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StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative to Make Virtual Visit to South Carolina

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StoryCorps is (virtually) coming to South Carolina for its Military Voices Initiative. StoryCorps will facilitate approximately 50 virtual recording sessions April 12-23, 2021, with appointments offered Monday-Friday of each week.

South Carolina Public Radio is partnering with StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative for a virtual visit to the Palmetto State in April. This project is an opportunity for South Carolina veterans, service members, and their families to preserve their stories at the Library of Congress. Select recordings will also air on SC Public Radio as part of a special series in 2022.

StoryCorps will facilitate approximately 50 virtual recording sessions April 12-23, 2021, with appointments offered Monday-Friday of each week.

If you would like to participate in the project, please sign up for a recording session here.

More information about the Military Voices Initiative:

  • This project is open to South Carolina veterans, active duty service members, military spouses, or the children of veterans/active duty service members. Recording sessions are offered at no cost to participants.
  • These conversations will be recorded virtually using participants' computer or device's browser, microphone, and camera. A list of equipment and internet requirements will be provided after signing up for a recording appointment.
  • Participants will be interviewed by a friend or family member. A member of the StoryCorps team will facilitate the interview, but will not ask questions unless prompted.
  • Participants do not have to specifically discuss their experience with the military. StoryCorps offers lists of conversation topics and great questions to ask.
  • Participants do not have to reside in South Carolina as long as the person planning to interview them does. Likewise, if a participant lives in South Carolina, they can be interviewed by a family member or friend who lives outside of SC Public Radio's listening area.
  • After the 40-minute interview has concluded, participants can choose to share the conversation with SC Public Radio and it will be archived at the Library of Congress. If the participants are not comfortable sharing their stories, they will get a copy of the recording and StoryCorps will delete it. Participants are not obligated to share their interview.
  • If participants choose to share their conversation with SC Public Radio, it could air on our station as part of a special radio series in 2022, air as a TV story on the SCETV channel, and appear on SC Public Radio and SCETV websites and social media.

StoryCorps’ Military Voices Initiative is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.