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Boston Public Schools teacher Kate Gubata, right, and one of her students, Tawanna Brudent. Brudent will be taking part in StoryCorps' "Great Thanksgiving Listen" project. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Boston Public Schools teacher Kate Gubata, right, and one of her students, Tawanna Brudent. Brudent will be taking part in StoryCorps' "Great Thanksgiving Listen" project. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
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StoryCorps wants to turn living rooms across America into makeshift recording studios this Thanksgiving.

Since StoryCorps was founded in 2003 by radio producer Dave Isay, 100,000 Americans have recorded interviews with a loved one or someone with whom they've shared a life experience. You've likely heard the stories on NPR's Morning Edition. Those that air, and lots more that don't, are added to the archives at the Library of Congress.

This Thanksgiving, Isay and his StoryCorps crew are trying to get thousands of teenagers to sit down with their loveds ones to talk and listen, and record their conversations. It's a coast-to-coast oral history project StoryCorps is calling "The Great Thanksgiving Listen."

WBUR All Things Considered host Lisa Mullins spoke with Isay, along with Boston Public Schools teacher Kate Gubata and one of her students, Tawanna Brudent, who will be taking part in the project.

This segment aired on November 19, 2015.

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