Monday, April 22, 2013

Project aims to record oral history of rural Wisconsin

A Wisconsin man wants people to contribute to an oral history of rural life in the state. Farmer and published author Ed Janus, right, has teamed up with the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County to create The People of Rural Wisconsin Project, a website for first-person audio stories about rural life in the Badger State, Keith Uhlig reports for the Marshfield News Herald.

Janus considers himself "an audio journalist, a story collector who records interviews in the style of Studs Terkel, Chicago author and master of the oral history interview," Uhlig writes. "He was enthralled with radio journalism at an early age, and he embraced the oral history style of storytelling in the 1960s when he interviewed political demonstrators." (Read more)

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