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StoryCorps In San Diego To Record Veteran’s Stories

Evening Edition

Aired 6/3/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

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Sylvie Lubow is project coordinator with StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative

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StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative

The StoryCorps' Mobile Booth-an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio-will be parked outside of the USS Midway Museum from June 3-22.

Reserve an appointment here, or by calling the 24 hour Spanish/English reservations line at 800-850-4406 or by emailing mvi@storycorps.org

The StoryCorps' Mobile Booth is outfitted with a recording studio. The booth will be parked outside the USS Midway Museum June 3 through June 22.

Every Friday on KPBS Morning Edition, listeners hear personal stories about love, courage, adversity and the human condition on a segment called StoryCorps.

The people telling those stories are friends, relatives, married couples. They ask each other questions about the big issues, and major events in their lives.

Now, StoryCorps is coming to San Diego with a special purpose. The Military Voices Initiative wants to record, share and preserve the stories of recent veterans, service members and their families.

StoryCorps began recording stories in October 2003. The project has recorded about 45,000 stories over the past 10 years.

StoryCorps' Military Initiative coordinator, Sylvie Lubow said "I think it means something different to everyone, but the purpose is to really sit down with someone who you love and have a meaningful conversation and to have that conversation preserved for generations to come."

She says StoryCorps founder, Davy Isay really believes in preserving the extraordinary in the ordinary.

With the Military Voices Initiative, StoryCorps is focused on telling the stories of the Post-9-11 generation with the goal of closing the gap between the military community and civilians.

Lubow said “The military community knows well the challenges of multiple deployments, of combat injuries and long-awaited homecomings, but too few civilians understand the complex realities of our troops’ service and sacrifice.”

The project begins today at the USS Midway Museum. The StoryCorps' Mobile Booth, an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio, will be parked outside of the USS Midway Museum from June 3-22.

To reserve an appointment, veterans and their families can sign up on the StoryCorps website, by calling the 24-hour Spanish/English reservations line at 800-850-4406 or by emailing mvi@storycorps.org.

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