Morning Edition

Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite listeners to experience the stories.

Laura Keeney and Emilio Zavala

Laura Keeney is a writer and a single mother who lives in Rochester. She and her teenage son Emilio Zavala talk about what it’s like to be a teenager in this day and age.


How Did We Get Here 1

In the first installment, Johnston talks about the origins of the concept of interest.


How Did We Get Here

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston is now a distinguished visiting lecturer at Syracuse University, teaching about the ancient history behind tax and property law.  He is partnering with WXXI on a bi-weekly series, How Did We Get Here?, to explore the ancient origins of our modern day economy.

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David and Dot DuBois

The Reverend David DuBois and his wife Dot debunk the myths of the strict, straight-laced pastor’s household.


Ron Richardson and Chris Hartman

Art teacher Ron Richardson talks with his former student Chris Hartman about his father’s influence on his life, and shares some of the story of Mount Hope Cemetary, where his father is buried.


Barbara Blaisdell

You might not recognize Barbara Blaisdell if you meet her on the street. But when she dresses as Susan B Anthony, everyone knows her.



Tony and Jeffrey Perri

At age 69, Ralph “Tony” Perri identifies himself as a gay man who is very family oriented. He and his grandson Jeffrey Perri talk about how they have influenced each others’ lives.


Nancy Harber & Colleen Anderson

Nancy Harber talks with her long-time friend Colleen Anderson about the deaths of her daughter Caroline and her husband Wayne.



Tom and Donna Proietti

In 1991, Donna Proietti was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was treated successfully, but a year ago the cancer returned. She tells her story with her husband Tom.

Bonnie Abrams & Jonathan Rich

Singer-Songwriter Bonnie Abrams is the director of the Jewish Community Federation's Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information, and she is a child of Holocaust survivors. She and her husband, Jonathan Rich, visited the StoryCorps mobile recording booth in July, because they believe it is important to tell the story of how the second generation was influenced by their parents’ experiences.

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