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.

Laurie And Jonah Yokoyama

6 hours ago

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: