StoryCorps Austin

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The StoryCorps mobile booth has returned to Austin to record more stories of Central Texans. We're airing some of those stories on Mondays and Wednesdays during Morning Edition and archiving them here.

Thank you to our sponsors of StoryCorps’ 2018 visit to Austin: CapMetro and We Are Blood.

The StoryCorps mobile booth is in Austin this month, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that are being recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday and Wednesday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Luis Cepeda recently sat down with his wife, Alejandra Lima, and talked about when Luis, then an undocumented immigrant, spent eight months in an ICE detention center.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

StoryCorps MobileBooth to park in front of Bullock History Museum for four weeks to record the stories of local residents

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 12, 2017 – StoryCorps, a renowned nonprofit organization celebrating the stories of everyday Americans, will record interviews in Austin from Jan. 5 to Feb. 2, 2018 as part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour. Having collected more than 65,000 interviews from Americans in all 50 states, StoryCorps has gathered one of the largest single collections of human voices ever recorded.

Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

KUT 90.5 is bringing the StoryCorps Mobile Booth to Austin, Jan. 5 through Feb. 2, and you and a loved one are invited to record your story!

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

This week we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear stories of loss – from people who have died and people who’ve lost someone close to them.

We hear from Jan Phillips, a grief therapist for Hospice Austin. Before coming to work for Hospice, Jan lost both her husband to cancer and her son to an accident.

She’s interviewed here by her friend and colleague Nancy McCranie.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

This week, we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear the stories of people whose lives have been touched by hospice care. Today, we hear from Sara and Tom Lucas. They lost their son Will to cancer at age eight.

They spoke with Renee Bradford Garcia.