StoryCorps: Athens Stories

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StoryCorps visited Athens, Georgia from October 14 through November 11, 2018.  The visit was a project of WUGA FM and it was hosted at Athens-Clarke County Library.

Enjoy some of the stories recorded during their stay.  We'll be broadcasting and posting more stories in the weeks ahead.

StoryCorps kickoff on October 14, 2018 in Athens.
Credit Photo: J.Sanders

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Long-time friends Janette Hill and Sylvia Hutchinson have decades of teaching between them, and currently teach at the University of Georgia. In this conversation, they discuss how they came to love teaching and how this passion has impacted their lives and their relationship. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

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As a child, Dr. Herman McKethan faced a lot of bullying from kids at school because of his love of learning. On one memorable day, Herman was surrounded by a group of children ready to pounce when his sister Yvonne jumped into the fray. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

Athens StoryCorps: Kay and Kristina Martin

Dec 19, 2018
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Kay and Kristina Martin are mother and daughter, and Kristina recently became a mother herself. In this conversation, Kristina talks to her mother about the feeling of becoming a new mom and the hopes they each have for Kristina’s son. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

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Stanley Stroud and Quint Newcomer are friends who see each other each morning as Quint walks his son to school. Stanley, the crossing guard at the school, has had an interesting life. Here, Stanley tells Quint about two miracles he witnessed. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

Athens StoryCorps: Brad and Forest Robinson

Dec 19, 2018
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When Brad Robinson brought his son Forest into the mobile booth, he came with the intention of saving the recording until Forest’s 16th birthday. Through this conversation, Brad asks Forest to describe himself and imagine what lessons he will learn in the future. StoryCorps Athens stories were recorded in Fall 2018 in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth at the Athens-Clarke County Library. These interviews were recorded as part of a national initiative to record and collect the stories of everyday people.

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