storytelling http://kuow.org en Telling Stories Through Comics And Science http://kuow.org/post/telling-stories-through-comics-and-science <p>Marcie Silman discusses the art of storytelling with University of Washington geologist David Montgomery and Ellen Forney, cartoonist and author of "Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and Me." Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:32:12 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Amina Al-Sadi 25043 at http://kuow.org Telling Stories Through Comics And Science StoryCorps Love Stories With Dave Isay http://kuow.org/post/storycorps-love-stories-dave-isay <p></p><p>If there's one tradition that's never faded away in our history as people on this earth, it's storytelling. StoryCorps is a massive oral history project whose mission is to record, preserve and share the stories of Americans from all background and beliefs. It was founded in 2003 by radio documentary producer Dave Isay.</p><p>People tell their stories in mobile booths all around the country, and selected stories air nationally on NPR. All of the stories are preserved in the Library of Congress, with the hope that it will one day become a public, searchable database. Isay spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on February 7, 2012. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:43:23 +0000 Rachel Solomon 24320 at http://kuow.org StoryCorps Love Stories With Dave Isay Stephen Tobolowsky Live, Radio Retrospective And History Of Guitars http://kuow.org/post/stephen-tobolowsky-live-radio-retrospective-and-history-guitars <p><strong>Stephen Tobolowsky: From “Groudhog Day” To “Heroes”&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>You might not recognize his name but you've seen Stephen Tobolowsky in countless Hollywood movies and television shows, from "Groundhog Day" to "Heroes." The character actor is also a popular storyteller, weaving tales for radio and podcast listeners on <em>The Tobolowsky Files</em>. Steve Scher talked with&nbsp; Tobolowsky in 2011 live on stage at the Neptune Theater. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p><strong>Radio Retrospective: Making The First Sound Effects</strong></p><p></p><p>It's often assumed that sound effects during radio's Golden Age were all made by a person, but that's a bit of a myth. Many were played from records to save time and space. Steve Scher talks with Producer Katy Sewall about how early sound effects were created and tips on making your own at home.</p><p></p><p><strong>The History Of Guitars</strong></p><p></p><p>Guitars are a powerful symbol. When lashed onto someone like Keith Richards or Jimi Hendrix, they epitomize hard-sounding, hard-living, loud rock. When plucked by a flamenco player, they can evoke sultry nights and romance. Where did the guitar come from, how has it evolved and are there any changes that we can expect to see in the future? Steve Scher talks with classical guitarist Steven Novacek; Ron Reed, instrument maker and manager of Dusty Strings Guitar Shop; Gene Nygaard, guitarist and maker of Zero Guitars; and Jay Boone, owner of Emerald City Guitars.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18677 at http://kuow.org Stephen Tobolowsky Live, Radio Retrospective And History Of Guitars Jack Hitt, W.S. Merwin And Life As An Underage Prostitute http://kuow.org/post/jack-hitt-ws-merwin-and-life-underage-prostitute <p><strong>Jack Hitt On Making Up The Truth</strong></p><p></p><p>Writer and storyteller Jack Hitt has made a career portraying the larger-than-life characters he's encountered: a flamboyant neighbor who made international news as one of the world's first transsexuals, a building superintendent who was also a Brazilian mobster. "Why do these things always happen to you?" people ask. They don't, he says. Unbelievable stories happen to everybody. His new solo show mingles these stories with scientific research to show how our story-generating brains are constantly editing reality and "making up the truth" for us. Steve Scher talked with Jack Hitt in 2009.</p><p><strong>The Art Of Poetry With W.S. Merwin</strong></p><p></p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning poet W.S. Merwin is best known for his writing about the Vietnam War. Merwin has written and published poetry for over 50 years and translated the works of Dante and Pablo Neruda. He also comes from the generation of some of America's most famous poets: James Merrill, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, Frank O'Hara, James Wright and John Ashbery. What was it like to work in that company? Steve Scher talked with W.S. Merwin in 2010 about the art of poetry.</p><p><strong>Life As An Underage Prostitute</strong></p><p></p><p>Have you heard of a "choosey Suzie" or a "wife-in-law?" Do you know what being "in pocket" is? Thousands of underage kids trapped in prostitution know all too well. Steve Scher talked with Joanna Ward, then a case manager at <a href="http://www.youthcare.org/">YouthCare’s</a> Orion Center, and heard first-hand stories of underage sex trafficking.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 weekday 18668 at http://kuow.org StoryCorps' Dave Isay And The Love Of A Good Story http://kuow.org/post/storycorps-dave-isay-and-love-good-story <p></p><p>If there's one tradition that's never faded away in our history as people on this earth, it's storytelling. <a href="http://storycorps.org/">StoryCorps</a> is a massive oral history project whose mission is to record, preserve and share the stories of Americans from all background and beliefs. It was founded in 2003 by radio documentary producer Dave Isay. People tell their stories in mobile booths all around the country, and selected stories air nationally on NPR. Isay spoke at Seattle's Town Hall on February 7, 2012.</p><p> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 3892 at http://kuow.org StoryCorps' Dave Isay And The Love Of A Good Story Actor And Storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky http://kuow.org/post/actor-and-storyteller-stephen-tobolowsky <p>Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky is well-known for his roles as Ned Ryerson in "Groundhog Day" and Sandy Ryerson in TV’s "Glee."&nbsp; Lately, he’s become highly regarded as a storyteller for his podcast and radio show <em><a href="http://stephentobolowsky.wordpress.com/the-tobolowsky-files/">The Tobolowsky Files</a>,</em> and a new book, "The Dangerous Animals Club." Stephen Tobolowsky joins us.</p><p></p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 23:40:25 +0000 Steve Scher 946 at http://kuow.org Actor And Storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky