StoryCorps: Childhood

There’s nothing like the joy of childhood. From skinned knees and first loves to teenage mischief and lessons learned, childhood is a formative experience for us all. In this StoryCorps Special, we’ll hear these stories from our friends and neighbors about their own childhood experiences and the memories that have stuck with them over the years. WUGA is proud to present StoryCorps Athens, a collection of interviews as part of a national initiative to record and preserve the stories of everyday people. These stories were recorded in Athens in the StoryCorps mobile booth during the Fall of 2018.

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This conversation comes from Martha Garfield and her daughter Michelle Cook. Martha and Michelle met to talk about their family history and the legacy of Martha’s great uncle Ben who helped to provide for his siblings and ensure prosperity for the family’s future generations. 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. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

Athens StoryCorps: Colene Cannarella and Judah

Dec 11, 2019
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Colene Cannarella also brought her son Judah in to StoryCorps to talk about Judah’s childhood and his daily struggles and triumphs living with autism. In this conversation, Judah gets very candid about his positive attributes and discusses the negative stereotypes and misconceptions about Autism. 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. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

Athens StoryCorps: Robin Hampl and Andrew

Dec 11, 2019
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Robin Hampl brought her son Andrew into the StoryCorps Mobile booth to talk to him about growing up in Peru and her childhood after she was adopted by a family from the United States. Here’s Robin and Andrew. 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. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

Athens StoryCorps: Michael, Jennifer and Jack

Dec 11, 2019
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This story comes from someone who is still very much in the middle of childhood. Jack Caplinger joined his mom Jennifer and dad Michael at StoryCorps to talk about Jack’s dreams of the future and his parents’ childhood memories. 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. All of the interviews were produced locally by Morgan Frey.

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Growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Robert Bottoms could not have imagined that he would one day be the president of a university hundreds of miles away. In this conversation, Dr. Bottoms tells his wife Gwendolyn about the teachers and mentors who helped shape his childhood and led him to have a successful career. 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.

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