When can I hear Storycorps on WABE 90.1FM?
Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:35am
Tuesday during City Café between 12-1pm
Friday during Morning Edition between 6-7am and 8-9am
- February 28, 2012Lee Rushing & Allison Rushing
Lee Rushing, of Flowery Branch, was known as Lisa Rushing growing up, but early on, he realized that his physical body didn’t match who he knew himself to be on the inside. He told his story to his partner, Allison Rushing.
- February 21, 2012Christina Gross & Jennifer Swope
77-year-old Christina Gross grew up in North Dakota, and never planned to leave. But then a job opportunity beckoned her husband. At StoryCorps, Christina told her granddaughter, Jennifer Swope, how it all started—when her husband went on a trip east.
- February 14, 2012Mary Ann & Ed Cashin
Mary Ann Cashin spent the ten years after high school in a convent becoming a teacher. Meanwhile, her future husband was in a Marist order thousands of miles away. Mary Ann tells the story of their first meeting to their son, Ed.
- February 7, 2012Nalini & Nandi Isaac
Nalini Isaac’s adult daughter, Nandi, has Down Syndrome. At StoryCorps, Nalini told Nandi about her first experience ever seeing a person with a disability, when Nalini was a 6-year-old growing up in India.
This story was recorded in partnership with TASH, which advocates for equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities.
- January 31, 2012StoryCorps: Roberto Llopart & Danielle Bartone
Roberto Llopart and his wife Danielle Bartone are both teachers. But during recess, Roberto has taken on an athletic role that’s changed life on the playground.
- January 24, 2012Linda Gorham & Gwendolyn Hilary
Linda Gorham has worked as a professional storyteller for close to two decades—but making the transition to that job was a step that took some courage. At StoryCorps Atlanta, Linda told her friend and fellow storyteller, Gwendolyn Hilary about how she got her start.
Linda told Gwendolyn this story at the 2011 National Black Storytelling Festival and Conference in Atlanta.
- January 17, 2012Marian Jackson and Jennifer Falk
56-year-old Marian Jackson is president of People First of Georgia, an advocacy group for people with disabilities. Growing up, she lived with her grandparents. Both were field hands, and neither knew how to read. For a long time, Marian didn’t either. She told her story to Jennifer Falk, of Parent to Parent of Georgia.
This story was recorded in partnership with TASH, a disability advocacy organization.
- January 10, 2012StoryCorps: Richard & Gwen Davies
Richard Davies grew up in a fairly irreligious household in the 1950s—but then ended up spending his career as a United Methodist minister in Indiana. At StoryCorps, Richard told his daughter, Gwen, that the spiritual life was not always part of his plan—-but he always felt he was seeking something.
- January 3, 2012Best of 2011: Libby Yost & Erin Robbins
We’ve been looking back to some of our favorite StoryCorps-Atlanta stories of this year. One that caught listeners’ attention first aired in March 2011. Libby Yost and Erin Robbins attended college together. During a semester break, they went to Peru to do research the rain forest, but it didn’t turn out as planned. At StoryCorps, Libby and Erin recounted why.
- December 27, 2011Best of 2011: Skelly Holmbeck, Paul Pelham, and Thomas Pelham
We’re looking back to some of our favorite StoryCorps-Atlanta stories of this year. Here’s a conversation from January 2011—between Skelly Holmbeck and her sons, Paul Pelham, aged 10 and Thomas Pelham III, aged 12. The three moved to Florida after Skelly’s divorce, but came to Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth for this conversation.
Skelly started it off.
- December 20, 2011Maryann Gillespie, Audra Macon, and Liddy Chatham
For this week’s StoryCorps Atlanta, we return to a seasonal favorite. Anthony Knight interviewed a trio of Salvation Army Bell Ringers. 79-year old Maryann Gillespie, her granddaughter Audra Macon, and their friend, Liddy Chatham had volunteered for ten years. Maryann began the conversation.
- December 13, 2011Sandra Wetzel LaHouse & John Wetzel
Earlier this year, Sandra Wetzel LaHouse retired, after working in insurance claims for a number of decades. Her 31-year-old son John knew his mother had achieved some remarkable accomplishments before his birth. He brought her to StoryCorps to hear the details.
- December 6, 2011StoryCorps: Jumana Rosshandler & Anja Sebunya
Growing up in Amman, Jordan, Jumana Sharabi Rosshandler’s life changed when a family of American Baptist missionaries moved in across the street. Jumana became best friends with one of their chidren, Jan. What happened next changed both girl’s lives forever. Jumana told the story to friend and colleague, Anja Sebunya.
This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta International School.
- November 29, 2011Ronald Goldstein & Gail O’Neill
Most people’s conversations with their dentists are confined to dental chairs. But recently patient Gail O’Neill brought her own dentist, Ronald Goldstein, to StoryCorps. She started the conversation by explaining why she wanted to talk with him.
- November 22, 2011Ann Kibathi, Vincent & Victor Ndungu
Kenyan immigrant Ann Kibathi works as a nurse and is also a single mother, to twin 14-year-old sons Vincent and Victor Ndungu as well as an older daughter. At StoryCorps, she told her sons about the person who made an extraordinary impact on her life.
This story was recorded in partnership with 100 Black Men of America, North Metro Chapter.
- November 15, 2011Marvin & Wendy Shoob
As a U-S district judge for the last 30 years, Marvin Shoob has worked to stop overcrowding in the Fulton County Jail, and he’s made pivotal rulings allowing foster care children legal representation, among many other pivotal decisions.
His daughter, Wendy Shoob, has been a Fulton County Superior Court judge for 15 years.
But long before Wendy was born, Marvin Shoob was called up from the Army reserves to fight in World War II. He told Wendy the story.
A warning: This story contains some violent content—which may be disturbing to some listeners.
- November 8, 2011Amy Hutcheson & Cassandra Webster
Amy Hutcheson was raised in southwest Atlanta in the 1950s and ’60s, when the area went from majority white middle-class families, to almost exclusively black middle-class families. At StoryCorps, she told her daughter, Cassandra Webster, about that time.
- November 1, 2011Missy & Tara Terry
21-year-old Missy Terry suffered from childhood leukemia while both her parents were in the military. Her mother Tara now lives alone in D.C; she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. At StoryCorps, Missy asked her mother about what it was like to raise four children while her husband served overseas.
- October 25, 2011Kristina & Jamaal Gilchrist
Kristina Gilchrist grew up in Washington D.C. in the 1980s. These days she’s a mother of two in Stone Mountain, married to Jamaal Gilchrist. He started their interview with a question. This story was recorded in partnership with Main Street Community Association in Stone Mountain.
- October 18, 2011Sonny & Katie Poloche
Today, Sonny Poloche is a lawyer in Atlanta, married with a young son. But Sonny was just five when his family moved to the U.S from Venezuela, spending their entire life savings on the air-fare. It wasn’t the easiest transition. At StoryCorps, Sonny told his wife, Katie, about his first day of school in the U.S.
This story was recorded in partnership with GALEO, the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.
- October 11, 2011Jorge Cruz-Calderon & Hasan Irier
A conversation between chosen family. Hasan Irier immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey in the 1990s, and after about a decade here, he signed up to be a “big brother” through the organization Big Brothers Big Sisters. His “Little Brother” for the last six years has been 12-year-old Jorge Cruz-Calderon. Neither had a brother before they met. Hasan started the conversation.
This story was recorded in partnership with LaAmistad, a program that mentors Latino students.
- October 4, 2011Chad & Laina Curtiss
When Chad Curtiss met his future wife, Laina, two years ago in Charleston, he was morbidly obese. He’d never felt motivated to lose all that weight before, but things started change, and he decided to spend six months in an intensive weight-loss program. Laina Curtiss started the conversation—which took place at the Dekalb County Courthouse.
This story was recorded in partnership with DeKalb Medical Center.
- September 27, 2011Audrey & Remi Matthews
Remi Matthews is 14 years old, and school isn’t what he’s most passionate about. His mother, Audrey Matthews, is curious about what Remi thinks about when he does consider his future.
- September 20, 2011Betty Castellani & Susan Smith
Chaplain Betty Castellani has run DeKalb Medical Center’s Cancer Center since it opened 20 years ago. After all this time, she still remembers her first cancer patient. She told the story to her employee, cancer survivor, Susan Smith. This story was recorded in partnership with Dekalb Medical Center.
- September 13, 2011Richard Rhodes & Dave Hayward
74-year-old Richard Rhodes has been working for gay rights in the South for decades… and he was the first openly gay chairman of the Dekalb County Democratic Party. Working alongside him for many years has been fellow activist Dave Hayward. At StoryCorps, Dave began the conversation by asking Richard about growing up in Florida in the 1940s and ’50s. This story was recorded in partnership with Touching Up our Roots.
- September 6, 2011Kevin Howard & Elena Garcia
Sixteen years ago, as a college student, Kevin Howard biked 9,000 miles alone across the country from Florida to California. Today, Kevin, who now lives in Smyrna, tells his story to his wife, Elena Garcia.
- August 30, 2011Donna Roberts & Déja Moss
19-year-old college student Déja Moss has childhood memories that involve tagging along with her mother to her college classes. But then, it became too hard for Donna Roberts to work full-time and be a single mom. So, she quit school. As Déja and her sister grew older, Donna made a new commitment to start college again, and brought her daughter to StoryCorps to talk about that commitment. Déja started the conversation.
This story was recorded in partnership with C5 Georgia
- August 23, 2011Elizabeth & Steven Smith
83-year-old Elizabeth Smith is a Carter Center volunteer and likes to look her best for big events there. But a recent trip to find the perfect outfit led to an unexpected event of its own. She told the story of what happened next to her son, Steven Smith.
- August 16, 2011Joe & Ann Peterson
Lieutenant General Joe Peterson and his wife Ann have been married for 37 years — but first became a couple way back when they were both in the fourth grade. But even though they’d known each other for so long before they got married, there were still some shocks right after they’d said their “I do’s.”
- August 9, 2011Elizabeth Anderson & Sara Look
A conversation between two book-lovers and book-sellers. 29-year-old Elizabeth Anderson has worked at local feminist bookstore Charis Books and More for years. At StoryCorps, Elizabeth told co-worker Sara Look about her earliest days as a book lover. Recorded in partnership with Charis Books and More.
- August 2, 2011Ife Madzimoyo & Mausiki Scales
This summer, 19-year-old Ife Madzimoyo served as an intern at Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival. Performer and educator Mausiki Scales is a family friend. Scales is in his 40s and performs internationally with the Common Ground Collective. At StoryCorps, Ife wanted to know about Mausiki’s beginnings.
This story was made possible by the National Black Arts Festival.
- July 26, 2011Beth Jordan & Joy Cooley
Beth’s childhood in Decatur is a time both remember fondly… especially now, as Beth fights a serious cancer diagnosis. At StoryCorps, Joy asked her daughter about her misadventures and close-calls, while growing up in a neighborhood full of kids.
- July 20, 2011Bryce Barnes & Angella Copeland
When Bryce Barnes and Angella Copeland started dating in 2008, Angella was about to move to South Korea—for a year-and-a-half of Mormon missionary work. She tried to end the relationship, but that didn’t stop Bryce from sending Angella more than 300 letters while she was away.
- July 12, 2011Larissa & Jessie Bockenek
Larissa Bockenek was a former swimming champ just out of high school, when the unexpected happened. He daughter Jessie Bockenek asked her mom to tell the story.
- July 5, 2011Juel Pate Borders-Benson
Reverend-Doctor Juel Pate Borders-Benson is the daughter of the late Reverend Williams Holmes Borders. The elder Borders pastored the historic Wheat Street Baptist Church for more than 50 years, and was a strong voice for integration. But as Juel told her niece Julie, he wasn’t so thrilled that she, too, felt the calling for ministry.
- June 28, 2011Tishana Trainor & L’Erin Asantewaa
Today we commemorate Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Pride month with a conversation by a woman who came out as a lesbian a decade ago after her marriage ended. By then, Decatur resident Tishana Trainor had two small children and no idea how to meet single women. So… as she told her friend L’Erin Asantewaa … Tishana set her sights on a lesbian bar called My Sisters Room that — at the time — was right next to an ice cream store. Recorded in partnership with All My Children Project.
- June 14, 2011Greg & Nadine Evans
37-year-old Greg Evans had always been healthy — until two years ago, when some sudden stomach problems started. The doctor told Greg and his wife, Nadine Evans, the diagnosis: stage-four colon cancer that had spread to Greg’s liver. Greg and Nadine are hopeful, but know the odds are against them. At StoryCorps, Greg started the conversation. This story was recorded in partnership with Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.
- June 7, 2011Sachi Koto & Maiko Takara
You may remember Sachi Koto from her years broadcasting on CNN and local Atlanta stations. But back when Sachi and her brothers and sisters were growing up in Stone Mountain in the 1950s, their family was the only Asian family around. Her grandparents had come to America from Japan in early 1900s, and her parents met while being held in an internment camp during World War II. After the war, they settled in Georgia, where it seemed like everyone else was either black or white. Sachi’s daughter-in-law Maiko Takara asked her about that time. Recorded in partnership with the Asian Pacific American Heroes Symposium at the National Archives in Morrow, GA.
- May 31, 2011Daniel & Joe Rice
Major Daniel Rice has been in the Army for 16 of his 37 years… and has spent time deployed in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places. But as a child growing up in Tucker, he was small, and a late bloomer. His dad, Joe Rice, started the conversation.
- May 24, 2011MaryAnn & Jim Fletcher
Jim Fletcher of Liburn is now 49, but when he met MaryAnn Lando — now MaryAnn Fletcher he hadn’t yet learned math or to read. But he did have a sense of true love.
- May 17, 2011Zoë Levin, Martin Levin, & Jennifer Goebel
Martin Levin grew up during the Great Depression and remembers his family losing just about everything. Still, Martin went on to be successful, first as a teacher and serving in the army and then eventually running world-wide publishing houses. Now, at 92, Martin is still working. He told his story to his adult granddaughters Zoë Levin Crowe and Jennifer Goebel.
- May 10, 2011Saralyn Chesnut & Lorraine Fontana
The beginning’s of a life and a life’s work. Saralyn Chesnut is best known as the first director of what’s now Emory’s office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life. But the recent retiree wasn’t always such an activist or open about her own identity as a lesbian. She told her story to her longtime friend, Lorraine Fontana. Recorded in partnership with Charis Books and More.
- May 3, 2011Kate, David, & Stewart Breslin
A pivotal moment for a man and his dog. David Breslin and his wife Kate got Stewart the Golden Retriever five years ago. Back in the early days, they hit an unexpected and chilly bump. Kate Breslin begins the story.
- April 26, 2011Jason Donovan & Em Crosby
The story of a social conscience being awakened. Teacher Em Crosby was growing up in Texas in the 1950s as the only child of a white couple when a bus-ride woke her up to that time’s political reality. She told her story to her son, Jason Donovan.
- April 19, 2011Eli Clare & Aimi Hamraie
Recently, when disability activist and writer Eli Clare came to town, grad student and fan Aimi Hamraie was there to meet him. She teaches one of Eli’s books in her classes—and had some questions about what led up to his activism. Aimi started the conversation. Recorded in partnership with the Emory Office of Disability Services.
- April 12, 2011Tolu Ogbechie & Brian Deitz
A conversation between 26-year-old Brian Deitz and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Tolu Ogbechie. The two met 5 years ago in a class at U-G-A. At StoryCorps, Brian wanted to ask Tolu about their relationship.
- April 5, 2011David & Ted Lane
A tale of an unusual start to a long and happy marriage, as told by Ted Lane to his son David. David got the conversation with his father started.
- March 29, 2011Libby Yost & Erin Robbins
A conversation between best friends Libby Yost and Erin Robbins. The women met in high school ten years ago, and went to the same college. During a semester break, they went to Peru to do research the rainforest. But it didn’t turn out as planned. At StoryCorps, Libby and Erin recounted why.
- March 22, 2011Tobyette Wheeler & Percy Jackson
When dementia hits older adults, it can tear families apart—or bring them together. When Tobyette Wheeler Jackson and her siblings realized that their 64-year-old mother had dementia, they decided to come together, literally. At StoryCorps, Tobyette told the story to the husband she met after her mother’s death, Percy Jackson. Recorded in partnership with The Wren’s Nest.
- March 15, 2011Katie Terrell & Gartine Callaway Davis
Gartine Callaway Davis grew up the daughter of a farmer-turned-Airforce bombardier (one of the men who actually dropped bombs during World War Two.) The couple met as students at University of Georgia in the early 1940s. At StoryCorps, Gartine told her own daughter Katie Terrell about her parents’ first days together at UGA.
- March 8, 2011Woody Ward & Denise Fields
Woody Ward retired last June, after teaching science for 41 years at Woodward Academy. For most of that time, he worked with 6th graders. At StoryCorps, Woody remembered a time back in the 1970s— when a show-and-tell time turned chaotic.
- March 1, 2011Dexter Hardy & Nancy Perez
Just a few weeks ago, Nancy Perez and her husband Dexter Hardy came to StoryCorps to talk about their oldest child, Max, on his 7th birthday. Max has autism, and the developmental disorder means he struggles to connect with others. StoryCorps, Nancy and Dexter remembered how they figured out Max was autistic.
- February 22, 2011Tim Carlson & Richard Neves
Coming up in March, 57-year-old Tim Carlson and his partner, 45-year-old Richard Neves, will get married in Washington, D.C. The partners have already been together for 10 years after meeting online in an online chatroom. At StoryCorps, Rick recounted the story of their first gift exchange.
- February 15, 2011Stanley Stewart & Brandon Lee
High school students Stanley Stewart and Brandon Lee, ages 16 and 18, go to different schools—but they have a few things in common: They’re both high achievers, both planning on going to college, and in their spare time they both write for VOX, Atlanta’s citywide newspaper by and for teens. At StoryCorps, Stewart began by telling Brandon about his attitude toward school. Recorded in partnership with VOX Teen Communications.
- February 8, 2011Sandy Epstein & Elizabeth Appley
Another conversation from StoryCorps Atlanta… this one with one of those rare few who has called Atlanta home his entire life. Lawyer Sandy Epstein has lived in the city since his birth 59 years ago… the first generation in his family to be born in the U.S. At StoryCorps, his wife Elizabeth Appley asked about Sandy’s family’s beginnings far away.
- February 2, 2011Antonio & Maru González
A conversation between a father and a daughter. 56-year-old Antonio González grew up in Puerto Rico and then moved to Georgia to raise his family — including daughter Maru González. These days, Maru is a student far from home, but on a recent visit back, she invited her dad to StoryCorps, because she wanted to make a confession to him.
- January 27, 2011Sara Takele & Aarti Sahgal
Sara Takele fled her home country of Ethiopia decades ago. She has spent more than twenty years, now, navigating this country, not only as an immigrant, but as the mother of a special-needs son. Her son Abraham is 21 years old and autistic. While he doesn’t speak at all, Sara does, and has spent her life in the U.S. speaking for him. At StoryCorps Atlanta, she told her friend, Aarti Sahgal, about how Abraham’s autism has shaped her life. Recorded in partnership with Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.
- January 25, 2011Susannah Bales & Emily Guzman
A conversation between 23-year-old Susannah Bales and Emily Nelson Guzman. Emily’s husband Pedro came to the US, as a child, with his mother seeking asylum, but a deportation order was made for him after his mother was denied permanent residency. Susannah prompted Emily to tell the story.
- January 18, 2011Skelly Holmbeck, Paul & Thomas Pelham
A conversation between a mother, Skelly Holmbeck, and her sons, Paul Pelham, age 10 and Thomas Pelham the Third, age 12. The three moved to Florida after Skelly’s divorce, but came to Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth on a recent visit. Skelly started off the conversation—about the tough times the three have gone through—and surmounted—together.
- January 11, 2011Chaney Wadell, Margaret Higdon Tate, & Marci Tate
Today we bring you the story of a nontraditional college student. Margaret Higdon Tate already had 7 and 9-year old daughters when she started thinking about college. Today, her daughters are both college grads themselves. Chaney Waddell and Marci Tate asked their mother to tell the story of her time in higher ed.
- January 4, 2011Kevin Howard & Elena Garcia
Smyrna resident Kevin Howard spends most of his time working and with family these days, but 16 years ago, as a college student, he biked 9-thousand miles alone across the country from Florida to California. Today, he tells his story to his wife, Elena Garcia.
- December 28, 2010Laurent Adler & Deblina Datta
Local doctor Laurent Adler has been grieving his mother — Holocaust survivor Marie Rose Adler — since her death in January. Through his medical knowledge he was able to help relieve her suffering before she died; but it was too late to restore their fractured relationship. He told his wife Deblina Datta the story. This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta International School.
- December 21, 2010Saundra & Ravi Henderson-Windom
Growing up, Saundra Henderson-Windom kept a big secret. She’s the child of an African-American soldier and a Korean woman, born in Korea toward the end of the Korean War. She was adopted at age five by an African-American couple in Compton California. Saundra told her daughter Ravi her story.
- December 14, 2010Liddy Chatham, Maryann Gillespie, & Audra Macon
Anthony Knight interviewed a trio of Salvation Army Bell Ringers: 79-year old Maryann Gillespie, her granddaughter Audra Macon, and their friend, Liddy Chatham. The three women have all been volunteering for the last ten years. Maryann began the conversation.
- December 7, 2010Brittany Jean & Crystal Williams
When Crystal Williams and Brittany Jean met a few years ago, they found out that they both had lived with foster care parents as teenagers. These days, Crystal and Brittany are best friends and college grads. At StoryCorps, Crystal asked Brittany how she got to where she is today.
- November 30, 2010Juanita Williams & Jada Harris
If you’ve ever seen the AIDS memorial quilt with its patches memorializing thousands of people who’ve died of AIDS, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Juanita Williams’ handiwork in it. Juanita’s a master craftswoman, but she also has a personal stake in the quilt. Friend and colleague Jada Harris interviewed 54-year-old Juanita Williams at StoryCorps.
- November 23, 2010Karen Gimnig & Lynnette Gerhard
Nurse and midwife Lynnette Gerhard recently retired after almost 40 years of delivering newborns. It’s a career that’s always had the respect of her daughter, Karen Gimnig. At StoryCorps, Karen asked her mother to reflect on her life’s work — and talk about the births that have stayed with her over the years.
- November 16, 2010Claudine Forbes & Ronnie Wheeler
We hear from 42-year-old Ronnie Wheeler. For a few years, not so long ago, Ronnie found himself homeless after a medical problem cost him his job. He ended up living and then helping out at Atlanta’s Gateway Center. Through his work there, he met Claudine Forbes, a 22-year-old AmeriCorps volunteer. At StoryCorps, Ronnie told Claudine about one particularly difficult day he had, while homeless.
- November 9, 2010Bahadir & Erin Ustaoglu
We have a conversation between 30-year-old Bahadir Ustaoglu, and his wife Erin. Bahadir moved here from Turkey eight years ago, after meeting Erin. But the couple still dreams of someday moving to Turkey. Erin began the conversation.
- November 2, 2010Adriane & Stanley Sasine
We hear from Stanley Sasine who was part of a group of World War II soldiers called Merrill’s Marauders. They were tasked with getting the Japanese out of Burma, now Myanmar. Stanley was one of the few who survived to see their last battle. Today he’s 86 - and he told his story to his grandson, Adrian Sasine. We want to warn our listeners that parts of this conversation recall a violent scene, which may be unsettling to some listeners.
- October 26, 2010Bill Bolling & Maria Saporta
Today we hear from Bill Bolling, executive director and founder of the Atlanta Community Food Bank. He’s been good friends with journalist Maria Saporta and her family for two decades. And as Maria knows, his work to stop hunger has been going on even longer.
- October 19, 2010Ellen O’Neal & Anna Millman
This week, we introduce you to carpenter, Ellen O’Neal and her partner, writer Anna Millman. Anna Millman, asked Ellen for the full story of what’s it like being a real-life bearded woman.
- October 12, 2010Lamyaa al Azzawi & Lubna Rashid
21-year-old Lubna Rashid and her mother, artist Lamyaa al Azzawi came to Georgia just three months ago, after spending the last 12 years in Jordan. Before that, they fled Iraq. Now they’re trying to rebuild their life in the country that’s been at odds with their homeland for the last decade. And that hasn’t been so easy for them either.
This story was recorded in partnership with Refugee Women’s Network.
- October 5, 2010Jim Crane & Melissa Crane Worden
Earlier this fall, Melissa Crane Worden brought her father — 72-year-old Jim Crane — to our recording booth to ask him about growing up. Both live in Marietta now, but Jim was raised in a mill town in North Carolina and was the first person in his family to go to college. That was an experience Melissa was still curious about.
- September 28, 2010Melanie Velez & Vivianne Guevara
Two coworkers who fight problems in the prison system talk to each other. Melanie Velez is a staff attorney at the nonprofit Southern Center for Human Rights and has spent years working to stop prison overcrowding and abuses. Social worker Vivianne Guevara had some questions about Melanie’s time at the Southern Center.
- September 21, 2010Winslow & Dorothy Jackson
We introduce you to newlyweds Dorothy and Winslow Jackson. They’re in their 60’s and met at the gym of the Shepherd Center. Both were at the rehab center because both are living with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease affects their muscle control and ability to walk, among other things. At StoryCorps, they talked about life before they met, and that fateful first meeting.
- September 14, 2010Maayan Schechter & Audrey Galex
This time of year, young adults across the country are heading off to college. 19 year-old Maayan Schechter assumed she’d head off to some faraway university right after high school, but the college acceptances she’d been banking on never materialized. Now, a year later, she is finally headed away from home, a bittersweet fact for her mother, Audrey Galex.
- September 7, 2010Ward & Sarah Lewis Wight
Sarah Lewis Wight is an Atlanta native and celebrated her 92 birthday this year, not far from where she grew up in Ansley Park. Back then, the intown neighborhood was largely forest and her grandparents lived nearby. Her son Ward was curious to know about his family and Atlanta in earlier days.
- August 31, 2010Teso McDonald & Naima Abdullahi
Naima Abdullahi came to the U-S from Kenya with her parents almost twenty years ago at age 11. Her father had escaped persecution in Ethiopia before she was born. Now Naima’s son Teso McDonald is 12. And Naima wants to make sure he understands his family’s origins.
This story was recorded in partnership with Refugee Women’s Network.
- August 24, 2010Mark & Sarah Richards
Evan Richards of Atlanta turns 8-months-old this Saturday. While he’s not speaking yet, his parents, Mark and Sarah Richards, are talking a lot these days about their own childhoods. At StoryCorps Atlanta, Sarah started out by asking her husband to talk about his own upbringing.
- August 17, 2010Laura & Rebecca Greenberg
Recent college graduate Rebecca Greenberg came to StoryCorps a few weeks ago to ask her mother, social worker Laura Greenberg, about life growing up in New York, where she lived near her best friend Margie.
- August 10, 2010Kate Pedrick & Miguel Figueroa
Miguel Figueroa just turned 34 years and is about to be married to his fiancé Kate Pedrick. They both love laughing and at StoryCorps-Atlanta, they laughed together when Miguel finally spilled the beans on a childhood prank against his sister.
- August 3, 2010Allisoin Ezell & Virginia Almand
Virginia Almand is in her early 60s, but her childhood memories of her father, Bill Neale, remain crystal-clear in her mind. At StoryCorps Atlanta, daughter Allison Ezell asked about the grandfather she never knew.
- July 27, 2010Simone Bell & Drew Jamison
The Honorable Simone Bell serves District 58 in Georgia’s General Assembly. She’s also the first African-American out lesbian in the nation to serve in a state House.
Recently, she sat down with seventeen-year-old Drew Jamison, a self-described lesbian activist. Their conversation took place at Youthpride, an organization serving metro Atlanta LGBTQ youth. You can occasionally hear passing traffic.
- July 20, 2010Theresa & Stephanie Nguyen
A story from the Vietnam War that doesn’t come from a former soldier. Theresa Nguyen was a child in Saigon when the communists took over in the 1970s. That experience of war has shaped Theresa’s life ever since including her parenting of children Mathew and Stephanie. Stephanie who’s now 24 had some questions for her mom at StoryCorps.
- July 13, 2010Sara, Emil, & Louise Totonchi
The story of a marriage that’s made it, despite some obvious differences. Emil Totonchi is from Iraq and his wife of 36 years, Louise, grew up in Ireland. The two met in England in the 1970s. At StoryCorps Atlanta, they told their daughter, Sara, about their parents’ early misgivings.
- July 6, 2010Karen Adams & Kiplyn Primus
Adult sisters Kiplyn Primus, and Karen Adams recently came to StoryCorps to record stories of their Southern childhood. Karen is a year younger than Kiplyn and started off the conversation.
- June 29, 2010Frank Ford & Claudia Ford
Frank Ford III had just graduated from UGA when his entire family was in a terrible car accident. Frank fell into a coma and was given a 50/50 chance of survival. He lived, but now at age 43 he suffers from brain damage and memory loss. He can sometimes be fidgety and hard to understand. His mother and caretaker, Claudia Ford, talked to him about his life now.
- June 22, 2010Jamie Strand & Natalie Schulhofer
Next week marks the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, which is generally considered the catalyst of the gay rights movement. 41 years later, it can still be scary to come out as gay or transgender. At StoryCorps Atlanta, Jamie Strand tells her friend Natalie Schulhofer about the secret she kept for the many decades of her life.
- June 15, 2010Forrest Robinson & Matthew Robinson
This coming Sunday is Father’s Day. A father and his adult son, Forrest Robinson and Matthew Robinson, recently came into StoryCorps. Forrest started out by talking about his memories of his son as a young child.
- June 8, 2010Andrew Cleveland, Mary Lynn Owen, & Rob Cleveland
At 16, Andrew Cleveland is a rising junior in high school as well as a rising talent in classical and pop music, especially with the cello. At StoryCorps Atlanta, his parents, Mary Lynn Owen and Rob Cleveland, asked him some questions about being a musician.
- June 1, 2010Helen Kim Ho & Rodney Ho
If you’re a pop-culture fan you’ve probably heard of Rodney Ho, entertainment writer for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. But he’s also newly married to Helen Kim Ho, Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center. They came to StoryCorps as part of May’s Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage month. Both are Asian-American. But as Helen tells Rodney, that doesn’t say much about their backgrounds.
- May 25, 2010Laura Murvartian & Michael Rhim
These days Laura Murvartian is director of a national wine franchise. But when she first came to the U.S. from Mexico City with her family as a child, her jobs weren’t nearly so glamorous. At StoryCorps Atlanta, Laura’s husband Michael Rhim asked her about those earlier days.
This story was recorded in Partnership with the GALEO: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.
- May 18, 2010Tonja Holder & Satyam Barakoti
Growing up, 33-year-old Satyam Barakoti had a checklist for what she wanted in a spouse. She always assumed that spouse would be a man, but then she was serving on the board of a nonprofit, and helped interview 43-year-old Tonja Holder for a job. Now they’re partners. At StoryCorps, Satyam told Tonja what was on that original checklist.
- May 11, 2010David Wall & Kimberly Walker
When David Wall was ready for a new challenge ten years ago, the suburban fire chief signed up as a volunteer for “CASA,” the new Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Clayton County.
CASA trains volunteers to advocate in court on behalf of children in state custody. These days his supervisor is Kimberly Walker. She asked David about how he got started as a CASA volunteer and about some meaningful moments he has had.
- May 4, 2010Nancy Hoddinott & Luke Putney
In many ways, Luke Putney is a typical 16-year-old. He runs cross-country, is on honor roll, and plays the bass. But he’s also almost completely blind. Radical treatments, including brain surgery, have not given Luke back his sight. His mother, Nancy Hoddinott, had some questions for him.
- April 13, 2010Sheri Davis-Faulkner & Charles Moore
Grady Hospital doctor Charles Moore runs a free clinic out of City of Refuge, a nonprofit Christian organization on Atlanta’s west side. Last year, he started advising Emory doctoral candidate Sherí Davis-Faulkner on research she was doing there. Sherí had some questions for Dr. Moore about his clinic, which is called “Heal” and about his own journey.
- April 6, 2010Stacey Kalberman & Manya Dembrosky
Poland native Manya Dembrosky was just a baby when Nazis came and expelled the Jews from her town during the Holocaust. When she finally made it to the shores of New York more than a decade later, she was determined to forget. But these days, the Dunwoody resident is doing her best to give answers to her daughter, Stacey Kalberman.
- March 30, 2010Sandra & Jeffrey Ashe
Sandra and Jeffrey Ashe have been a couple for 24 years and married for 18. But even when they made their vows, they knew their relationship would have to last sickness and health. After all, Jeff’s had type-2 diabetes almost his whole life.
- March 23, 2010Carlos Roa & Gaby Pacheco
Gaby Pacheco’s family moved to the U.S. from Ecuador when she was seven, without legal papers. She pushed herself to take college-level classes in high school. But an academic conflict before her senior year meant choosing between two loves.
Gaby visited the Atlanta Storycorps booth during a 1,500-mile walk from Miami to Washington DC to raise awareness about the issues facing undocumented young people. For more info on that project, visit here.
- March 16, 2010Mary Deblasio & Armand Rodolphe Fredette
Retiree Armand Rodolphe Fredette lived most of his life considering himself to be white. But when he started delving deeper into his parents’ history, he realized some things that now have him checking multiple boxes in terms of his race. He told his story to his daughter Mary DeBlasio.
- March 9, 2010Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson & Genise Kemp Brown
Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson is 99 years old, and 45 years ago this week she tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, along with hundreds of other people protesting for equal rights for African-Americans. In conversation with Genise Kemp Brown, Amelia told the story of the march, which started off at a church.
To read even more about Ms. Boynton Robinson and her StoryCorps Atlanta experience, and to view a powerful photo of her on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, click here.
- March 2, 2010Rachelle Jones & Stephanie Grant
Until recently, there had never been a commercial flight crew made up solely of African-American women. That changed in February 2009, when Rachelle Jones and Stephanie Grant co-piloted an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight from Atlanta to Nashville—with African-American flight attendants also on board. A year later, Rachelle and Stephanie sat down to reflect on that first.
- February 23, 2010Lillie Love & Anthony Knight
Lillie Love and Anthony Knight are facilitators at the StoryCorps booth here at WABE. When they began working together last October they got better acquainted by having a conversation in the StoryCorps Booth. In this segment, Anthony asks Lillie about the directions her life has taken in her 52 years.
- February 9, 2010Kate Freeman & Kim Banker
47-year-old vegetarian Kate Freeman recently came back to Atlanta from a Peace Corps tour in Botswana. She was working in HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Her adult niece, Kim Banker, had some questions about what life was like in the small African village where Kate lived.
- February 2, 2010Vickie and Mary Wheeler Martin
Mary Wheeler Martin grew up in Forsyth County in the ’30s and ’40s, and called the county jail home for a few of those years. Her daughter, Vickie Martin, wanted to get the story straight and sat her mom down to ask some questions.
- January 26, 2010Adrianne Hawkins and Horace Atwater
A conversation between a foster father and foster son. 18-year-old Adrianne Hawkins was placed in Horace Atwater’s care four years ago… making him one of eight kids that Horace has fostered. Still, Horace wasn’t so sure about Adrianne in the beginning, as he tells his foster son now.
- January 12, 2010Sister Eileen Murray
We bring you the tale of an 86 year old nun here in Atlanta, sister Eileen Murray. Sister Murray was interviewed by her former student Jennifer Cochran, who’s now in her 30s. And Jennifer had some questions about Sister Eileen’s early days as a nun.
- January 5, 2010Fred Skey
We bring you a love story from one of our own staff members here at WABE. Public Broadcasting Atlanta fundraiser Fred Skey and his fiancée, Olivia Erbele had been single for most of their adult lives. They came to the StoryCorps booth on the morning of their wedding day to talk about one of their first dates, and how they fell in love.
All of us here at WABE send Fred and Olivia best wishes for many many years of continued joy together.
- December 28, 2009Callye Chatman and Faye Capers
When Annie Fears passed away this fall, she left behind four younger generations… including daughter Callye Chatman, and granddaughter Faye Capers. In the midst of their grief, they sat down to talk so Callye could share memories of her mother with her daughter…
- December 22, 2009Della & Nancy Allstrom
In her late teens and early 20s, Della Allstrom got in lots of trouble… parts of it stemming from bipolar disorder and an addiction to drugs. But after more than 5 years estranged from her family Della got clean and served her time. Now in an emotional conversation, she tells her mom, Nancy, about an unexpected Christmas gift.
- December 15, 2009Cecilia Cohen & Laura Bryant
68-year-old Cecilia Cohen of Tucker can be seen regularly at St. Bede’s Epsicopal Church. Being able to go to anywhere is something Cecilia appreciates, since she spent more than decade barely able to leave her house. Here she tells her pastor, the reverend Laura Bryant, about how she ended up getting out of the house… and into church.
- December 8, 2009Michael Haverty & Lu Algood
Today a conversation between 29-year old Michael Haverty and his grandmother Lu Algood. Lu helped raise Michael, and Michael was curious about how that arrangement started.
- December 1, 2009Dale Youngkin & Samir Das
Dale Youngkin and Samir Das got engaged this year. It was a move neither ever imagined growing up, since Dale and Samir are both men. But now the two engineers are imagining their future together, and remembering how they both ended up in Atlanta in the first place.
- November 24, 2009Alex West & Chris Appleton
A conversation between best friends and business partners. 20-somethings Alex West and Chris Appleton have been friends since middle school, and are two of the founders of the nonprofits arts organization Wonder Root. Chris begins by asking Alex about their own relationship.
- November 17, 2009Joyce & Errin Haines
Atlanta’s own permanent StoryCorps booth opened earlier this fall & right here at WABE. Two of the first people who came through the door were 63-year-old Joyce Haines and her adopted now-grown-up daughter Errin Haines. It was an early birthday present for Joyce, but Errin had some questions about her own origins.
- January 1, 2007Louise Strozier and Kerrie Cotten Williams
Louise Strozier talks to Kerrie Cotten Williams about how she met her husband in the twelfth grade and how her aunt’s values contributed to her early marriage.
- January 1, 2007Gerald and Muriel Durley
Gerald and Muriel Durley talk about life as college students and their move to the south in the 1960’s. It was in college that Gerald went to play basketball at Tennessee State in Nashville and where he had his first experience with racism. Today he’s a doctor of psychology and the pastor of Providence Missionary Baptist Church - where this story was recorded.
- January 1, 2007Mary-Anne Adams and Kerrie Cotten Williams
Mary-Anne Adams speaks with Kerrie Cotten Williams. They’re talking about James Meredith’s enrollment as the first African American at the University of Mississippi, and the effect it had on Mary-Anne’s community and her life. Eventually she did attend “Old Miss”, and graduated in 1975 with a double major in social work and sociology. This story was recently recorded at the Auburn Avenue Research Library and edited by Mike Johns.
- January 1, 2007Anthony McNair and Jason Reynolds
Anthony McNair speaks to Jason Reynolds about his decade-long struggle with homelessness. McNair is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
- January 1, 2007Kerrie Cotten Williams and Murray Brown
Kerrie Cotten Williams of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History speaks with Murray Brown. For years Mrs. Brown worked as a nurse at Grady hospital. As a young nursing student she was introduced to someone and fell in love. Here she talks about that person, her husband Henry “Sam” Brown.
- January 1, 2007Carl McNair and Vernon Skipper
Carl McNair talks to his friend Vernon Skipper about his brother, Ron. Both Ron and Carl grew up and attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College where on February 1st 1960, four African American students started the first sit in at Woolworth’s. Later, Ron McNair became an astronaut - he was killed when the space shuttle challenger exploded in January 1986.
- January 1, 2007Lydia Walker with Ruth Greene
Lydia Walker speaks with her friend, 89-year old Ruth Greene, regarded by many as the poet laurite of Ebenezer Baptist church. Greene shares her love of reading, writing and even spelling.
- January 1, 2007Anna Swanston speaks with Akilah Nosakhere
Anna Swanston speaks with **Akilah Nosakhere about her “welcome home” reception in the village Busia in Ghana.
- January 1, 2007Anita Johnson and Marie Cowser
Anita Johnson shares with her friend Marie Cowser about her mother’s beauty shop and the strong sense of community that surrounded it.
- January 1, 2007Nguyen Allen with Bridgette Vassar
Nguyen Allen speaks with her friend Bridgette Vassar about high school history class, and its conflicts with her own upbringing in the Black Panther Party throughout the 1970s. She starts by recalling a class with one of her teachers.
- January 1, 2007Dr. Jimmy LeVon Brown with Kerrie Williams
Dr. Jimmy LeVon Brown speaks with Kerrie Williams about his involvement with the Neighborhood Planning Unit in his East Atlanta residence and seeing his community change under gentrification.
- January 1, 2007Robert Johnson with Alma Billingslea
Robert Johnson speaks with Alma Billingslea about his work with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and meeting his wife for the first time at a civil rights march in Covington, Georgia.
- January 1, 2007Three Sisters
Three sisters share their memories about a black-tie affair one of them wanted to attend. Here, one of them, Gloria Ann-Jackson recalls asking her sister, Hazel, for a very big favor.
- January 1, 2007Lewis and Mary Sinclair
Lewis Sinclair, who grew up in Past Christian, Mississippi talks with his wife Mary about growing up as a light-skinned African American.
- January 1, 2007Julie Borders with Tamara Verrett
45-year old Julie Borders talks to her friend Tamara Verrett about growing up in Cascade Heights in Atlanta. Here she recalls some of the childhood games she would play with her siblings. Sometimes those games led to trouble; sometimes with her mother.
- January 1, 2007John and Rosa Harrison
John Harrison speaks with his wife Rosa about growing up poor in the South and a sad memory she has about a pet rabbit she had as a child, named, “Susie”.
- January 1, 2007Lynn Weaver
Lynn Weaver speaks with his daughter Kimberly about life growing up in Knoxville Tennessee, and about the life long influence of his father.
- January 1, 2007Nazeeh Rasheed with Jason Reynolds
Nazeeh Rasheed speaks to Jason Reynolds about his involvement with the Nation of Islam and the Civil Rights movement in Atlanta during the 1960s.
- January 1, 2007Norris and Mia Robinson
Norris Robinson speaks with his daughter Mia about his boyhood and growing up in rural Alabama.
- January 1, 2007Larry Platt with Kevin Cook and Nadja Middleton
Larry Platt speaks with Kevin Cook and Nadja Middleton about his experience of nearly being lynched in Adamsville, Georgia. This story contains some language which may be sensitive to some listeners.
- January 1, 2007Bernard White with Nadja Middleton.
Bernard White looks back on the moments he had with his children as they were growing up. White, who’s struggling with a drug addiction, has been estranged from them for years. Here he’s speaking with Nadja Middleton.
- January 1, 2007Fred Ball talks with John Randolph
Fred Ball talks with John Randolph about the life of his grandfather who, as a light skinned African American, was witness to moments intended only for whites. Randolph recalls how his Grandfather — who worked as a chauffeur - was in attendance at a political rally for former Governor Eugene Tallmadge who was a major force in Georgia politics during the Jim Crow South.
- January 1, 2007Lydia Walker with Myrtis Middlebrooks
72-year old Lydia Walker speaks with her 96-year old mother, Myrtis Middlebrooks. In her youth, Myrtis was a well known singer in her hometown of Griffin, Georgia and was a member of the Spelman Glee Club.
- January 1, 2007Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook shares his lifetime struggle with alcohol and drug addiction and how one moment with his infant daughter showed him that his life needed a change. Kevin currently does social advocacy work with Agape House Ministries.
- January 1, 2007Johnny and Ethel Mason
Johnny Mason speaks with his mother, Ethel, about growing up in the segregated south. They begin by talking about her first date with Johnny’s father.
- January 1, 2006Marlene Riba with Abby Rittberg
Marlene Riba spoke with her daughter Abby Rittberg - about Abby’s scare with a blood clot. The two also talk about the unique gift that Abby’s daughter Ariel, brought to the whole family.
- January 1, 2006Jason Myerson and Eugen Shoenfield
Jason Myerson interviews his grandfather Eugen Shoenfield — a survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Here, Dr. Shoenfield tells his grandson the story of how he survived in the camp for 14-months. Sadly, Dr. Shoenfield’s mother, sister and brother did not survive the camp, but Eugen and his father did.
- January 1, 2006Joyce and Ken Averils
In their time at the StoryCorps booth siblings Joyce and Ken Averils talked about the loss of their father, the love they have for their mother and about the moments in life that helped shape their religion.
- January 1, 2006Lori Armstrong and Janet Lutz
Lori Armstrong interviewed Janet Lutz, her friend of 10 years. Janet has just retired from a 30-year career as a hospital chaplain, most recently at Emory Medical Center. Here, she talks about her belief that sharing stories can be holy.
- January 1, 2006Annette Marcus interviews her mother Charlene Sacks
Annette Marcus interviews her mother Charlene Sacks about her first date as a sixteen year old girl, in 1942. Charlene, who’s Jewish, says one of the biggest hurdles to the event was convincing her father to allow her to go on the date during Passover and with a non-Jewish boy.
- January 1, 2006Shannon and Stephen Dobranski
Shannon and Stephen Dobranski are about to celebrate their eighth wedding anniversary. Here, they talk about what married life feels like, and definitions of family.
- January 1, 2006Beverly Wilder interviews Bobby Spann
Beverly Wilder interviews her mother, Bobby Spann, about growing up in the Carolinas during the time that schools in her neighborhood were being integrated.
- January 1, 2006Susan Liebeskind and Laurie Foley
Susan Liebeskind interviewed her longtime friend, Laurie Foley. The two met as computer programming graduate students at Georgia Tech. Laurie talks here about how her programming helped her to find her college sweetheart, and about her very first job after college.
- January 1, 2006Amy Gwinn and George Carleton
Amy Gwinn and George Carleton spoke with each other at the Atlanta StoryCorps booth. Amy is from Florida and George is from Maryland, but their friendship started when they — and their dogs - met in Piedmont Park. Today, they’re married.
- January 1, 2006Larry and Alice Mason
Larry and Alice Mason, who recently celebrated their 2nd wedding anniversary, talk about their interracial marriage. Larry is originally from Chicago and begins by describing the reaction to their relationship when living in Illinois and how reactions changed when they moved to Georgia.
- January 1, 2006Clarence and Yvonne Harrison
Clarence Harrison spent eighteen years in a Georgia prison for a crime that he didn’t commit. Here he is interviewed by his wife Yvonne. The two first met over the phone and eventually in person. Then, 17 days after being exonerated Clarence and Yvonne were married.
- January 1, 2006Alan and Teresa Fish
Alan and Teresa Fish are both successful professionals, Teresa having recently started her own business and Alan having forged a flourishing career in advertising. In this conversation however, Alan tells his wife he does have one regret — about what he considers to be his lost dream.
- January 1, 2006Patrick Flaherty with Alicia Cheung
Patrick Flaherty interviewed Alicia Cheung, the sister of his former partner, Keith — who committed suicide last year. Here, Patrick and Alicia talk about how tragedy has strengthened their connection to each other following Keith’s death.
- StoryCorps Animated Shorts
A selection of StoryCorps’ most popular radio broadcasts have been transformed into three to five minute interstitial animated vignettes designed for television and online broadcast. You can view those vignettes here as they become available.
We Remember: StoryCorps Stories from 9/11
John and Joe
John Vigiano Sr. is a retired New York City firefighter whose two sons followed him into service—John Jr. was a firefighter, too, and Joe was a police detective. On September 11, 2001, both Vigiano brothers responded to the call from the World Trade Center, and both were killed while saving others. Here, John Sr. remembers his sons and reflects on coping with his tremendous loss.
She Was the One
When Richie Pecorella met Karen Juday, she captured his heart and changed his life. They were engaged and living together in Brooklyn when Karen was killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, where she worked as an administrative assistant. Here, Richie remembers Karen, his love and inspiration.
Always a Family
On the morning of September 11th, Michael Trinidad called his ex-wife, Monique Ferrer, from the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower to say goodbye. In the wake of his death, Monique tells the story of Michael’s lasting legacy—the family they built together.
Danny and Annie
In the iconic StoryCorps love story, Danny and Annie Perasa remember their 27-year romance and brave the finality of loss.
12-year-old Joshua Littman, who has Asperger’s syndrome, asks his mom about animals, enemies, and what it’s like to be a parent.
Germans in the Woods
Joseph Robertson was an infantryman in the U.S. Army during World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge. The stark black and white images in this short haunt the viewer, just as Robertson is haunted by his memories from that battle.
The Human Voice (Studs Terkel)
The great oral historian Studs Terkel was an inspiration to StoryCorps, and he was also an early participant in the project. In this animated short, he speaks out on what has been lost in modern life and where he sees hope for our future.
The Icing on the Cake (Blanca & Connie Alverez)
Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca’s daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents’ lives—and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.
- February 28, 2012Lee Rushing & Allison Rushing
Lee Rushing, of Flowery Branch, was known as Lisa Rushing growing up, but early on, he realized that his physical body didn’t match who he knew himself to be on the inside. He told his story to his partner, Allison Rushing.