StoryCorps, a nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Chattanooga from March 19 to April 7 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected over 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded.
StoryCorps’ MobileBooth—an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio—will be parked at Miller Park for three weeks.
Reservations can now be made by visiting wutc.org or by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406. Additional reservation slots will open on Wednesday, March 20.
StoryCorps has partnered with WUTC-FM 88.1, Chattanooga’s NPR station, to collect 125 interviews with residents in the Chattanooga area. WUTC-FM will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth and create special programs around the project. StoryCorps may also share excerpts of these stories with the world through the project’s popular weekly NPR broadcasts, animated shorts, digital platforms, and best-selling books. With participant permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
Opening remarks and a tour of MobileBooth will be held at a recption on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at Miller Park downtown.