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Michael Swamp (r) & son Nolan
Michael Swamp (r) & son Nolan

StoryCorps: Mohawk ironworker remembers 9/11

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. One of these mobile recording studios was in Canton earlier this summer and among its visitors were Michael Swamp and his son, Nolan, from the Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation. Michael is the business manager for Ironworkers Local 440 and he talked with his son about the job and the important role ironworkers played five years ago in lower Manhattan.  Go to full article

The simple life on Raquette Lake

For the last few weeks, we've been bringing you excerpts from StoryCorps, the national oral history project that visited the North Country last month. Well, we recently learned about someone who couldn't make it to StoryCorps, but she sure has stories to tell. Josephine Marbury has spent every summer for nearly 90 years on her family's island on Raquette Lake. This past Sunday we brought our microphones to Bluff Point on Raquette Lake to record Josephine being interviewed by her friend Mary Gearhart about what an Adirondack Summer was like back in the teens and early twenties.  Go to full article
Rich Calabrese & Rebecca Hopfinger
Rich Calabrese & Rebecca Hopfinger

StoryCorps: rebuilding Pullman's island home

This summer we're featuring conversations from StoryCorps's mobile booth visit to Canton and Watertown. Rebecca Hopfinger from Clayton interviewed her friend Rich Calabrese from Rochester about what it was like spending summers on his family's island on the St. Lawrence River.  Go to full article
Gary Walts and Captain Honk.
Gary Walts and Captain Honk.

StoryCorps: Captain Honk

Story Corps just wrapped up a month of recording interviews in Canton and Watertown. Recently, photographer Gary Walts from Chaumont talked with his long-time friend, Thomas Bintz, at the StoryCorps Mobilebooth in Watertown. Thomas is an artist and is better known as Captain Honk. He specializes in creating art from found objects, especially those located along ocean and lake shores.  Go to full article
Natalia Singer & Jake Dillon
Natalia Singer & Jake Dillon

StoryCorps: World War II flyer

Conversation by conversation, interview by interview, StoryCorps is collecting the stories and voices of our time. After two weeks on the village green in Canton, the StoryCrops MobileBooth is now at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown. While the studio was in Canton, Natalia Singer interviewed Jake Dillon about his days as a flyer in World War Two.  Go to full article
Yvonne Todd and her mother, Emma Westdijk
Yvonne Todd and her mother, Emma Westdijk

StoryCorps: life in Indonesia during World War II

Conversation by conversation, interview by interview, StoryCorps is collecting the stories and voices of our time. After two weeks on the village green in Canton, the StoryCrops MobileBooth is now at Flower Memorial Library in Watertown. While the studio was in Canton, Yvonne Todd interviewed her mother, Emma Westdijk, about her life as a teenager in Indonesia during World War Two.  Go to full article

StoryCorps: Growing up Asian-American in the North Country

Inside soundproof booths across the country, friends and loved ones are interviewing each other about their lives. The booths belong to StoryCorps, a project that collects the stories of everyday people in order to create an oral history of America. One of these mobile recording studios has been in Canton for the last couple of weeks, and a few days ago Esther Oey from Brushton interviewed her sister, Rebecca. They talked about what it was like to grow up as Asian-Americans in the North Country.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A StoryCorps Story

The StoryCorps mobile recording booth welcomed its first interviews in Canton yesterday morning. First up were Sally Van De Water and her son, Peter, longtime Canton residents. Sally is 92. Martha Foley caught up with her on one of the park benches after the interview. She's today's "Heard Up North".  Go to full article

StoryCorps Preserves Hospice Pioneer's Legacy

The StoryCorps booth opens at the Canton village green this morning. StoryCorps helps people set down a record of their lives - the little details as well as the broader, deeper strokes.
Lots of reasons to do that, of course. With permission, the interviews are archived in the Library of Congress. Some are excerpted on public radio. But it's the personal archive that's most meaningful - the voices and memories that may fade, particularly after death. Zelda Foster was an early pioneer in hospice and end-of-life care. For 40 years she fought for people's right to die with dignity. She believed in facing death with honesty and preparedness. For Zelda Foster that also meant recording her story at a StoryCorps booth. Foster died Tuesday. Gregory Warner has this remembrance.  Go to full article
The StoryCorps mobile booth (an Airstream trailer) in Canton
The StoryCorps mobile booth (an Airstream trailer) in Canton

Inside StoryCorps

The StoryCorps mobile booth pulled into Canton this week. NCPR is hosting StoryCorps' visit to the North Country. It's a national initiative to document everyday history and stories of Americans. Interviews will be recorded for broadcast on public radio and for the Library of Congress. The StoryCorps mobile booth will be in Canton on the Village Green during the first two weeks of July. The booth then moves to the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown. Todd Moe spoke with facilitators Sarah Kramer and Lisa Janicki during their first full day in Canton.  Go to full article

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