StoryCorps Alaska

StoryCorps Alaska

StoryCorps Alaska was a six-month initiative to collect and record the diverse voices and life experiences of Alaskans. Sharing these stories honors our history, encourages appreciation of our traditions and our Elders, and captures the true spirit of our community. By celebrating our shared humanity and collective identity, StoryCorps Alaska will help ensure the rich heritage of Alaskans will be preserved and presented with dignity.

From October 15, 2008, through April 30, 2009, StoryCorps staff facilitated interviews, hosted by local community-based organizations, in Fairbanks, Nome, Barrow, Dillingham, Unalaska and Juneau.

All interviews collected as part of StoryCorps Alaska are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. We also partnered with the Alaska Public Radio Network, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and other community organizations and groups to share and distribute our collected stories.

Listen to a selection of stories from StoryCorps Alaska, hosted by StoryCorps Founder, Dave Isay:

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Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street.