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  during Morning Edition and archiving them here.

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

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.

Courtesy of Hospice Austin

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month.

This week, we’re partnering with Hospice Austin and StoryCorps to hear the stories of people affected by hospice care – the people who have been lost and those who have lost someone.

We begin today with 19-year-old Logan Brewster. He was in hospice care at the end of his battle with cancer. He spoke with Hospice Austin volunteer Tracey Weston shortly before his death.

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