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, 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 was, traveling alone on the Kindertransport-- a train carrying children to England.

She came to the StoryCorps booth with her daughter to share the story of her escape and her journey to America. She begins with the day that changed her life.

 

Recent Storycorps Tampa Bay episodes

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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...

 
A Child's Journey to the Promised Land (December 15, 2014)
 
Cleto "Sundy" Chazares and Ron Wardlow

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Cleto “Sundy” Chazares, Principal of the Simmons Career Center in Plant City, tells his friend of 40 years, Ron Wardlow, of his dangerous journey from his tiny Mexican village to the Tampa Bay area and...

 
'Reflecting the Queen She Was' (December 8, 2014)
 
Shalaby Shaheed (left), Rasheeda Haneef (right) and Haneef's daughter, Kalima Haneef (front)

In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, 23-year-old Kalima Haneef remembers her grandmother, Najiyyah Shaheed, with her uncle Shalaby Shaheed.

Her grandmother went from dropping out of school at a young age to pick cotton in order to...

 
The Ballad of Banjo Dan (December 1, 2014)
 
”Banjo” Dan Lindner and his wife, Jaye

On this week's StoryCorps Tampa Bay, ”Banjo” Dan Lindner and his wife, Jaye, look back over 30 years to the origin of his interest in rural mountain music and their work singing and playing together.

 
Friends by Chance, Family by Choice (November 24, 2014)
 
Arthurene Williams and Debra Woodard have been friends since growing up together in church. (photo courtesy StoryCorps)

In this week's edition of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, lifelong friends Debra Woodard and Arthurene Williams reminisce about growing up in the church and how that informed their careers as educators and child and family advocates in Pinellas County.

 
Life, Love and Lipstick (November 17, 2014)
 
Ruth Parrish (front) and her daugther Paula (courtesy StoryCorps)

Ruth Parrish has lived to be 94 years old. In her nine decades alive, she’s learned a few things.

In this edition of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Ruth talks with her daughter Paula Parrish about life, lipstick, and how to be happy.

 
 

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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