Story Corp Interviews
In January 2010, in partnership with the Braun-Sacred Heart Center, Latino Perspectives Magazine, and National Public Radio station KJZZ, StoryCorps conducted 30 conversations in Phoenix as part of its national effort to capture the culture and heritage of our country. StoryCorps is preserving these conversations in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The Braun-Sacred Heart Center was contacted by Gabriel Higuera, Director of the Historias section of StoryCorps, to help coordinate the effort in Phoenix. The StoryCorps Historias mission is described as follows:
StoryCorps Historias will record the stories of at least 700 Latinos around the country, in partnership with the Latino Public Radio Consortium, Latino USA, the U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project, and other historical and cultural institutions and membership organizations. By the close of its first year, StoryCorps Historias will likely stand as one of the largest collections of Latino voices ever gathered. StoryCorps is launching Historias to deliver the StoryCorps experience to Latino communities, to honor these culturally significant voices, and to ensure these voices are represented on public radio.
While the Phoenix interviews will be available at the Library of Congress, and some will likely be presented in some form on National Public Radio, The Braun-Sacred Heart Center is releasing these conversations on a monthly basis. For many, these conversations will revive old memories. For others, they will provide insights to how people lived, and continue to live, in the Phoenix area.
To listen to a story corp interview, click the link below: