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StoryCorps' MobileBooth arrives in St. Petersburg

Kathy Pennington, far right, of St. Petersburg poses Thursday in front of the StoryCorps MobileBooth with her daughter Elizabeth Smith, 16. Pennington’s friend, Chris Musser, far left, of Louisville, Ky., takes a photo as Suzanne Geisler of Springboro, Ohio, watches. The Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio will be set up in front of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg to record interviews from Monday until Feb. 1. Reservations can be made by calling toll-free 1-800-850-4406. Segments of select interviews may also air on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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Kathy Pennington, far right, of St. Petersburg poses Thursday in front of the StoryCorps MobileBooth with her daughter Elizabeth Smith, 16. Pennington’s friend, Chris Musser, far left, of Louisville, Ky., takes a photo as Suzanne Geisler of Springboro, Ohio, watches. The Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio will be set up in front of the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg to record interviews from Monday until Feb. 1. Reservations can be made by calling toll-free 1-800-850-4406. Segments of select interviews may also air on NPR’s Morning Edition.

ST. PETERSBURG — The StoryCorps' MobileBooth — an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio — set up in front of the Museum of Fine Arts on Thursday to record interviews from Monday until Feb. 1 as part of its cross country tour.

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"I have stories," said Kathy Pennington of St. Petersburg, who would like to be interviewed with her mother or her daughter. "I've been teaching for 25 years."

Pennington posed in front of the MobileBooth with her daughter Elizabeth Smith, 16, so Pennington's friend Chris Musser of Louisville, Ky., took a photo.

StoryCorps has partnered with WUSF to collect interviews with residents in the Tampa Bay area. WUSF 89.7 will air a selection of local interviews recorded in the StoryCorps MobileBooth. Segments of select interviews may also air nationally on NPR's Morning Edition.

With participants' permission, all StoryCorps interviews will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.

Reservations can be made by calling StoryCorps' 24-hour, toll-free reservation line at 1-800-850-4406, or by visiting storycorps.org.

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