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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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StoryCorps Atlanta: The Value Of Twenty Years

Dec 13, 2016
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Myrna and Samuel Myers were married for a half-century.  But in 2012, at the age of 73, Myrna passed away. 

In the StoryCorps Booth, Samuel sat down with one of his daughters, Caren, to reflect on the life and influence of her mother and to talk about an illness that first surfaced 20 years prior to her death.   

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

StoryCorps Atlanta: Little Life Lessons From Mom

Dec 6, 2016
StoryCorps Atlanta

When Ella Hsiao turned 65 just a few months ago, her daughter, Sandy Hsiao, thought it would be fun to talk with her in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.

Sandy asked her mom all kinds of questions about life in general, what it means to be a good friend, and also how she met her father in college back in Hong Kong in 1972.   

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

StoryCorps Atlanta

When Joy Borra turned 60, instead of celebrating the old-fashioned way, she wanted give something back.  The end result was more than anything she’d first imagined.

Here she is in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth talking to her husband, Tony Borra.   

**This story originally aired on June 2nd, 2015. Since then, we have learned that the library Joy helped facilitate and stock is now serving 10 additional villages with the elementary students next door using it every day. 

StoryCorps Atlanta

Today: 8-year-old Allie Slipakoff. She loves dancing – both ballet and jazz – she loves shopping at Justice, and she loves playing with the app musical.ly.

Allie is a transgender girl in the third grade. As she explains in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth, her gender identity is something she has been working through since an early age.

For her parents, Jen and Adam, there were signs along the way as well.  

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

StoryCorps Atlanta

Nov. 14 through 18 is International Education Week, a joint initiative of the U.S. State Department and the US Department of Education.

To celebrate that week, here is the story of 23-year-old Alex Berry and 21-year-old Ai "Anna" He who are both studying Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech. Berry is from Albany, Georgia and He is from the Sichuan province of China. While they did have some classes together, they didn't really get to know each other until they arrived in Singapore as part of the Singapore-Beijing Program.

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