Mitra Bonshahi developed an ear for listening while working at a 24 hour diner in her hometown of Chicago. She grew to appreciate the colorful stories she heard from the local patrons, which led her to become a Facilitator for StoryCorps in 2006. Upon witnessing a moving conversation between a husband and his wife who had Alzheimer's, she understood the importance of capturing fading memories and celebrating the present lives of people. After her run as a Facilitator, she was inspired to become a coordinator for the Memory Loss Initiative where her natural affinity for the elderly and their stories continues to flourish.

  • The Great Thanksgiving Listen

    Posted on August 27, 2015, from .

  • A Return to Post-Katrina New Orleans

    Posted on August 26, 2015, from New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • “Traffic Stop” Q&A

    Posted on August 6, 2015, from .

  • From our Archive: Americans Living with Disabilities

    Posted on June 25, 2015, from .

  • A PRIDE Playlist from StoryCorps Outloud

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  • Behind the Scenes of A More Perfect Union

    Posted on June 19, 2015, from .

  • Questions for Dad

    Posted on June 17, 2015, from .

  • Father’s Day Playlist

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  • Just Released: New Collection of Stories from OutLoud

    Posted on June 16, 2015, from .

  • Upcoming National Broadcast of StoryCorps Short “The Last Viewing”

    Posted on May 27, 2015, from .