StoryCorps

Recordings of StoryCorps interviews that were made in Rochester.

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.

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Ten months ago Deborah Murray donated a kidney to her best friend’s husband, who had been living with polycystic kidney disease for nearly 40 years. A few months, while StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester, later Donna visited the Mobile Recording Booth with Karen Ross to talk about the experience of giving part of herself to save another person.

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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, Sandra Nicholson Rubin talks with her son, Gene Nicholson, about overcoming a learning disability.

 

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This past summer, StoryCorps was in residence at Rundel Library here in Rochester for a month, and more than 200 people shared their stories. Today we hear from Annette Grape, a mother and social worker who visited the MobileBooth with her children, 10-year-old Kelsey and 13-year-old Ian.

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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 Jacqueline Archer tells her son David Skinner about growing up in the early days of broadcasting. Jackie likes to say that she grew up with radio and radio grew up with her.

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Christopher White is a retired biology professor and a passionate environmentalist who attributes his love of nature to his Quaker education.

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In the movie “A Christmas Story,” Ralphie’s friend Flick sticks his tongue to the flagpole in the schoolyard. Kristian Englert tells his mother that he and his sister had to see it to believe it.

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Nancy Stanwood is a single mother contemplating whether to have another child; she asks her mother Peggy Stanwood for advice about parenthood.

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Ashanti Gajaweera and her mother Hemamala Fernando explore their Sri Lankan heritage and share the story of Mala’s courtship and marriage to Ashanti’s father Neville.

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Cherri Todisco talked with her sister Jodi McMahon about Cherri’s son Ryan who died just a year ago.

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