StoryCorps collects the stories of everyday people in sound. The concept is simple: you bring a friend or loved one to a soundproof StoryCorps booth and interview them for 40 minutes. With your permission, another CD goes to the Library of Congress where it becomes part of a permanent collection at the Library of Congress. 90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV brought the StoryCorps MobileBooth to the Orlando Museum of Art in January 2019 to collect stories from our community. Here are some of our favorite stories.
Frank Murray and Cindy Murray
“I almost ran them over and the guy turned around, and it was Bob Hope."
Andrea Jiraud and Alex Banks
“I never thought I would ever leave public housing typically because you're led to believe sometimes that you can't."
Mordecai Walker and Andrew Mordecai Walker
“The alligator had come in the house and was standing up on his tall looking into the baby bed where I was lying."
Alma I. Javier and Malinda Santiago Torres
“You’re alive… but you don’t know what’s happening, what year you’re in.”
Susiann Reynolds-Akapelwa and Mickey Reynolds
“The driver who hit us was on her phone. She wasn’t paying attention."
Helen Galloway and Kena Lewis
“I was about the only one there to start with."