StoryCorps in San Diego

StoryCorps MobileBooth
StoryCorps is an oral history project that sends their MobileBooth around the country, allowing two people to interview each other about their lives. The participants receive a copy of the 40-minute interview; another copy goes to the Library of Congress to permanently archive the voices of our time. At KPBS, I’m producing excerpted stories from the booth for broadcast. We started airing the pieces this week, and will continue into March. Check out this hilarious story:

Ramón “Chunky” Sanchez is a musician who played an active role in the Barrio Logan protests that led to the creation of Chicano park. His parents were farm workers, and when he first started public school he spoke only Spanish. Here, Chunky Sanchez talks with his friend Jose “Pepe” Villarino about what it was like for Mexican-American students in the 1950s.

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  Gravatar oso wrote @ February 27th, 2006 at 11:47 pm

Cool to hear your voice man. Not quite as cool as Chunky’s … but then, nobody’s is.

  Gravatar Ashley Stearns wrote @ June 6th, 2008 at 4:35 am

Where can I get Sr. Sanchez’s music? If that’s what was played just now after the NPR showcase of his H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S submission to storycorps., it’s great. I would like some, please and thank you.

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