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Betty Miller and Cheryl Smith

Betty Miller just celebrated her one-hundred-first birthday at Valley Manor in Rochester. When the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth came to Rochester last summer, Betty shared some of her early memories with her friend Cheryl Smith.

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William Molinere and Marjorie Torelli

William Molinere was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, in a little town called Point Barry that has been washed away by hurricanes and floods. He now lives in Canandaigua with his wife Marjorie Torelli.

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Emeterio Otero with his oldest son Christopher, and his two oldest grandsons Jeremiah and Noah

Emeterio Otero is the Executive Dean at the Damon City Campus of Monroe Community College.

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George Nadorff and Ann Betz

It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from George Nadorff (NAH-dorf), who talks with his wife Ann Betz about growing up with parents who had lived through World War II in Germany.

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Stanley Witmeyer and Beatrice Anderson

Stanley Witmeyer began his professional life as a basketball player, after playing for the Rochester Institute of Technology, and retired as RIT’s Director of the School of Art and Design. He shared his story with his friend Beatrice Anderson, when the StoryCorps oral history project came to Rochester last summer.

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Live From Hochstein with soprano Pamela Kurau and guitarist Petar Kodzas

WXXI's Chris Van Hof chats with Pamela Kurau and Petar Kodzas about the art of performing very softly, and investigating an interesting work by Dominick Argento.

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Leslie Mitchell and his daughter Patrice

There’s an old saying: the optimist thinks the glass is half full, and the pessimist thinks the glass is half empty, but the engineer knows the glass is too big! Today on StoryCorps Rochester, we hear from retired engineer Leslie Mitchell. He visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his daughter Patrice last summer when the oral history project was in residence here in Rochester.

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Live From Hochstein Featuring the Kilbourn Saxophone Quartet

WXXI's Chris Van Hof chats with two members of the Kilbourn Saxophone Quartet, tenor saxophonist Jamal Rossi and alto saxophonist Andrew Stoker.  They shared the history of their group, the development of the saxophone, and discussed some exciting new music for four saxophones.

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Mara Ahmed and Greta Niu

Local film maker Mara Ahmed, creator of the documentary “The Muslims I Know,” met and married her husband in 1993. When the StoryCorps oral history project came to Rochester last summer, Mara visited the Mobile Recording Booth with her friend Greta Niu to share the story of how her courtship unfolded 17 years ago…

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Rosemary Maracle and Mary Lou Wilson

StoryCorps, the national oral history project was in Rochester in July, recording our stories as part of the city’s 175th anniversary celebration. This week, Rosemary Maracle tells her daughter Mary Lou Wilson about how a visit to Yugoslavia revitalized her faith in God.

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