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.

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When Heather Christopherson married Kathy Castellion’s youngest son, she was amazed by Kathy’s resilience though difficult circumstances. In this story, Kathy tells Heather what it was like raising her five children and the sacrifices she made to give them the best childhood she could. 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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Earnest Thompson talks with his wife of 51 years, Odella. Earnest grew up in Charleston, South Carolina with his mother and his sister Earnestine. Even though his family was poor, Earnest says his mother always managed to provide and in this story, he recounts the lengths she would go to in order to ensure Earnest grew up happy. 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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