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StoryCorps Atlanta

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

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StoryCorps is partnering with the Atlanta History Center and Public Broadcasting Atlanta to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in Atlanta. Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, over 80,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web.

I'd like to participate!

Great! Visit our Reservations page to learn how you can become a part of StoryCorps in Atlanta.

When can I hear StoryCorps on WABE? 

  • Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:43 a.m. and 9:43 a.m.
  • Friday during Morning Edition at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Where can I find out more about StoryCorps Atlanta?

Listen to more stories from Atlanta, and get news and updates about local StoryCorps events and recordings here.

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Today, another quick look back at our partnership with StoryCorps.

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It was 10 years ago this month that WABE partnered with StoryCorps Griot to record the voices, experiences, and life stories of African Americans here in Atlanta. Here is one of those conversations with Muriel Durley, who spoke with her husband, Gerald.

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For StoryCorps Atlanta we're doing something a bit different today, we're celebrating a milestone. It was 10 years ago this month that WABE partnered with StoryCorps Griot to record the voices, experiences and life stories of African-Americans here in Atlanta.

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Today, a look back to a story we recorded in 2007 about the young life of Ronald McNair. He was a physicist and NASA astronaut. He was killed aboard the space shuttle Challenger when it exploded in 1986.

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This is a story about love, loss and second chances.

Michelle Foster and Kirk Smith both lost their spouses to cancer within about a year of each other. They went about their lives without any knowledge of one another, but it would not continue that way. Michelle, now Michelle Foster-Smith, told the couple's story in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth

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Last week we aired a story that was recorded six years ago by Adrian Sasine and his then 87-year-old grandfather, Stanley. The conversation they had there was the first time Stanley had ever spoken about his service in Asia during WWII and what he had gone through.

Opening up to his grandson that day brought an immediate sense of peace to Stanley. Today we catch up with them as they reflect on how life has changed since that fateful chat. Adrian begins the conversation.

Adrian Sasine and Stanley Sasine spoke in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
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Stanley Sasine was part of a group of World War II soldiers called Merrill's Marauders. They were tasked with getting the Japanese out of Burma, now Myanmar. Sasine was one among the group who survived to see their last battle and was 86 when he first spoke of this story. He visited the StoryCorps Atlanta booth to talk with his grandson, Adrian Sasine, about it.

NOTE: Parts of this conversation recall a violent scene, which may be unsettling to some listeners.