StoryCorps' Memory Loss Initiative (MLI)
StoryCorps' Memory Loss Initiative (MLI) reaches people affected by memory loss and their families to encourage them to share their stories.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
How does it work?
Program facilitators travel with portable professional recording equipment to locations convenient for the participating families to conduct interviews. Participants receive a copy of the conversation and select clips are broadcast nationally on public radio. Recordings are also archived for future generations at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and in a growing number of national and local archives.
Why is it successful?
Over the past five years, more than 19,000 interviews have been collected with almost 38,000 participants from every state in the nation. Several MLI segments have been broadcast on NPR?s Morning Edition to an audience of nearly 13 million listeners nationwide. The program offers participants a voice in the media, while also offering the general public an understanding of the impact of memory loss.
For more information: www.storycorps.net