The Nashville Facilitators would like to thank interviewer and StoryCorps ambassador extraordinaire James Staub for his thoughtful and enthusiastic support of the Nashville StoryBooth this year.
James has either participated in or recruited participants for nine interviews since September 2007, including Hector Black’s interview, which aired on NPR’s Morning Edition this winter. Like Hector, many of James’s storytellers spoke of their experiences with grief and reconciliation (James is active in Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing and Murder Victim’s Families for Human Rights). Such interviews have enriched the StoryCorps archive beyond description.
James’s enthusiasm for StoryCorps is evident in these photos. Facilitators came to appreciate and anticipate his quick smile, eager spirit, and contagious laughter. Thank you, James!