Stories from the Ocean State

Lectures

John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

Rhode Island StoryCorps Kick Off Sponsored by Rhode Island Public Radio and the Brown Center for Public Humanities.

In 2007, a 26-foot silver Airstream trailer parked in Kennedy Plaza for three weeks. Over 200 hundred community members stepped into the booth with friends, family, and acquaintances to record their stories. Now, four years later, those stories will finally hit the public radio airwaves.
Each Saturday this summer, tune in to RINPR to hear Rhode Islanders talk about their first day of school in America, how they met their spouse, or what they did during World War Two.

The intimate conversations air on Rhode Island's NPR news station through a partnership with the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the efforts of StoryCorps, a national oral history initiative that aims to record and share the stories of our lives.

The team is offering a sneak preview of the series at a launch event on Thursday, May 26th at 6pm. Be sure to join us to celebrate Rhode Island's stories and be among the first to hear!