StoryCorps

StoryCorps is in Rochester

StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, was in Rochester in July 2009. WXXI invited StoryCorps to Rochester to capture the stories of Rochesterians as part of the celebration of the City’s 175 Anniversary.

The renowned oral-history project brings stories to visual life in six documentary shorts. StoryCorps animated shorts premiere on Tuesday, August 17 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT 21.1/cable 1011 and 11) with Danny and Annie. Read More.

Recently from StoryCorps Rochester

On July 2nd, 2009, the StoryCorps Oral History project opened its mobile recording booth at Rundel Library, as part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. For the next month, over two hundred Rochesterians recorded their stories, and we’ve hearing them over the last year during Morning Edition/All Things Considered. Today, we conclude our StoryCorps Rochester series with Colin and Michael, who were married in 5 years ago Massachusetts.

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It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Anthony Venturo and his son Michael. Their visit to the mobile recording booth gave Anthony the chance to about what it was like to grow up during World War Two.

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When she was just 15 years old, Lydia Timmons left school to go to work full time, because the economic downturn had severely affected her mother and 9 brothers. That was in 1941. Last summer when the StoryCorps oral history project came to Rochester, Lydia visited the Mobile Recording Booth with her daughter, Mary Graupman, to talk about what life was like in Rochester at the end of the Great Depression.

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About the Visit

The StoryCorps MobileBooth – an Airstream trailer outfitted with a recording studio – was in residence at the Rundel Library, and over 200 people shared their memories and experiences. Two or three of the stories may be selected for national broadcast. WXXI will air most of the Rochester stories locally during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Beginning September 10, 2009, StoryCorps Rochester began to air each Thursday at 6:35 am, 8:35 am and 5:45 pm on WXXI-AM 1370, WRUR-FM 88.5, or WXXI-FM 91.5 HD2. These stories will also be available above and as a podcast after the broadcast date.

Listen to StoryCorps
You can hear the national StoryCorps broadcasts during Morning Edition on Fridays at 6:25 and 8:25 a.m. on AM 1370/HD91.5-2 and WRUR-FM 88.5

Video from Opening Day Ceremony, July 2, 2009

StoryCorps Rochester Podcast

Recordings of StoryCorps interviews that were made in Rochester are now available on a special podcast feed! Click to listen to recent interview segments and/or subscribe to have them delivered to your computer or MP3 player automatically (and for free): Listen to the Podcast!

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening

Event is November 26th, 2010 - Learn more!

Tell Your Story

Do you have a personal story of love and forgiveness?  Consider sharing it with your community through WXXI’s Storytelling for Healingproject. Learn more

Questions?

Read our page of StoryCorps Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.