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.

In his younger days, Frank Perry’s life looked very different than it does now. From drug and alcohol abuse to run-ins with the law, Perry says he was addicted to the high of being in trouble. In this conversation, Frank tells his friend Marti Schimmel about this difficult past. 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: Lois Player and Elizabeth

Nov 22, 2019

Neighbors Lois Player and Elizabeth became friends after discovering they both have a connection to one of their favorite authors: Flannery O’Conner. In this conversation, Lois and Elizabeth discuss O’Conner’s life and work as well as a trip to Milledgeville they took to visit O’Conner’s home. 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.

Pages