I heard several heart wrenching stories this morning on our local Oklahoma City NPR affiliate, in the “Morning Edition” episoide “Survivors’ Stories: Living Through Katrina.” On the website you can listen to these stories– these would be good to share with students in lesson studies focusing on New Orleans, the US gulf coast, hurricanes, disaster relief and recovery, and similar topics.

The group StoryCorps is actively seeking additional recorded audio stories from Katrina survivors and others who lived in or have connections to New Orleans. The NPR article, “StoryCorps: Recording America” includes a wide variety of other stories that the group has recorded and shared. The StoryCorps project has been actively recording oral histories since 2003.

Hear more on the StoryCorps website. There are currently over 7000 recorded stories available.

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