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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Focus Carolina: Brian Sturm

Brian Sturm is a professional storyteller who has dedicated his career to exploring the experience of immersion and the various influences that help us become completely engrossed in whatever we are doing, whether that is reading, listening to a story or playing video games. He leads Story Squad (, an initiative he established to help young children gain pre-literacy skills, older children develop a concept of story structure and visual literacy skills, and older adults retain their mental agility and imagination.

About Focus Carolina

Every day, faculty members at UNC-Chapel Hill engage in groundbreaking research, innovative teaching and public service that makes an impact in our community and the state, nation and the world.

Tune in to Focus Carolina during morning, noon and evening drive times and on the weekends to hear their stories and find out what ignites their passion for their work. Focus Carolina is an exclusive program on WCHL, sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can listen to WCHL at 97.9 FM or 1360 AM.