StoryCorps: We Love Athens

Though each of us have our own tastes in music, food, and activities, this StoryCorps special is about the one thing we can all agree we love: Athens! You’ll hear from all kinds of members of our community from recent transplants to life-long residents. This station 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. This program is the final episode in our Athens StoryCorps project. All episodes are archived on wuga.org.

StoryCorps: We Love Athens

Dec 13, 2019

These stories were recorded in Athens in the StoryCorps mobile booth during the Fall of 2018.

Athens StoryCorps: Karl and Halo Smart

Dec 13, 2019
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This conversation comes from some of Athens’ newest residents who share that moving is often an adjustment. Karl and Halo Smart talk with their children Isadora and Clyde about their recent move from California. 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: Paul Baxley and Eric Linder

Dec 13, 2019
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Though our experiences sometimes lead us through difficult times in life, Reverend Paul Baxley and Rabbi Eric Linder discuss their interfaith work in Athens and offer a message 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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Though she had a much different experience hundreds of miles away from Athens, immigration advocate Leeidy Soliz joined her friend JoBeth Allen to talk about her experience coming to the U.S. and how it shaped her 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.

Athens StoryCorps: Kris and Camryn Tanner

Dec 13, 2019
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Kris Tanner brought her daughter Camryn Tanner, a teenage activist for gun control, into the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about the heart-breaking tragedy that ultimately led Camryn to action years later. 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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