StoryCorps:Mother's Day Special

Friday, May 10 at 1:00pm and Sunday, May 12 at 12 noon

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

Photo: J.Sanders

The third special in a series of programs produced from StoryCorps' visit to Athens in the fall of 2018 has a Mother's Day theme. 

Photo:StoryCorps

Annice Ritter had always wanted to be a mother, even from a young age, but as she tells her daughter Danielle, being a mother isn’t always easy.

She also shares with her daughter some valuable advice she received from her own mother about what it’s like raising children.

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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When Allyn Rippin was a young teenager, her mother, Mimi Vickers, and her step-father moved her away from her comfort zone and out onto a farm.

Today, Rippin loves to visit her mom on the farm, and in this conversation, the women talk about what the farm came to mean to the family and how it has ultimately brought them closer together.

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.

Photo:StoryCorps

Brittany Barnes had a lot of questions for her father Remy Barnes about his mother.

In light of the “Me Too” movement, Brittany wanted to hear about her grandmother’s own feminist ideologies and what her father thinks his mother would say about modern day protests.

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.

Photo:StoryCorps

In this conversation, Dr. Tanya Cofer tells close friend Dr. Kathryn Locey stories about her late mother, Puerto Rican poet and former UGA faculty member Judith Ortiz Cofer.

They reminisce about what a wonderful poet and storyteller Cofer was, and discuss how her Puerto Rican heritage shaped her writing and her approach to motherhood.

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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