The Bookshelf, Young Texas Reader, Blog Notes, & Texana Youtube Channel

The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Story Corps - National Day of Listening Nov 27

 Story Corps states its purpose "Our mission is to honor and celebrate one another's lives through listening. Since 2003, over 45,000 everyday people have shared life stories with family and friends in our StoryBooths. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind."

Some of its stories from Texas are online in their  blog "StoryCorps Facilitator Weblog,"  .  Listen to some Texas entries:
  • A picture show: the West Texas frontier, posted on May 1, 2008, from Abilene, Texas

  • Southern sisters from Brazil, posted on April 18, 2008, from San Antonio, Texas

  • Women leading Texas, posted on March 26, 2008, from San Antonio, Texas

  • A Walk in the Clouds, posted on February 28, 2008, from San Antonio, Texas

  • From the open road, posted on February 10, 2008, from San Antonio, Texas

  • The Shiloh Community: A Landmark School and a Deadly Study, posted on January 27, 2008, from Tuskegee, Alabama

  • Austin, TX, posted on October 15, 2007, from Fort Worth, Texas 
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