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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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Jane Schuster and Randi Winterman

It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Jane Schuster, who talks with her daughter Randi Winterman, about meeting and marrying Bernie Schuster, who was a Holocaust survivor.

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How Did We Get Here 10

In our final installment of this series, Johnston explains what the Boston Tea Party was all about.

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Sean Johnston and Jeanne Gainsburg

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 we hear from Sean Johnston, who realized he was transgendered several years ago; he talks about transitioning with his friend Jeanne Gainsburg.

 

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Jeanne Corcoran and her sister Patricia

In June 1972, the remnants of Hurricane Agnes struck the southern tier of New York, and the Chemung River broke through the dam system the next morning. Some parts of Corning were submerged under 18 feet of water; eighteen people were killed and millions of dollars of damage was incurred. Jeanne Corcoran lived in Corning during the flood, and when the StoryCorps MobileBooth came to Rochester last summer, she joined her sister Patricia to talk about her experience during the storm.

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How Did We Get Here 9

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston is partnering with WXXI on a bi-weekly series, "How Did We Get Here," exploring the ancient source of our modern day economy. Last time, Johnston explored the history of debt relief.  Today he goes a step further, and examines how American bankruptcy law evolved.

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Jean Tischer and Martha Noto

It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. And in observance of Women’s History Month, we’ll hear from Jean Tischer, who spoke with her daughter Martha Noto, about how family history influenced her life.

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