Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. StoryCorps provides Americans with recording facilities in an airstream caravan so that they can share and preserve the stories of their lives. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale’s department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview and her son and granddaughter returned to StoryCorps to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.
Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind and millions listen to the weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition.
ORIGINAL ANIMATED SHORTS
Directed by: The Rauch Brothers
Backgrounds: Bill Wray
Producers: Mike Rauch & Lizzie Jacobs
Art Direction: The Rauch Brothers & Bill Wray
Animation: Tim Rauch
Audio Produced by: Katie Simon & Michael Garofalo
Label: The Kora Records
Publisher: House of Hassle