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StoryCorps Atlanta

StoryCorps’ mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share and preserve the stories of our lives. We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters.

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StoryCorps is partnering with the Atlanta History Center and Public Broadcasting Atlanta to record, preserve, and share the stories of communities in Atlanta. Our mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, over 80,000 people have shared life stories with family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our broadcasts on public radio and the web.

I'd like to participate!

Great! Visit our Reservations page to learn how you can become a part of StoryCorps in Atlanta.

When can I hear StoryCorps on WABE? 

  • Tuesday during Morning Edition at 7:43 a.m. and 9:43 a.m.
  • Friday during Morning Edition at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

Where can I find out more about StoryCorps Atlanta?

Listen to more stories from Atlanta, and get news and updates about local StoryCorps events and recordings here.

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When Will Reynolds was growing up – around 3rd grade – his mom noticed he seemed less happy and more anxious. She took him to different doctors and therapists, but it wasn't until he was 16 years old that he was diagnosed with Schizoaffective disorder.

Reynolds remembered what those early teenage years were like with his mom, Terri Sellers, in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.

Keeping Up The Fight In The Face Of Chemo

Mar 28, 2017
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Just before the Thanksgiving holiday of 2014, Scott Davis found out he had colorectal cancer. On New Year's Eve he underwent surgery that led to a series of unforeseen events. 

Today he speaks with his wife of 17 years as they look back on a pretty trying time. 

This story was recorded in partnership with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

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LaKayla Edwards and her spouse, Kylin Edwards, ran in the same circle of friends at Fort Valley State University for about a year before officially meeting in early 2006.

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Now, over 10 years later and with toddler named Kingston in tow – you'll hear from him, too – the couple discuss the early years and what it meant to lack full familial support at the time.

Ishbir Singh and Maithili Appalwar talked about Singh's experience studying abroad in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth.
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This past summer, Ishbir Singh, an international student from India, returned from a 5-month study-abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is now back at Georgia Tech working on his degree in Computer Engineering.

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When he met up with his close friend and fellow Yellow Jacket, Maithili Appalwar, he told her a little bit about how he grew as a person as a result of his experience, especially after he set a personal challenge for himself.

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Last year when Yeo-Eun Lee was 9 years old, she brought her grandfather, Sook Kim, to the StoryCorps Atlanta booth. He was visiting from Korea at the time and the two of them talked about life, happiness and growing up as a Korean citizen in the United States.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth

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