StoryCorps

StoryCorps

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a part of the popular NPR series, StoryCorps . It's an invitation to teenagers to record an interview with a family member and share it with the world. Interviews will also be archived in the StoryCorps Archive in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. And it's simple-all that's required is a smartphone, the StoryCorps app, and someone to interview. The first step is to download the free StoryCorps app through Apple or Google Play. The app...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. In speaking of meeting his wife online, Jeffrey Terry says this: "[Her profile] "was piercing, reaching through data, the internet, and distance." They exchange a number of emails before meeting in a coffee shop. It's a story of finding love in a digital age.

J ust over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Not having enough cash for a spare tire leads Irving Fogler to sleep an evening on a couch, and to the love of his life. “Within a month I was hopelessly in love with Joann.” He proposes to her in an unusual way, in an unusual setting. It’s another fine...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Speaking of her aunt’s business: “It was a man’s business, it wasn’t something that ladies did. She decided she was going to keep the business.” Listen to Susan Johnson speak about the inspiration and strength she takes from her aunt's example. Strength that...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. In this clip, Melinda and Blaire Ervin speak about sexuality and the community perception of sexuality. Speaking about life before coming out: ​“I shouldn’t have these feelings…it made me sad that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be.” Listen to the audio clip,...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Stanley House and Chris White speak with StoryCorps Wilmington. House speaks about his family’s involvement with the German SS: “My grandfather (a dentist) was part of the SS, because if he didn’t, they were going to…pretty much…shut him down.” He goes on to...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Dana Sachs with husband Todd Berliner and Rabbi Moshe Lieblich speak about Lieblich’s arrival in Wilmington. Rabbi Lieblich describes his reception and acceptance into the Wilmington community: “I never new what grits was….for the most part I appreciated the...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Former WHQR intern Laura Hunsberger and WHQR volunteer Nancy Richardson talk about Truman Capote. Richardson's mother detests Capote, and then she arrests him. Richardson describes the acclaimed author of In Cold Blood as "a nasty little man." (April 13, 2011)

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Wilmington teacher Tracey Wilkes recalls one of her early conversations with student Cache Barnes: “I remember you saying “I’m a piece of garbage, why would you care?” Wilkes knew better and was going to push Barnes. She remembers “…you were this shining...

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look. Nancy Stoner, with the help of her service dog, makes a disturbing discovery about the home life of one of her students in a reading group. Stoner recalls the sadness and significance of the event: “Through a therapy dog, this boy’s life was changed.” (April...

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