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.

Athens StoryCorps: Bob and Claire Clements

Dec 13, 2019

Athens artists, Drs. Bob and Claire Clements, went to the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about growing up with artistic ability, some of their favorite projects around Athens, and the inspirations for their own artwork. 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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Athens is known for its great music scene. Grady College Dean Charles Davis and former REM attorney Bertis Downs talk about the band and the rise of the Athens music scene in this conversation. 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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This story comes from sculptor Harold Rittenberry who met with his friend Bob Hart to talk about growing up in Athens, why he’s chosen to stay, and how his art is influenced by his hometown. 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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One of the best things about Athens is the giving spirit of its people. Here Erin Barger and Solomon Smothers discuss how they met and why their work with Envision Athens means so much to them. 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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