Friday, July 27, 2007


The Smithsonian Institute is sponsoring StoryCorps, which is a portable sound booth that travels all over the US, for the purpose of recording oral histories. People can make appointments to record a forty-minute section of their oral history in the booth, NPR will broadcast short segments. I tutor an adult literacy student and he's been asked to participate. I get to be his interviewer in the booth (but he won't need much prompting). What a terrfic boost for him!

I think we'll get a CD later, too. To get on NPR is awesome for him! It doesn't get much better than that, and this kind of encouragement for a person who couldn't read until about 8 years ago, is wonderful!

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