Main.
“How do you decide what goes on the radio?” “What an incredible job you have!” “Where do you go next?” “I have some great stories!” The room was filled with the exclamations and questions of curiously excited community members. Some of these were satisfied when Sara Esrick, our site supervisor, was introduced by KCFR News Host, Anna Panoka: “We are so excited to be in Grand Junction. People here have been so friendly!”
There were MobileBooth tours and good conversations about StoryCorps, Grand Junction and peaches. Yes, this area of Colorado is famous for its peaches. Peaches, stories and the Colorado Monument in our backyard: This is the life for MobileBooth West until August 23rd.