StoryCorps in the Classroom

Our education helps to develop who we are and what we will become. StoryCorps knows that this path is made brighter when we stop and listen to each other. As we end another school year, StoryCorps encourages you to learn more about the students in your life. In classrooms across America, students work with StoryCorps and to become the best version of themselves through listening and engaging with their family, loved ones, and peers. Cross-disciplinary (language arts, media, history) for Grades 9 and 10
Over the past five years, StoryCorps has been working in classrooms throughout America with a high school youth development curriculum called StoryCorpsU (SCU).

To See or Not to See

Photo by Two Cups Studio/Flickr/Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Two Cups Studio/Flickr
Radio Lab ‘To See or Not to See’ airs on WSKG Radio February 23, 2016 at 7:00pm.  

Should the last moments of life be captured, seen, and shared? This hour, we ask that question from three very different perspectives: through a window and across a street; face to face in a hospital room; and in the green glow of a night-vision-goggled camera lens half a world away. Hear more Radio Lab Stories.

A story from 2014's "Ithaca Actors Read Ithaca Authors"

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In November of 2014 Ithaca City of Asylum presented a highly successful Ithaca Out Loud event, “Ithaca Actors Read Ithaca Authors”.  Ithaca City of Asylum has graciously allowed us to air these, so we have selected an atmospheric and poetic story by Jacob White, read by actor Masa Gibson, “Maintenance”. http://wskg.org/audio/maintenancemix.mp3

Photo courtesy Doug Kerr via Flickr

 

American Football

Today on Radio Lab, we tackle football. It’s the most popular sport in the US, shining a sometimes harsh light on so much of what we have been, what we are, and what we hope to be. Savage, creative, brutal and balletic, whether you love it or loathe it … it’s a touchstone of the American identity. Along with conflicted parents and players and coaches who aren’t sure if the game will survive, we take a deep dive into the surprising history of how the game came to be. At the end of the 19th century, football is a nascent and nasty sport. The sons of the most powerful men in the country are literally knocking themselves out to win these gladiatorial battles.