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Today is National Day of Listening

The day after Thanksgiving is the National Day of Listening, an annual initiative by the oral history project StoryCorps, a nonprofit group that has recorded and archived 40,000 interviews between friends and loved ones across the country.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss spoke with StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay about this year’s National Day of Listening theme, Thank a Teacher.

Isay says that participants can honor their favorite mentors by recording a conversation with them, writing a   card, or even posting a tribute on Facebook or Youtube.

In Isay's interview, he talks about an interview between a brain surgeon and his middle school science teacher. 

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After growing up in Woodbridge, Virginia, Michelle attended Virginia Tech before moving to Wilmington to complete her Master in Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in Wilmington. Her reporting and nonfiction writing have been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, within the pages of Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and in literary journals like River Teeth and Ninth Letter. Before moving to Wilmington, Michelle served as the general manager for WUVT, a community radio station in Blacksburg, Virginia. She lives with her husband Scott and their pups, Katie, Cooper, and Mosey.