Folk Arts Podcasts Pop CultureAugust 20, 2010


MacArthur Genius Dave Isay started StoryCorps in 2003 — it’s an oral history project that has everyday people interview each other about their lives. NPR listeners often say they start crying every time they hear one of the stories drawn from these interviews. NJN is partnering with Storycorps to bring a MobileBooth to Trenton in September, giving New Jerseyans a chance to tell their stories. In anticipation, State of the Arts producer Susan Wallner talks with Dave Isay about the meaning and purpose of StoryCorps.

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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is a principal of PCK Media, an independent production company. She is the co-series producer of the public television program "State of the Arts," a job that has introduced her to a wealth of talent and artistic diversity over the years. Susan's documentaries and performance specials have aired nationally. Most recently, her profile of the writer, aviator and celebrity, "Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You’ll Have the Sky," won the 2017 Mid-Atlantic Emmy for Best Feature Writing (it was Susan's 15th regional Emmy win). Narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe, it aired throughout the country on PBS and PBS World, and is available on DVD. Currently, Susan is working on a documentary about the self-taught city planner, builder, and artist, Kea Tawana.