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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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.
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.
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.
Listen Now: Jane Baxter says she was always close to her mother, at least in proximity living near by.
Listen Now: Hair loss can be one of the most humiliating side effects of cancer treatment.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.