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Storycorps Invites You To The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Kevin T. Quinn

It’s just three days until Thanksgiving and you may be getting ready to sit down with a loved one that you don’t get to talk to very often.

Storycorps is hoping you will see that as an opportunity to record an interview and create a bit of oral history in America.

It’s called the “Great Thanksgiving Listen” and it started out encouraging high school students to sit down with an elder and make a record for the Library of Congress.

Since 2015, high schools have preserved more than 100,000 interviews.

But the idea has expanded and anyone with a smartphone can download the app and record a piece of history with someone they love.


Idaho Matters sat down with Storycorp CEO Robin Sparkman to talk about the app.


And you can hear, and watch, a special Storycorps right here:

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.