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StoryCorps Rochester, NY

StoryCorps, a national initiative to document everyday history and the unique stories of Americans, was in Rochester in July 2009. WXXI invited StoryCorps to Rochester to capture the stories of Rochesterians as part of the celebration of the City’s 175 Anniversary.

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Betty Miller and Cheryl Smith

Betty Miller just celebrated her one-hundred-first birthday at Valley Manor in Rochester. When the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth came to Rochester last summer, Betty shared some of her early memories with her friend Cheryl Smith.


24 May 2010

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Emeterio Otero with his oldest son Christopher, and his two oldest grandsons Jeremiah and Noah

Emeterio Otero is the Executive Dean at the Damon City Campus of Monroe Community College. read more


6 May 2010

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William Molinere and Marjorie Torelli

William Molinere was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, in a little town called Point Barry that has been washed away by hurricanes and floods. He now lives in Canandaigua with his wife Marjorie Torelli. read more


24 May 2010

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Colin and Michael

On July 2nd, 2009, the StoryCorps Oral History project opened its mobile recording booth at Rundel Library, as part of the City of Rochester’s 175th Anniversary Celebration. For the next month, over two hundred Rochesterians recorded their stories, and we’ve hearing them over the last year during Morning Edition/All Things Considered. read more


2 Jul 2010

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Anthony and Michael Venturo

It’s Thursday, the day we hear stories that were recorded here in Rochester last summer by StoryCorps, the national oral history project. Today we hear from Anthony Venturo and his son Michael. Their visit to the mobile recording booth gave Anthony the chance to about what it was like to grow up during World War Two.


17 Jun 2010

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