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The StoryCorps Mobile Tour

The StoryCorps Mobile Tour

It’s a road trip that has been going on for more than 10 years.

In 2005, StoryCorps converted an Airstream trailer into a traveling recording studio—our MobileBooth—and launched its first cross-country tour. Each year, we visit cities and towns across the country to record the stories of the people who live there. We partner with local public radio stations, cultural institutions and community-based organizations to get the word out and invite participants to bring someone to the StoryCorps MobileBooth.

2019 Mobile Tour Dates

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Location Partner Dates
Orlando, FL WMFE  January 5 – February 6, 2019
Birmingham, AL WBHM  February 12 – March 13, 2019
Chattanooga, TN WUTC March 19 – April 17, 2019
Silver Spring/Washington, DC WAMU April 23 – May 22, 2019
Philadelphia, PA WHYY  May 28 – June 26, 2019
Columbus, OH WOSU July 2 – July 31, 2019
Flint, MI Michigan Radio  August 6 – September 4, 2019
Memphis, TN WKNO  September 10 – October 9, 2019
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX KERA  October 15 – November 13, 2019
Yuma, AZ KAWC  November 19 – December 21, 2019

Stories from the Mobile Tour

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"I went as macho as I could be to mask what I was underneath."
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"I'm curious how I could have reached out to you better?"
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Become a Community Partner

Our goal is to make the StoryCorps recording experience accessible to all. One way we do that on the Mobile Tour is by partnering with local organizations that serve diverse populations at each of our stops. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in your community and encourage meaningful interactions between your organization and the people you serve. Community partnerships are free of charge, and conversations can be recorded in any language.

If your organization is near one of our upcoming Mobile Tour stops and you’d like to learn more about our partner criteria and the benefits of working with us, please contact us at mobiletour@storycorps.org.

Partner Highlights

Location Partner
Tampa, FL African American Heritage Association
Rapid City, SD Black Hills Center for Equality
Detroit, MI Arab American National Museum
Las Vegas – NV Phillipine American Lions Club
Yakima, WA The Center for Native Health and Culture at Heritage University
Oxnard, CA Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project
Charleston, SC Avery Research Center @ College of Charleston
St. Louis, MO Buder Center for American Indian Studies
National CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute)
National SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders)

Major support for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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