I’ve added a few more videos to the YouTube channel. Also, below the YouTube channel on the Share–>Video page, you’ll find links to some volunteers’ YouTube videos. Check ‘em out!
With now less than two months to go, production is well underway. All the interviews are done, all the recordings are logged and now the writing is underway. With far more people and far more tape than I can possibly squeeze into a 60-minute broadcast, I am already planning for some special web-only features to complement the program.
Watch this space for updates as stations begin signing on to air the documentary. And send your positive production vibes my way!
I don’t have all the details in place yet, but I’ve created a Flickr stream to share Peace Corps (and PC-related photos). You can see some from 1960s Sierra Leone, 1970s Peru and 2000s West Africa (Togo and The Gambia) now. Add what you’d like to share or keep checking back. I’ll put up more if they come to me, but my hope is folks all over the world will add what they can.
I’m so excited to share that friends in Bucksport, Maine are throwing a house party to raise money for Peace Corps Voices. They’ve dubbed it “Peace Corps Is Sweet” and their guests will toss a donation in the jar and eat yummy homemade cake. So simple and so remarkable at the same time. Thank you to Naomi and Peter and everyone who attends their event!
Thanks to everyone who has visited the site, liked the Facebook page (Peace Corps Voices) and told someone else about this project. I’m so glad to have a web presence and I’m looking forward to adding more content–which you can do, too! Click on the “Share” menu above (rather than pulling it down) and you can tell a Peace Corps story (you don’t have to be a returned volunteer–any Peace Corps-related story is welcome).
I’ll post again once I have a Flickr stream up and then I’ll invite people to upload Peace Corps photos to the stream. If you have video, feel free to upload it to the Peace Corps Voices YouTube channel. Once the documentary is mapped out, I will also add an audio sharing option and some recordings that won’t make it to broadcast will appear there.
Meanwhile, on this main blog page I plan to write about the production process, feature interesting Peace Corps related sites and make announcements as stations begin committing to airing the program. This is also where I’ll post some of the stories that you share. So check back often and send your ideas and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.