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StoryCorps: Taking Your Pulse

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StoryCorps, the national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others’ stories in sound, is coming to Orlando in March to preserve the stories of those affected by the Pulse Nightclub shooting. WMFE will collect stories about how Pulse has impacted our community and host a town hall-style event. It’s all part of our Dare to Listen initiative.

There are three parts to the Taking Your Pulse project:

  1. StoryCorps Collection: For those directly involved in Pulse.
  2. 90.7 WMFE Collection: For anyone who wants to share how Pulse affected them.
  3. A Community Conversation: A town hall event on March 9.

♦ StoryCorps Collection.
StoryCorps producers with partners from the Family Equality Council will be in Orlando March 9-11 to record stories of those directly involved with the Pulse Nightclub tragedy: survivors, friends and family of lost loved ones, community organizations who have been vital in the aftermath, LGBTQ+ and Latino allies.

There are limited recording slots available. If you were directly involved with the tragedy and would like to be considered for an interview, please email us.

♦ 90.7 WMFE Collection.
StoryCorps will focus on those directly involved in the Pulse tragedy, but we know that everyone living in Orlando has a story to tell about how the event changed them. So, in conjunction with StoryCorps’ project, WMFE will be collecting stories from the broader Central Florida community via the StoryCorps mobile app from March 6-11. We will have recording locations at library branches across Orange County as well as WMFE’s studio for one-on-one interviews between family members, friends and colleagues.

We’ve partnered with OCLS to have recording locations across Orange County.

There are two ways you can tell your story:

1. Make an appointment: You’ll be asked to choose a location, date (March 6-11), time and to provide your contact information as well as to decide who will be interviewing you. Your interviewer can be a family member, friend or a colleague. You’ll get a follow-up email with instructions, tips and sample interview questions.

Ready to make an appointment? Get started here:

All appointments filled. You can still record an interview by downloading the StoryCorps app on your own device.
Already scheduled an appointment? Download your recording kit.

2. Use the StoryCorps app on your own device: The StoryCorps is available for Apple or Android. If you decide to use this option, please download the app, create your account and join this StoryCorps Community. Make sure that when you upload your interview, you choose to share it with the Taking Your Pulse community. Need help? Visit the StoryCorps FAQ.

♦ A Community Conversation.
WHAT: Taking Your Pulse Town Hall
WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program start
WHERE: Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC)
COST: FREE but please RSVP Capacity Reached

Audio from this event will air on 90.7 FM on Friday, March 10 at 9 a.m.

WMFE’s Matthew Peddie will speak with survivors, first responders, city officials and LGBT/Latinx community leaders in a town hall-style meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at Orlando Health’s Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), the hospital that treated most of the Pulse survivors.

You’re also invited to a meet-and-greet reception in the ORMC North Tower Lobby from 6-7 p.m.

Panelists include:

It will be the first of a series of Dare to Listen events held in the community on tough topics in 2017. It’s free, but please RSVP. Capacity Reached.

Parking information: Valet parking at ORMC is available for $5, or the parking garage, located on the corner of Underwood Street and Kuhl Avenue (47 W. Underwood), is complimentary. Its exit is diagonal to the ORMC main entrance.


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RSVP FOR: Taking Your Pulse Town Hall
7 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at ORMC

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