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StoryCorps For All Ages

Posted on Friday, January 30th, 2009.

People often ask us Facilitators if only grandparents with lives full of stories are allowed to record a StoryCorps conversation. Not at all! In Tucson, for example, we recorded interviews in cooperation with high schools and after school programs. Listening to these conversations was a reminder of how interesting it is to hear the thoughts of people of all ages.

Sabir & Josh

Sabir was interviewed by his friend and teacher Josh. Sabir is a refugee from Kenya and he talked about his dreams of working for the United Nations as a conflict mediator in refugee camps and war zones. His own life experiences have given him the inspiration to work on behalf of people that have suffered through similar traumas.

Ace, Donna, Priscilla & Zach

Ace, Donna, Priscilla, and Zack discussed parenthood and the concept of being cool. Ace commented, “I am so scared my children are going to inherit my un-coolness, I’ll wake up one morning and they will have sinus problems and sweater vests.”

Amani & Balamani

Two best friends, Amani and Balamani, came in to talk about their perfect date, “a romantic trip to the Olive Garden, then dancing. ”

So as a message to the young and the old, you are welcome at StoryCorps!

4 Responses to “StoryCorps For All Ages”

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  • Hi Mariana,
    It was our intention to highlight some of the more jovial moments in the booth in this blog post. Although “the romantic trip” was a part of your conversation we realize that was not all that you talked about and apologize if you feel that this statement was taken out of context.
    Chaela and Carl, Mobile Facilitators in Tucson

    Comment from Chaela on June 11, 2009 at 12:35 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • hey that’s not what we talked about. We talked about our life in our countries and the struggles we went though in our life. (“a romantic trip to the Olive Garden, then dancing. ”) NOT the topic of date!!!!

    Comment from Mariana on May 20, 2009 at 4:38 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • I agree. I think sweater vests are very neat.

    Comment from Andy H. on February 5, 2009 at 5:30 pm - Reply to this Comment
  • Hey! What’s so uncool about sweater vests?

    Comment from Christa on February 2, 2009 at 10:22 am - Reply to this Comment

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