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StoryCorps' mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of their lives. The StoryCorps Mobile Booth is in Durham April 17 - May 16. StoryCorps interviews are heard Fridays during Morning Edition.

StoryCorps: Bringing A Split Family Closer Together


The StoryCorps mobile booth is wrapping up its stay in Durham this week.  The silver trailer has been in town since last month, collecting conversations to archive at the Library of Congress.  Many of those conversations are also airing on WUNC.

StoryCorps recently recorded a conversation with 12-year-old Bella Cude, her mother Susie Bird, and her step-mother Jenny Cude.  Susie and Jenny are good friends despite being on two sides of a split family, and that family is about to get larger.  Jenny is pregnant.  Bella, Susie and Jenny talked about how they've been able to avoid the conventional struggles that come with divorce.

StoryCorps recorded Bella, Jenny and Susie at its mobile booth in Durham. If you'd like a peek inside, tours of the mobile booth will be available Thursday night during the Back Porch Music On The Lawn concertat the American Tobacco Campus in Durham.


Will Michaels is WUNC's Weekend Host and Reporter.
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