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StoryCorps Military Voices Recording Sessions

Maine Public is excited to welcome the StoryCorps' Military Voices Initiative to Maine in 2023 for a series of LIVE events and VIRTUAL recording sessions. This project is an opportunity for Maine service members and their families to preserve their stories at the Library of Congress. Select recordings will also air on Maine Public Radio as part of a special series this year.

The Military Voices Initiative provides a platform for veterans, service members, and military families to share their stories. In doing so we honor their voices, amplify their experiences, and let them know that we—as a nation—are listening.

Featured stories from Military Voices

Two smiling StoryCorps Military Voices participants

Recording Sessions:

If you or someone you know would like to participate in the project, please SIGN UP for one of these recording sessions:

    Tuesday, March 14 to Thursday, March 16


About the Recording Process:

  • Participants will be interviewed by a friend or family member. A member of the StoryCorps team will facilitate the interview, but will not ask questions unless prompted. 
  • Participants do not have to specifically discuss their experience with the military. StoryCorps offers pages of discussion topics. 
  • Participants do not have to reside in Maine Public’s listening area as long as the person planning to interview them does. Likewise, if a participant lives in Maine Public’s listening area, they can be interviewed by a family member or friend who lives outside of this area. 
  • Participants do not have to be veterans, they can be active duty service members, military spouses, or the children of veterans/active duty service members. 
  • After the 40-minute interview has concluded, participants can choose to share the interview with their local station and it will be archived at the Library of Congress. If the participants are not comfortable sharing their stories, they will get a copy of the recording and StoryCorps will delete it. Participants are not obligated to share their interviews.

Take a look at some great sample questions to consider when preparing to participate in a recording session.

StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative is made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.