In recognition of this year's National Day of Listening, November 26, WPR airs a week-long series of StoryCorps stories from its recent stay in La Crosse on Morning Edition on WPR's News & Classical Music network, November 22-26. The National Day of Listening is a new national holiday started by StoryCorps in 2008. On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one, using recording equipment that is readily available in most homes, such as computers, iPhones, and tape recorders. It's a chance to give the gift of listening, a priceless treasure that costs nothing but a little time.
Loyd Mieden, of Onalaska (WI), shares World War II memories with his son, Steve.
Eunice Albrecht, of La Crescent (MN), recalls growing up on her family's western Wisconsin farm, where their door was open to everyone. She shared her story with her daughter, Mary Miller, and grandson Jeffrey.
Robin Janson talks to her daughter Ella about what it was like to learn her father had been shot down and was missing in Vietnam, and her trip years later to see the spot where her father's plane crashed.