StoryCorps In Cincinnati

Wednesdays at 6:45 am, 8:45 am and 4:44pm

91.7 WVXU was proud to host the national story-gathering project StoryCorps at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for four weeks during April and May 2017. While here, they recorded over 140 conversations between our neighbors, friends and family.

Beginning June 7, we will air a segment of one of those conversations each Wednesday at 6:45 & 8:45am during Morning Edition and 4:44pm during All Things Considered.

Our thanks to the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./US Bank Foundation and The Johnson Foundation for their support.

Susan And Rich Eiswerth

May 23, 2018

On this week's StoryCorps in Cincinnati: Susan Eiswerth and her husband, Cincinnati Public Radio Station Manager Rich Eiswerth, talk about their search for Susan's birth father.

Nicole Zistler And Her Son, Tristan

May 16, 2018

Nicole Zistler and 10-year-old son Tristan talk about his adoption and birth father.

Teresa, Toni, And Armania Heckenmueller

May 9, 2018

Teresa Heckenmueller was one of a very small percentage of female officers in the Air Force during the early 1980s. 

Simón Sotelo And Alfonso Cornejo

May 2, 2018

Longtime friends Simón Sotelo and Alfonso Cornejo talk about Cincinnati's Hispanic community and what inspired the creation of the long running local Cincy-Cinco festival. 

Sadie Steller And Lee Ferguson

Apr 26, 2018

A daughter and father talk about how his alcoholism impacted her and the family in this conversation between Sadie Steller and Lee Ferguson.

Tiffany Hudson And Dana Makstaller

Apr 18, 2018

Work, career, family, and reminiscences of when they met…a conversation between friends Tiffany Hudson and Dana Makstaller.

Jose Cabrera And David Martin

Apr 11, 2018

David Martin and Jose Cabrera have forged a friendship that started 10 years ago in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program and continues to this day in the face of some real world challenges.

Raymond Terrell And Tracey DuEst

Apr 4, 2018

Despite an array of differences, Raymond Terrell and Tracey Duest have a strong, sustaining friendship they both nurture and appreciate, as they discuss in this conversation.

Mary Lea Siegel, Betty Siegel, & Kristin Woeste

Mar 28, 2018

Octogenarian sisters Betty and Mary Lea Siegel grew up and still live on Kroger Avenue on Cincinnati's east side. They share some of their memories of that street and their family with Kristin Woeste, their first cousin once removed who also lives on Kroger Avenue.

Laurie And Jonah Yokoyama

Mar 21, 2018

In this heartfelt conversation, Laurie Yokoyama and her spouse, Jonah, talk about their fears and challenges since he came out as trans.

19 year-old Chikah Washington discovers more about his parents' younger years in this conversation with his dad, Michael Washington, and mom, Yasue Kuwahara.

Sometimes a simple conversation between a mom and her sons can cover a lot of ground, as you'll hear when Elizabeth Whitfield is joined by her sons Quincy, age 8, and Graham, age 5.

Kathy King And Shaquille Crutchfield

Feb 28, 2018

A childhood in foster homes and school issues challenged Shaquille Crutchfield from an early age. In this conversation with friend Kathy King, they talk about those difficult times and how his support system never gave up on him.

Yolanda Sherrer And Sherri Fillingham

Feb 21, 2018

The stories told within the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are more than historic, they are personal, as we hear in this conversation between co-workers Yolanda Sherrer and Sherri Fillingham.

Libby And Alton Finley

Feb 14, 2018

A love story for this Valentine's Day. 

An energetic conversation among three members of the Red Hot Dancing Queens, a diverse group of women who love to dance and who you'll see in parades and events all around the tri-state…and as Renée Tecco, Claire Stewart, and Errin Simpkins-Travers discuss, even in the Big Easy.

Barbara Stringer And Michael Rebrovich

Jan 31, 2018

Michael Rebrovich was a practicing therapist struggling with his own depression, or at least that's what he thought, as he tells his friend Barbara Stringer in this emotional conversation.

Ruth Rodriguez And Rebeca Arbona

Jan 24, 2018

Ruth Rodriguez came to the U.S. from Puerto Rico as a child in the late 1940's. 

Roz Harkavy And Ben Sloan

Jan 17, 2018

Roz Harkavy moved to Cincinnati from Canton in the mid-1950's and wanted to be part of a caring, involved community. 

Dr. John Bryant And Leslie Kreines

Jan 10, 2018

Dr. John Bryant is an esteemed community leader and is considered a pioneer in urban education. 

Nancy Yerian And Jesse Kramer-Parr

Jan 3, 2018

Friends Nancy Yerian and Jesse Kramer-Parr have much in common: they are professional colleagues, have a passion for history, and they both have faced backlash for being gay. 

A woman climbing the ranks at any major corporation in the early 1970's was no small feat. 

Jay Kalagayan And Dwuan Watson

Dec 13, 2017

It takes a special vision to look at the space inside a large bookstore and think "this place needs live theater." 

On this week's StoryCorps in Cincinnati: 

Jennifer Candor And Abigail Vanhorssen

Nov 29, 2017

In this conversation, hear how teacher Jennifer Candor's class project awakened her students to one of history's greatest evils, and how one student, Abigail Vanhorssen, reached out to younger students to raise their awareness of injustice.

Carolyn Wallace And Florence Parker

Nov 22, 2017

Carolyn Wallace, in this conversation with longtime friend Florence Parker, talks about her groundbreaking time as manager of Cincinnati's iconic Swifton Commons mall. 

Jeanne Weiland And Her Father, Richard

Nov 17, 2017

Local philanthropist Richard Weiland  has, through his life, rubbed elbows with many celebrities and power brokers. 

Byron Watts and Kimberly Eberwine were excited and nervous about going to Guatemala to pick up their newly adopted son, Nate. 

Carl Fox And Terry Bond

Nov 1, 2017

Carl Fox and Terry Bond are well-known saloon keepers in Northern Kentucky who waited for years for the chance to legally marry, and have now done so three times. 

Betsy And Kazuya Sato

Oct 25, 2017

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