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 8:45 AM during Morning Edition and 5:44 PM during All Things Considered on WUSF 89.7.

 

This Week on Radio

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Robinson Sterling talks with her friend, Theresa Rush Richardson about her memoir. Sterling has lived in various places around the world including Mexico and Israel. She’s had many adventures in life, but writing her own memoir has been its own kind of venture.

 

Recent Storycorps Tampa Bay episodes

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Adventures in Writing (January 19, 2015)
 

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Robinson Sterling talks with her friend, Theresa Rush Richardson about her memoir. Sterling has lived in various places around the world including Mexico and Israel. She’s had many adventures in life,...

 
Making Tough Decisions (January 11, 2015)
 

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Pat Spencer talks about her time volunteering in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s office in Montgomery, Alabama. She has been an active member of the NAACP since she was seven years old. During the time...

 
A Love Between Cat, Prince (January 7, 2015)
 
Mary and Lewis Key

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Mary and Lewis Key recall the first time they met at a Halloween Party. Mary dressed up as a cat while Lewis was in a Phantom of the Opera costume and he became her prince. The magic happened over a...

 
A Heritage Festival is Born (December 30, 2014)
 

Dr. Samuel Wright had always been involved in cultural promotion and community affairs, but creating a black heritage festival for Tampa Bay took his skills and vision to a whole new level. In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, history...

 
Growing Up in Ybor City (December 22, 2014)
 

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, we meet Rigoberto Garcia. He was born in Tampa’s Ybor City in 1930. He recalls what it was like growing up with immigrant parents who worked in the cigar factories, and the importance of the Martí-...

 
An Escape from Nazi Invasion (December 22, 2014)
 

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Marietta Drucker tells her daughter, Debbie, of her escape from the Nazis when they invaded her native Austria. Drucker was just eight years old. Her parents were not able to get out in time but she...

 
 

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
 

Contact Info

wusf.org/storycorps

 
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