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This is Power Your Story, a podcast made for students by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. Representing diverse voices, we tell real life stories through the power of podcasting technology, interviews, and round table discussions..

Production support from After School Matters and Andrea Klunder from The Creative Impostor Studios via the Podcast Tech: Power Your Story program.

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Mar 6, 2021

Mark, Elvis, and Carlos interviewed Amy Tardif, Regional Manager at the StoryCorps StoryBooth in the Chicago Cultural Center.

The mission of StoryCorps is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

This basically means that when we listen to people tell stories about their lives, we can understand where they're coming from better -- even if they are different from us or we don't agree with them.

This interview was recorded at our school in 2019. Due to the COVID pandemic, the StoryBooth at the Chicago Cultural Center is closed at the time of release.

But you can sign up to record a conversation with a loved one remotely in their “virtual recording booth” with the help of someone from StoryCorps, who will guide you step-by-step.

On season 5 of Power Your Story, we are talking all about making podcasts. This episode covers interviewing, listening, and storytelling skills.



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Power Your Story is produced by students at Ray Graham Training Center High School in Chicago. We represent diverse voices, telling our real life stories through the power of podcasting technology.

Each season features a new group of student producers under the mentorship of producer, Andrea Klunder of The Creative Impostor Studios, creating personal journals, interviews, and educational pieces about the topics that matter most to us.

Season 5 is produced by Alfred, Aliyah, Brandon, Carlos, Christobel, Edward, Elvis, Justus, Joel, Juan, Keyanna, Maritza, Mark, Miguel, and Zamire.

Our theme music is by DJ Sparkz.