The Flint Public Library is opening its recording studio for residents to tell their experience of living with poisoned water.
The library is partnered with StoryCorps, a spoken-story archiving organization. The interviews are done in a conversational style, and the group will archive the recordings. With the storyteller’s permission, StoryCorps will also send the story to the Library of Congress.
The library partnered with StoryCorps last year, taking all varieties of personal stories from anyone willing to share. Since the recording equipment is already set up and the staff are trained to interview subjects, Schwartz said the only change now is focusing on water crisis stories.
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