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September 7, 2007

Dear FOS11 member,

What does your community sound like? StoryCorps, a revolutionary initiative to record this nation’s stories in sound is coming to Philadelphia November 9 - 30. This event is an opportunity for Philadelphians to be part of the largest oral history project in the United States. To find out about the project and how to participate, please join StoryCorps in a town hall meeting next week on September 12th at Independence Mall West.

Date: Wednesday September 12th
Time: 3:00 pm
Hosted by: WHYY
Location: WHYY Studios
Independence Mall West
150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Questions: Eliza Bettinger, StoryCorps646-723-7020 x24

If you are not able to attend the town hall meeting on the 12th but would like to participate in the Mobile Booth in November, please email Amy Paul at apaul@storycorps.net to make a reservation.

What is StoryCorps?

Sponsored by National Public Radio and affiliated with the Library of Congress, StoryCorps was established to create an oral history of regular citizens, allowing everyday people to preserve personal stories for their own families, and for future generations to hear.  Participants reserve an hour-long recording session at our StoryBooth to interview someone they know- loved ones, friends, or members of their community.  At the end of the session, the participants receive a CD copy to take home, and, with their permission, another copy will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Please visit
www.storycorps.net to learn more.

About WHYY
In proud partnership with StoryCorps while it is in Philadelphia, WHYY, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that operates TV12 and 91FM, the public broadcasting stations serving southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and South Jersey.  Please visit
www.whyy.org for more information.