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StoryCorps Comes to Rochester, Virtually!

Finger Lakes Public Radio's broadcast partner WXXI is proud to host StoryCorps as they record the stories of Rochesterians and preserve them in the Library of Congress.

StoryCorps is coming to Rochester

  For 16 years, the StoryCorps Mobile Tour has brought loved ones together for thousands of meaningful conversations about the things that matter most. For the safety of participants during the pandemic, interviews will be conducted virtually. Through a new process that allows participants to record remotely from their homes using an internet-connected device, StoryCorps and WXXI hope to foster meaningful connections during a time of physical distance.

Here’s how it works: In a StoryCorps interview, two people are able to record a conversation with one another about who they are, what they’ve learned in life, and how they want to be remembered. A trained StoryCorps facilitator guides them through the interview process. After each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a digital copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.

During StoryCorps’ remote visit, the interview process and experience will be maintained using StoryCorps Virtual, a new, browser-based video conference platform that allows both participants to see and hear one another during their conversation, and to be joined by a facilitator remotely.

When: June 30 through July 31. Appointments will become available at 10 a.m. on June 16.

Reservations: CLICK HERE to make a reservation online starting June 16, or call StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406