The Story Collider: Stories about science

The Story Collider is visiting Charleston for the first time ever on Friday, Nov. 16, to hold a live recording of our popular science storytelling podcast at the LaBelle Theatre.

Since 2010, The Story Collider has invited scientists, journalists, and others to share true, personal stories about science that are “stand-up funny and powerfully confessional,” according to the Wall Street Journal. Since our first show in New York City, we’ve held more than 200 live shows in cities across the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand, and shared more than 400 stories on our podcast, which has been downloaded more than 9 million times.

At 7 pm on Nov. 16 at the LaBelle Theatre in Charleston, The Story Collider will share stories from six local speakers that show the ways science is touching the lives of folks in the Charleston area. Our guests will include:

  • Lindsay Acree, assistant professor at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and volunteer at Kanawha Charleston Health Department’s Harm Reduction Clinic
  • John Amos, geologist and founder of SkyTruth, a nonprofit based in Shepherdstown dedicated to strengthening environmental conservation through the use of satellite images
  • Sean Collins, entomologist and assistant professor of biology at West Virginia State University
  • Rebecca Crowder, executive director of Lily's Place, the first neonatal abstinence syndrome center in the country
  • Danielle Grant, agriculture science teacher at Buffalo High School and beef cattle farmer
  • Trey Kay, creator of the Us & Them podcast and radio program produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting and PRX

The stories they share will range from their unexpected journeys into science careers to their experiences leveraging science and technology to save lives. In particular, Dr. Acree will share a story about how her volunteer work at Harm Reduction has transformed her understanding of addiction and its impact on lives in West Virginia, and Ms. Crowder will share how her mission to help babies born into drug addiction led her to visit the White House and become embroiled in unexpected controversy. More information about each of our storytellers is available on our website:

The show begins at 7 pm on Friday, Nov. 16, at the LaBelle Theatre, located at 313 D Street, Charleston, WV, 25303. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and available for advance purchase here:

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

LaBelle Theatre
311 D St, South Charleston, WV 25303

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