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.

Athens StoryCorps: Andrea and Dr. Jim Murdock

Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Jim Murdock made a big move from Alabama as a child. In this conversation with his wife Andrea, Dr. Murdock reads from his memoir about his family’s hectic move from Alabama to Michigan and discusses his newfound love of writing. 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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Lucy Allen and her niece Jennifer Erwin both grew up in Athens but decades apart. In this conversation, Lucy and Jennifer swap stories about games they used to play as children and the other fond memories they have about their childhoods. 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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