About StoryCorps Tampa Bay

StoryCorps Tampa Bay

StoryCorps® is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind. Since 2003, StoryCorps® has collected and archived more than 50,000 interviews from more than 80,000 participants, and this past January StoryCorps® spent a month in St. Petersburg recording the stories from your Tampa Bay friends and neighbors.


Broadcast Schedule

Monday at 8:35 a.m. during Morning Edition and 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.


This Week on Radio

Robert "Bob" Rogan and Christina Hoskin

Christina Hoskin and Robert "Bob" Rogan are best friends and life partners - but it hasn’t always been that way. The two met in New Jersey while both were in previous marriages.

On this week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay, she says everything started to change on September 11th, 2001. Christina picks up the story that morning in the car with her husband, Dick.


Recent Storycorps Tampa Bay episodes

'This Little Light of Mine' (September 15, 2014)
Sharon Scott and Bob Devin Jones

Performers are often tasked with walking a thin line: how does someone express oneself while also embodying another character?

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, playwright, director, and co-founder of St. Petersburg’s...

Meet One of St. Petersburg's 'Courageous 12' (September 8, 2014)
Leon Jackson and St. Petersbug Police Asst. Chief Luke Williams.

In the 1960’s, black police officers in St. Petersburg faced barriers when it came to promotion, what beats they could cover, even the ability to arrest certain people. Nearly 50 years ago, in 1965, twelve of those officers sued the city of St....

The Feeling of Liberty (July 28, 2014)
Pedro Martinez (center) with his daughters Natalia and Elvia.

In 1980, the Cuban government opened its doors, allowing citizens to leave the country in what would become a mass exodus. The country's economy had suffered a serious downturn, and political unrest and mass incarceration was making aspects of...

Two Siblings, Two Schools, Two Stories (July 21, 2014)
Lolita & Lou Brown

Lou and Lolita Brown are brother and sister, born about eight years apart - just a big enough separation to give them very different life experiences.

Lolita was one of the last students to go through the Pinellas County School system...

Marching to His Own Drumbeat (July 14, 2014)
Ronald and Bette Gregg

Ronald Gregg has drummed nearly his entire life, playing with musicians all over the world and for the U.S. Army Band.

But it all had to start somewhere.

In this installment of Storycorps Tampa Bay, Ronald tells his wife Bette...

When Faith and Love Collide (July 7, 2014)
Ed and Susan Bilbao

Susan and Ed Bilbao grew up in the Philippines, in an environment very heavily influenced by Catholicism. Susan worked for religious organizations, and Ed had every intention of becoming a priest.

And while their faith united them, it...


Hosted By

Carson Cooper, Host

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the host of "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has...

Craig Kopp, ATC Host
Craig Kopp, Host

Craig Kopp has been a radio journalist since 1974. Craig has been based in Cincinnati, Ohio for most of his career, working in radio, television and newspapers. Most recently, Craig Kopp was news director and afternoon host at...


Produced By

Eric Mennel, Producer

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