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. 

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. 

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.

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 love story from StoryCorps Wilmington. 

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 has helped her as a business owner herself.  (April 27, 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.

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, a story of empowerment and feeling comfortable being yourself.

(April 20, 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.

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 warmth that people have….people are very friendly.” 

(April 14, 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.

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.

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 11, 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.

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.

Bertha and Rita Todd recall graduation season in the Spring of 1968 at Wilmington’s Williston High School. It was to be the final commencement. Williston’s student body was to be integrated into other area schools, and would cease to exist as a secondary institution.

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.

Today we bring you the story of a couple struggling to conceive. Liz and Jakob Karlsmark realize, after eight years of trying, they will likely never have a child. They find themselves grappling with one question: “What are we here for, then?”   

(April 7, 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.

The romance of Murphy Turner and Kelly Luckhaus has anything but a typical genesis. It's a love story that comes together over a period of fifteen years, spans the continent, and overcomes myriad obstacles. Listen to the couple tell their star crossed story.   

(April 6, 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.

In today's story, Michael Glancy tells Kathleen Glancy about his experience coming of age as a busboy in Wilmington, navigating complicated race relations, and his eventual departure from the town. 

(April 5, 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.

In today's story, Carolyn James and her Cape Fear Literacy Council teacher Sara Strassle meet-up to talk about Carolyn's journey. Carolyn was in third grade when she left her all-black school in South Carolina to be integrated into a white school called Kingstree Elementary - but that’s when she stopped learning to read.

(April 4, 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.

In today's story, twin sisters Frances Weller and Margaret Weller Stargell listen as their mother, Katherine, describes their grandmother who passed away just days after they were born.

(April 1, 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.

The day after Thanksgiving is the National Day of Listening, an annual initiative by the oral history project StoryCorps, a nonprofit group that has recorded and archived 40,000 interviews between friends and loved ones across the country.