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

Shelby Ronea, her mom Renea Elmore and Noah Diggs

Not every friendship starts on the set of a movie.

But that’s how Tampa teen Shelby Ronea and fellow actor Noah Diggs of St. Petersburg met. The pair was among the actors tapped for the Haley Joel Osment film, “Sex Ed,” filmed during the summer of 2013 in Tampa. The film will be released on November 7th.

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, the 15-year-olds talk with Shelby’s mom, Renea Elmore, about their love for performing and their hopes for the future.


Recent Storycorps Tampa Bay episodes

Baseball Pioneers Share Their Memories (October 13, 2014)
Walter "Dirk" Gibbons (l to r), Neil J. Armstrong and Clifford "Quack" Brown

Every Monday, WUSF 89.7 presents Story Corps Tampa Bay, and this week’s story comes from a recording at the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa as part of the “StoryCorps @ your library” series.

Today we meet two professional...

His Parents Live On (October 6, 2014)
Ronald Porter

Ronald Porter is a 30-year-old educator whose parents were a huge influence on him both personally and professionally, even though his mother died when he was just 12 years old. In this edition of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Porter talks about his...

A Dream Realized (September 29, 2014)
Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio and his former professor, Ella Schmidt

Jose Manuel Godinez-Samperio came to the United States with his parents when he was 9 years old.

His parents overstayed their visas, and he lived the majority of his life in Tampa, where he would eventually become known as “a dreamer,”...

A Second Life after 9/11 (September 22, 2014)
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...

'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....


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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