StoryCorps

Recordings of StoryCorps interviews that were made in Rochester.

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Laotian-American artist Pepsy Kettavong came to the United States when he was 11; he is proud to be an American, and proud to create sculptures inspired by the great men and women of American history.

 

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Jazz pianist Gap Mangione and his daughter Ardis Mangione-Lindley talk about what it was like to grow up in a musician’s household, and how those experiences differed from those of the other kids in town.

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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.

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

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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.

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

 

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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.

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

 

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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.

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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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