Mariel Gruszko is fascinated by radio’s power to translate people’s everyday lived experiences into emotionally compelling stories. An activist who works to incorporate visual and aural media into political narratives, Mariel has volunteered at and conducted research with low power radio stations in Guatemala and Spain. Mariel received a B.A. in anthropology and economics from Brandeis University, where she first learned to produce radio broadcasts for WBRS 100.1 FM. She began working at StoryCorps after completing an M.A. in anthropology at the University of Chicago, over the course of which she became intrigued by the relationship between oral history and radio.

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

    Posted on May 27, 2015, from .

  • From Our Archive: Stories of Older Adults & Their Families

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  • Mother’s Day Playlist

    Posted on May 6, 2015, from .

  • Animated Short “Clean Streets” Q&A with the Rauch Brothers

    Posted on April 29, 2015, from .

  • Women’s History Month Playlist

    Posted on March 30, 2015, from .

  • Preserving Pieces of History at Howard University

    Posted on March 20, 2015, from .

  • Chicago School Closings: Watch and Respond

    Posted on January 18, 2015, from Chicago, Illinois.

  • Five Best Books: Dave Isay on Lost Worlds

    Posted on December 22, 2014, from .

  • SCL 2015: Looking for a Few Good Libraries!

    Posted on December 19, 2014, from .

  • The 2014 National Day of Listening!

    Posted on November 26, 2014, from .