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East Greenwich High School Library: Interviews
A list of clubs who have websites at East Greenwich High School.
What can you learn by listening to someone else's story?
An animated introduction to StoryCorps with Founder Dave Isay and his nephew.
Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale's department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview.
Allen Hoe was a combat medic in Vietnam. His oldest son, Nainoa K. Hoe, served as a first lieutenant infantry officer with the Army’s 3rd Battalion in Iraq. In January 2005, while leading his men through Mosul, Iraq, Nainoa was killed by sniper fire. He was 27. On Memorial Day in 2005, Allen traveled from Hawaii to Washington, D.C. for an event honoring Army nurses returning home from the war. He remembers meeting the Army nurse who had cared for his son after he had been shot and killed during combat in Mosul, Iraq.
Why is listening to others powerful for us personally?
Why is being listened to powerful for us personally?
Why is listening to others difficult sometimes?
What are some things we can do to make others feel like we’re really listening to them?
A handout of possible questions you may want to use in your interview.
Great Interviews = Preparation!
Choose a recording partner. Who will you interview?
Make a plan for interview day.Reach out to your recording partner in advance to plan a date, location and time for your interview.
Identify great questions to ask. Look at the links to Great Questions on this webpage and the questions available within the StoryCorp app.
Practice using the StoryCorps App.Discuss privacy preferences with your recording partner. You can publish the interview to the StoryCorps Archive or you can keep it personal. The choice is up to your recording partner.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.
Students who create interviews using the Story Corps app (free for all devices), can choose to share the recording with Story Corp or to download the file for personal use only.