StoryCorps, the national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of America, parked its Airstream Trailer on Wilshire Boulevard at the Third Street Promenade on Monday, January 9.
It will be there until Sunday, February 5, collecting Southern Californians’ stories, to add to what will be the most extensive oral history of America to be made since the Great Depression. KCRW 89.9 FM and Bayside District Corporation are hosting StoryCorps during its stay here.
Scheduled to be interviewed Monday were Santa Monica activist Millie Rosenstein, 91, and her son, former City Councilman Paul Rosenstein, and Long Beach resident Connie Alvarez and her mother, Blanca, who was pregnant with Connie when she crossed the US border from Mexico.
The trailer houses the StoryCorps MobileBooth, a state-of-the-art recording studio. The staff hopes to record 150 stories during its extended Los Angeles stop.
The project’s 10-year goal is 250,000 interviews, which will be archived at the Library of Congress American Folklife Center.
For more information, visit www.KCRW.com and click on the photo of the StoryCorps Airstream MobileBooth.