Salt Lake City, UT – Since 2003, StoryCorps has been recording interviews between loved ones and archiving the tapes in the Library of Congress. So far, 35,000 people have participated and that popularity got StoryCorps founder David Isay thinking about less formal ways to encourage people to record the stories of their loved ones. Three years ago, he launched the National Day of Listening, asking people to set aside one hour on the Friday after Thanksgiving to interview a loved one.
KUER's Jennifer Napier-Pearce asked Isay about the value of these recordings.
David Isay is the founder of StoryCorps and the National Day of Listening. Click here for more information about the National Day of Listening.