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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 15 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.

2020 Mobile Tour Dates

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Location Partner Dates
Santa Monica, CA KCRW January 5 – February 6, 2020
San Joaquin Valley, CA Valley Public Radio February 12 – March 13, 2020
Salt Lake City, UT KUER Canceled: Read more here
Boise, ID Boise State Public Radio May 4 – May 29, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Montana Montana Public Radio June 3 – July 3, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Lewiston, ID/Clarkston, WA Northwest Public Broadcasting July 8 – August 7, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Bay Area, CA KQED August 12 – September 11, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Las Vegas, NV Nevada Public Radio September 16 – October 23, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
High Plains High Plains Public Radio October 28 – November 25, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Marfa, TX Marfa Public Radio December 2 – December 21, 2020 (Virtual Stop)
Boston, MA WBUR & CitySpace January 5 – February 13, 2020 (Virtual Stop)

Stories from the Mobile Tour

"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 [email protected].

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)

Support for the StoryCorps Mobile Tour

The StoryCorps Mobile Tour is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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