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National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, WVXU Cincinnati and WMUB Oxford Welcome StoryCorps to Cincinnati

StoryCorps Interviewing Cincinnatians To Preserve In Library of Congress Beginning Next Week

Cincinnati, OH – StoryCorps, the national story gathering project, is coming to Cincinnati from April 20-May 19 to record interviews between family members and friends for posterity. The StoryCorps MobileBooth will be located outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. To welcome them to town, a brief Opening Ceremony will take place from 11:30am-12:30pm on Thursday, April 20 at the MobileBooth. The public is invited to join in this welcome.

Included in the program:

Murray Sinclaire from Ross Sinclaire Associates, a member of the board of Cincinnati Public Radio, the NPR Foundation, and StoryCorps

Rev. Damon Lynch Jr., Pastor at New Jerusalem Baptist Church and chair of the Board of Directors of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre.

Pauletta Hansel, Cincinnati’s Poet Laureate, will recite one of her poems and present StoryCorps a proclamation from the City.

Tim Maloney, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation (also speaking on behalf of fellow sponsor, The Johnson Foundation)

Richard Eiswerth, President/CEO/General Manager, Cincinnati Public Radio

Dan Hurley, Interim President, National Underground Railroad Freedom Centre

Maryanne Zeleznik, News Director of 91.7 WVXU, will emcee

There will also be a short time available for tours of the MobileBooth, a retrofitted Airstream trailer. Interviews are free to the public but you must schedule an appointment on the StoryCorps website.

For more information contact Kevin Reynolds, [email protected] at WVXU and WMUB, or Jamie Glavic, [email protected] at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.


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