StoryCorps

Recordings of StoryCorps interviews that were made in Rochester.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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 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…

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