StoryCorps: Athens Stories Valentine's Special

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Enjoy the second of WUGA's StoryCorps hour-long specials produced during StoryCorps' visit to Athens last fall.

Athens StoryCorps: Kelly and Jonathan Poquette

Feb 21, 2019
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Kelly and Jonathan Poquette met while traveling, but the distance between their home states threatened to end their relationship before it could truly begin. Now married, they recount this confusing time in their lives and how they ultimately overcame the distance. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. 

Athens StoryCorps: Suzanne and Howard Sugiuchi

Feb 21, 2019
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Love has proven it can grow even out of unlikely and challenging circumstances. This was certainly true for Suzanne and Howard Sugiuchi. Suzanne, a middle-class white woman from Natchez, Mississippi and Howard, a Japanese-American immigrant, met at a point in time when it was illegal for them to get married in the state of Mississippi. In this conversation, their daughter-in-law Deirdre asks them about how they met each other and married despite the obstacles.

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Dr. Jason Robinson and Dr. Crystal Robinson brought their four-year old son Jaxon into the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in October. They were the second interview recorded by the mobile booth, and through their conversation, they discuss how their views of life, family, and relationships have changed in the time that they’ve been together. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people.

Athens StoryCorps: Will and Brittany Bramlett

Feb 21, 2019
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Brittany and Will Bramlett’s relationship started off like many relationships: with a blind date. At first, they were both unsure of what their actual dating status was, and the constant change of college life did not help their situation. Now married, Brittany and Will are more confident in their relationship than ever. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018. StoryCorps is part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people.

Athens StoryCorps: Brian and Mamie Mills

Feb 21, 2019
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Brian and Mamie Mills were friends for years before finally getting together. They bonded over music and became good friends, but Mamie married someone else and Brian had a series of girlfriends until the day they began to see each other in a different light. Though they found true love with each other later in life, you will hear through this story how they are now happier than ever. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded locally at the StoryCorps mobile booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library in the Fall of 2018.

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