Sunday, June 22, 2014

Literacy – Spanning the US: Rancho Cucamonga CA - StoryCorps Medal Winner

Literacy: Spanning the U.S.

IMLS and StoryCorps

StoryCorps is making their visits to the 2013 medal-winning institutions in early 2014. Check back to hear additional stories as they are made available.

Rancho Cucamonga Public Library

"You become an expert on deception..."
Jerry Piazza (L), a 64-year-old student in the adult literacy program at the Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, talks to Allen Callaci (R), the literacy librarian, about navigating life without the ability to read. They talk about his decision to go to tutoring and publicly reveal his struggle.
Length: 2:28. Read transcript (PDF)

StoryCorpsmission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. StoryCorps is currently one of the fastest-growing nonprofits in the country. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. Fifty of StoryCorps’ most emblematic stories have been collected in the New York Times bestseller, Listening Is an Act of Love (Penguin Press). A follow-up book, Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps (Penguin Press), published in Spring 2010, features inspiring stories by and about mothers.

Upcoming Mobile Tour Dates & Stops

Marquette, MI ● July 5 to August 2, 2014
Reservations Open: June 19, 2014 & July 8, 2014
Radio Partner: Public Radio 90, WNMU-FM
Peter White Public Library, 217 North Front Street Marquette, Michigan 49855

Grand Rapids, MI ● August 8 to September 5, 2014
Reservations Open: July 25, 2014 & August 8, 2014
Radio Partner: WGVU Public Media

St. Louis, MO ● September 11 to October 10, 2014
Reservations Open: August 28, 2014 & September 12, 2014
Radio Partner: St. Louis Public Radio KWMU

Tulsa, OK ● October 16 to November 15, 2014
Reservations Open: October 2, 2014 & October 17, 2014
Radio Partner: Public Radio Tulsa KWGS

Dallas, TX ● November 20 to December 20, 2014
Reservations Open: November 6, 2014 & November 21, 2014
Radio Partner: KERA Public Media for North Texas

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