StoryCorps' National Day Of Listening
Matthew Bolar was killed on May 3, 2007, in Baghdad. StoryCorps founder Dave Isay spoke recently with Matthew's father, Gordon, who wanted to pay tribute to his son.
Gordon Bolar knew he couldn't talk his son Matthew out of joining the military, because "he was a young man who knew what he wanted to do." So, Matthew "served his country, and that was his highest calling," and his father pays tribute to that every day.
November 23, 2010 Guest blogger Arsalan Iftikhar tells how participating in a recent NPR StoryCorps project sealed a special bond between him and his dad.
November 27, 2009 On the National Day of Listening, take an hour to record the stories and experiences of someone close to you. NPR guest host Jennifer Ludden does her part and speaks with her mother-in-law Marilyn Holmes, about her time in France during the second World War.
November 27, 2009 Friday is the National Day of Listening — it is a chance to sit down with a loved one, turn on a tape recorder; and ask that person about their life. It's the kind of conversation that's been heard in the StoryCorps project. Juan Williams sat down and had a conversation with his daughter, Regan Williams Herald, who is expecting his first grandchild.
November 21, 2009 As part of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening project, Simon explains how he responds when asked, "Where did I come from?" by his 6-year-old daughter, Elise. NDOL encourages people to sit down with a loved one the day after Thanksgiving and record a meaningful conversation.