Storycorps

6:26pm

Thu May 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Revisiting San Francisco StoryCorps with Dave Isay

StoryCorps provides a place for loved ones to record and share personal stories.
http://www.thecjm.org/on-view/currently/storycorps-storybooth/about

StoryCorps founder Dave Isay joined KALW’s Hana Baba live by phone to revisit some memories recorded in San Francisco.

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5:44pm

Thu May 9, 2013
Arts & Culture

Celebrating mothers with StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

Dave Isay's book "Mom"

 

StoryCorps is a national project that records of conversations between loved ones. Parents and their children, siblings, spouses and friends sit in a sound studio booth and record and interview with each other. StoryCorps is the brainchild of Dave Isay, an award winning documentary producer, and author of the book, Mom. Since he has inspired others to interview each other, we thought it would be nice to interview him. Isay sat down with KALW's Holly Kernan.

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5:06pm

Tue April 23, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

StoryCorps: Living with Multiple Sclerosis

Melanie Rowen (R) Kristina Wertz (L)

Melanie Rowen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her late twenties. She remembers the first symptoms, such as bad vision and physical numbness, and her unsuccessful attempts to diagnose herself. As an attorney, normal tasks like writing briefs and remembering what was said at meetings suddenly became much more difficult.

The cost to treat the disease is over $700 a month. Rowen describes in detail how she deals with these financial burdens while trying to forge a new identity for herself.

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5:45pm

Tue January 22, 2013
Arts & Culture

StoryCorps: Finding one's musical niche

Chip Curry and Diana Roberts spoke at the San Francisco StoryCorps booth

As a musician, you have to know how to deal with different types of crowds. Sometimes people aren't paying much attention to you, and they even talk while you're on stage. But other times, they give you standing ovations and beg for more.

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6:11pm

Tue January 15, 2013
StoryCorps

StoryCorps: Marching for civil rights in San Jose

In 1965, San Jose resident Andrew Montgomery was inspired by Martin Luther King’s march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Montgomery was deeply offended by the laws preventing African Americans from renting and buying homes in certain areas of San Jose. So he started up a chapter of CORE – the Congress of Racial Equality. After hearing about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march of 1965, Andrew and his friends wanted to follow in his footsteps – right here in the Bay Area.

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