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View Resource Interviews 50 Cents

Producer Ray Farkas and reporter Alex Chadwick (sometime NPR correspondent) had a simple idea: they traveled around the country with a card table, a couple of chairs, and a sign that read "Interviews 50 Cents" The result is a collection of interviews with ordinary folks that are at times funny, sad, inspirational, and moving, but always real. At this highly recommended site, provided by Journal E...
View Resource StoryCorps

Drawing inspiration from the wide-ranging projects of the Works Progress Administration, the StoryCorps project was created "to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound." Over the past four years, they have taken a number of their mobile recording booths (called "Storybooths") on the road across the country, and since that time, they have made thousands of recordings....
View Resource StoryCorps: Recording The Lives of Everyday Americans

StoryCorps' mission is to provide "Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives". Since 2003, 50,000 Americans have taken that opportunity, and some of their stories can be heard on NPR's radio show, Morning Edition. The StoryCorps website has links to over a dozen stories on its homepage, along with photos of those key to...
View Resource Q&A

The C-SPAN series "Q & A" brings together "interesting people who are making things happen in politics, the media, education, and science & technology in hour-long conversations about their lives and their work." The program started in 2004, and visitors can view all of the past episodes here, along with taking in the latest edition of this engaging program. Visitors can look at This Sunday to...

View Resource Inside the Psychologist's Studio Videos

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) is offering this terrific set of interviews and conversations with prominent psychologists to the general public. Currently, there are nine interviews available here, which visitors can read about to determine how to start. One particularly noteworthy conversation is between Nobel Laureate and APS Fellow Daniel Kahneman and Professor Richard Thaler...

View Resource Internet Archive: Computers & Technology

The Internet Archive has gathered up this excellent audio collection featuring interviews, discussions, and musings about computers, technology, and science. All told, there are over 700 audio files here, including the popular Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast and Textfiles BBS Audio. This last collection contains a varied set of audio files assembled by Jason Scott, curator of