Showing posts with label KJZZ. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 10, 2015

KJZZ Hosts Discussion About Political Activism


Group 91Five, KJZZ's young professionals, is hosting Cutting through the Rhetoric, the next installment in the group's What I Wish I Knew series. 

The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 1, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Rio Salado Conference Center and will feature an in-depth discussion of political activism, and the nature of public discourse during a presidential election year.


The discussion will be moderated by KJZZ’s Mark Brodie. The panel includes Alberto Olivas, MCCCD Center for Civic Engagement Director; Sarah Suggs, O'Connor House President and CEO; Darcy Renfro, The Arizona We Want Institute Director, and Jaime Molera, Co-founder of Molera Alveraz Government and Public Affairs Consulting.

For more information visit the KJZZ Facebook page or contact Tricia Moore at tmoore@rioradio.org.


KJZZ is a community service of Rio Salado College.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Study Abroad in Spain This Fall!

image of the Guggenheim museum, in Bilbao, Spain

KJZZ 91.5 General Manager and Rio Salado Vice President of the Department of Public Service Jim Paluzzi is hosting a for-credit study abroad communications class titled Public Speaking for International Audiences at the Instituto Hemingway in Bilbao, Spain, September 13-25, 2015.

The one-credit Public Speaking for International Audiences class offers 12 student the opportunity to deliver presentations at an advanced level to a challenging audience in a foreign setting, while developing a heightened sense of audience orientation.

Learn more about this exciting opportunity on KJZZ's website.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 22.  
Apply now

KJZZ is a community service of Rio Salado College. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

KJZZ Discussion: Challenges of Home Ownership

Panel discussion at Rio Salado Conference Center
Group 91.Five, KJZZ’s Young Professionals and the Arizona Community Foundation will host a free community symposium, "What I Wish I Knew about the Challenges of Home Ownership" with some of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs. The event is the next installment in the group's recurring What I Wish I Knew...discussion series.

We hope you will consider joining us Friday, Feb. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. at the RSC Conference Center.

What I Wish I Knew About The Challenges Of Home Ownership brings together experts in real estate, urban living and community planning to explore home ownership and a variety of home buying decisions.

Potential topics include financial and lifestyle considerations, current trends in urban and suburban living and changing attitudes toward homeownership. KJZZ's Mark Brodie will serve as moderator.
 Panelists include: 
This event is free but reservations are required. Please RSVP at Group91Five@rioradio.org and visit kjzz.org for more details.
Light refreshments will be available after the panel discussion.

The discussion will be recorded and uploaded to the KJZZ Community YouTube channel located here.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

FPRAZ Outperforms Most Charities in U.S.

Header for Charity Navigator Four Star Charity

Charity Navigator recently awarded Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) a 4-star rating for adhering to good governance, best practices and executing its mission in a fiscally responsible way.

FPRAZ is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization which stewards resources on behalf of public radio stations KJZZ 91.5 FM and K-BACH 89.5 FM, which are a community service of Rio Salado College.

This is the highest rating offered by Charity Navigator, which means FPRAZ outperforms most other charities in the U.S.!

Charity Navigator is the leading charity evaluator in the U.S. The organization rates charities by how efficiently charities use donor support, how well charities sustain programs and services over time and their level of commitment to accountability and transparency.


image of a studio microphone and KJZZ/KBACH logos

We appreciate your trust and commitment to support KJZZ and K-BACH. We could not have received this top rating without you.

You can listen to KJZZ and K-BACH online right now.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sign Up for SPOT 127 Program

KJZZ's award-winning youth media center, SPOT 127, is now accepting applications for its free after-school program.

This program provides instruction and mentoring in digital photography, audio production, video production and journalism to Valley high school students. Participants create original content while learning from professional journalists and industry experts.

Students attend two days per week from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. for the entire semester at SPOT 127’s state-of-the-art facility in West Phoenix. All equipment, including computers, software, cameras and audio recorders, is provided.

Last year, two students won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Student Production Award for one of their video projects. Neither teenager had any video experience before joining SPOT 127.

Classes begin Sept. 8 and Sept. 9. Space is limited to 60 students, and spots are filling up fast! To apply or get more information, please visit http://spot127.org/node/100.

KJZZ and Spot 127 are a community service of Rio Salado College.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

KJZZ 91.5 FM Launches New Travel Club

KJZZ 91.5 FM, a service of Rio Salado College Division of Public Service, recently launched the KJZZ Travel Club. The travel club is available to sustaining members who donate $10 a month or more to the public radio station. In addition to connecting KJZZ members with a community who shares their interest in travel, adventure and new experiences, travel club members will also have access to:
  • KJZZ-hosted trips to destinations in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Free admission to the KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo.
  • Exclusive discounts and special offers from Travel Expo exhibitors.
  • KJZZ Travel Club Facebook Group.
  • Webinars and other informational events.
  • Annual gathering with fellow travelers celebrating the year’s adventures.
To learn more about the travel club and its upcoming trip to Ireland and Scotland visit travelclub.kjzz.org.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Student-loan Debt-settlement Scams

Reporter Adriene Hill of the public radio show Marketplace ran a story this month about unscrupulous companies that are tricking borrowers into paying upfront fees for student-loan debt-settlement services they don't provide, including a fake “Obama Forgiveness Program.”

Hill discovered that some of these companies are charging upwards of $1600 for debt consolidation services that are available free of charge from the government.

Take the time to listen to Payback time for student-loan scams? and take advantage of related tips and resources listed on the host web page. It will be a wise investment of your time.

Marketplace can be heard on 91.5 KJZZ, a community service of Rio Salado College.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KJZZ GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Get to know the candidates.
Get to know the 2014 Republican gubernatorial candidates with KJZZ's Steve Goldstein and Mark Brodie July 22 at the Arizona Historical Society in Tempe. Gain an understanding of the candidates' positions prior to casting your vote in the August 26 primary. The 90 minute discussion will focus on a variety of issues and listener submitted questions moderated by KJZZ's Sarah Ventre. 

Can't be there in person?
A live audio stream of the forum will be available at KJZZ.org. A portion of the event will be presented on the July 23 edition of KJZZ's Here and Now.

Submit your question.
To submit a question, please send an email to kworsnup@kjzz.org by 5 p.m. on July 21. Questions can also be submitted in-person at the event.

Republican Gubernatorial Primary Forum
July 22, 2014, 6 p.m.
1300 N College Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to bmarshall@kjzz.org.  


Contributed by 91.5 KJZZ, a community service of Rio Salado College.


Saturday, May 31, 2014

June SPOT 127 Youth Media Boot Camp

Learn video and audio production during a two-week boot camp with KJZZ's SPOT 127 youth media center..  June 9-20.  $250 per student.  Full and partial scholarships available.
KJZZ’s youth media center SPOT 127 is hosting a two-week boot camp for high school teens at the Rio Salado Conference Center in Tempe, June 9-20.

Participants will learn about the fundamentals of reporting, writing and multimedia production. SPOT 127 staff, KJZZ journalists and media professionals from across the Valley will take part in the program to share their knowledge with participants.

No prior experience is needed. Cost is $250 per student and there are partial and full scholarships available.

Learn more at http://spot127.org./content/spot-127-boot-camp.

KJZZ and SPOT 127 are a community service of Rio Salado.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

SPOT 127 Earns Top Prize at SVP Fast Pitch 2014

SPOT 127 Executive Director Greg Pereira holding $10,000 check from SVP
SPOT 127 Executive Director Greg Pereira earned $10,000 in three minutes at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch 2014. The annual event, hosted by Social Venture Partners Arizona, includes training and mentoring for innovative non-profit administrators and culminates in a high-energy, rapid-fire presentation event in which participants compete for more than $25,000 in grants and prizes.

“Fast Pitch was a completely unique experience, “Pereira said. “It was an incredible opportunity to collaborate with exceptionally smart and talented individuals. I received guidance and resources that will prove invaluable as SPOT 127 continues to grow.”

Pereira and 19 other non-profit leaders were handpicked by a selection committee to participate in this year’s event. Eight finalists moved on to the final competition, which took place March 26 at the Tempe Center for the Arts. Pereira’s three-minute presentation won the Investee Award and secured $10,000 a year in funding for up to five years for SPOT 127.

“The award money will be a great asset to our program,” Pereira said, “but the real value of participating is far greater than the financial award, it is the intensive mentorship and resources that the SVP network provides.”

SPOT 127 is a youth media center in Phoenix hosted by KJZZ 91.5 and Rio Salado College. The center empowers local high school students by teaching state of the art digital media skills and by connecting students to mentoring and resources that will help them succeed in future endeavors like college and career.

“The students are thrilled that SPOT 127 has been recognized for its innovation and sustainability,” Pereira said. “They take great pride in the program and are proud to see the community support that SPOT 127 receives as a result of their incredible work.”

Check out this SVP Arizona interview with Greg to learn more about his Fast Pitch journey.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Extreme Makeover: KJZZ Newsroom Edition

The all new KJZZ Newsroom.
The KJZZ Newsroom prior to the recent renovation.
Just in time for the holidays, the KJZZ newsroom has a brand new look! The listener-supported public radio station located at Rio Salado College in Tempe, has undergone an extreme makeover, going from an outdated modular setting to a high-tech journalism center.

"The new KJZZ newsroom is an open, collaborative space, designed for journalists to work together and create compelling stories,” said KJZZ Associate General Manager Mark Moran. “Before the makeover, KJZZ's journalists were boxed into cubicles that didn't exactly inspire creativity and inventiveness.”

Collaboration was a key factor in the newsroom renovation.

“It's the same direction being taken by many of the country's Fortune 500 companies,” Moran said. “We wanted to facilitate reporters being able to exchange ideas, check facts and plan for the future. Most importantly, the space is designed so that nobody is ever sitting in the same place two days in a row. It's truly collaborative and flexible.”

Veteran Valley reporter Steve Goldstein, host of KJZZ’s “Here and Now” and co-host of “The Show,” thinks the new work environment is a welcome change.

"We've been in the current space in the Rio Salado College Tower for more than a decade, so reconstructing the newsroom has generated new ways of looking at the world,” Goldstein said. “Now we're seeing each other through frosted glass rather than staring at the side of a cubicle, fostering better face to face communication.”

“Ideas can be expressed to a colleague by either rolling over a chair or even overhearing another conversation and jumping in to make a suggestion or share a source."

Renovations to the newsroom also include new wireless technology that allows for completion of digital editing work on the fly while decreasing time spent on filing and uploading stories.

“We invested in several layers of technology that allow us to stay apace of what is going on in the world on multiple media platforms,” Moran said. “With the technology now in place, we are able to hold virtual editorial meetings with reporters in different states simultaneously, or in fact, in other parts of the world, if necessary.”

The newsroom renovation was funded through a generous donation made by Deeann Griebel, a member of the KJZZ Leadership society.

“I am thrilled to be able to provide funding for the renovation of KJZZ’s newsroom through the Friends of Public Radio Arizona,” Griebel said. “Having an organization like KJZZ that provides balanced, honest reporting is vital to our society.”

Moran agreed, saying the newsroom renovation will ultimately benefit KJZZ listeners.

“Taking down barriers fosters increased communication, more vibrant workers, better story ideas, more productivity and, in the end, more well-rounded in-depth news stories for our listeners,” Moran said.

91.5 KJZZ is an NPR member station that is a community service of Rio Salado College and licensed to the Maricopa Community Colleges, serving nearly 300,000 weekly listeners.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

SPOT 127 Teen Reporters Unveil Stories of Deception

Teen reporters from SPOT 127, KJZZ’s youth media center, are using their passion for journalism and digital media to produce an online audio series about tobacco use and addiction called Stories of Deception. Students Taking a New Direction (STAND), Arizona’s anti-smoking youth coalition, recently enlisted the help of the SPOT 127 team to produce the series.

“I hope teenagers hear this message and realize there are better ways to cope with stress and anxiety than by using tobacco products," said BrieAnna Frank, a Maryvale High School junior who has been with the SPOT 127 team since its grand opening in Nov. 2012 and the producer of a public service announcement in the series called Don’t be a Replacement.

“There is no one better to explain the perils of tobacco use to teens, than other teens,” says Courtney Ward, Chief Office of Tobacco Prevention and Cessation for the Arizona Department of Health Services. “We are really pleased with the outcome of this first series with SPOT 127. We plan to take SPOT 127 studios to places outside of metro-Phoenix to recruit other youth that will help us capture many other stories.”

The SPOT 127 team has already completed two public service announcements, which focus on the adverse effects smoking has on a teen’s social life and how tobacco companies view young people as ‘replacement’ smokers for the hundreds who die every year from tobacco-related diseases. They have also completed a feature story that reveals why people living with mental health conditions are more likely to smoke and are more prone to die from smoking.

The segments are available on the STAND web site, standaz.com/fast-forward/stories-of-deception/. STAND is also using Facebook to encourage its many followers, especially Arizona educator, to share these stories with teens.

"I have really enjoyed the opportunity to tell teenagers about the dangers of tobacco use. This message is incredibly important to our generation," said Hannah Smith-Rodgers, a SPOT 127 reporter and senior at the Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics who produced the feature about the additional dangers of smoking for people living with mental health conditions.

“The enthusiasm of our team of journalists is apparent in the work they created,” said SPOT 127 Executive Director, Greg Pereira. “Our studios empower them to be the best story tellers they can be and we are delighted to be a partner with STAND.”

The teen reporters had complete control of the project from concept to completion. They chose the interviewees, the editorial focus and managed all aspects of production from the SPOT 127 studios at 3701 W. Thomas in Phoenix.

SPOT 127 is a division of listener-supported 91.5 KJZZ and a community service of Rio Salado College. This free, after-school program is designed to introduce high school students to digital media journalism and support programs that help them build confidence, attain valuable skill sets and achieve higher learning. Teens interested in joining the team can learn more at spot127.org or by calling 480-774-8350.

This story can also be found in the December 14 edition of the Tempe Republic. 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SPOT127 Project Wins 2013 Student Production Emmy



SPOT127, KJZZ's youth media center in Maryvale has been awarded the 2013 Student Production Emmy by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Rocky Mountain Chapter covers all of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and El Centro California.

The winning project, "Teenagers Coming Out" was created by Jessica Garcia and Melissa Mancio who joined SPOT 127 last year. Both students attended Maryvale High School and neither had produced an audio or video project prior to their involvement in the SPOT 127 program. Garcia and Mancio both graduated from high school last May and are now attending college.

KJZZ is a listener-supported public radio station licensed to the Maricopa Community College District. It is a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service, featuring a mix of local, national and international news, jazz and blues — serving more than 306,000 weekly listeners.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Like Buttah!

KJZZ Host/Reporter Steve Goldstein made the Phoenix Magazine, 2013 Best of the Valley list.

The editors included Steve in the People and Media category for having the Most Buttery Local Radio Voice. Here’s a look at the listing:

The KJZZ personality is a public-radio reporter with commercial-radio pipes. Providing the Valley-news bumper segments on NPR’s All Things Considered current events program, Goldstein makes “congestion on the I-10” sound like the sweetest of lullabies, with a warm, dulcet delivery that never fails to soothe. Physicians should rent this guy out for bad post-operative news and such. 3-6 p.m. weekdays on 91.5 FM.

Congratulations Steve!


Story submitted by KJZZ Public Relations Coordinator Annette Flores.KJZZ is a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

KJZZ's SPOT 127 Receives Student Production Emmy Nominations



Story submitted by KJZZ Public Relations Coordinator Annette Flores
KJZZ’s Youth Media Center SPOT 127 officially opened its doors in November 2012, but the participants are already turning heads in the television industry!

Last week, the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences nominated two SPOT 127 videos for Student Production Emmy Awards. The category is Arts and Entertainment/ Cultural Affairs.

The nominated video projects were produced by four high school students living in the Maryvale area, neither of whom had any previous experience in video production. The features are The Heart of Dance and Teenagers Coming Out. You can view both now by visiting the SPOT 127.org home page.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work that all of our participants have put into these projects,” said SPOT 127 Director Greg Pereira. “Their work would not be possible without the support of our colleagues at the Division of Public Service, Rio Salado College and our program partners so this really a win for all of us.”

NATAS will announce the winners during a formal ceremony on Oct. 10.









Wednesday, August 21, 2013

KJZZ Event: What I Wish I Knew About Starting a Business

Group 91.Five, KJZZ’s Young Professionals and the Arizona Community Foundation will host a free community symposium, What I Wish I Knew about Starting a Business with some of the Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs.
The panel will provide professional insight and “lessons learned” on how to launch and manage a successful business. KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Nick Blumberg will serve as moderator.

We hope you will consider joining us Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. at the RSC Conference Center

Panelists include:
This free event will begin with a panel discussion about entrepreneurship and business followed by a meet and greet with panelists and community partners hosting information booths. Community partners include the Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona Community Foundation, Arizona Small Business Development Center, City of Phoenix Small Business Enterprise Program, KJZZ Business Member Program, Rio Salado College and the Small Business Administration.

Admittance is free but reservations are required. Contact Emilio Cabrera at 480-774-8462 or Group91Five@rioradio.org for reservations and visit kjzz.org for more details.

Light refreshments will be available after the panel discussion.

Advanced questions will be considered. Please send them to Group91Five@rioradio.org.

Friday, August 2, 2013

KJZZ to Host Town Hall Discussion with City of Phoenix Council Candidates



Join 91.5 KJZZ and Arizona State University College of Public Programs August 6-8 for Town Hall Meetings with City of Phoenix Council Candidates. Voters will be given the opportunity to discuss issues with candidates running for Phoenix council seats in Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8.

KJZZ Managing Editor Al Macias and KJZZ News Director Peter O’Dowd will serve as moderators for each town hall, which will include two-minute opening remarks from each candidate followed by questions from the moderators and members of the audience.

Here's a look at the schedule:
District 4 - Tue., Aug 6 at 7 p.m.
District 6 - Wed., Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m.
District 8 - Wed., Aug. 7 at 7 p.m.
District 2 - Thu., Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

Admittance is FREE. Reservations are highly recommended because seating is limited. Contact Becky Marshall at 480-834-5627 or bmarshall@rioradio.org for reservations.

KJZZ encourages voters to send questions in advance to Annette Flores (aflores@rioradio.org).

Thursday, June 27, 2013

A New Generation of Public Radio Programs Premieres on 91.5 KJZZ July 2013

KJZZ is making an investment in a new generation of public radio programs that are bound to please avid listeners and new audiences alike. The new schedule premieres July 1 and includes new NPR favorites like Radiolab, the TED Radio Hour and a new KJZZ program called The Show.

It is a top priority for KJZZ to provide a dynamic mix of programs and local content.

The newly formatted Here and Now premieres Monday, July 1 at 11 a.m. NPR, which recently acquired Here and Now from PRI, will launch its first edition of the reformatted two-hour show with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson. KJZZ will co-produce the program, providing news and stories from Arizona and the Southwest. KJZZ reporters will also share local news reports and analysis on how national events discussed on the show affect Arizonans.

The Show has a similar strategy. This all-new KJZZ production premieres Friday, July 12 at 2 p.m. The Show will be hosted by KJZZ veteran reporters Mark Brodie and Steve Goldstein with help from The Takeaway team and several other public radio reporters and hosts across the country. The goal is to provide listeners with a mix of local and national content with an emphasis on how the news of the day affects Arizonans.

“We need to be connected to our community,” said Jon Hoban, KJZZ Chief Content Officer. “The news from the Valley, the nation and from around the globe has an impact on how we live, work and learn every day. It’s our goal to provide a unique service of news and features that will keep listeners up to date and entertained.”

“The addition of these programs is part of an effort to offer the creative and thoughtful voices that listeners count on from KJZZ,” continued Hoban. “These programs along with even more metro-Phoenix and Arizona voices bring our community together and bolster the trusted and innovative content you hear on 91.5 and KJZZ.org.

KJZZ invites listeners to share their input about the new schedule and to submit program topics for The Show. You can send an email using the programming category at KJZZ.org or engage in the dialogue using KJZZ’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Visit KJZZ.org for details about all of the new additions.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Student Showcase Hosted at KJZZ's SPOT127 Youth Media Center

KJZZ’s SPOT 127 Youth Media Center hosted its first Student Showcase on Wed., May 15 at RSC Thomas to celebrate the achievements of 29 participants who completed the first, nine-month-long instructional program.

SPOT 127 Director Greg Pereira and Instructional Facilitator/Coordinator of Marketing Tony Valenti stood in front of a packed room of participants and their family members, KJZZ staff, donors and other community supporters to give each of the students a certificate of achievement, to honor the most outstanding students of the year and celebrate their first year’s accomplishments.

And what a year it’s been!  SPOT 127 and RSC Thomas celebrated their grand opening in November 2012. Since that time, the SPOT team has served 150 students through its on site programs and off site programs with South Mountain and Sunnyslope high schools.

Pictured left are three of the most outstanding students who were part of the first cohort of participants to complete SPOT 127’s 9-month-long program. 

Maryvale sophomore BrieAnna Frank received the Best Student award. Maryvale freshman Stephanie Estrada who won the Best Video category for producing a short documentary called The Heart of Dance, which focused on the dance culture in Maryvale. Coronado Del Sol junior Bailey Vogt took home the award for Best Audio for his story about the new Phoenix Sky Train at Sky Harbor Airport.  

SPOT 127 is already accepting applications for its next summer session (June 3-14) and its next nine-month-long program, which begins Sept. 9.  The deadline for summer applicants is May 31 and the deadline for the next nine-month program is Sept. 3.

For more details, visit spot127.org and visit KJZZ’s facebook page for more photos.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

KJZZ Hosts StoryCorps Mobilebooth

Governor Jan Brewer and son Michael Brewer
 record their conversation at the 2011 StoryCorps Event
The Valley’s public radio station 91.5 KJZZ is collaborating with StoryCorps— a national nonprofit organization dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing the stories of people from all backgrounds— to record interviews in Phoenix, AZ from February 12 to March 8 as part of StoryCorps’ 2013 cross-country MobileBooth tour. 

StoryCorps’ MobileBooth— an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio— will be parked at the Phoenix Art Museum. Reservations will be available at 10 a.m. on January 31 and can be made by calling StoryCorps’ 24-hour toll-free reservation line at 800-850-4406 or visiting storycorps.kjzz.org.

The MobileBooth interviews are conducted between two people who know and care about each other. A trained StoryCorps facilitator guides participants through the interview process. At the end of each 40-minute recording session, participants receive a complimentary CD copy of their interview. With participant permission, a second copy is archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for future generations to hear.

KJZZ will air a selection of the local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR’s Morning Edition.

“This is another opportunity for KJZZ to share the stories and voices of our community,” said Jon Hoban, KJZZ’s chief content officer. “Every day we strive to provide a variety of voices and perspectives, and the StoryCorps Phoenix project reflects our commitment to helping Valley residents share the stories that connect us to our region,” said Hoban.

Founded in 2003 by award-winning documentary producer and MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient, Dave Isay, StoryCorps aims to create a growing portrait of who we are as Americans. By traveling to every corner of the country, StoryCorps currently has one of the largest collections of American voices ever gathered, with interviews collected from nearly 80,000 Americans in all 50 states.

“StoryCorps tells the true American story—that we are a people defined by small acts of courage, kindness and heroism. Each interview reminds people that their lives matter and will not be forgotten,” said Isay. “By strengthening connections between people and building an archive that reflects the rich diversity of American voices, we hope to build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.”

To help offset its operating costs, StoryCorps suggests a donation of at least $25 for each MobileBooth interview. If participants cannot afford to meet the suggested donation, they may participate at no cost to ensure that StoryCorps remains a free public service.



About StoryCorps 
StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, preserve, and share their stories. Each week, millions of Americans listen to StoryCorps’ award-winning broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. StoryCorps has published three books: Listening Is an Act of Love and Mom: A Celebration of Mothers from StoryCorps, and All There Is: Love Stories from StoryCorps—all of which are New York Times best sellers. For more information, visit storycorps.org.

About 91.5 KJZZ
KJZZ is a listener-supported public radio station that is licensed to the Maricopa Community College District. It is a community service of Rio Salado College’s Division of Public Service, which also includes 89.5 KBAQ and Sun Sounds of Arizona. KJZZ features a mix of local and NPR news, entertainment, jazz and blues—serving nearly 267,000 weekly listeners. For more information, visit kjzz.org.