Post Tagged with: "StoryCorps"

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

by / on July 30, 2012

Listen Now: For the last few weeks, we’ve been bringing you stories recorded in Middle Tennessee, during StoryCorps’ recent visit to Nashville. Today, we close out the series with the story of Remziya Sulyeman. She cast her first vote in America, in 2005. But it wasn’t on a US ballot.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Father’s Legacy

WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Father’s Legacy

by / on July 16, 2012

Listen Now: Andy Downs loves airplanes. He’s a licensed pilot and even owned a charter service at one point. It’s a love he inherited from his father, who he never got to know.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps:Books Provide an Escape from Poverty

WPLN’s StoryCorps:Books Provide an Escape from Poverty

by / on July 9, 2012

Listen Now: 67-year-old Loney Fred Hutchins grew up dirt poor in the mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. He was the middle child in a family of eight. Loney Fred talked with his son about what it was like to grow up in a family where neither of his parents could read or write.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: Becoming a Family

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Becoming a Family

by / on July 2, 2012

Listen Now: Kate Clarke’s mother died when she was six. After that, she went to live with her aunt and uncle, Chris and Maryanna. The couple wanted to adopt Kate, but they were hesitant because they needed permission from Kate’s estranged father. That’s when Kate says she took matters into her own hands.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: After Mother’s Death, Recordings Bring Comfort and Insight

WPLN’s StoryCorps: After Mother’s Death, Recordings Bring Comfort and Insight

by / on June 18, 2012

Listen Now: Jane Baxter says she was always close to her mother, at least in proximity living near by.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: Laughter in the Face of Cancer

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Laughter in the Face of Cancer

by / on June 11, 2012

Listen Now: Hair loss can be one of the most humiliating side effects of cancer treatment.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Marital Argument Leads to Understanding

WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Marital Argument Leads to Understanding

by / on June 4, 2012

Listen Now: Clarksville residents James and Kari Burgess Brown celebrate a milestone of their own this year. It’s been five years since they tied the knot. The Browns are an interracial couple; Kari is white and James is black.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: Tough Questions About Faith and Race

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Tough Questions About Faith and Race

by / on May 29, 2012

Listen Now: For Tullahoma native Lori Williamson, faith was a big part of her life growing up. She talked about that faith at StoryCorps in Nashville. That’s where people from around Tennessee are talking about their lives and loved ones.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Perfectly Imperfect Wedding

WPLN’s StoryCorps: A Perfectly Imperfect Wedding

by / on May 21, 2012

Listen Now: Wedding days can create a whirlwind of memories. Some fade away with time, others endure—like when the groom is accidentally stranded at the altar!

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National Day of Listening

National Day of Listening

by / on November 23, 2010

As families travel to be together this Thanksgiving holiday, stories will be shared – some well known, others never before heard. At WPLN, we turned the mics on our staff and their families. WPLN’s local host of All Things Considered, Nina Cardona, talked to her dad, Frank Couch.

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National Day of Listening

National Day of Listening

by / on November 22, 2010

As families travel to be together this Thanksgiving holiday, stories will be shared – some well known, others never before heard. At WPLN, we turned the mics on station reporter Blake Farmer, local host of All Things Considered Nina Cardona, and news director Anita Bugg to get their own family stories on tape.

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