Project collects the stories of ordinary people.
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That's the message of StoryCorps, a mobile recording unit in an Airstream trailer In communications, a code or set of codes that make up the last part of a transmitted message. See trailer label. that rolls into Portland this week. The project, which is being sponsored by National Public Radio, aims to make audio recordings of ordinary people telling their own stories. The StoryCorps trailer will be parked at Pioneer Courthouse Square Pioneer Courthouse Square, affectionately known as Portland's living room, is a public space occupying a full 40,000 ft² (3700 m²) city block in the center of downtown Portland, Oregon. through Oct. 17. All of the interview slots have been filled, but there may be cancellations.
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"We've seen the power that these stories have had on the millions who have heard them," Isay said in a news release. "(StoryCorps) helps Americans appreciate the strength in the stories of everyday people they find all around them."
The backbone of the StoryCorps concept is the idea that family members are encouraged to interview each other. Those people who participate in the project are given a copy of the interview to take with them.
The idea of exploring another family member's past and creating an archived version of their story for future generations is a concept Eugene's Marty Hall is familiar with. Hall is the owner of Legacy Life Videos, a company that conducts interviews with family members and produces high-quality videotapes of the conversations. He came up with the idea after interviewing his then 89-year-old mother shortly before she died.
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Hall says his business isn't just about capturing the voices of the elderly before they pass on, but also about capturing a person's thoughts at any particular moment in their life. The same idea is being emphasized by the organizers of StoryCorps, who encourage participants to interview everyone from an aunt to a neighbor to a waitress at the local corner cafe. One extension of the project aimed to capture the stories of people impacted by the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Even though the Portland StoryCorps trailer may no longer be taking reservations, there are still ways you can make an oral history project. You can hire a company such as Hall's, or you can make your own audio or video record.
Or, if you still feel strongly about participating in the StoryCorps project, there are a limited number of do-it-yourself audio recording kits available. These "StoryKits," which require a $100 fee plus a $500 deposit, include MiniDisc A compact digital audio disc from Sony that comes in read-only and rewritable versions. Introduced in late 1993, the MiniDisc has been most popular in Japan. The read-only 2.5" disc stores 140MB compared to 650MB on a CD, but holds the same 74 minutes worth of music due to Sony's Adaptive recorders, microphones, headphones Head-mounted speakers. Headphones have a strap that rests on top of the head, positioning a pair of speakers over both ears. For listening to music or monitoring live performances and audio tracks, both left and right channels are required. and a user's guide. For more information, check the StoryCorps Web site.
STORYCORPS IN PORTLAND
America's largest oral history project comes to Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square
When: Thursday through Oct. 17
Appointments: All appointment times for interviews are currently filled up; check the StoryCorps Web site for cancellations
More: For more information on the StoryCorps rental StoryKits call (800) 850-4406 or go to http://storycorps.net/participate/record_an _interview/locations/
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