StoryCorps:Father's Day Special

Friday, June 14 at 1pm and Sunday, June 16 at 12 noon

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

Athens StoryCorps: Ron and Paige Walcott

Jun 12, 2019
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This story comes from the Associate Dean of UGA’s Graduate School, Ron Walcott and his daughter Paige. Ron grew up in Barbados, and as a result of raising his children in a different country, he admits to Paige that he was a little strict with her and her sister at times. But as you’ll hear, the most important thing he taught her was diligence and hard work. 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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Grandparents often guide the paths of our lives, and that is certainly true for David Conway and his granddaughter Sarah Anne Hamner. In this segment, David re-tells some of Sarah Anne’s favorite stories about growing up in Athens, being in the music scene, and how his mother instilled a love for story-telling early on. Here’s David and Sarah Anne. 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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David Kurtz serves as a father figure to his daughter-in-law Melissa, which is why she brought him into the StoryCorps Mobile Booth to talk about what it was like raising his sons and his personal spiritual journey. 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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