StoryCorps in Jackson

Listen. Honor. Share.

May 24 - June 22

Teton County Library & JH Historical Society

Leah, 307-733-2164 x229

StoryCorps & WPR Events at the Library

What Makes a Good News Story with WPPR's Bob Beck

Wyoming Public Media News Director Bob Beck hosts a night of listening sessions and discussions centered around public radio news, how it’s made, and what power reporting holds. Join in to hear hard news, investigative reports, and human-interest piece and what value they hold in our society.

6:00 p.m.
WPR's Melodie Edwards: Trials of Wildlife Reporting

Holding down squirming fawns...climbing down cliffs to eagle's nests...getting stuck on a snowmobile in search of wolverines. These are just some of the adventures WPR's Melodie Edwards has embarked on in search of the best sounds of wildlife in Wyoming. Join us for a conversation about why it's important to go to such lengths to tell wildlife and environment stories.

6:00 p.m.
WPR's Darrah Perez: Storytelling's Importance to Native Culture

 Telling stories from a Native Community is at times difficult coming from inside the Wind River Reservation. Most Native Community members do not like to be talked about, some even in a good way; it can be considered boasting. Developing partnerships and trust is essential in reporting in Native Community. I bring my stories of trust development and how to correlate with a healing community. 

6:00 p.m.
WPR's HumaNature: What Makes A Good Podcast with Erin Jones, Caroline Ballard, and Micah Schweizer

The producers of Wyoming Public Media’s award-winning storytelling podcast, HumaNature, explore the elements of what make a podcast shine. In this multimedia presentation, Caroline Ballard, Erin Jones, and Micah Schweizer will take you behind the scenes of launching and producing a new podcast.

6 p.m.
StoryCorps WPR: Listen to StoryCorps Jackson stories

As the StoryCorps Mobile Tour’s time in Teton County draws to an end, you're invited to come listen to the stories collected during its stay in this beautiful part of the world. The program will also feature locally-produced segments from the Wyoming Public Media bees and cultural affairs teams. Come listen to and audible moment in history featuring the diverse and rich cultural makeup of Jackson Hole.

StoryCorps Mobile in Jackson

THURS, May 24 - FRI, June 22
JH Historical Society & Museum 225 N. Cache St.

StoryCorps is partnering with Wyoming Public Media to record, preserve, and share the stories of Jackson, Wyoming in their mobile recording lab.

Sign up to record your story here:

About StoryCorps

The StoryCorps mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Each week, the StoryCorps podcast shares these unscripted conversations, revealing the wisdom, courage, and poetry in the words of people you might not notice walking down the street. 

This is to remind ourselves of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, StoryCorps creates an invaluable archive for future generations. The Brooklyn-based team members from StoryCorps have traveled across the United States, from Chicago to New Mexico and from Alabama to Seattle, to record American stories that allow us to meet their mission: Listen. Honor. Share.