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New project with @SoundCloud Fellowship: @WorkingRadio on #WorkingNow

August 22, 2012

The audio-sharing website, SoundCloud, recently selected a project that my Transom Story Workshop classmates and I proposed as a SoundCloud Fellowship. Our idea “Working Now” is to create and share stories about the working lives of people today in the US and around the world. We also want to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the book “Working” by oral historian/radio producer Studs Terkel.

Studs’ book is about “a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday though Friday sort of dying.” To honor Studs and his legacy, we want to re-introduce his methodology to a larger audience through a SoundCloud Fellowship demonstration project. We also want to help strengthen the “spoken word” community on SoundCloud and encourage others to make “radio stories”.

We’re launching a new website WorkingNow.org but you can follow the project on SoundCloud at WorkingNow and on Twitter at @WorkingRadio. Send us your stories!

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