David Isay


Mon October 21, 2013

Air The StoryCorps Theme, Cue The Tears

Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 1:37 pm

Radio documentarian Dave Isay stands next to one of two StoryCorps Airstream trailers outfitted with recording studios a few years after the project was launched. StoryCorps is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Manuel Balce Ceneta AP

NPR's Steve Inskeep has a confession to make. In order to remain composed as the host of Morning Edition, he sometimes has to turn the volume down in the studio when the StoryCorps segment airs on Fridays.

"I just wait for the clock to run down so I know when to talk at the end because otherwise I know I'm going to lose it if I listen to that story," Inskeep tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. "It's deeply moving."

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Mon November 19, 2012
National Day Of Listening

StoryCorps' David Isay: ‘Every Voice Matters Equally, Every Story Matters Equally'

Harvey Wang StoryCorps.org

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the National Day of Listening. The day after Thanksgiving is a day to interview loved ones, to preserve and share those histories.

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Mon November 21, 2011
Arts & Culture

National Day of Listening: A Conversation With David Isay

Harvey Wang StoryCorps.org

This Friday is the National Day of Listening – an unofficial holiday – where you are encouraged to set aside time and record the stories of your family and friends. KUNC’s Brian Larson spoke to the Day of Listening founder David Isay about why the act of listening is so important.

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