As part of a cross-country tour, the award-winning StoryCorps oral history project arrives in Santa Monica on Jan. 5 for a month-long residency on the Third Street Promenade at Wilshire Boulevard. Step into the nonprofit’s mobile recording studio — a converted Airstream — to record a meaningful conversation with a loved one or friend for posterity … and maybe even the Library of Congress! These intimate 40-minute interviews focus on two people discussing who they are, how they’ve met, what they’ve learned in life or how they want to be remembered. Appointments are available through Feb. 7 at

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