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WPSU’s Story Corps

WPSU's Story Corps, a local oral history project, records and shares the stories of central Pennsylvanians. WPSU is traveling to towns throughout the listening area to give you a chance to record your personal and family history with a friend or loved one.

Look for a visit to your town, and listen to excerpts of these interviews on WPSU-FM and here at WPSU.org.

StoryCorps
10-09-2013

Story Corps Ag Progress Days: Betty Jane Mincemoyer

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In August, we gathered stories about farm life at Ag Progress Days outside of State College. Betty Jane Mincemoyer talks about what it was like to grow up on a farm in Blair County during the Great Depression.

StoryCorps
10-07-2013

Story Corps Ag Progress Days: Cordell and Nancy Hatch

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In August, we gathered stories about farm life at Ag Progress Days outside of State College. Nancy Hatch talked with her husband Cordell about growing up on a farm in Tennessee and how he decided to leave the farm to go…

StoryCorps
07-01-2013

Story Corps Altoona: Jerrone Barnes Talks with Jerry Zolten

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Jerry Zolten interviews Jerrone Barnes about his experiences in music and performance.

StoryCorps
06-26-2013

Story Corps Altoona: Lori Bechtel-Wherry Talks with Her Colleague Ken Womack

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Ken Womack interviews his colleague, Lori Bechtel-Wherry, the Chancellor of Penn State Altoona.

StoryCorps
06-24-2013

Story Corps Altoona: Siblings Lynn and Mark Chaplin Discuss their Father

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Mark and Lynn Chaplin talk about the unusual hotel their father ran.

StoryCorps
06-19-2013

Story Corps Altoona: Hilda Heacox Talks with her Grandchildren, Krista and Travis Etters

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Travis and Krista Etters interview their grandmother, Hilda Heacox, about her husband, her career, and Depression-era Pennsylvania.

StoryCorps
06-17-2013

StoryCorps Altoona: Naomi Yon Talks with Her Son Jon

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Jon Yon talks with his mother, Naomi Yon about her childhood and her career as a nurse.

StoryCorps
06-12-2013

Story Corps Altoona: Benjamin Root Talks with his Daughter Paula Pimentel

WPSU is traveling to towns across central and northern Pennsylvania to collect oral history recordings. In March, we stopped in Altoona. Paula Pimentel interviews her father, Benjamin Root. He talks about his childhood and his community involvement.

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