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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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today, we meet retired High School teacher Ernest DuBois (doo-BOYS); he talks with his friend and former student Maranne (ma-RAN) McDade Clay about his career at the school where learning has no limits.
Robert Arrington knew that he was called to be a minister of God from the time he was a child. But he also knew that as a Gay African American man, he would have trouble finding acceptance in the church. This past summer, while StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester, Robert visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his partner of 8 years, Theodore Robinson Arrington, to talk about his struggle to come to terms with himself and with God.
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 Charles Price, who visited the Mobile Recording Booth with his wife Pauline. Charles was the first African American to serve on the Rochester Police Force… and he was on duty on the night of July 24th, 1964…
Keith Moody was raised in Central New York, and played most of his professional football career as Corner Back with the Buffalo Bills. He played his college days for the Orange at Syracuse. He now lives in Northern California, and is an assistant principal at Mountain View High School. But when the StoryCorps MobileBooth came to Rochester last summer, Keith joined his former wife Celia and his two daughters Shirley and Sharon, to share his story.