StoryCorps® Tampa Bay Episode Archives

Stay For Awhile (March 19, 2015)
Homeschooled Philanthropist-in-the-Making (March 6, 2015)
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, a mother and son discuss his homeschooling experience. Denise Ford had 10 children, some of which were homeschooled so she could incorporate religion into the curriculum. Nykko Ford tells us about the...
'Cause You're a Girl' (March 4, 2015)
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Carol Albernathy talks about overcoming inconveniences and challenges in college and at law school because she was a woman. She attended Stetson University in the 1950s and later law school in the ‘70s....
Wonders Up Close (February 20, 2015)
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Renata Schwartz tells us about her trip to Africa. As a part of the English commonwealth, she was able to easily travel overseas. There, she encountered wild elephants, a tribe of Pygmy people, and found...
Love: All You Need (February 13, 2015)
In our next installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Rita Dudley talks about raising nine children in St. Petersburg with her third-oldest child, son Dwight. They talk about how Rita and her late husband, Bob, didn’t have much money, but still found...
Small Town Childhood (February 6, 2015)
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, Esther Parker tells her daughter, Chrissy Jackson, about growing up in a small town in Ohio. Parker talks about growing up without electricity, playing games with the neighborhood kids, working with...
Airport Karma (January 30, 2015)
In this installment of StoryCorps Tampa Bay, married couple Victoria Hewitt and Donald Harvey tell the story of karma and one amazing flying experience. While pregnant, Hewitt and her husband encountered a not-so-good traveler aboard their flight…...
Adventures in Writing (January 23, 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, but...
Making Tough Decisions (January 18, 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 9, 2015)
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 (January 2, 2015)
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 buff...
Growing Up in Ybor City (December 26, 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-Maceo...
An Escape from Nazi Invasion (December 19, 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 was,...
A Child's Journey to the Promised Land (December 12, 2014)
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 of...
'Reflecting the Queen She Was' (December 8, 2014)
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 7, 2014)
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 21, 2014)
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 18, 2014)
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.
A Historic Beach Trip (November 11, 2014)
Gregory Porter brought his cousin Betty Harden to the StoryCorps Booth at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg to share her story.
Betty became a part of St. Pete history one June day in 1958 when she and her friends went swimming at Spa...
A Pioneering Police Officer (November 4, 2014)
Edgar Pickett, Jr. was the first black police officer on the force in Lakeland, a job he held for over 29 years.
But there was one day 50 years ago his career was almost cut short.
He shared the story - along with other stories from his...

 

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