StoryCorps: A Thankful Athens Special

Friday November 29th @1PM & Sunday December 1st @ Noon

The fifth special in a series of programs produced from StoryCorps' visit to Athens in the fall of 2018 has a Thanksgiving Holiday theme.  Enjoy these conversations recorded by StoryCorps and produced by WUGA.  These conversations produced in Athens will be archived in the Library of Congress.

When breast cancer survivors Karen Reid and Joy Ovington came together in the StoryCorps Mobile Booth, it was their first time meeting face-to-face. Karen and Joy originally met on an online support group for women who had voluntary double mastectomy surgeries with reconstruction. In this conversation, the pair discuss their individual experiences in choosing to have their surgeries and their advice for other women confronting the realities of breast cancer.

Before going to the StoryCorps Mobile booth, friends Laulea Taylor and Robin Whetstone intended to go to a political rally when a phone call from Robin’s neighbor changed their plans in an unexpected. 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: Stallings, Jay and Banerjee

Nov 22, 2019
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Good Friends Mallory Stallings, Emberly Jay, Apurba Banerjee have experienced a lot together over the past few years, but there is a lot more they want to share. Here they talk about their history together and plans for the future. 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.

As the old adage goes, you should never go into business with friends or family, but Shannon Sengstack and Kate Karassick ignored this advice when they decided to open their own daycare center together several years ago. Today, their business has expanded, and their friendship is stronger than ever, making them appreciate each other all the more. 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: Nalani Saito and Emad Ahmed

Nov 22, 2019

Even though Emad Ahmed did not know StoryCorps facilitator Nalani Saito before he walked into the StoryCorps mobile booth last fall, he came in with an important story about his friend and former patient JP—one that Emad says is a story of hope. 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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