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Story Corps Founder On National Day Of Listening

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Friday is the second annual National Day of Listening, a project conceived by the folks at Story Corps who bring you personal stories and conversations every Friday during Morning Edition.

The idea behind the day of listening is to spend time interviewing someone you care about: a parent, a sibling or a friend, and to document the conversation with a recorder or even a pencil and piece of paper.

Story Corps founder and documentarian David Isay speaks with WAMU's Rebecca Blatt about the event and why he believes sharing personal stories is so powerful.

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