StoryCorps Austin

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The StoryCorps mobile booth has returned to Austin to record more stories of Central Texans. We're airing some of those stories on Mondays  during Morning Edition and archiving them here.

Thank you to our sponsors of StoryCorps’ 2018 visit to Austin: CapMetro and We Are Blood.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sandra Kroger spent some time in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her daughter, Carolyn Kroger Estes. They shared a lot of family stories, including Sandra’s memories of being a child during World War II, and her meeting her lifelong friend Sandy.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Carol Walker was joined in the StoryCorps mobile booth by her son David. She remembered stories of her long career doing service work overseas. She began her work in 1954 and it has inspired her family to travel and embrace the world.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Garland O’Quinn graduated from West Point, was a member of the 1960 Men’s Olympic Gymnastics Team, spent years as a professor at UT El Paso, and has written books on the subjects of gymnastics and cosmology. He sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with his daughter, Lanita Woller, who is a teacher, a sufi, and a poet. She remembered some of the advice her father has given her over the years.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Cristina Helmerichs sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her good friend Bibi Lobo. They talked about Cristina’s longstanding job as a court interpreter, but started by talking a bit about her family history.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sandra Molinari and Lisa Pous are friends and co-workers at the SAFE Alliance, which serves the survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault. But when they met, Sandra was a staff member at SafePlace and Lisa was a client. They sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about their relationship and their history.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Close friends Emily Seales and Stacey Thompson sat down with each other in the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about their friendship, and how they’ve bonded during the weekly walks they’ve taken together over the past several years.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Vanessa Lozano-Sanchez spent some time in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her mother, Marión Sanchez. Marión was born in Venezuela and came to the United States as a teenager in the 1980s.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Erin Willig sat down in the mobile booth with her husband Mark Schoenfeld. They shared a remembrance of Erin’s schoolteacher father, Mark Hayden Willig, who passed away about a year before this conversation was recorded.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Esta es la historia de Arlette de la Serna y Marcel del Río. Un matrimonio que habla de lo que han aprendido en sus viajes por el mundo.

Arlette de la Serna sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her husband, Marcel del Rio. They talked about their travels, the different places they’ve lived, and what they’ve learned along the way. This interview was conducted in Spanish, but for our non-Spanish speaking listeners, a full English translation is available below.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sisters Tiffany and Tara Lee sat down together in the StoryCorps mobile booth to share some memories of their mother and grandmother, and to talk about their close sibling bond.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Chris Kirk sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with his father, Randy Kirk. Chris was interested in hearing more about what he considers an “almost mythical” period in his father’s life — the years between Randy’s graduation from UT in 1967 and Chris’s birth in 1974.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Pilar Sanchez was joined in the mobile booth by her husband, John Hernandez. They talked about the different ways they raised and how they’re raising their eight-year-old daughter, Victoria, who joined them in the booth. They all also weighed in on the correct pronunciation of Pilar’s first name.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Ellie Patel sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her longtime best friend, Les McLain. Ellie, who is now a labor and delivery nurse, shares the story of giving birth at age seventeen and giving that baby up for adoption.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Sylvia Orozco is the director and co-founder of Austin’s Mexic-Arte Museum, and in the mid-1980s, she worked to bring Mexico’s traditional Dia de los Muertos celebration to a wider audience in Austin. While the StoryCorps mobile booth was in town, she sat down with her friend and colleague Rebecca E.C. Gomez to share that story.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Karen Kelvie, age 58, recently sat down with her son Xan Bauer, who was just about to turn 21. They chatted about their life together, and about what they’ve learned from each other over the years.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Karen Collier and Monica Smith met in 1968, when Karen’s family moved and she enrolled in Butterfield Elementary, a small country school on Highway 277 outside of Abilene. She met Monica on her first day at school, and the two quickly began a friendship that is now fifty years old. The two sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth this January, and shared some memories.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Ernestine Balderrama Kubicek earned her Masters and Ph.D. from the University of Texas, had a long career in corporate America, and now runs her own consulting firm. But before all that, she was born in Brownwood, Texas, to a contractor father and homemaker/bookkeeper mother. She sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her son, Christopher Morse, and shared some memories.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

The founding members of the Puro Chingón Art Collective  — Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi, James Huizar, and Claudia Zapata — all sat down together in the mobile booth when it was here. Since 2012, Puro Chingón has created events, publications, designer toys, and murals, all championing Latinx art. In this conversation, they remembered the early days of Puro Chingón, which began with a self-published art journal called Chingozine.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Lucy Kellison visited the StoryCorps mobile booth with her mother, Sally Furgeson. Sally shared some memories of her own mother, Mary Alyene Hardwick Furgeson, who was born in the small town of Calvin, Oklahoma.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Reeve Hamilton sat down in the StoryCorps booth with 91-year-old Ian Pearce, whom he refers to as his "surrogate grandfather." For almost 30 years, Ian was a constant companion to Reeve’s grandmother, Margaretta Bolding.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

A little over twenty-eight years ago, when she was thirty, Elena Furman and her eight-year-old daughter Miriam immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union, arriving in American on November 9, 1989, the day the Berlin Wall fell. Elena and Miriam recently sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with Miriam’s husband, Andrew, who is a Texas native.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Matt Duncan spent part of his birthday this year in the StoryCorps mobile booth. He sat down with his father, 83-year-old Martin Duncan, who shared some memories of his life, beginning with his birth in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Piper Stege Nelson spent some time in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her seven year old daughter, Molly Magnolia Nelson. They talked a bit about Molly’s life now and what it might be like in the future.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.

Jeremy Bolf came to the StoryCorps mobile booth to learn more about his family’s matriarch, affectionately known as Granny Bolf. Jeremy was too young to know his grandmother well before her passing in 1975, so he asked his father Stanley, who was her youngest son, and his aunt Donna, who married into the family in 1958, to share some memories.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air on Monday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.  

Vanessa Beltran and Emmy Laursen became friends almost four years ago while taking part in a 4000 mile bike ride from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska. They recently sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth to talk about their enduring friendship.

  

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air Monday and Wednesday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.  

Fatoumata Diallo immigrated to America from the West African country of Guinea at age six. She’s now nineteen and a student at the University of Texas. She sat down in the StoryCorps mobile booth with her mentor, Yasmin Turk, and talked about her experience of being an immigrant living in Texas.

The StoryCorps mobile booth was in Austin in January, and we’re bringing you some of the stories that were recorded there. Locally recorded stories will air Monday and Wednesday mornings during Morning Edition and archived here.  

Walter Hokanson was recently joined in the StoryCorps mobile booth by his wife, Katherine. He shared some memories of his father, Jim, and talked about the long process of coming to terms with his death.  

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