Preserving Personal Pasts — One Story at a Time

Preserving Personal Pasts — One Story at a Time

The stories are out there: in Brooklyn, in Atlanta, in San Francisco, in Mesilla, N.M., and in tiny Upstate New York towns like Rensselaer Falls.

Each quarter, former WRVO staffer Jasmyn Belcher ’06 produces a month’s worth of weekly segments for broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Weekend Edition.” The job requires hours of listening to StoryCorps archives and traveling to find new stories in communities across America.
Jasmyn Belcher ’06 believes that everyone anywhere has a story to tell. It’s just a matter of finding them.

Try this at home …

Try this at home …

Keep an oral record of your family history with your own recordings. Find a grandparent, parent or sibling and try these StoryCorps-recommended  conversation starters: What was the happiest moment of your life? What are you most proud of? What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? What is your earliest memory? How would