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KSMU-Preserving our Local History: The Art of Oral Storytelling

September 24, 2010

KSMU: Springfield 91.1, Branson 90.5, West Plains 90.9, Mountain Grove 88.1, Joplin 98.9, Neosho 103.7

KSMU, Ozarks Public Radio is doing a two-part series involving in-depth stories about historical places and events as part of their Sense of Place series.  They also posted the article in MP3 format on their website, which very nicely done.  It reminds me yet again of the power of storytelling and how useful it is for teaching.

Listen in MP3 format

KSMU’s Emma Wilson explores the tradition of storytelling and the preservation of oral histories in the Ozarks.

At the Ozarks Celebration Festival this year, tucked alongside tents full of homemade crafts and folks playing traditional music, a storytelling stage featured natives of this area sharing tales of their lives growing up in the Ozarks.

“We do volunteer storytelling in schools, nursing homes, festivals.” More…

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